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.