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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every second that we stayed at Beaconvlei, al that went through my mind was that it was spacious, secluded and private, well stocked. A place where I can have sound sleep and go out (if I so wished) for great activities nearby. Highly recommended for a getaway and I just wished I stayed longer. I am certainly going back!

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Thank MichelleVonB
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely gorgeous location which forces you to relax whether you like it or not. When your overwhelming desire is to do nothing and the alternatives range from restaurants, craft shops, breweries and numerous outdoor activities, you know you've stumbled onto something special. Beacon Vlei offers everything you could want for a getaway whether it's with family or friends. We... More 

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Thank Margie M
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dear Alex, thanks for an awesome time. Views are amazing, it was to short. The boat house is the way to go,overall a good experience. We enjoyed the fireplace and the rowing on the dam. Tried fishing but was not successful.

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Thank Eishhh
Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have loved our time at Beacon Vlei! We stayed in Otter cottage which was very neat and cosy. Beautiful setting overlooking the dam. Alex was very welcoming and we have since found out that the place is also dog-friendly at R60 per pet per night (2016 prices). We will definitely be back with our fur babies :-)

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Thank MrsTamiR
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We arrived at Beacon vlei having booked on the wrong dates (our fault), with nowhere else to sleep. Alex was extremely gracious and went over and above to help us out of our pickle, he made sure that we had warm beds to sleep. Our stay in the Midlands was amazing and Beacon vlei was the perfect venue for the... More 

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Thank Janis K
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. What you see on the website is exactly what you get. The kids had a ball on the dam fishing and canoeing....and I caught my first ever Bass. Picturesque setting that will take your breath away. Irene

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Thank Senchel
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My room was very warm and welcoming. Bedding and towels very clean. The lounge had a fireplace and was well stocked with wood. Bierfassl was excellent. Food was absolutely divine. DO NOT EAT AT SAPORE pizza and prawn tails was gross. Coctails was good. The place itself was relaxing. Fresh country air

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Thank Valda S
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Family and I had a fantastic stay at Beacon Vlei.Lovely weather but a bit chilly evenings.Great staff.Stunning view overlooking the lake and mountain.Take a walk on the bridge to take your selfie.Ducks and ducklings swimming.Go in a canoe or boat for a ride.Great for kids to play.Like to visit again.Thanks to staff and management.

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1 Thank Doraty
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Found the venue to be cozy in a tranquil setting. The surroundings on the farm was quiet and the view from the boathouse was breathtaking. The use of the canoes on the vlei was an added bonus and used a few times one the cold winds died down.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We all loved Beacon Vlei Guest Farm. The accomodation was amazing with helpful staff always willing to assist. The fireplace was most memorable and kept us all warm and in great spirits. The amenities served us very well but the nicest part was the immaculate scenery. The outlook from the verandah was mesmerising, overlooking the water and koppies. The birdlife... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beacon Vlei Guest Farm

Address: Beacon Vlei Farm b3 d144 | Balgowan, Balgowan, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Balgowan
Price Range: $58 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beacon Vlei Guest Farm 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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