DescriptionOriginally built as a Church of England Mission in 1884, Ashtonvale is a working farm personally run by the Hill family since 1958. The original small family chapel has just been restored.
Situated in the foothills between the Southern Drakensberg and the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Ashtonvale offers comfortable full board accommodation in en-suite rondavels and cottages for between 65 and 70 people. Other options include a B&B rate and one self-catering cottage sleeping eight people. We have 13 double rooms, 3 single rooms and 9 family units consisting of two bedrooms and a bathroom. The majority of the rooms have baths and a few have showers.
A hair-drying room is available and it also houses an iron and ironing board for last minute laundry. Tea and coffee are available at all times.
Ashtonvale is an ideal family holiday venue - An old-world guest farm catering for the whole family. Young children can enjoy interacting with farm animals and learn to milk a cow. A pony ride is arranged daily for them. They have a small playground (with their own tractor) and a tuck-shop.
Older children are safe to explore the farm on their own or with their newly made friends. A cricket match on the front lawn is a common sight on a late summer afternoon.
Our sparkling blue swimming pool with paddling pool has the most spectacular views, an ideal spot to play with the kids or enjoy sundowners in the evening. We are not liquor licensed so please bring your own. Fridges are provided.
Most evenings, after dinner, we gather in the lounge (in winter around a roaring log fire) to play bingo, vegetable derby or similar family games or you might rather meet with friends in the 'Randy Rooster' to share a drink, play snooker or darts or just simply chat and listen to music.
RatesWeekend Daily Tariff: (per person per day) R330.00 including three meals
R310.00 dinner / bed / breakfast
R280.00 bed / dinner
R270.00 bed / breakfast
Midweek Daily Tariff: (per person per day) R300.00 including three meals
R280.00 dinner / bed / breakfast
R260.00 bed / dinner
R230.00 bed / breakfast
Holidays and long weekends: (per person per day) R380.00 including three meals
R360.00 dinner / bed / breakfast
R330.00 bed / dinner
R310.00 bed / breakfast
Children under a year: free of charge
Pre-school 1 year: R25.00 per day
2 years: R50.00 per day
3 years: R75.00 per day
4 years: R100.00 per day
5 years: R125.00 per day
6 years: R150.00 per day
Primary School: half the adult tariff
High School: two-thirds of adult tariff
All rates are per person per day and inclusive of VAT.
Self-catering One cottage sleeping eight people (cost for the unit per day)
R550.00 (two day stay)
R700.00 (one day stay)
R450.00 (two day stay)
R600.00 (one day stay)
Holidays and long weekends: R750.00 per day
Self-catering rates are per unit per day and inclusive of VAT.
DirectionsTurn off the N3 onto the R617 at Merrivale "Exit 99 Howick South / Underberg". Pass through Boston then Bulwer. We are 2km beyond Bulwer on the left hand side of the main road when travelling towards Underberg.