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- Peaceful, safe and secure farm park in the KZN mountains
- A 20-minute drive from Volksrust and 45 minutes from Newcastle
- Simple stands by a river for birdwatching and swimming
If stealing away to the mountains has long been on your bucket list, La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm is a quiet KwaZulu-Natal park in a safe and secure spot that’s privately owned (and with the owners living at the farm so they’re always on hand to help their guests).
Life is all very peaceful here in the mountains, with minimal traffic on the farm’s main road and a ban on loud music to make sure there’s nothing to disturb your stay. Instead you’ll most likely have a soundtrack of birdsong, which should set you up well for days spent biking, hiking, birdwatching and wildlife-spotting in the local area. Back at the farm is a river that’s got shallows for paddling and a deeper section to plunge into if you really need to cool off.
Facilities are fairly low-key at this farm, in keeping with the laidback style of the place, but guests will have access to toilets, showers, a washing-up area and a laundry area, along with internet access for planning all those outings.
As there’s plenty of space, campfires and braais are permitted at the park: Volksrust (20 minutes’ drive) is a handy place to pick up supplies, although you might also like to head a little further afield for the shops (and restaurants) in places like Memel or Wakkerstroom, or head to Newcastle (45 minutes’ drive away).
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 48 or more people are not permitted.
Bookings must not be for more than 12 consecutive nights.
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.
Minimum spacing of 20 metres between pitches.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
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Non-electric grass and sand pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
One Tent or Camper or RV allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 5.0m width x 5.0m depth (16.4ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
Ground type: Grass and sand
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Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Staggered showering times
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Look out for the farm's red gate, which can be opened by slipping one link of the chain through another (please remember to close it again because of wandering farm animals).
Have yourself a very historic hike on Majuba Mountain (five minutes’ drive), the site of the First Boer War, and kick off what could be a history-packed itinerary if you so wish… with the small historic town of Memel (50 minutes) and Newcastle’s battle sites and museums (40 minutes) no huge car journey away, you’ll have plenty of time for it…
If you’re not viewing the Volksrust (20 minutes) landscapes from above – as paragliding is popular in this area – down below are more historic attractions, including a steam train.
Add birds and hippos to your sightseeing list… your best chance to view them is in the splendid Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve (40 minutes). Otherwise, birdwatchers and history buffs will find plenty of species, historic buildings and museums in Wakkerstroom (35 minutes).
There’s more game in the Utrecht Balele Community Game Park (an hour), from giraffes and zebras to warthog and wildebeest.
After a lazier afternoon with the gang, perfecting your swing? There’s a golf course (20 minutes) within striking distance for such activities.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm? Have yourself a very historic hike on Majuba Mountain (five minutes’ drive), the site of the First Boer War, and kick off what could be a history-packed itinerary if you so wish… … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at La Belle Esperance Adventure Farm? From R160 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability