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About The Guardians

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers wonderful activities against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. The Guardians is just 5 km out of town.

The Guardians offers accommodation in a beautiful setting, in luxurious thatched cottages and family units. Guests have a choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation, with dinner available by prior arrangement.

Activities in the surrounding area include rock art sites, fly-fishing, horse riding, hiking trails, and 4x4 trails.

Wedding Venues: There is a 43 seater Chapel with a mountain view for weddings. Please inquire for price.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 94 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No smoking policy in cottages or suites.
No pets allowed.
Breakfast on request is only payable in cash on arrival (i.e. NO payment via SafariNow for meals).
Book In: 14:00 - 19.30
Guests to let establishment know if it will be later.
After 20: 00 a R 250.00 late arrival will be charged.
Book Out: 10h00

Availability and pricing

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  • Tiger Lily Family Suite Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The suite features two bedrooms. One room has a queen bed and the second room has three single beds with additional spac... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Adults
      • Magnolia suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Jasmin Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This suite can accommodate two people. It is available as a self-catering suite or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfa... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            from $49 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Main House Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only
                from $49 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Rose Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rose suite can accommodate two people. It is available as a self-catering suite or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfa... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from $49 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Mountain Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Mountain Cottage is available as a self-catering cottage or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfast is payable at the... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from $63 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Olive Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Olive Cottage is available as a self-catering cottage or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfast payable at the esta... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from $63 For 2 guests
                            • Adults

                              Reviews for The Guardians

                              94 guest reviews Reviews of

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                              Russell Smith
                              10 April 2021

                              A great stopover when traveling down to the Cape. Lovely surroundings, peaceful environment and well organised.

                              Amanda Jansen
                              05 April 2021

                              We were met by the friendly owners when we arrived. The lodges were nice and clean on arrival and had everything that we needed...we enjoyed the Upstream Restaurant's food and it had a lovely atmosphere. We were happy to see so many different kinds of animals on the farm. On arriving back at the lodges after spending the day out, everyone happily turned to their rooms to get a good nights sleep. We would definitely return for another visit :)Establishments response:It was just a pleasure to have you visit us. Hope you return soon.

                              Mike Biesheuvel
                              16 December 2020

                              Nice safe location; room and facilities are super; lovely gardens and location in the foothills; convenience of Upstream Restaurant a short walk away - must try their shredded lamb burger;

                              Richard Wass
                              08 October 2020

                              nice place to relax. Lots of wild life and farm style animals. Very relaxing stay after long drive. Can walk to the restaurant which is also a great place to eat.

                              Georg Scharf
                              03 October 2018

                              Was value for money.

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                              The Guardians is 4.3km from the centre of Elliot , the nearest airport 94.6km (Mthatha Airport).
                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling