Mount Olive Stables
The Cottage is situated 20km from Harrismith along the N3 - Durban bound, there is a 1 km gravel road from the Highway which takes you to the cottage. (No 4x4 vehicle needed!)
The facility is part of a working farm, accommodating the management of two studs. We take great pride in the breeding of "Arabian horses" and "Brangus cattle", amidst a pristine setting where man and nature co-exist peacefully. This luxurious self-catering cottage sleeps 6 people, has gas lighting and a large cosy fireplace; making it an ideal retreat for those who want to get away from it all or your ideal stop-over on your way to or from the coast.
The cottage has an upper storey sleeping deck (4 single beds), main bedroom (1 double bed), 1 bathroom (toilet, bath & hand shower), fully-equipped kitchen, dining/sitting area and outdoor veranda. Wood is provided daily (free of charge) for the large fireplace and a Weber is available for outdoor braai's (No charcoal provided). The cottage has been designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer. Clean towels and bedding are provided, with extra blankets available in the cupboard.
The farm is available for walks, fishing and birding with the river and marshes within 500m of the cottage. 80 year old oak forests fringe the marshes in the valley and help create a nature lovers' paradise where small game can also be encountered.
Places of interest within 5km:
- Rensburg’s Kop
- 2 Lion farms
- Hound & Hare Family Restaurant offering home-cooked cuisine
- Montrose Ultra City offering:
- Convenience store
- Mug n Bean
- Milky Lane
- Liquor store
- Conference facilities
The training of horses, along with the branding, tagging, dipping and inoculating of cattle are all activities which may be encountered on the farm, from time to time.
No horse-riding is offered as our horses are generally not stabled and are kept in the veld.
No under-cover parking.
Bring your own beach towels, toiletries, food, drinks, ice, charcoal, firelighters, boots, walking stick, binoculars, good book and fishing tackle.
There is no Eskom power at the Cottage which is gas operated.
We look forward to meeting you and hope that your stay with us will be the first of many.
Collection of keys to be arranged.
- bar fridge
- Bird watching
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- car hire (less than 20km)
- fishing (less than 10km)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- free toiletries
- fridge in unit
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- kitchenette only
- linen & towels provided
- Malaria free
- nature trail (less than 10km)
- not serviced
- parking all onsite
- pets allowed by prior arrangement
- private entrance
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- small fridge
- stove in unit
- tea / coffee making facilities