From R317 PPS

Marlene's Guesthouse

From R317 PPS



The Grass and Wetlands region is unequivocally a birding paradise that lures bird watchers in their droves. Marlene's Guesthouse is situated in Volksrust the most southern town in Mpumalanga on the KZN border and a mere 15km away from the Freestate. The ideal stop over between Gauteng, the Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal coast & Battlefields, Zululand, Kruger Park and Mpumalanga escarpment.
The route borders KwaZulu-Natal and Free State, as well as the kingdom of Swaziland, which is the last absolute monarchy in sub-saharan Africa. It is also home to the 1 000-year-old ruins of the lost Legoya people and San paintings.

The route also includes the farming communities of Carolina, Hendrina, Ermelo, Volksrust, Piet Retief, Amsterdam, Breyten, Lothair and Morgenzon.
Volksrust is also the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields with the 1881 Battles of Schuinshoogte, Laingsnek and Majuba(photo) close by. The 1899 Battlefields of Bothaspas and Allemansnek is also worth a visit.

We offer en suite rooms with TV and kettle with coffee and tea.


Room Facilities

  • Satellite TV

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours



Sleeps 2

Double/single en suite and a family room sleeps up to 6 people

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 437   R 317
February 2015       R 437   R 317
March 2015       R 437   R 317
April 2015       R 437   R 317
May 2015       R 437   R 317
June 2015       R 437   R 317
July 2015       R 437   R 317
August 2015       R 437   R 317
September 2015       R 437   R 317
October 2015       R 437   R 317
November 2015       R 437   R 317
December 2015       R 437   R 317
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Rates last updated: 5 May 2015


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 4 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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Schoon Street 2, Volksrust, 2470

Map Marlene\'s Guesthouse in Volksrust  Wetlands  Mpumalanga  South Africa

Guest Comments


It was great, the place was clean and the service was good.

I would not recommend staying here for the following reasons: Outside gate doesn't close and was open the whole night. One of the rooms we had, the towels were stained. Rooms smelled damp and stuffy. TV in one of our rooms was faulty. Reported it, someone was called to fix it, then only 2 channels had (bad) reception. No booklet/pamhlet explaining how anything works. The lady helping us tried her best, I blame the owners/management. Curtains cannot close properly over the glass door. Rates were not cheaper than other places but in same range as 3 star establishments. No Marlenes, pull up your socks!

Unbelievable value for money.

Price was a bit expensive without breakfast being included but in general, not a bad experience. Thank you

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