Our Guest Fam is situated in the beautiful Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg region. The stunning views of the three highest mountain peaks in South Africa dominates the skyline; Mafadi (highest at 3450m), Injisuti Dome (3410m), and the majestic Champagne Castle (3377m).
We provides cozy farm-style, bed-and-breakfast accommodation on a beautiful FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified, organic timber farm.We have a total of 17 units to choose from, with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms in either one of our recently-renovated garden-facing studios or one of several mountain-facing cottages. All our units have en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi spa baths and wood fireplaces (firewood provided). There is also a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities in every room.
A three course lantern-lit dinner is an added extra and is served in our dining room. This must be requested on arrival or at breakfast if you are staying more than one night.
Free WiFi is available in all accommodation and guest lodge.
Thatched Mountain-Facing Chalets
Unit Names – Rhino, Kudu, Zebra & Eland
The main bedroom has a 4 poster queen bed with an en-suite bathroom which features a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower with an additional two bedrooms sharing a bathroom/shower. A spacious lounge with a fridge and log fireplace opens onto a large covered verandah. Spacious bedrooms and log fireplaces all form part of the Ardmore accommodation experience.
Thatched Mountain-Facing Cottages
Unit Names – Yellowood & Protea
These spacious 2-bedroom, thatched mountain-facing units features separate bedrooms with queen-sized and single beds coupled with en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi spa baths and shower. Units also feature spacious lounge areas with fireplace and tea/coffee stations. A large covered verandah overlooks the stunning peaks of the Champagne Valley.
Two-Bedroom Mountain-Facing Suite
Unit Name – Eagle
Two separate spacious queen-size bedrooms coupled with en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi spa baths and shower. This unit also features a spacious lounge and dining area with fireplace and tea/coffee station. The unit is fronted by an undercover patio.
Garden-Facing Queen Suite
Unit Names – Hornbill, Hoopoe, Nightjar & Ibis
The garden-facing studios have a rich history and have now been renovated into modern accommodation units, retaining the original granite stone walls. All units feature a spacious bedroom with a queen size bed, a spacious lounge area and en-suite bathroom containing a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower. Each unit features a fridge, tea/coffee station, a log fireplace and individual covered patio.
Garden-Facing Double Room
Unit Names – Kingfisher & Woodpecker
These spacious accommodation units features a queen size bedroom with seating area, fireplace and tea/coffee station. En-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi spa bath and shower completes these intimate units.
Thatched Garden-Facing Bungalow
Unit Names – Bushman & Sotho
These traditional-styled thatched rondawels features a queen size bedroom, seating area with tea/coffee station, fireplace and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Thatched Mountain-Facing Family Bungalow
Unit Name – Zulu
This traditional-styled thatched rondawel features a queen size bedroom with lounge area, fireplace and tea/coffee station. A children’s bedroom with two single beds shares an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi spa bath and shower. A covered verandah overlooks the stunning mountains of the Champagne Valley.
Arts and crafts at our Guest Farm
Our Guest Farm is home to the African Loom weaving business. The cotton is hand dyed, spun, woven and then sewn, into vibrantly coloured bags, cushions, place mats etc. Our community craft shop stocks only local crafts and has the largest known collection of Amangwe beadwork.
African Loom weaving women..
You will find that you don’t need to walk further than 2 minutes from the Guest House to find plenty of interesting local arts and crafts. Next to the main house is a large craft centre, home to the Ceramic Art Museum, the African Loom weaving factory, a community bead shop and the Steve Bull Art Gallery.
Our Guest Farm's Ceramic Art Museum
Our ceramic art was started in a cottage on Ardmore Farm in 1985 and expanded to the old stable block in 1990. Although the main studio has now moved to the Natal midlands, guests can now see where it all started and many of the artists early works. We have over 200 pieces for you to admire and learn about the origins of this now famous studio.