We recently spent a week at Beacon Vlei and it really is very central on the famous Natal Midlands meander. With a few chalets you never feel crowded out and the lake provides a stunning setting. The place is kiddy friendly with loads of space to run around and enjoy the water. Alex, the owner is very hands-on and always... More
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- 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
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