Loose Yourself in an era gone by ….
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.
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. 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.
Diverse outdoor activities are available. Accross the road are fully equipped gym facilities and an indoor heated pool. A beautiful golf course, squash and tennis courts. Bowling greens are within walking distance. Rock climbing, fly fishing, bird watching and hunting are all within reach.
26 Bedrooms • Free Wi-fi • Private Bar with DSTV • Various DSTV Channels in Bedrooms • Check in Time 12h00, Check out Time 10h30 • Breakfast served Mondays to Fridays 07h00 – 09h00 • Breakfast served Saturdays to Sundays 08h00 – 10h00 • Dinner served all week – to be booked before 14h00 • Swimmingpool available • Wheelchair Friendly Bedroom • No Pets Allowed • Licensed Property
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.