Flitwick Ranch offers comfortable rustic accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Flitwick Ranch, Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Flitwick Ranch, Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Enjoy a tranquil stay in a charming, rustic farm in Southern Drakensberg at the Flitwick Ranch. In this charming accommodation offering, you can take in the views of the beautiful dam and hillside country from the tastefully decorated rooms with your friends and family.

Not only can you relax in this peaceful atmosphere and leave the stress of the big city behind, but also enjoy delicious meals in their onsite restaurant and take part in a variety of farm activities – lots of fun if you are travelling with the kids!

Flitwick Ranch is a working farm so you can enjoy fresh farm produce every day while you enjoy the rustic charm of your room and the quiet surroundings of the hills and dam.

Accommodation at Flitwick Ranch

At Flitwick Ranch, you can choose between their self-catering rooms in the Old Cheese Factory or their catered rooms in the Bull Stables. There are nine different rooms available; some are perfect for couples looking for a quiet escape for the weekend or large groups hoping to enjoy a relaxing getaway.

There are five Old Cheese Factory Rooms available; two of which can accommodate up to five people while the other two rooms can accommodate two people. The larger rooms come with double beds, single beds, double sleeper couches, an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower and their own private entrances.

There are four different rooms to choose from of the Bull Stable. These rooms can accommodate between one to four people and are not self-catering. You can however book for meals at their restaurant (The Deli). The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower.

For those travelling on a budget, you can enjoy a stay in their Horse Stables Room. This room can accommodate up to four guests and comes with two bunk beds and a shower.

Facilities & dining at Flitwick Ranch

In a beautiful stone building overlooking the dam, you will find Flitwick Ranch’s restaurant, The Deli. Here you can enjoy a variety of delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sweet treats.

As the ranch is situated near the dam you can enjoy picturesque walks through the gardens and even enjoy a swim in the dam during your stay. You can enjoy other water activities such as fishing and relaxing on the float.

The Deli offers free Wi-Fi for guests to utilise during their stay and secure parking for your vehicle is available onsite.

As Flitwick Ranch is a working farm you can enjoy a variety of farm activities as well as other fun activities. You can milk some cows or enjoy a scenic horse ride (POR), try their various hiking and biking trails or the obstacle course for children.

What do people say about Flitwick Ranch

“We had an absolutely great stay. This place is a little piece of heaven. Rustic yet sophisticated was a real treat. Our son had a wonderful time enjoying the farm. Milking cows at 5 in the morning to fishing and beautiful walks on the farm. The rooms are very well decorated with everything you need. The Deli food was delicious and well worth using. We would recommend this as 5 stars and will hopefully be back one day.” – Flyer TripAdvisor.

“We were so impressed with the attention to detail and just loved the comfy swing benches in the garden. What a great place to stay at, it is a must for anyone driving through EG looking for some stylish, relaxing and friendly accommodating. Our hosts took us around the farm on the back of the bakkie (so much fun) and told us all about the entertaining history of the area. We just loved our stay and will be sending all our family members to enjoy the Ranch.” – David TripAdvisor.

“What a wonderful place. Rustic but sophisticated. Jurie was wonderful and went out of his way to make us comfortable – given that it was freezing cold. I even had my puppy with me.” – Brenda TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Flitwick Ranch:

  1. The accommodation is situated on a working farm and has beautiful natural surroundings.
  2. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.
  3. You can enjoy a great meal in their restaurant.
  4. The staff and owners are friendly and helpful.
  5. You can even bring your pet with you!

To find out more about Flitwick Ranch, give them a call on 083 652 2296 or email info@flitwickranch.com. Visit their website at www.flitwickranch.com. Find them on Google Maps.

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