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Wyford Farm
Location & Contact Details
Address: Van Reenen Pass (N3)
Van Reenen
South Africa
Contact : Sheila Russell
Local Fax : 086-5607125
INT Fax : +27-86-5607125
Cell : 072-1490608

Wyford Farm is situated in a pretty mountainous area off Van Reenen Pass (N3) and has a rich recorded history being built in the 1870's as a Trading Store on the route between Johannesburg and Durban. It is now a small working farm with beef cattle, pigs, sheep and horses which visitors may interact with. We are approximately 40 km from either Ladysmith or Harrismith and day trips are possible to Battlefield sites and Northern Berg resorts.

We offer comfortable accommodation in 5 separate and private self catering units which each have their own braai area and garden and are serviced daily. Wifi available in some units. Pets can usually be accommodated on request.

Poplar Cottage (Unit type A) looks on to a dam and has a fenced garden. It has one bedroom with a double bed and en suite shower bathroom. There is a second bedroom with 2 single beds and a second bathroom with bath. Upstairs in the loft there are 2 single beds and a double sleeper couch. The living area is large and incorporates the well equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with a fireplace. There is a covered braai area in the garden and a car port. There is a television set and a satellite dish but bring your own de coder and card

Aloe Cottage (Unit type B) sleeps 5 and has a Queen bed and a single bed in the large loft and 2 single beds in the downstairs bedroom. There is a shower bathroom and the living area has a fireplace and well equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. The spacious verandah has a stunning view of the mountains and there is a covered braai in the fenced garden which also has a car port. There is a television set with satellite dish but bring own decoder and card.

The Garden Cottage (Unit type C) is a small cozy unit in an enclosed garden. It is a bed sitter type of unit with a double bed and a single bed in the same room with a sitting nook with a fireplace and television at one side and a kitchen at the other. The separate bathroom has a free standing shower and a bath. There is a portable braai in the garden and a car port plus a satellite dish but bring own decoder and card.

The Old Trading Store (Unit type D) has 3 bedrooms, one has a double bed and an en suite bathroom with bath, one has 2 single beds with en suite bathroom with bath and shower and the third has a Queen bed and a single bed and is next to a shower bathroom. Extra beds can be made up in the very large living area which has a fireplace, lounge suite and large dining table. There is a television with stations SABC 1, 2, 3 and ETV. There is a satellite dish for DSTV, bring your own decoder and smart card. This is a WiFi zone. The well equipped kitchen is separate and the spacious verandah has a stunning view of the mountains. On the verandah is a day bed and there is a covered braai in the garden where there is a car port

Jacaranda Cottage (Unit type E) is a small bed sitter cottage with a double bed and a single in the main room with a fireplace in one corner, sitting area and dining table. There is a tv and a satellite dish for DSTV but bring your own decoder and smart card. There is a small kitchen equipped with microwave, mini stove, fridge, kettle, toaster etc. It overlooks a farm dam and has a braai area in the garden. The separate bathroom has a shower.

All bed linen and towels are supplied but please bring own swimming towels. TV is available with SABC stations 1, 2, 3, and E TV, three of the cottages have satellite dishes - see above but bring own decoder and card. We have good Cell Phone reception. Restaurants are situated in the area about 9 km away. Please note that we are 42 km from either Ladysmith or Harrismith so it is best to bring supplies with you.


Coming from Johannesburg / Harrismith on N3 take note of the Halfway Caltex Garage on the left at Van Reenen and continue on the N3 towards Ladysmith for 9 km and see our sign on brown boards. The entrance is directly opposite the Pyramids Motel (previously Andrews Motel), turn left on to the farm road and immediately left again and drive for 1, 8 km passing one house and stables on the left and continue to the end of the road which will bring you to the main house from where you will be directed to your individual cottage.

Coming from Durban / Ladysmith on either the N3 or R103 travel a further 15 km after the Tugela Toll Plaza and follow sign to Wyford directly opposite the Pyramids Motel (previously Andrews Motel) and continue as directed above.

GPS Co-ordinates
29 25 35 E
28 24 37 S
  • Payment Methods
  • Cash on arrival Cash on arrival
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Bed Configuration
  • Aloe Cottahge (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - double, single
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Garden Cottage and Jacaranda Cottage (Sleeps 3) x 2
    • Room 1 - double, single
  • Poplar Cottage (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single, single, single
  • The Old Trading Store (Sleeps 9) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - queen, three quarter
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - single sleeper couch, single sleeper couch
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • cycling trails
  • DSTV (bring card and decoder)
  • DSTV in room (bring card)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fridge in unit
  • hair dryer
  • heaters in unit
  • horse riding onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake onsite
  • linen & towels provided
  • microwave in unit
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor splash pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • Portable (movable) fans in cottage
  • private entrance
  • private entrance - outside rooms
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • serviced
  • stove in unit
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in room (non-satellite)
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 25

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
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