KarMichael Farm Guesthouse

Sani Road, Himeville 3256 South Africa
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KarMichael is a family run farm. We are situated just outside the village of Himeville. We have up market self catering cottages and Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation. Access is easy, along tarred roads and guests just love the peace and quiet of the place. Close (30km) to the Famous Sani Pass boarder
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Canoeing
Golf course
Business Centre with Internet Access
Foot massage
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
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Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Zulu
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attleech wrote a review Apr 2023
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We absolutely loved our stay at KarMichael Farm, it was the first trip we took with our 5month old baby and we were able to feel at home! Kevin is a great host, immediately notified us about the loadshedding times, there are lights in the unit as well as constant hot running water. The place is very clean and we'll kept
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Bev Smit wrote a review Oct 2022
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We stayed at Rose Cottage for 2 nights while hiking the Giants Cup trail.
The host Kevin was super friendly and helpful and even stepped in when our hired transport was unreliable.
The room was clean, with luxurious linen and electric blankets - which was very welcome on an unseasonably cold evening after a long hike.
Kevin and his staff also made a fire for us which was a lovely touch.
They organised food for us from a nearby restaurant and his lovely staff set our table beautifully with rose petals as decoration.
I would definitely choose to stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Thanks for the review and glad we could make your stay and enjoyable one. Glad to have helped with transport, and help make the experience a good one for you all as well. Can be frustrating when you left out on a limb. Great to chat as well and hope your trip back to central berg went well. Take care
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Seel357 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Since my first stay at this amazing guesthouse, I keep going back. Excellent value for money. The owner, Kevin, is very friendly and goes out of his way to make you feel at home. Best of all is that you are treated like family and are invited to eat breakfast with the owners inside their private residence.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 06 Jun 2021
Hi Seelan We sincerely appreciate your time to write the review. It is always good to see you and get to know you a little better each time too. With COVID and these sometimes trying times it sometimes means we have to change the routine, so having you inside for a meal and chat makes it a little less formal and more relaxed too. Take care and we hope to see you again regularly. Kind Regards Kevin
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264deborahv wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Mercifully we only stayed for one night in Rose Cottage. The name implies an attractive snuggly cottage. Nothing could be further from the truth. This converted chicken shed has concrete floors and a corrugated iron roof with no ceiling in the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. The bedrooms have ceilings and they are cosy.It was minus 3 degrees when we awoke in the morning, and as the sun warmed the corrugated iron roof we were covered in condensate "rain" all over the breakfast table. We hastily had to move our electronics ( laptops etc) as the "rain" moved steadily throughout the room as the roof warmed up. We couldn't wait to get out and left much earlier than we had planned to. Do not stay in Rose Cottage unless they have upgraded the open plan lounge kitchen are to include a proper insulated ceiling. The other cottages might be okay I cannot comment on those.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Hi Debra Thanks for taking the time to have a good rant. I trust after that, and the extensive weather report as well, you felt much better. We have little control over the weather and minus 3 this year was pretty mild for us. I hope you at least managed to dry off before your hasty exit, and that the day went a lot better for you. Lets hope you find much much better accommodation next time, and you more than welcome to give us a miss.
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lmunro2020 wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
This is my third stay at KarMichael Farm and I can say that my trip was as enjoyable as the previous two years! On arrival, we were greeted with warm, friendly faces. Kevin, his family and his staff's friendliness and hospitality is commendable! A real home-away-from-home experience. The rooms are clean, inviting and comfortable. My colleague was most impressed with her electric blanket for the chilly weather we experienced. Overall, a firm favourite for my yearly visit to Underberg.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Thank you and glad we are happy to maintain a standard that keeps bring you back. It is always nice to have repeat business and the support is truly appreciated. Hot blankets are certainly a favourite in the chilly weather. Nothing like a nice warm bed o climb into
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Fran L wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed at KarMichael over Christmas an in between two overnight hikes we were doing in the Drakensberg Gardens and Cobham areas. It was the perfect stopover. We stayed in the old stables, where were wonderfully spacious and well equipped. Out back is a huge lawn and views to the Berg; we really enjoyed the space and the privacy while sorting ourselves out in between hikes. Kevin provided numerous restaurant recommendations (Moorcroft for Xmas lunch was sublime!) and was very friendly and helpful otherwise. I loved the decor. The only things to note was - unless we were mistaken - we didn't have WiFi (in the room, at least - it may be available in the main house), and the toaster didn't seem to work (but the little oven was extremely effective at grilling bread :))
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hi Fran Thanks for the review and glad we could make your stay a comfortable one. We certainly have a beautiful outlook to be able to share with our guests. My wife and daughter do the decor and it is nice to see that it is appreciated. The WiFi does not reach as far as the units you were in but is freely available at reception. Sorry about the toaster. We have checked on it and seems fine, and did not get any other complaints about it. Please always feel free to contact management should problems arise. We value your support Thank you Kevin
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dr_ranjay wrote a review Sept 2020
Port Edward, South Africa2 contributions
We stayed for a quick last minute weekend break at tranquility to see the snow and were overwhelmed by the warmth and hospitality of Kevin and his family .Very clean surroundings beautiful mountains scenery and nature. walk among cows and the crown crane and a host of bird species around the fields and dams .Fresh cows milk
Really a positive relaxing environment
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 03 Sept 2020
Ranjay Thanks for the review. Was great to meet you and the family. Pity that the snow did not materialise. Came a day or two later, but was very very light and did not last long. Anyway it seems you made the most of it and it is great to see guests enjoying what we have here in the countryside. Hopefully we will get to see you all again.
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Carmen P wrote a review Jan 2021
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
We loved every moment of our stay. Our host Kevin was friendly and attentive to every small detail. Our room was beautifully decorated and the view was spectacular. The breakfast baskets were beautifully presented and brought to our door with an abundance of choices. A defi ite must for a romantic weekend getaway! A huge thank you to Kevin and his team for a truly unforgettable engagement weekend! Fond regards, Carmen & Chris
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Glad that we were able to make your weekend special. The breakfast baskets also makes it easier for us and allows guest the option to eat at their leisure too. Another successful proposal for Karmichael and we wish you all the best in your married life together.
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fpless657248 wrote a review Dec 2020
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Magnificent views of the farm from our cottage!

