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Her Majesty's Apology

From R290 PPS

Overview

Her Majesty's Apology is a newly renovated wing of an old sandstone farmhouse, which is set in a beautiful garden, on a working farm.

At the turn of the century, while Paul Bester, one of the original farmers, was interned in Ladysmith during the Anglo Boer War, the infamous Rimington's Guides attacked his Free State Farm, turning out his family, and burning down the house. After the war, as an apology, the British Crown rebuilt the Homestead. It is this older wing of the house which has now been renovated for guests, hence the name "Her Majesty's Apology".

The charming historic homestead is cool in the summer months, but has a cosy fireplace for those chilly Free State winter nights. It comprises of three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. The first bedroom contains a double bed, and the second and third each contain twin single beds. The bathroom features a ball and claw tub, and a shower. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering. Catered meals and picnic baskets may be provided by arrangement.

This is a prime spot for birding and mountain biking. Your hosts can provide routes for beginner mountain bikers as well as adventurous biking veterans. Guests can also enjoy visits to the Sterkfontein Dam, Clarens, the Golden Gate National Park, and the Drankensberg.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Room service
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Children under 5 stay free.

Farm view Room

Sleeps 2
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Lovely 2 single bed room

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Sun Room

Sleeps 2
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Beautiful sun room

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016           R 290
February 2016           R 290
March 2016           R 290
April 2016           R 290
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October 2015           R 290
November 2015           R 290
December 2015           R 290
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Rates last updated: 19 October 2015
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 3 hours
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Harrismith, Her Majesty's Apology has been voted Best Value for Money in Harrismith for 2015

Location

The Dam Farm, Harrismith, Free State, 9880

Map Her Majesty\'s Apology in Harrismith  Thabo Mofutsanyana  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

Absolutely wonderful stay. Angie is fantastic and the place is spacious, fully equipped and so quiet. For winter there is even a log fire in the lounge. A definite get away to relax and find yourself. I will be back.
- Carol Smith

Her Majesty's Apology....what's not to love? We sent out a Roomfinder request, looking for peace and quiet in a farming area, at an affordable rate for a family of five - and HMA proved the answer to it all. It's the perfect place for a busy family or a group of friends to just chill out and reconnect. Three generous bedrooms; clean, comfortable, stylish accommodation and everything you need to self-cater easily. The Free State horizons stretch out forever - it's a beautiful setting. The lemon meringue and cheesecake are highly recommended :) Angela couldn't do enough to keep our 10 year old farm boy happy - supplying bikes, scooters, tennis racquets, fishing rods - and the legend who is Mac :) Be prepared to spend long, happy hours walking with this gentle giant of a dog and tossing endless rocks into the dams for him. This is one of those places you find yourself planning to get back to before you've even left - take good books and lots of food and leave life behind.
- Gail Bradford

We had a wonderful stay at Her Majesty's Apology. We were warmly greeted by the family and they were very accommodating. The house and gardens were charming. Full of history. The farm is a true oasis. Tranquil gardens full of birds and stylish and comfortable accommodation. We would highly recommend it and would love to visit again.
- Emma Franklin

The service was outstanding, the meals delicious and accommodation very comfortable. This, combined with the absolute tranquility made it a very pleasant stay indeed. Our hosts were superb! We'll be back!
- Mike Young