Swallowfield Rondavels (Spades Rondavel)

Farm stay hosted by James

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Swallowfield Rondavels ...affordable and comfortable self-catering accommodation in the Central Drakensberg. Spectacular Drakensberg views.

The rondavels have:

braai facilities (camping chairs can be provided on request) - brick braai, bench and table.;
A kitchenette counter with:
a microwave;
electric frying pan;
cutlery and crockery;
complimentary tea, coffee, creamer and sugar;
and tea/coffee making facilities; &
a dining table and two chairs, electric blanket and a fan.

The space
Both of the two rondavels, "Feathers" and "Spades, have a flat-screen TVs with either USB and DVD player or a USB port. We provide a range of movies for you to watch.

The rondavels are ideal for couples or single persons.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
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Where you’ll be

Winterton, South Africa

.Drakensberg Activities – Drakensberg Experiences renowned wilderness and cultural experiences. This is what is referred to as “Drakensberg Experiences” or “Drakensberg Activities”. It is as a result of the unique flora and fauna of this area, that this magnificent escarpment was declared a World Heritage Site on two counts. This makes it one of only approximately 20 of these sites to receive this accolade twice. This makes it a range of significant experiences or activities.

The Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg.


The Drakensberg, particularly the Central Drakensberg, has seen some exciting new tourism developments. These together with the existing attractions and services of this area, the Northern and Central Drakensberg and surrounding Battlefields and other tourism areas, offer a particularly distinctive experience for leisure groups, conferences, incentive programmes and the individual domestic and international tourist.

These developments include the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate. This is an estate that was established in 2008. So this exquisite venue which, offers an excellent wine tasting experience only did its first wine pressing  some 3 years ago. Moreover,  Pinotage then proceeded to secure a gold award in 2016 and 2017 at the
Stellenbosch Wine Show.

Cathedral Peak Wine Estat

In addition to this wonderful wine estate, the Cathkin Valley now has its own micro-brewery. The Drakensberg Brewery, which is producing a range of exceptional beer types ranging from red Ales, blonde Ales, Indian Pale Ale, Pilsners and Stout. This brewery, which is open for light lunches and tasting, is a must visit. Children will love watching the occasional glider, landing at the airstrip where this brewery is based.


In addition, to these developments, the Valley is becoming increasingly popular for mountain bikers and trail runners. The community of this area has seen the potential of those sporting pursuits and as a result, established has an extensive mountain biking and trail running trails.

It is also important to be aware of the fact that the Central Drakensberg has its own walking club, which meets for day hikes every Tuesday.

This Valley also offers a Park Run, a 5 km experience from the Waffle Hut near Winterton. Guests are welcome to join this community spirit. Additionally, engage with locals over waffles and coffee on Saturday morning. The run starts at 08h00.


There are also some special hidden gems in the Valley, which are very special attractions:

“Sandra se Winkel” Museum on the way to Ardmore Guest Farm is a fascinating trip into the past of frontier life of the Drakensberg. It is a genuine trading store from a by-gone era. Many of the goods in the museum are still in their original packages.

There are a wide range of activities and experiences of the Drakensberg and surrounding area for leisure tourists, incentive groups and conference delegates. Therefore there is no reason why you should not have an active experience in the Drakensberg. Activities and experiences of the Drakensberg and surrounding area range from:

Firstly, helicopter flips over the Drakensberg:

Additionally, hiking… read more;

Thirdly, hot air ballooning;

Also, abseiling;



Motor bike scrambling;

Moreover, trail running;

Park runs – in Northern Drakensberg and at the Waffle Hut;

regular events …read more;

mountain biking and circuits;

bowling – especially at The Nest Hotel;

paint ball;



a chocolate factory;

performances of the Drakensberg Boys Choir;


visits to San rock art sites and museums – Main Caveat Giants Castle, Didima Rock Art Museum and Battle Cave at Injisuti;

The reptile centre;

Falcon Ridge bird sanctuary;


bee and honey tours;

bird watching;

fishing at locations such as Bell Park Dam and Spionkop Nature Reserve;

moreover, mountaineering. Some peaks such as Monks Cowl are a real challenge!;

various eateries and pubs;

horse riding;

furthermore, mountain biking;


quad biking;

two wheelers (Scooters);

also, white river rafting:

canopy tours or zip lining:

craft markets, such as Zulu Weavers and Thokozisa;

wine estate, The Cathedral Peak Wine Estate:

a day trip to the Midlands Meander;

a craft brewery, The Drakensberg Brewery;

visits to battlefield sites such as Spionkop, Ladysmith and Colenso and tours:

Lastly, game reserves such as Nambiti and Spionkop Nature Reserve;and
museums and monuments such as the Winterton Museum, Sandra se Winkel, The Ladysmith Siege Museum and Nelson Mandela Capture site.

Hosted by James

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Check-in: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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