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Mawelawela Lodge - Elandslaagte

In the heart of the Anglo Zulu and Boer war battlefields,St Lucia and the Cape.

George and Herta are natural, down-to-earth couple whose veins of hospitality run deep... And their farmhouse B&B is awash with incidental pleasures guaranteed to make your stay a memorable one. Herta, an Austrian, moved out to South Africa twenty-eight years ago and married George, who is a beef and game farmer. He is also a highly knowledgeable historian, which explains the painting of an unhappy Napolean on his way to St Helen which stares out at the family dining room, and the private museum full of weighty tomes on the Anglo Boer wars, boasting an extensive picture collection and library. One can spend hours immersed among the prints of battle scenes and Boer war literature including a fascinating London illustrated News annual from 1899. George also leads tours out to the nearby battlefields, especially Elandslaagte.

The two twin rooms at the end of the main house are both very comfortable, and across the jacaranda-filled garden is a self contained apartment with 3 bedrooms - one single, one double, one twin bedded, small fully fitted kitchen, perfect for a family or group. Beyond is the farm itself which, as well as the cattle is home to over 22 plain game species and 280 birds species.

The rooms are comfortable with tea and coffee trays, wall safes, heating and electric blankets for winter and fans or air conditioners for summer. Radios, TV, hairdryers and dressing gowns are provided.

Facilities include the use of fax and internet access. Secure parking and laundry facilities on request.

Leisure activities:

Hiking Trails: Both for bikes and on foot.
Horse Riding Trails: Nearby.
Fishing: Dams on farm - both trout and bass. Bring own rods.
Bird Watching: Over 300 species sited.
Golf: Nearby.

Places of interest:

Battlefields: Isandlwana, Elandslaagte, Talana, Blood river.
Museum: Ladysmith, Talana, Rorke's drift, Blood river
Maria Radschitz Mission: Beautiful restored Mission and church buildings.
Directions from: on the N11 - 32kms from Ladysmith, 72kms from Dundee on the R602.

Places of further interest:

World heritage site - Drakensberg Mountains (1 1/2 hrs)
Midlands Meander - Shopping experience in beautiful scenic surroundings (1 1/2 hrs)


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Owner: Herta Mitchell-Innes
Tel: 036-4211860
Cell: 083-2596394
Address: Fodo Farm
PO Box 21
South Africa

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B&B Facilities: En Suite Bathroom Coffee Making facility Drinkable Tap Water Digital Satelite TV Fireplace Safe / Locker Facility Secure Parking Roomservice / Waiters Shower No Smoking Allowed Dinner Served Television Internet Laundry Facilities Air Conditioning
Special: Elderly Welcome Families Welcome
Nearby Facilities: Airport Bus Stop Car Hire Facilities Cinema / Films City Nearby Diesel / Fuel Historical Sites Hospital Mechanic Petrol / Fuel Police Shopping Facilities
Activities: Bird Watching Fishing Golf Hiking Horseriding Hunting Swimming Wildlife / Safari

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