Food was great and rooms were neat and clean.

Only recommendation I would give, would to consider putting bottles of water for each guest in the room.

Thanks for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Thank you and glad you found us clean and comfortable. Always nice to have a satisfied guest. You recommendation is well received
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lbG1061QM wrote a review Mar 2023
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Due to the fact that we arrived late I think the way in that all the staff members and owner made us feel welcome was nice. The room was very clean and stylish. A television would have been nice , but I suppose that could potentially take away some of the ambience of a uniquely quite ambiance. Overall I would easily recommend the B&B to friends and family.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kevin McDonagh, Owner at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Responded 16 Mar 2023
Thanks for the time to write a review. Your trip was certainly a long one, and glad you felt welcome on arrival. We have never had TV's. Prefer to keep it nice and quiet for guests, as some just abuse the noise situation. Trust your return trip went well, and hopefully we may see some of your friends and family in the future. Your support is truly appreciated
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Lurene asked a question Nov 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Hi ! Do you have any running trails on the farm ?
Therknok wrote a tip Feb 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
"The Stables section will give you the real experience"
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Shakeel M wrote a tip Sept 2017
Durban, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
"In winter, choose a room closest to the geyser!"
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Lara J wrote a tip Feb 2017
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"The fisherman's cottage looks onto beautiful scenery with trees and fields"
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travelhardandchitown wrote a tip Jan 2017
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions1 helpful vote
"For access to wifi, stay in room near front office."
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Berian M wrote a tip Sept 2016
Ashtead61 contributions18 helpful votes
"All rooms are good"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,637 - R 1,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionHimeville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about KarMichael Farm Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Himeville Museum (1.9 km), Pucketty Farm (7.8 km), and Sani Spoors (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, breakfast buffet, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and Moorcroft Manor Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at KarMichael Farm Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.
Does KarMichael Farm Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.