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Ardmore Guest Farm

Located in KwaZulu Natal


Tel: (+27) 36 468 1164

Agritourism accommodation on a working farm

Escape the crowds and head to  Ardmore Guest Farm ! You will find space, peace and beautiful scenery. Ardmore is a 150 ha organic  timber farm situated in the Champagne Valley in the picturesque Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. Stay in an  individual mountain facing cottage ( 2 or 3 bedrooms) , bungalow (rondavel),   or one of our  garden-facing studio rooms. All our units have en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi spa baths and wood fireplaces. Either dine in our restaurant or choose our new self catering option, you can now enjoy  Bed and Breakfast, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast or now Self Catering options.  We also have a tea garden so you should never go hungry ! All of our mountain facing ( 2 and 3 bedrooms) cottages have new kitchens, so you can enjoy home away from home or spoil yourself with a night off in our restaurant. We also have some fenced cottages so you don’t need to leave your precious pet behind , they’ll love the walks on the farm.

The Champagne Valley has much to offer for all age groups  : great hikes, scootours, Drakensberg Boys Choir performances,  river rafting, golf courses, bird of prey display to name but a few or just  relax on the farm, take leisurely walks, bird watch and  enjoy our animals ( horses, sheep, dogs, chickens, goats ) or bring your own ! We have a licensed bar and an a la carte restaurant and of course Free wifi !

The farm lies in the valley below the three highest peaks in South Africa, namely Mafadi (3450m), Injisuthi Dome (3410m) and Champagne Castle (3377m), which dominate the skyline. Come and explore !

Our giveaway to helping to promote South Africa as a tourist destination

You can win:
2 night stay for 2 persons including breakfast and dinner in amountain view cottage

Additionally you are automatically entered into the competition to win the great South Africa adventure holiday worth more than R150 000.

Value of Ardmore Guest Farm prize
Closing date of competition:

18:00 on 30.10.2022

Subject to availability and not valid over peak periods and long weekends

We have been able to offer this giveaway through a collaboration with our wide network of travel and tourism partners. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored this incredible adventure holiday giveaway for 2 persons valued at over R150 000!! But there is even more. There is also a bonus prize of a 4k Olfi action camera up for grabs.

Our mission is to create  tourism awareness in South Africa and heightened attention for the upcoming tourism month of September. Its all about getting more locals and returning South Africans,  travelling this wonderful country of ours. If we can encourage international tourists too even better.

The great South Africa adventure holiday worth R150000 unpacked

Giants Castle Slack Packing Trail

Slackpacking – Explore the Drakensberg foothills without the burden of a backpack walking from lodge to lodge, having your luggage transported for you and looking forward to excellent 3 course meals.

Experience the St Lucia estuary from St Lucia Eco Lodge for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner as well as a game drive and boat safari. This lodge is an ideal point from which to explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Karkloof Canopy Tour

The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides, the longest of which is 200m! Feel like Tarzan as you zip safely from platform to platform with a yodel to wake the squirrels.

Stay another night at Antbear Lodge after you have completed the slack packing trail in a Mountain View site including dinner and breakfast. Take in a cultural storytelling experience in  our star gazing hammock camp

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is a gentle experience that is suitable for all. Imagine drifting at a leisurely pace across the magnificent Drakensberg 

Via Faretta Drakensberg

For those that enjoy walking or hiking through our beautiful countryside we invite you to enjoy a mountain climbing route that has aids such as ladders, steps and cable.

Ardmore Guest Farm

Stay 3 nights at Ardmore Guest Farm  including dinner and breakfast. You will want the extra time here to experience Scootours downhill scooters and the Via Feratta rock climbing trail. Dont forget one of the mornings will be and early start to float away in a hot air balloon Value 

Sootours downhill scooters

Feel the thrill as you negotiate a downhill mountain experience in the Central Drakensberg. Scooters are non-motorized making this Eco-friendly. 

