ABOUT SHADY PINES
Equidistant from Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, this beautiful home is situated in spacious gardens with full views of Platberg. Seven spacious en-suite bedrooms are available plus two self-catering units – all equipped with modern amenities. Home cooked meals and unbound hospitality makes this a home from home.
The Pines is one of the best known of the older homes in Harrismith, a handsome sandstone residence with curved driveway sweeping up to the front entrance. This gracious home was built about 1880 for Mr Robert Gibson who was the father in law of Perla Siddle Gibson, the lady in white who won fame singing to the troops during the Second World War.
The house of sandstone was originally single storied. Later the top floor was added and subsequently The Pines became a boarding house. The old house was bought in 1960 in a very run down state by Koos and Alet de Witt, who started restoration during the winter of 1961 after which rebuilding started again.
In these dark and trying times Shady Pines Guesthouse assures all guests that the light will always be shining with us (with the help of a back up generator) – as well as back up water tanks to ensure our guests always have a comfortable stay.
WEDDINGS & CONFERENCES
For the wedding couple an exclusive, private bridal suite is available. A small Chapel, dwarfed by enormous trees, seats 120 people. In this beautiful setting there is also a venue available for receptions, conferences and family gatherings. The Reception Hall seats up to 180 guests. Shady Pines Guest House provides the catering and Cash Bar.
Close to the Northern Drakensberg, Mount-Aux-Sources, the highest mountain in South-Africa, the majestic Golden Gate, Sterkfontein Dam, the deepest dam in South Africa, Platberg Nature Reserve and down the road the artist paradise, Clarens.
Contact us for more information or to enquire about our wedding packages, menus and conference facilities.
Shady Pines has 26 Bedrooms that include Double- and Twin bedrooms, Self-Catering Flatlets, a Honeymoon Suite and Family Rooms. Various DSTV channels are available in the bedrooms as well as free WIFI. We have a wheelchair friendly bedroom available. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking.
Help yourself in our fully stocked Honesty Bar or have a Braai next to our swimming pool in our Stables area. Have a relaxing drink on our stoep during the hot summerdays, or feel at home in our cozy lounge during winter. Dinner is served all week. (Please book before 14h00)