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Van Reenen Swinburne Tourism

Authentic Van Reenen Swinburne Tourism Experiences

Green Lantern Inn Hotel & Gardens

7 Wragg Street Van Reenen, Harrismith, 3372
Half-way Accommodation, Pub & Restaurant. The beautifully restored Green Lantern Inn Hotel & Gardens is 30km from Harrismith, in the Van rennen Mountains. A perfect half-way stopover for those travelling to & from the Natal Coast. Bed & breakfast, self catering & pet friendly accommodation...

Oaklands Country Manor – Trail running

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Mountain biking

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Horse riding

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

About Van Reenen Swinburne Tourism

For the equestrian enthusiast, Van Reenen offers the ultimate thrill; from polo and riding lessons or international tournaments at Oaklands to adventurous Lost Valley outrides. The Great Gatsby Horse Race is an annual “bush race” set in an idyllic background. The area offers a traditional English Drag Hunting event, which is open to all to come and enjoy a little English pomp. Tour guides can take you birding, to see a Sangoma or visit a Zulu/Sotho kraal and entertain you with Zulu dancing and cultural dishes. There are many yellow fish/trout fishing farms, dams and rivers. The mountainous landscape offers terrific hiking, mountain biking, motor bike and 4×4 trails.

Visit The Little Church at Van Reenen which is the smallest Church in the southern hemisphere. The “Barefoot Lady” monument tells a beautiful story about the role of women during the Great Trek. You can discover the legacy of a tiny, shy and very rare bird; the White-Winged Fluff Tail. Moordraai Gravesite, another attraction, tells a contentious history of some remarkable characters.

The area offers a range of family-run accommodation establishments. Oaklands Country Manor is a must-see boutique hotel, set on a beautiful polo estate. The area is home to some of the legendary historic establishments such as The Green Lantern Inn, Riverview Country and The Pyramids Motel. For self-catering or B&B’s set on authentic working farms, book at Wyford Farm, Strawcroft Cottage, Bernig Martin B&B or Mount Olive Stables Cottage. For business travel, the area is home to four-star establishments; Montrose Protea Hotel and La La Nathi Country Guest House, which are directly accessible from the N3. For the adventurous try out Gina’s Self Catering, Seletwane and Perth Farms. For an overnight stopover, try Mikes Cottage, Llandaff Oratory and Cyara B&B. There is physically-challenged friendly accommodation at Nudawun House. The area offers a bush camp at Yellowwood Camp (the trip to the bottom of the valley is not for the faint-hearted) or backpackers and farm self-catering lodge at Appin where abseiling and rock-climbing are a must.

The Van Reenen/Swinburne communities are renowned as palette pleasers. The local chefs excel in home cooked, hearty meals with a dash of entertainment. Visit the Green Lantern Inn to taste their specialty oxtail or enjoy a true pub lunch. Oaklands Country Manor serves some of life’s greatest rewards from their kitchen including tempura prawns, Valley Pork Eye Rib Roast, Thai Curry and culinary artistry desserts. The Little Church Tea Garden is home to the best tea and scones on the N3. Montrose Country offers a variety of Famous Brand 24-hour take-away outlets as well as relaxed all-day breakfasts or light lunches at the House of Coffees. At Swinburne, you can find real country cooking at the Hound and Hare Pub. Each and every accommodation establishment welcomes guests with their slow cooked signature meals and a mission to delight guests with a promise to make food with love’.

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What’s in Van Reenen Swinburne Tourism

Green Lantern Inn Hotel & Gardens

7 Wragg Street Van Reenen, Harrismith, 3372
Half-way Accommodation, Pub & Restaurant. The beautifully restored Green Lantern Inn Hotel & Gardens is 30km from Harrismith, in the Van rennen Mountains. A perfect half-way stopover for those travelling to & from the Natal Coast. Bed & breakfast, self catering & pet friendly accommodation...

Oaklands Country Manor – Trail running

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Mountain biking

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Horse riding

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Hiking & walking

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor -Food & wine

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Events & festivals

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Battlefields

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Small hotel

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Farm stay

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Bed & Breakfast

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Restaurant / pub

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Gift shops

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Oaklands Country Manor – Family resort

Oban rd, S 793, Van Reenen
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Oaklands is a double Eat Out award winner with wholesome country fair. In the tradition of years gone by produce is grown on site. Breakfasts...

