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Beacon Vlei Farm b3 d144, Balgowan South Africa
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Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Beacon Vlei Guest Farm offers luxurious B&B and self-catering accommodation with a touch of history. Our 23 Hectare private dam, and the surrounding wetland area, is home to hundreds of beautiful bird species, wildlife such as Duiker, Reed buck, Bush buck, Serval, Rooikat, porcupine and wild pigs to name a few.Beacon Vlei Guest Farm is a family friendly establishment centrally located on the famed Midlands Meander, and only 1 km from Michaelhouse School. The Midlands Meander offers visitors an abundance of art and craft shops. There are also many fine restaurants, delicatessens and cheese farms in the Balgowan district, within 3 to 5 km of Beacon Vlei.Fishing is one of the main activities at Beacon Vlei, the dam used to be one of Natals top Fly fishing dams, the Natal record (since been broken) Rainbow trout was caught in the dam in 1967 by a Michaelhouse boy. In 1987 the floods brought bass downstream which have since taken over. Bass up to the size of 3.5 kg’s have been caught in the dam. Fishing is free for guests provided you bring your own rods and tackle. We have numerous boats which are also free for guests to use for fishing or just for a row on the dam.We have 4 beautiful self catering cottages of varying size of which 3 have water frontage and amazing views across the valley; we also have two B&B rooms which are stunningly decorated. All cottages and rooms are equipped with the highest quality linen, bedding and mattresses to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay with us. All the self catering cottages have fully equipped kitchens and Dstv.
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Free parking
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Parking
Golf course
Hiking
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Fishing
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23Holiday wrote a review Mar 2022
Durban, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
Run down. Shabby and musty. Furniture ancient. Barely space for 4adults in the so called ‘open plan kitchen, dining and longe areas. Appliances old. Website said that there was a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. We didn’t carry food hoping to eat there. On calling the owner he insisted that there was never a restaurant on site. We had to leave immediately. Drove 150 km back home. Most annoyed. Overgrowth on the path to the lodge scratched my brand new vehicle. Pissed off.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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DebbyJohannesburg wrote a review Mar 2022
Bedfordview, South Africa321 contributions45 helpful votes
At peace in this beautiful part of our Country. Needed a place to rest for just one night - took the Nottingham Hill Road Offramp and chose this Guest Farm. Tranquil and beautiful setting, comfortable bed, adequate kitchen, hot water and great for long walks.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Zac B wrote a review Dec 2019
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"Great stay rustic very beautiful scenery, Alex absolute gent no request to big. Great bass fishing. Staff members very friendly and helpful. If you looking for a great get away with family can highly recommend Beacon Vlei"
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Asanda Tshishonga wrote a review Nov 2019
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We enjoyed our stay in the spacious Boathouse. Beautiful views and the dam right at our doorstep. Very hospitable and accommodative host, Alex & team. They made sure that we were comfortable & one of the guys even offered to teach my son how to fish, but the weather didn't come to the party:-(
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Boathouse is the best!
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Andrew de Beer wrote a review Oct 2019
Pretoria, South Africa33 contributions6 helpful votes
Having been thru a stressful and tiring period I wanted to take my wife to a peaceful and relaxing place to unwind. The advertising of Beacon Vlei Guest Farm promised just that. Not the case. The Boathouse that we were booked to stay in turned out to be a rundown old shed with dilapidated furniture. The place was dirty and showed results of not having been cleaned for a long period. Needless to say we booked out early the next day, not even waiting to claim a refund.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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US$62 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalBalgowan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon Vlei Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Chocolate Heaven (6.4 km), Ardmore Ceramics (6.6 km), and Swissland Cheese (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beacon Vlei Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Linga Lapa, Blueberry Cafe, and La Lampara.
Is Beacon Vlei Guest Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.