Beacon Vlei Guest Farm

Beacon Vlei Farm, Balgowan, Curry's Post, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal


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. The 50 acre private dam, and the surrounding wetland area, is home to hundreds of beautiful bird species, as well as large brown and rainbow trout.

Four charming dwellings exist on the farm. The Boat House (self-catering) and The Manor House (bed & breakfast) are both elegantly, appropriately and comfortably furnished. Crane Cottage and Rose Cottage are both self catering.

Guests need not leave the farm to enjoy fly fishing, birding, boating or a picnic after a leisurely walk around beautiful Beacon Vlei. Other outdoor activities that can be arranged in the surrounding countryside include, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, horse riding, canopy tours, battlefield tours and even paragliding.

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.

With an abundance of health hydros and day spas nearby, Beacon Vlei can also make the necessary arrangements for a variety of relaxing and therapeutic treatments in the idyllic country surroundings.

Some of the activities include:

  • Fly fishing
  • Birding
  • Walking
  • Cross country running
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnics
  • Swimming