Duza Lo Frontier Country Store Information Centre

Montrose Country Highway Complex, Harrismith, Free State
Montrose Travel Centre, trading as Duza Lo Frontier Country Store, is located in the Montrose Country Complex on the N3 highway, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Part shop, part information centre, we are open seven days a week. We stock authentic local crafts, polished...

Oaklands Country Getaway (Weddings & Conferences)

Oaklands Country Manor, Schaapdrift Road, Van Reenen, 3372
Oaklands is an ideal family holiday destination and event venue with an exciting array of activities and facilities. Breakaway for your family holiday, book a venue for your exclusive party  and host a conference or wedding at Oaklands Country Manor in the scenic Drakensberg. A...

Green Lantern Inn Restaurant

Green Lantern Inn, Van Reenen, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Located in the tiny Van Reenen village (with a population of 23), situated on the N3 highway at the top of Van Reenen pass, the Green Lantern Inn is famous among travellers and sportsmen as a halfway refreshing point and offers unrivalled old school hospitality...

Riverview Country Inn

Riverview Country Inn, Swinburne, South Africa
Riverview Country Inn is a small country establishment situated in Swinburne,1km off the N3 catering for the budget traveller. All rooms are neat and clean with en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee facilities, two rooms have fireplaces. Rooms do not have TVs but we have a TV...

Sir Harry’s Lodge

Sir Harry's Lodge, 1 King Street, Harrismith, South Africa
Sir Harry’s Lodge was named after Major General Sir Harry G.W. Smith, Governor of the Cape Province and High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa from 1848 to 1852. Harrismith is located in the famous Riemland area and is also exactly in the middle...

Luxury Country Wedding Venue

A romantic and relaxed country wedding for a lifetime of memories. We take pride in making your very special day a memorable one… La La Nathi lends itself admirably to being the perfect setting for a wedding with seating capacity for anything from two to 200...

Quad- and Two-wheeler Outride to Lost Valley

Gina's Self Catering, Geluksburg, Warden Street, Harrismith, South Africa
A full-day Motor Biking excursion in the Lost Valley, covering approximately 110km of adventurous off-road terrain. Your day starts when you leave Gina’s Self-catering venue at 09h00 and drive the fairly technical route up Bezuidenhout’s Pass Enjoy branching off to the lookout point as you...

The Drakensberg Escarpment: Three Passes Explorer‘s 4×4 Route

Van Reenen Info Centre
4×4 route across three escarpment passes at Van Reenen, Verkykerskop and Memel. Can also be used by trail bikes, quad bikes and  very fit active mountain bikers. Day 1: Arrive in the afternoon in the Van Reenen/Swinburne area on the N3 Toll Route. From Johannesburg...

Oaklands Polo Holiday and Corporate Team Building

Oaklands Country Manor, Schaapdrift Road, Van Reenen, 3372
Treat your colleagues or family to a polo holiday or polo team building getaway. Oakland’s polo packages include accommodation, meals, horse rental, polo tuition and team building activities. Oaklands is a privately-owned country district polo club with world class facilities, including a floodlit polo arena,...

Horse Riding Holiday at Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor, Qwa-Qwa, Free State, South Africa
Experience the natural scenic beauty that surrounds Oaklands on horseback. We are able to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels, with out rides and arena rides for children, all facilitated by our expert riding staff. Oaklands Country Manor offers world class riding facilities...

Hiking Holiday at Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor, Qwa-Qwa, Free State, South Africa
Nature lovers can enjoy a number of easy walking trails on Oaklands property. We also offer informative facilitated trails led by local guides with extensive knowledge of local culture and history, as well as the various uses of indigenous fauna and flora. Explore the unspoilt...

Nelson’s Kop: Guided Birding Hike

Nelson's Kop, Van Reenen
A three hour guided birding hike on Nelson’s Kop at Van Reenen. Bonginkosi your guide will point out fauna and flora with a specific focus on birding. Spot bearded vultures at the summit. From Johannesburg drive approximately 319 Km on the N3 Toll Route south. Pass Montrose...

The Van Reenen/Swinburne Restaurants, Shopping and Home-Hunting Route

Van Reenen
Visiting authentic antique and general shops, pubs and restaurants in the area. Scenic drive and Van Reenen/Swinburne home-hunting at local residential developments. Take your own time to visit and browse through the shops. Pubs and restaurants are plentiful and each has its own unique character...

