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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room we stayed in was definitely not luxurious. The beds were hard and the cupboard was tiny. The bathroom had a bath and shower. From what I saw the other bedrooms seemed to be far more comfortable. The guest house is close to Howick but not far from the rest of the Midlands Meander. We only ate breakfast which... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

What an amazing place to spend quality time with your spouse and totally chill out! Really great location that is central to the Midlands Meander! We enjoyed every minute of our stay and our hosts were friendly and accommodating!

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

we spent a great long weekend at Pleasant Places. nice and central to enjoy the Midlands and the Meander. John and Linda were great hosts. Food was awesome - especially the breakfast. thanks again for looking after us so well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We definitely recommend Pleasant Places as a quiet, upmarket getaway in the country for a weekend or longer. Excellent cuisine and charming hosts! There are many interesting places to visit in this area and we will be returning to explore the beautiful Midlands again in the future.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was very comfortable and had all we needed. Our breakfasts were delicious, and the hospitality was generous. The view from our room was magnificent. We would most definitely consider another visit to your Guest House.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I stayed 4 nights here, peace and quiet in the most beautiful of surroundings. Linda and John made my friend and I very welcome, as did Thandi their very large and friendly German Shepherd. We eat twice here, as the drive to other dining establishments is quite long, and the food was certainly homecooked and good. Would recommend this to... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Nicely placed for exploring the Midlands Meander. From the moment you walk through the gate, you enter a beautiful oasis of calm and tranquility. A compact site, nicely laid out and planted to encourage the birdlife. Sharing the well prepared breakfast and dinner with our congenial hosts provided a refreshing change to normal holiday dining. The staff were lovely and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We stayed a night at Pleasant Places. It is a lovely spot, nestled on the side of a hill, beautifully landscaped, with charming cottages. The dinner was delicious, and our hosts were thoughtful and delightful to be with. We could not be more pleased, and we left reluctantly!

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The place is fantastic, we had a wonderful stay. The view into the garden was wonderful, the rooms pleasant. We got a wonderful breakfast in the morning with a huge variety. The owners are very nice people, the staff very friendly.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Pleasant places offers peace and tranquillity in the most beautiful surroundings after a day of exploring the Drakensburg Mountains. The lodges are well furnished with the touches only very thoughtful hosts can anticipate. All the food is local, home cooked and delicious. We had breakfast in the large dining room overlooking the garden and valley belong. There was a very... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maybe it's the warm welcome, but that would be too obvious. Or perhaps it's the curiously eclectic mix of antique and contemporary. It probably has a lot to do with the food. Whatever it is that makes Pleasant Places such a favourite with its regular and repeat guests, you need to come and experience it first hand. Breathe it in, savour the moment...Catch your breath. Some people come here for the peace and quiet; some to reward themselves with fine food after a vigorous day's walking, but whatever the reason, they end up staying for more than just a day! Pleasant Places is a haven where the sights and smells of everything good about this area come together... Breakfasts of repute...Special dietary requirements catered for...Dinners served when booked in advance. Our guest book is filled with compliments about our food, but, to be honest, its' far better to eat the food at Pleasant Places than read about it, save to say that Linda and her kitchen devotees deserve the chef's hat emblem recently awarded...They covet happy diners and their empty plates. The wines are pretty good too, with a selection of lesser known, yet fine wines at prices you won't believe. Pleasant Places has a secret...But not for long because when the word gets out about the bedrooms, their attraction could rival the food. Rooms with firm, yet soft beds, quirky walls from yesteryear, textures and colours to relax the senses - all combine to provide a welcome sanctuary. Don't rush off home...Sleep over another night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pleasant Places

Address: 30 Lidgetton Valley Road | Howick, Lidgetton 3270, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Lidgetton
Price Range: $88 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pleasant Places 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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