Penny Lane Guest House
is a traditional country guest house in the heart of the Midlands Meander in Kwazulu-Natal.
It is an excellent base while you explore the well known Midlands Meander Craft Route. Nearby you will find artists, potters, leather crafters, weavers and many other folk who live and work in country studios in this region.
Whether sitting quietly in our formal lounge, with a book from our library chatting with fellow guests at the bar, the emphasis remains on relaxed congeniality and friendship.
Penny Lane has a sparkling swimming pool, and a trampoline for the children. Stroll around the secure property (56 acres), or just relax in the shade of one of the magnificent trees in our garden. We also arrange horse riding and hiking on request.
The children`s lounge is indicative of our policy regarding children. Videos, toys and games are available.
There are five golf courses within 25 minutes drive of Penny Lane.
In association with Wildfly of Nottingham Road we can offer our guests a complete trout fishing package no matter how experienced you are. Accommodation, equipment hire and lessons if required, and guided or unguided fishing are all available.
We offer English style breakfasts. A three course dinner is offered on request, for those who enjoy gourmet cuisine.
Accommodation at Penny Lane Guest House:
The 10 en-suite double bedrooms are spacious, beautifully furnished and carefully designed, each with its own access to an undercover walkway bordered by exotic Iceberg roses.
In addition, each elegantly and individually decorated bedroom is en-suite, with ceiling fan, heater, electric blanket and hairdryer.
All bathrooms have both bath and shower.
Penny Lane Guest House Activities:
The Midlands Meander offers a wide variety of cottage industries, arts and crafts.
There is a mini-brewery, various cheese and German sausage makers, art galleries, potters, and numerous craftsmen working with wood, iron and stained glass.
Along the route, are various restaurants, tea gardens, and coffee shops many with an International flavour. Drive yourself, or relax and let a guide take you to the places that you want to see.
Two hours drive from Penny Lane lies an area known as "The Battlefields" depicting the turbulent history of this region. The many monuments and war graves of the Voortrekker-Zulu War (1836-1852) the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, and the Anglo Boer Wars of 1881, and 1899-1902 are indicative of great acts of heroism on all sides and the emerging vision of the 'Rainbow Nation.'
History is real in the company of your guide when visiting places such as Spioenkop, Ladysmith, Colenso, Vaalkrans and stand next to the rail tracks at the exact spot where Winston Churchill was captured by the Boers.
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Health & Climate:
Weather can change sudently bring warm jersey in winter and even in summer. Altitude is 1340m
The accommodation was absolutely beautiful and the special we received through SA Places made the weekend very affordable. Our only recommendation would be to create a walking trail in the area where visitors can enjoy the surroundings even more!
Owners are very friendly and service was efficient. Quality of food was excellent and standard of accommodation was good.