The Green Lantern Inn – Venue for Weddings, Functions and Conferences

Green Lantern Inn, 7 Wragg Street, Van Reenen, Harrismith, 3372
The Green Lantern Inn is perfectly situated for delegates from Ladysmith as well as Harrismith and surrounding areas. This centrally situated venue is halfway between Johannesburg and Durban and 380km from Bloemfontein. Conference facilities: Our conference venue comfortably seats a total of 70 delegates, 24...

Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor, Oban Road, Van Reenen, 3372
Oaklands Country Manor is a family run country hotel in the classic tradition of a running farm with warm hospitality. Located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – an easy three-hour drive from both King Shaka International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport, just seven kilometres...

Restaurant and Bar at Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor, Van Reenen, Free State, South Africa
At Oaklands, we firmly believe that good food is an essential part of any countryside getaway experience. Indulge in long, leisurely meals prepared by our expert staff while you take in the stunning views and absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the Central Drakensberg. Whether you...

Oban Guesthouse

Oban Guest Farm, De Beer's Pass Road, Van Reenen, Free State, South Africa
Oban Guesthouse is rustic and homely “farm style accommodation” lying on the northern slopes of the escarpment halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. Only 5.5km outside of Van Reenen on the De Beer’s Pass Road. We have clean, pretty, comfortable rooms with excellent views of the...

Nudaone Cottage

Van Reenen,KwaZulu-Natal
Nudaone Cottage is a cosy Oregon pine cottage with fireplace. There are three bedrooms, one room has a double bed, another room has two single beds and the final one has three bunk beds. Paraplegic bath and shower is available. The cottage is self-catering and...

Montrose Information, Craft & Outdoor Centre

The Log Cabin next to Mugg & Bean at Montrose Country Highway complex on the N3 between Harrismith and van Reenen, half way between Johannesburg and Durban
We are the official gateway tourism KwaZulu-Natal Information Centre, on the N3 Toll Route, close to the border with KwaZulu-Natal. If you are heading to KwaZulu-Natal, we are ideally situated for you to pick up information about all eight KwaZulu-Natal tourism regions when you stop...

Love in the Mist

Van Reenen, KwaZulu-Natal
Love in the Mist is a cosy Oregon pine cottage with a fireplace. There are three bedrooms, one room has a double bed and two rooms have two single beds. The cottage sleeps five people and has a paraplegic bath and shower. The cottage is...

Llandaff Lodge

Llandaff Lodge B & B
Llandaff Lodge is situated on the edge of the escarpment on Scottston farm. It is a perfect house for weddings, fiftieth birthday parties, 21st’s, get-togethers and celebrations of all kinds. There is a massive fireplace, DStv, pool and the lodge sleeps nine, has three bathrooms...

Little Church Tea Garden

Van Reenen, KwaZulu-Natal
Situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, the Little Church Tea Garden makes an ideal stop for Geraldine’s delicious, all day, homemade meals (364 days-a-year). With log fires in the winter and stunning views of the Drakensberg, the tea garden has a gift shop and collectibles....

Little Choice

Opposite the Little Church, off the N3, Van Reenen
Ideally situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. Little Choice offers travellers reasonably priced, convenient accommodation. A stone’s throw from the renowned Little Church, the tea garden and stunning views of the Drakensberg, Little Choice offers budget pricing with de luxe benefits.

Green Lantern Inn B&B

Green Lantern Inn, Van Reenen, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Located in the tiny Van Reenen village (with a population of 23), situated on the N3 highway at the top of Van Reenen pass, the Green Lantern Inn is famous among travellers and sportsmen as a halfway refreshing point and offers unrivalled old school hospitality...

Gina’s Geluksburg

50 Main Street, Geluksburg 3377
Gina’s offers self-catering in a safe environment with beautiful views, seven different mountain biking routes, cycling, hiking or just chilling! Bring your own quad bikes and mountain bikes or hire ours. Gina’s has two swimming pools, two trampolines, a volley ball net and large garden....

Duza Lo Frontier Country Store Arts & Crafts

Montrose Country Highway Complex, Harrismith, Free State
Montrose Travel Centre, trading as Duza Lo Frontier Country Store, is located in the Montrose Country Complex on the N3 highway, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Part shop, part information centre, we are open seven days a week. We stock authentic local crafts, polished...
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