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Far from the Madding Crowd

If you want to get away from the madding crowd, Old Beacon Hill is the perfect place to be. The accommodation is spacious and clean and has everything that one needs. Old Beacon Hill is perfectly situated for quick access to the N3 and the R103 allowing you to explore both the "Battlefields" and the "Drakensberg Mountains." The hosts, Ed and Adele, know how to be available and yet not intrusive. We look forward to our next stay there.

Stan and Tilly Webster 21st August 2014 

Very impressed 

Very impressed with the lovely self-catering log cabin we stayed in for one night over the weekend. Everything was supplied, even fresh milk in the fridge! Lovely linen and thick towels as well as plenty of hot water. Ed was welcoming and most hospitable.

Christine Terblanche 18th August 2014

Fantastic House

Very quiet and neat, good service and cheap
Peter Keijnemans April 2014

Very well equipped

The accommodation is spacious, exceptionally neat and clean, and very well equipped. Beautiful surroundings. We had a lovely stay and I strongly recommend Old Beacon Hill.
Alta van Niekerk April 2014

Wonderful Location

Wonderful location for Berg, Midlands Meander and half way stop to KZN south coast
Janet Wahl    April 2014

Amazing Birdlife

Comfort and so clean, in the country, right close to the N3 - how perfect is that.
Quiet, with amazing birdlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Lees    25th March 2014

Lovely surprise

Thanks for the warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and lovely farm setting. It was a lovely surprise.
Jacques B      December 2013

Serene surroundings

Serene surroundings, well-equipped cottage and personal attention from our host. We felt right at home. Thank you Ed and Adele.

Nomathemba Dzinotyiwei  December 2013

Really lovely accommodation

Really lovely accommodation, simple yet tasteful, extremely neat and clean.
Devindree Pillay 6th December 2013

Attention to detail

Good value for money, spotlessly clean. Excellent views, attention to detail. Will be back!
Theo Potgieter  25th November 2013

Good Stay

We had a good stay at Old Beacon Hill. Would recommend to others.
Dunham September  30th 2013

Very Pleasant

A very pleasant overnight stay
Bob Christie 8th June 2013

Beautiful and Tranquil

This was perfect for our weekend stop in Estcourt. The surrounding landscape was beautiful and tranquil. Staff are great, friendly and very helpful. The accommodation was very large and spacious, well-maintained, fully furnished with everything you need. Will definitely go back.
Draveena Lakhoo 3rd May 2013

Definately worth a visit !

This is definitely worth a visit! We spent 2 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If it is peace, serenity and a view of nature you want, this is the place to be. Space, walks, relaxing and typical home from home atmosphere. Units are very well equipped and comfortable. Even for camping - great. We will certainly revisit Old Beacon Hill soon.                    

Maria Hendrikz April 30th 2013

Wish we could have stayed Longer

We stayed in one of the timber chalet units. It appeared to be new and was extremely spacious, clean, and well-equipped for a long self-catering stay. We only had one night but wish we could have stayed longer since the setting was sublime, complete peace and quiet with a lovely river flowing at the foot of the property. The owner provided an generous, warm and professional welcome which made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. Excellent value, highly recommended in any way.                        Maria Berry 23rd April 2013

Baie Dankie !

Ed en Adel, julle houthuisies is baie netjies en pragtig afgerond. Dit is ook kindervriendelik. Alles wat ons nodig gehad het was beskikbaar.
Boeta Erasmus 18 Feb 2013

Great Stay

Very pleasant friendly hosts and accommodation is close to the N3
John Auton 5 Feb 2013

Wonderful Stay

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful stay we had last Sunday. The cabin is beautiful inside and in terms of your fees, we really received a lot more for our buck than expected.
Cobus and Nadia 3rd Feb 2013

Awesome time !

We had the most awesome time at Old Beacon Hill! Ed and Adele are great hosts and were available at any time to assist with whatever we wanted/needed. The camp sites are clean and very comfortable, we will most certainly to camping there again and recommend friends and family. Please extend our thanks to Ed and Adele again.                                                                       Edith Bezuidenhout January 2013

Amazing Stay

I had an amazing stay at Old Beacon Hill - just wished it could have been longer. Ed is a great host and was even prepared to wait up for I was going to arrive late at night. The cottage was SUPERIOR and clean. Linen of outstanding quality and all neat. I will definitely go for a longer period in the near future.
Andre Koorsten 26 Nov 2012

Excellent facilities

The establishment provides excellent facilities for the price required. It is equipped with excellent facilities for self-catering. The living quarters are designed and decorated with taste and care. The hosts are helpful and amiable. We were offered better facilities than those we made the reservation, for the same price: the offer came from the hosts with no suggestion from us - the better accommodation was available at the dates of our stay and it was perfectly prepared.
Beata Gabrys 12 Sept 2012

Ideal for a weedend
We really enjoyed our two-night stay. As we run a shelter for abused women and their children we frequently need short breaks, and this location is only about an hour away making it ideal for a weekend.
Ivon & June Grindley-Ferris  19 May 2012

Delighted !