Tree Tree Hill Lodge

Stay 2 nights at Three Tree Hill Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. The old-world charm of this upmarket lodge with its large verandahs creates an ideal environment in which to wind down and enjoy nature. Included is a game walk and if you can also consider to take part in a guided battlefield tour.

Granny Mouse

2 Nights relaxing in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa. Explore the Midlands Meander and relax with  the very best in opulent accommodation coupled with old-world charm and service, embedded into the ethos and foundations of this historic hotel.

safari at Bonamznzi

Enter the rough terrain of Bonamanzi in Northern KZN. Its home to the big 4 and with its wide expanses of bush, makes game viewing the best in the country. 2 Nights in a treehouse with dinner, bed and breakfast including a game drive


2 nights  at the five star  Fugitives Drift Lodge. Take part in Fugitives’ Drift’s awe-inspiring battlefield tours, which bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life, leaving one with a deep and tangible insight into some of the most moving of South Africa’s battlefields.


Stay 2 nights at Leopard Mountain Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. Witness endless sunsets melting their final rays into the horizon, the smell of fresh rainfall over Africa’s plains and a feeling of peace and tranquillity as your African dream unfolds into a truly memorable reality.


2 Nights relaxing in at Makakatana  Game Lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Experience this magnificent area from the comfort of our spacious rooms, set on raised decks within the wilderness of the game park. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife in the game reserve, within Lake St. Lucia’s estuary and the glorious coastal beaches on the eastern shores of the park.


Imagine a place where time stands still, where the gentle breeze rustles through the Red Ivory trees, the sun drops slowly beyond the horizon, turning the sky pink and cueing the lion’s call. Now stop imagining and experience all of this for2 nights including dinner and breakfast from the sanctuary of your very own private balcony at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge.

Mlendeni Sitole will tell you his African village stories of the night skies. He has built a star gazing hammock camp for you to relax and observe the heavens and listen to the night sounds. He makes you feel like you have never seen the night sky before when you go stargazing with him in the Drakensberg.

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Number of competition entries so far: 17

Wayne Kent – 04.10.2022
Enjoying a catered break in such spectacular surroundings is very attractive, especially with such a wide variety of activities to enjoy on Ardmore Guest Farm and the Champagne Valley to add some adventure.

Dean Wallenkamp – 17.08.2022
You offer something for everyone with the most amazing views

Sarah Ramnath – 12.08.2022
I live in Durban which is hot, sticky and humid. A change to a colder mountainous region sounds appealing to me, and I would still not have left the province. I am a freelance writer and would be honoured to write about my experiences.

Tracy Kent – 04.08.2022
The Berg is our absolute favourite destination and Ardmore Guest Farm looks like a home away from home stay! It would be the perfect base for exploring the spectacular Champagne Valley, and we’d love to also just do some relaxing on the farm.

Nick Baglow – 26.07.2022
The Berg and its environs represent the ultimate get away from it all destination!

Michael Weingartz – 26.07.2022
To able to escape the crowds and find space, peace and beautiful scenery.

Sifiso Mnisi – 25.07.2022
Already drooling over this, I can’t wait: All our units have en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi spa baths and wood fireplaces

Dawn Wallenkamp – 25.07.2022
YOur location and the amazing activities offered for all age groups

Andre Potgieter – 25.07.2022
We would love to explore the Drakensberg area more. This will be an ideal opportunity!

Lester Niss – 24.07.2022
I love the ‘Berg and a farm experience sounds fascinating.

Tracey Cogan – 24.07.2022
The mountains are so beautiful and your guest farm looks amazing

Nkosikhona Mpisane – 24.07.2022
The location you are in and multiple things to do in and around the farm.

Jessica Du Randt – 24.07.2022
My husband and I love nature and have never had the opportunity to explore the berg, this would be a amazing relaxing getaway for us 🙂

Michelle Wales – 24.07.2022
to be in the stunning Drakensberg in a pet friendly establishment – what a winner!

Dhinesha Arunajallam – 24.07.2022
Your dedication to promoting South Africa as a great place to unwind.