accommodation: Pleasant Places, Lidgetton - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (english)
2019-01-24 · Pleasant Places, Lidgetton - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
South Africa luxury guest house accommodation in the Drakensberg. in quiet peaceful setting overlooking Lions River, rolling green hills, pastures and forests, four non-smokers en-suite double rooms, a cottage with two non-smokers double en-suite bedrooms; romantic fireplace for cold winter nights.
S├╝dafrika Drakensberg G├Ąstehaus mit Luxus-Ausstattung. ruhig gelegen mit Blick ├╝ber den Lions River, sanfte gr├╝ne H├╝gel, Bergweiden und W├Ąlder; vier Nichtraucher en-suite Doppelzimmer und ein Nichtraucher H├Ąuschen mit zwei Doppelzimmer, romantisches Kaminfeuer f├╝r kalte Wintern├Ąchte.
We are renovating our embroidery shop and will soon be online again
Pleasant Places offers home from home, comfortable and cosy accommodation in a quiet and peaceful setting overlooking the Lions River, rolling green hills, pastures and forests. The patio is a favourite place to enjoy the rambling garden and the magnificent view. In winter and on misty summer evenings, log fires
warm the lounge and dining room.
Our thatched country home offers four double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a cottage with two double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. We are ideally suited for small tour groups visiting the Berg and the Midlands Meander. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, heaters, TV and a hair drier. Other
services offered include laundry, telephone, fax, email and computer.
The current tariff is R280 single or R240 pp sharing, bed and breakfast. We do arrange special tariffs for fully inclusive accommodation, longer stays or groups.
Guests are kindly requested not to smoke indoors.
Hearty farm breakfasts are served in the dining room or garden, weather permitting. Wholesome dinners are available by prior arrangement, from R90 pp and light lunches can be arranged.
We have a liquor licence and keep a limited range of refreshments; please advise beforehand if you have any particular requirements.
We have 4 bedrooms and a cottage to accommodate our guests:-
1. Number 7. This bedroom has superb views across the valley and Lions River, to pastures beyond. This is the 7th bedroom built at Pleasant Places. John and Linda lived at no.7 in Johannesburg and their original street number is on the door.
2. The Room with a View. It has a magnificent view of our pastures, trout dam, the Lions River and neighbouring farms.
3. The Tartan Room. Tastefully decorated with Tartan curtains and pictures of Edinburgh and Scotland. It overlooks the main garden.
4. The Camelia Room. Named after the beautiful Camelia bushes outside the entrance. It has large bay windows at which one can sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the garden.
5. The Cottage. Two bedroomed cottage; one bathroom has a shower, the other has a shower and bath.The cottage overlooks the rambling gardens below the main house.
Pleasant Places guesthouse is situated on a quiet country road that comes to a dead end at a farm about 4km further up the hill; no taxis, no busses, no noise - just peace and quiet!
Directions to Pleasant Places from Durban along the N3:
Pass Pietermaritzburg and Hilton. Take the Howick North /Tweedie exit. Turn left at the top of the off-ramp and then right, after ┬▒ 1km, onto the R103, towards Lions River. Proceed to the village of Lidgetton ┬▒ 11km further along the R103. Turn left at the Pleasant Places sign. Follow the signs to Pleasant Places
┬▒ 4km up the road.
Directions to Pleasant Places from Gauteng along the N3:
After Mooi River Plaza take Nottingham Road exit. Turn right onto the R103. Carry on, by-passing Nottingham Road. (Do not turn into Nottingham Road) Proceed on the R103, past Balgowan, to the village of Lidgetton. Turn right at the Pleasant Places sign. Follow the signs to Pleasant Places ┬▒ 4km up the road.
For exercise, there are plenty of walks on and around our farm. A favourite one is through the Bluegum forest, down to the picturesque dam and on to the river shaded by Pine forest.
The farm and surrounding area is a bird watcher's paradise. You can try your hand at trout fishing in our dam. Local wildlife includes Cape Otters living in the river and buck that make their appearance. Other things to do in the area include swimming in the river, tubing down the six rapids, mountain biking and
Golfers can arrange a game at the Sakabula Club in Howick, or at the nearby Bosch Hoek Estate Golf Club, one of the prettiest golf courses in the country.
And of course, there is the Midlands Meander. Our guesthouse is ideally situated in the heart of this famous arts and craft route, which could keep you busy for days!
We have chosen some comments from our guestbook to share with you to entice you to come and experience the warmth and hospitality of Pleasant Places for yourself!
"Embraced in Shalom. Superb food and scenery. Thanks for a wonderful stay."
"Places are made pleasant by the people. In this instance, exceptional. What you have here is really remarkable. Many thanks!"
"This place was even better than we expected, very pretty, peaceful and everything so organised!"
"A wonderful rest, refreshing and we love your gift of hospitality; use it to God's glory. Thanks. See you again."
"Lovely to be back. You have a special place in our hearts and our memories are getting fonder. See you soon. God bless!"
"What a wonderful, unbelievable time. I feel like I'm at home and having to tear myself away! Thank you for everything. God has been faithful as always. God bless your special ministry here - and enlarge it! I will return, with my husband in tow, soon. Thank you, thank you! With much love..."