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Gowan Valley Guest Farm

Accommodation in Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal

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Name of hostsNick & Susan Simpson
Tel:+27 (0)33 234 4413
fax+27 (0)33 234 4413
Cell+27 (0)83 307 4298
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Gowan Valley guest farm offers the ultimate in old-fashioned hospitality in the Natal Midlands near Michaelhouse and other Natal private schools.

Meander down into the valley of peace and quiet, where you can relax and unwind in our picturesque setting.

The guest farm is a place where you can enjoy the pleasure of being really well cared for in a quiet haven of leisure and comfort... at reasonable rates. (We currently charge R300 per night per person sharing for B&B. Children under 12 stay at half price and there is usually no charge for children under 12. Our single supplement rate is R400 per night for B&B).

After a sumptious guest farm breakfast, you can amble through our indigenous forest of ancient yellowood trees enjoying the serenity of the natural habitat of a variety of birds and wildlife, or simply relax with the tranquility of our stretch of river frontage.

In the evening relax in front of a crackling log fire and retire with just the sound of the nearby river to serenade you. Home-cooked evening meals are available on request.

Children are most welcome at the guest farm and are able to enjoy viewing the cattle, chickens etc. on our working farm.

Perhaps you would love to get away from it all for a few days and take time to 'smell the roses', or perhaps you are a business traveller needing a relaxed home from home atmosphere in the Natal Midlands.

You will find a warm welcome, good food, and clean, warm and comfy rooms with their 'small little touches', and best of all you are almost guaranteed to feel well rested in the morning!!


Our thatched guest house accommodation in the Natal Midlands boasts 6 beautifully furnished guest rooms, each with a character of their own.

The comfortable farmhouse guest rooms are made even cosier with their heaters, hot water bottles and tea and coffee making facilities. Enjoy the guest lounge with a TV (we have DSTV) and fire place. TV's can be provided in rooms on request.

Picnic Lunch Baskets

Picnic lunch baskets can be made up on request for those who want to spend the day out. 

Log fires

After a fun filled adventurous day, relax in our farm house in front of a crackling log fire and retire eventually with just the sound of our river to serenade you...



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We are on the Main R103 about 2.5kms from Balgowan, on the Howick side. If you are approaching on the N3 from the North / Estcourt, take the Nottingham Road offramp from the N3 and follow the R103 towards Nottingham Road and continue past Nottingham Road to Balgowan. You will see the sign for Gowan Valley about 2.5kms further on, on the left. There is a farm driveway for about 500m, which will bring you to the Main house. If you are approaching from the South / Pietermaritzburg, take the Howick / Tweedie N3 off ramp and turn left at the top. After approx. 1km you will come to a T-Junction, at which turn right towards Lions River, Nottingham Road and after about 17kms you will see the sign for Gowan Valley on your right. There is a farm driveway for about 500m, which will bring you to the main house.