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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: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 90 Reviews

Facilities

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

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).

Availability and pricing

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  • Magnolia suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Suitable for a couple.Full bathroom with separate toilet.Fully self catering. 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
    from R0 Room rate
    • 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 R700 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Main House Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only This suite can accommodate four people and it shares a full bathroom.
            from R700 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • 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
                from R700 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 R700 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 R900 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 R900 For 2 guests
                            • Adults

                              Reviews for The Guardians

                              90 guest reviews Reviews of

                              4.5 out of 5 stars
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                              48
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                              1 star
                              2
                              Georg Scharf
                              03 October 2018

                              Was value for money.

                              Candice Lowe
                              07 July 2018

                              The greeting on arrival was " do not feed the dogs " during the stay the children were shouted at for playing and running around, which by rights children run, the hospitality was absolutely horrific. The kitchen cupboards were so under stocked that we had to go and purchase our own cookware. And just to top it all off our trailers spare tyre was stolen in the parking lot!!!!!!!! How do I rate this stay? I have never been happier to be home than I am now!

                              Pamela Cunningham
                              05 February 2018

                              Loved the location and views are outstanding.Please replace the instant coffee with ground coffee.

                              Ria Smuts
                              17 January 2018

                              Beautiful location, clean and neat, friendly people and nice breakfast. Will recommend.

                              Barry Charnock
                              17 December 2017

                              Beautiful setting, peaceful nights cosy sleep. The perfect halfway stop over between Eastern Cape and Natal. Were going to visit on the return trip. Friendly hosts

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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