We are delighted at having found the ideal stop-over for us between Pretoria and Shelly Beach, South Coast. It is close to the N3, the unit is spacious and meets all our requirements. In addition, being keen birders, the potential for birding looks good. We saw a nightjar as we arrived, as well as a buck, probably a rhebuck, and scrub hares.

We have already made a booking with them for our trip home. Will definitely recommend Old Beacon Hill to our friends and family.
Mr Cox 12 July 2012

Nice place !
What a nice place to stay!! Friendly people, clean, good facility, very good value for money

Jan Human - 06 May 2012

Calm and clean

The place is calm, clean and very private environment

SY Hong - 30 April 2012

Loved it !

A very nice and neat place. Loved it and will reccommend to friends !
Ayanda Mkhize - 02 April  2012

Awesome place
“It is an awesome place for bigger groups and family, it was an excellent rest ”
Lovely pleasant stay and very clean and beautiful linen and bathrooms. Best value for money, we would return any day!
Hendrina Meyer - 04 March 2012

Beautiful and peaceful location
Set in a beautiful and peaceful location, we found Old Beacon Hill campsite to be clean, neat and well maintained. The warm welcome from hosts Adele and Ed, was the cherry on top.
Colette Hulett, South Africa - 13 February 2012

High quality
High quality accommodation with lovely furnishings. Very well situated for the Drakensberg National Parks. Only 15 minutes drive from nearest decent supermarket. Owners on site for help and information but privacy respected.
Mrs Gill Harrold - 8 January 2012

Everything you need

Very nice cottages that have everything you need. Ed and Adele are really nice, friendly people.
Mr Thabo Titus - 8 January 2012

Beautiful stop-over

This is a beautiful stopover in the mountains, situated very close to the highway. The camping facilities are private with a very neat bathroom. We will definitely make use of this venue again!
Sunet de Klerk, South Africa - 02 January 2012

Unexpected extras

We were delighted by the unexpected extras: heating pad in case of cold, microwave, DSTV, etc
mr Jacques Villet - 23 December 2011

Beautiful place
Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us. We enjoyed it sooooooooooooooooooo much !
Mrs Hester  Harmse - 22 December 2011

Country-style peace
Excellent place to get away from the hectic city life. I sincerely recommend this place for real country-style peace and quiet and fresh air.
JAI YERRAYA, South Africa - 19 December 2011

A Wonderful time
Thanks so much for everything! We had a wonderful time at Old Beacon Hill.
B & L - 13th Oct 2011

Worth every Cent !
Worth every cent paid; beautiful chalet, considerate and helpful hosts who respect the needs of their clients.

Miss M. Nell - 21 Sept 2011

Thank you it was special.....and the sweeties !!
L & L - 14th Oct 2011

Very nice place
It is a very nice place. The interior is well done. I will definitely call again.
Lungile - Oct 2011

Spacious and comfortable
Lovely modern interior with crisp white sheets. Spacious and comfortable

Chenette Swanepoel, South Africa - 09 October 2011

We arrived at Old Beacon Hill at around 10:40 pm and were greeted with a friendly smile despite the time. The cabin is stylishly furnished with soft bedding. Old Beacon Hill even provided tea, coffee and milk which was a welcome surprise after the long trip. I would recommend this establishment to all my friends and family. Well done!
Hendrik Oosthuizen, South Africa - 01 October 2011

Value for money
Farm style - very nice with all you need.
We hoped we could stay longer to enjoy the space and nice vicinity. The outstanding feature is the value for money.
Faan Strauss , Sept 3rd 2011

Beautiful and Tranquil

What a beautiful and tranquil experience! Everything so neat and clean! This wasn't the first and last time that we will be staying at Old Beacon Hill - we will be back time and time again!
S. Grobler, 29 May 2011


Wonderful stop-over on our way to the sea
A. Kleynhans May 19th 2011

Definately visit again
Was only there for one night, but I will most definitely visit again. It was like I was at home relaxing.
E. Venter , 06 May 2011

More than we bargained for !
We got way more than we bargained for! Very hospitable owners and a beautiful place! Will certainly book this wonderful place again!
Darryl van der Merwe, South Africa
09 May 2011

Great Location
Thought I'd let you know that of all the places we stayed during our 5000km trip, the Americans (and myself) liked yours the most.  Great location, accomodation and service.
Robbie S. - 17 April 2011

Felt welcomed
We will stay there again. Friendly people and had felt welcomed when we came there. Thank you
Quintin Steyn, 15 April 2011

Wonderful weekend

Would like to thank you for such a wonderful weekend. Havn't been that relaxed in a very long time.
We do a lot of little get aways, and your place was the first that really went out of the way to make it different.
T & N - 21 Febrary 2011

 Great Experience
My stay at Old Beacon Hill it was great experience and peaceful weekend the only problem was the network for the cellphone it was out of service otherwise everything was perfect....
Mpume - Feb 2011

Total relaxation
Very relaxing and peaceful. The cottage is abosultely neat and makes you feel very at home. Absolutely spacious and comfortable. If you want total relaxation this is the place to choose.
Ameena Hoosen, Durban - January 15th 2011

The Best Place....
If one wants to get away from the daily stress of life, the best place is Old Beacon Hill.
Thank you Ed & Adele for having us & for being such pleasant hosts .
We hope to visit again sometime in the future.
Shameela & Pravin Rampersad. January 7th 2011

Most Fantastic Holiday!

We spent 6 days,including Christmas at Old Beacon Hill. What an amazing time we had!! The cottage was perfect and cosy, the scenery is beautiful and tranquil. Child friendly. The boys had a great time. The location is perfect for drives and outings.The hosts were welcoming and helpful and went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. Just what we needed. Thank you Ed and Adele for a beautiful holiday!!                                               
Leanne Katemba, South Africa
- 2011/01/04 

Relaxation at its Best

It was awesome - truly the best place I have been to where you can just relax in your own space and absorb all the beauty around you. 
To Adele and Ed - amazing hosts - thank you for a wonderful stay
J. English, South Africa - 2011/01/03


Pleasant and relaxing. Enjoyed our stay.

Saadia Johnson - 28 November 2010

Wonderful Honeymoon
Ed and Adele, I want to thank you for the warm reception we received at your place, our honeymoon was so wonderful beacause of you guys, you will always be in our memories. SIYABONGA
M.M , South Africa - 10th October 2010

Unexpected Delight

This was an unexpected delight. The accommodation is bright and cheerful with so many thoughtful touches you feel instantly welcome. They really go the extra mile to ensure your comfort - and the location is picturesque. We loved it !
Dave Charles, South Africa - 27 September 2010

Very Comfortable

My husband and I stayed here for five days. The accommodation is very comfortable and the wooden floors give you that "historic" feel. Centrally located for drives to attractions in the area. Will return. 
H.B, South Africa
- 28 September 2010

Highly recommended

What a place to feel relaxed, at home in and in awe of God's beauty. An amazing host family who made our comfort and relaxation their priority.... Highly recommended. Beautiful, spacious and beautifully decorated....
Wendy Oxley, South Africa - 21 June 2010


The accommodation is superb, hosts helpful and friendly. 
Quintin Liebenberg - buisness traveller - June 2010

A Rural Gem

Clean, cosy cottage on outskirts of Estcourt. Hosts are very welcoming. Spent a glorious evening under the gazebo serenaded by frogs. Comfy beds. A real pleasure. We will be back.
C - South Africa - April 18 2010

Just what we needed

We wanted idyllic, tranquil and peaceful - and that's just what we experienced at Old Beacon Hill. Accommodation lacked nothing and Ed and Adele were helpful and unobtrusive. Recommended to the weary seeking a bit of solace.
Andre Landman, South Africa -
08 March 2010

Best rest ever!!!!!

It was fantastic! The property is secure, the rooms and living area are spacious and neat. Very homely and child friendly. The scenery is beautiful and very tranquil. Warm & friendly hosts who made us feel very welcome. You know how it is said, "what you see is what you get", well at Old Beacon Hill, you get so much more! Can't wait for our next holiday. Thank you Ed and Adelle - we really appreciate how you made our stay such a comfortable and memorable one!
Rochelle Van Graan, South Africa
- 04 January 2010

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