Covid-19:  Health and Safety Declaration

Please note that in terms of Government Regulations regarding the State of Emergency to combat the spread of Covid-19, more information is available from http://www.sacoronavirus.co.za or https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/essential-services

*We take specific measures to ensure the safety of our employees and our guests.  *Our staff members have been briefed about the nature and severity of COVID-19 and related viruses to ensure the safety of themselves and our guests.  *We have a plan in place with regards to necessary procedures to take care of any guest or staff member displaying COVID-19 symptoms.  *Our check-in procedure may include specific health and safety protocols such as temperatures being taken and sanitizing of hands.

About Us


Situated in a nature conservation area 12 km outside Barberton on the R38 Kaapmuiden road, our guesthouse offers quiet weekend getaways or for the more active, birding and admiring local plant species.  

Established in 1997 – this family owned guest house is on the site of the old Clutha Hotel, one of many hotels in Barberton which serviced the gold miners during the gold rush days.  The name is derived from the coach road between Barberton and Delgoa Bay, used by transport riders delivering supplies to the many gold prospectors during the gold rush days of 1874-1898.  

The route was also made famous by Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock.  The remains of a portion of this road runs through the property.  The remaining buildings were converted to a private home in the early 1930’s.  The guest house is ideally situated to explore the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, and the southern Lowveld.

Eight comfortable rooms with own entrance and en-suite facilities.  Access for wheelchairs available.  One double room on the ground floor, near the parking area, has wheelchair access with a shower-over-bath combination, with handrails, but not a roll-in shower.  

We offer accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner available on request.  If you are arriving late afternoon, early evening, please note that Barberton does not have a big selection of restaurants, besides the usual take-away franchises.  As we are 15km north of Barberton town centre, we would suggest that you book dinner.  

Please let us know when you make a reservation if you will require dinner and advise us of any special dietary requirements.  We are licensed to sell alcohol and do not provide self-catering facilities.