Gowan Valley Guest Farm

Gowan Valley Guest Farm

Gowan Valley guest farm offers the ultimate in old-fashioned hospitality in the Natal Midlands near Michaelhouse and other Natal private schools.
1.8kms from Orchards Wedding Venue.

Meander down into the valley of peace and quiet, where you can relax and unwind in our picturesque setting. The guest farm is a place where you can enjoy the pleasure of being really well cared for in a quiet haven of leisure and comfort… at reasonable rates.

Rates 2019

Minimum 2-night stay is required for bookings over weekends.

Adults – R795 per person per night sharing

Singles – R945 per person per night

Children under 12yrs – R445 per child per night sharing

Minimum 2 night stay is required for bookings over weekends.


Thatch House

The renovated thatched guest house boasts 6 beautifully furnished guest rooms, each with a character of their own. These comfortable guest rooms are made even cosier with their heaters, percale linen (flannel in winter) and tea and coffee making facilities.

Each room has it’s own bathroom en suite.

Room 1 – King Bed

Room 2 – King Bed

Room 3 – Double Sleigh Bed

Room 4 – King & Double bed, this room suits a family

Room 5 – King or 2 x single beds

Room 6 – King Bed

The Thatch House has a lounge with comfy couches, a fireplace, DSTV, an honesty bar and complimentary sherry.

Rooms 2, 5 and 6 and the lounge all lead to an outside courtyard area, kept cool by the Japanese Cherry Tree for all to enjoy & marvel over when in flower (October).

River & Garden Rooms

The River House boasts two renovated, lovely bedrooms with shower AND bath en suite.

Room 7 – King XL Bed (A favourite as closet to the river)

Room 8 – King XL Bed

Garden Rooms – 5 fresh, spacious and tranquil garden rooms are available, all with lovely large walk-in showers.

Garden 1 – King XL (can split into 2 x singles)

Garden 2 – King XL (can split into 2 x singles)

Garden 3 – King XL (can split into 2 x singles)

Garden 4 – King (can split into 2 x singles) & 1 x single bed

Garden 5 – King XL

All rooms include

Free WiFi

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Free Parking

Free private secured parking is possible on site.

Bedroom Comforts

Tea/Coffee Maker

Free toiletries

Gowan Valley Breakfast

The breakfast dining area is part of the River House,

where you can watch the gushing Mpofana River.

This stunning breakfast view is accompanied by a delicious full farmhouse breakfast,

with cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit juice and seasonal fruit on offer.


Golfing (enjoy Gowrie and Boschoek, two of South Africa’s greatest golf courses right on our doorstep)

Mountain biking

Karkloof Canopy Tours

Horse riding

Hot air ballooning

Midlands Meandering

The Junction

Piggly Wiggly

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Midmar Dam (home of the famous Midmar Mile!) is close by and is perfect for boating, fishing, sailing or just soaking up the sun!


Enquiry and Booking Form