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Oban Guest Farm

From R300 PPS

 

Overview

As your hosts at Oban I would like to take the time to give you a little background into how we came to be heading up this amazing Olde world farm that has been going since the beginning of the century and been functioning as a guest farm for well on 80 years, despite three devastating fires over its lifetime that have just made the previous owners all the more determined to restore it back again.
May I take a few minutes to share our story and how this journey began?
Scroll back to the year 2000 when my hubby and I were actively pastoring a church and were invited by friends to come and look at a place for purposes of ministry, to form a retreat, a place where harried city folk could draw aside and recharge those worn batteries.
Here the journey begins:
Upon entering the gates I exclaimed to my hubby that I thought he had lost it as this property had stood unused for 8 years and that at our age there was no way we could pick up this mammoth task, needless to say by the time we had left the conversation had changed. There was such a sense of peace and tranquility that flooded us (despite it being the middle of winter and quite barren)that we believed we had found that wonderful fulfillment of a dream hidden deep in ones heart, It took two years before the dream became a reality and Oban was ours.

Much has happened over the past 14 years we have been here, many trials, joys, aching bones and above all a sense of accomplishment as we see new goals that have been kindled becoming a reality every year that passes,it has been a long, slow journey but one that has taught us so much and has tested us to the limit yet always the sense of destiny has prevailed.
The beauty that surrounds us and the timeless peace and tranquility embrace a person and it is our desire that as you our valued guests come be part of "Our family" that our motto for Oban "A place of refuge where time stands still and friends meet" will become a reality to you.

Here we strive to maintain an Olde Worde charm yet have the modern conveniences that will make you stay a memorable one.
It is hoped that our "home cooked" hearty farm meals will whet your appetite, here we have a set menu every evening if a dinner is required and our farm style breakfasts consist of fruit salad/yoghurt, cereals or porridge followed with either an English breakfast or one of our famous omelets together with toast and preserves and rounded out with good coffee will get you going for the day.
So whether you are just overnighting with us or staying a few days our prayer is that you will be refreshed after your journey, come and turn back the clock 40 years and experience some Olde World hospitality.
Your hosts.
Keir and Kim

We offer:

"Farm Style Accommodation" on the northern slopes of the Escarpment, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban some 5 Kms out of Van Reenen on the De Beer's Pass Road. The Wilge River flows less than 1 km away from the farmhouse. Our accommodation is rustic, farm style, ungraded.The only stars you will see here reflect majestically in the Heavens at night.

Clean comfortable rooms with excellent views of the Tandjiesberg Range.We have the Olde Homestead in the centre with the rooms set in Gardens around it, the Olde homestead houses the lounge, pool room, dining room, kiddies play room as well as a small shoppe ehre soft drinks, sweets and gifts can be bought.

The rooms do not have televisions in them as here we love our guests to share together. Families play together, enjoy outdoor walks or mountain bike rides (got to bring yours withe and the farm animals and dogs are much loved by the guests. Ruthie the Alsation cross is every childs partner for the duration of the stay.

Harrismith is half an hour away,here you can shop in our modest yet lovely town.

Fishing is excellent at the Sterkfontein dam +- 50 Kms from us and within 15 Km's is a Trout Farm. We have a small dam on the property with Bass in it.

Come along and put those feet up with a good book borrowed from our Library,or put on those walking shoes and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, if your'e a Birder you will love the variety of birds in the area.
BUT whatever you do the emphasis is on relaxing and recharging those weary bones.

We host weddings and camps and love meeting new people so come and join our "family."


















Things are slower here. To fill your bath takes ten minutes from our natural spring water through our gas fired geysers. The water is crystal clear and is drinkable from the tap.

All our meals are served in the main family dining room. Our breakfasts are real farm style affairs that give you a great start for the day.Try one of our famous omlette's or our English breakfast after some fresh fruit salad , cereal and / or yoghurt.As we are not licensed guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol and make use of the 3metre fridge in the bar area of the Olde Homestead.

Our main lounge is made for comfort ,peace and tranquility, it has a stunning view of the Tandjiesberg Mountain range and in winter we have a Jet master that warms the cockles of your heart.

Oban has over 240 recorded bird varieties sighted on the property and in the adjacent area. The farm is excellent for bird watching as it is quiet and peaceful. You will awake every morning to the sound of the Bokmakierie.It's an artist's paradise.

Come set your feet up, enjoy good hospitality, great farm style food and allow the serene atmosphere to wash away the hustle and bustle of city living.Here you can turn your watches back 40 years and find a place where friends meet and time stands still.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Small Pets

    On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
A Dinner may be requested: Additional: R90 for a 3 Course dinner Additional: R70 for a Two course dinner

Double Room

Sleeps 2
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This room has a Queen bed and is shower en suite. Rate includes breakfast

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Double Room

Sleeps 2
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This room consists of a Queen Bed and is shower en suite. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Double Room

Sleeps 2
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This room has a Queen bed and is Shower en suite. Rate includes Breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Double Room

Sleeps 2
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This room has a King Bed and is Bath en suite. A camp cot can be set up for a baby. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Double Room

Sleeps 2
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This room consists of a Queen bed and is Shower en suite Rate includes breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Family Room

Sleeps 4
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Room consists of a Queen bed and a set of Bunk beds which can be taken down to form two Single Beds and is Bath en suite. CHILDRENS RATES Children under 5 free. Children 6-9 : R150.00. Children 10-12: R200.00 Children 13 and over : Adult price. PLEASE NOTE: THE RATE QUOTED BELOW IS PER ADULT . PLEASE CHECK CHILDRENS RATES FOR FAMILY'S STAYING OVER Rate includes breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Family Room

Sleeps 6
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This room consists of a Queen bed and Two sets of Bunk beds in an adjoining room and is bath en suite. CHILDREN'S RATES Children under 5 free. Children 6-9 : R150.00. Children 10-12: R200.00 Children 13 and over : Adult price. PLEASE NOTE: THE RATE QUOTED BELOW IS PER ADULT . PLEASE CHECK CHILDRENS RATES FOR FAMILY'S STAYING OVER Rate includes breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
July 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Family Room

Sleeps 4
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Room consists of a King bed and a set of Bunk beds and is Bath en suite. CHILDRENS RATES Children under 5 free. Children 6-9 : R150.00. Children 10-12: R200.00 Children 13 and over : Adult price PLEASE NOTE: THE RATE QUOTED BELOW IS PER ADULT . PLEASE CHECK CHILDRENS RATES FOR FAMILY'S STAYING OVER Rate includes breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
May 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
June 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
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August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Freestone's Pad

Sleeps 2
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This Unit consists of two rooms and has the following: A Queen Bed in the main bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a small lounge and Kitchen . It has a guest toilet off the lounge area. It is equipped with a microwave, bar fridge, electric frying pan,coffee percolator, toaster, its own crockery and cutlery etc. A cot or a child under 5 can be accommodated in this unit as well, A braai area is outside.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017 R 1200 R 600        
February 2017 R 1200 R 600        
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October 2017 R 1200 R 600        
November 2017 R 1200 R 600        
December 2017 R 1200 R 600        

Joe's Cottage

Sleeps 6
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This unit consists of 2 rooms. It has a Queen bed and 2 singles in the main room and a sleeper couch in the lounge area . Two Bathrooms: 1 en suite and an open plan kitchen / lounge area. It has a gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/ freezer and its own crockery and cutlery and a braai area outside. CHILDRENS RATES Children under 5 free. Children 6-9 : R150.00. Children 10-12: R200.00 Children 13 and over : Adult price. PLEASE NOTE: THE RATE QUOTED BELOW IS PER ADULT . PLEASE CHECK CHILDRENS RATES FOR FAMILY'S STAYING OVER Rate includes breakfast.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
March 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
April 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
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August 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
September 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Single Room

Sleeps 2
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This room has Two single beds and is shower en suite. Rate includes Breakfast

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
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October 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
November 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300

Single Room

Sleeps 2
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This room consists of Two single Beds and is Shower en suite. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
February 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
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December 2017     R 650 R 325 R 600 R 300
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Rates last updated: 15 November 2016
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  • Average Response Time: 9 hours
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Van Reenens Pass, Oban Guest Farm has been voted Best Establishment in Van Reenens Pass for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Van Reenens Pass, Oban Guest Farm has been voted Best Establishment in Van Reenens Pass for 2015

Location

de Beers Pass Road, Van Reenen, 3372

Map Oban Guest Farm in Van Reenens Pass  Battlefields  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

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What a fabulous surprise! A Great stay at Oban guest Farm all for free. !!
- Kevin Holmes

We booked an evening meal and it was one of the best meals that we have had for a long time.
- James Smith

We enjoyed our stay at Oban. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. Our bedroom's ensuite bathroom (nr. 1) unfortunately had a very strong urine odour, which they did try to clean, but maybe they should consider removing the ozite carpets in the bathroom.

We had breakfast fit for kings.

- Linette Van Der Merwe

It was a lovely stay, especially for my little girl who got to feed the chickens and ramble with the sheep on the hills.
- Kewin Mann

We absolutely loved our stay at Oban Guest Farm. We arrived as guests, but left as family. It is so nice to find a place where people still care.
We will definitely be returning for the peace and quiet and the fellowship.

- Andre Kiewiet