Place to stay in the free state?





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  1. #1
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    Default Place to stay in the free state?

    Hi guys

    I will be travelling on the N5 through Harrismith soon, and will need a place to stay over en route to Bloem. Any nice c ampsites/guest houses/farms Have to make an early start the next morning, otherwise Golden Gate would have been an option...

    Any help would be great!!!
    So much to see, so little time...

    2000 Gen2.5 V6 Pajero

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    On the Clarens side of Golden Gate, there is Bergwoning 4x4. Nice campsite and scenic 4x4 route, if you would consider it. They also have self catering. The standard I do not know.

    There is also Rebellie where the self catering is very nice, but fairly pricey. Very nice setting!

    Try to avoid Clarens town - very touristy and glitsy - where all the juppies from Gauteng hang out! (Shiny 4x4's that never even see a gravel road and soft top Beemers!)

    Hope this help.

    Bostoe

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    Another thing brennain

    I always avoid the Bethlehem Paul Roux Route, lots of traffic and a very small road. There is two way more scenic alternatives:

    1) Golden Gate - Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, Clocolan, Verkeerdevlei
    2) Golden Gate, Ficksburg, Ladybrand, Tweespruit, Thaba Nchu
    (The alternatives should not take any longer)

    Let me know if you want to know anything else.

    Bostoe

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    These 2 guest houses are apparantly also very nice (our company sugested these, have not been here myself)

    Tuscany Lodge
    Tel: 051 447 3399

    Lazy Lizard
    051 444 5075

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