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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
No smoking
Parking on Premises
Bath towels
Dining Area

The diverse combination of grasslands, indigenous forest and flowing streams provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The 120 hectare working farm has close to 30 hectares of natural forest. There is an amazing variety of bird life and mammals. You may be lucky enough to hear the very rare Tree Hyrax, with its distinctive cry, on a warm night.

There are 7 hiking trails marked out on the farm. These range from easy to advanced, and meander through the indigenous forests of the KZN Midlands, past trickling waterfalls and even up to the top of the iNhlosane.

We also have a variety of activities available for the whole family, from fly fishing and canoeing on our dam, to exploring the arts and crafts of the Midlands Meander.

Many other activities are available in the surrounding Natal Midlands, such as the exciting Karkloof Canopy Tours, visiting Howick Falls, visiting the Nelson Mandela Capture Site and the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, as well as horse riding and paintball.

Accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis, in comfortable cottages, cabins and a century old farmhouse. Linen and towels are supplied for all the units. Camping facilities are also available in a beautiful camping ground, some with electrical points.

Property Facilities:
* Braai
* Working Farm

At Mount Park Guest Farm:
* Small trout dam for trout fishing and swimming.
* Hiking
* Bird watching
* Volley Ball

In the Dargle Valley:
* Dargle Valley Market
* Pizzas at Il Postino
* Visit HorsePlay

In the Natal Midlands:
* Visit Howick Falls
* Visit Fort Nottingham Museum
* Explore Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve
* Karkloof Canopy Tours

Area Information:
Known as the place of many waterfalls, owing to the many tributaries of the uMngeni River that tumble down gorges and over sharp inclines on their way to the Indian Ocean, Howick is possibly best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested in August 1962 (see the Nelson Mandela Capture Site), and most visited because of the Howick falls.

The little village of Howick - a great place to find antiques, arts and crafts, and part of the Midlands Meander - was named after Earl Grey, the British Colonial Secretary who started out in life as the Viscount Howick. It remains fundamentally a farming town that supplies the number of farms in the area, and people pass through here on their way to the interior or to Midmar Dam, just 7 kilometres away.

Howick Falls is a 100 metre cascade of water, practically in the centre of town. The falls were known by the Zulus as KwaNogqaza - place of the tall one - and first seen by European travellers on their way to trade from the coast in the early 19th century. You can arrange to abseil alongside the falls down the gorge and into the pool, if youâ??re in an adventurous frame of mind, and if not, there is a safer alternative from a viewing platform above the falls that is close to the car park.

For those opting for bit of a walk, there is a steep but safe trail that descends to the river bed. The view from here is utterly breathtaking, but the return climb more than a little vertical. Fly-fishing is a popular pastime, and dams and streams in the area are brimming with trout. Mountain bike fundis can enjoy the hills in and around town and horse trails, produced by the local polo clubs, cross the countryside.

In Room Facilities:
DSTV available (movie-, sport channels, SABC 1, 2, 3, E-TV and KykNet)

* Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve
* Howick Falls
* Midlands Meander
* Nelson Mandela Capture Site
* Sakabula Golf Club


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Extra Info
Property Type Camp, Cottage, Guest Farm

Time of arrival and departure:
Check in: 13:00 - 17:00
Check out: 11:00
Deposit policy:
50% within 24 hours confirming the booking. Balance 7 days before arrival. One night bookings 100% payment within 24 hours to confirm booking.
The time of arrival and departure will be quoted on the confirmation document. Please ensure that you comply with these times. Should you be unable to adhere to these times, please contact the office in order to make alternative arrangements. Later departure times can be arranged if no booking exists for the occupied unit. Please contact Management in this regard.
House rules:
Firewood will only be provided for fireplaces (if it is cold) and firewood containers are refilled daily. Please procure your own wood for braai or bbq. The making of fires is only permitted in the appropriate areas / facilities.
No loud music or noise will be permitted. All guests deserve a decent and peaceful rest and respect for other guest's privacy is appreciated. Exceptions to the above mentioned rule will only be considered if the complete establishment has been booked as part of a group or function booking.
No dogs / pets allowed.
No smoking allowed in units.

Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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About the Host Member since 29 June 2015


Nicole Robb
11 February 2019

Our accommodation - the glampervan was basic but well equipped, but the service was 5 star! The staff go out of their way to make sure we are looked after. To reopening their kitchen and restaurant to make us food on our late arrival just for us to being brought tea and delicious shortbread in our camper van with lots of friendly stories. It was home away from home. We are just sad we didn’t stay long enough .

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bridget Wise
07 January 2019

Mount Park Guest Farm is a friendly family getaway with cabins and camp sites situated in a well-kept park-like garden, with lots to do: short walks through beautiful indigenous forest, paddling about the dam, volleyball, table tennis, croquet, and board games for wet weather.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cynthia Dibben
22 October 2018

Wonderful homely stay in beautiful surroundings. I strongly recommend a visit to this awesome family resort.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Feroza Mohamed
02 October 2018

This was my 1st holiday on a farm guest resort best experience ever. The cottage was so cosy linen were clean and smelt fresh. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Host was always ready to assist. Will definitely visit again and recommend to family and friends.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
06 April 2018

A beautiful, safe and child friendly venue. Hosts Sally and Ian are so welcoming and accommodating. Lunch was arranged on our arrival and delivered to our cottage. Dinner could be pre-ordered and was delicious. Our cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. The highlight for the kids was the dam, as well as the the bunnies who pop up here and there! Will definitely be back!

Daryl W
20 February 2018

Another great weekend had at Mount Park. This time staying in gypsy caravan cabin. Well furnished, spacious, and comes fully equipped!
The trails on the mountain are in good shape and we found the various streams' cascades and water falls spectacular! Thank you Ian and Sally for your hospitality!

Talitha Hamilton
09 December 2017

What an absolutely lovely stay, albeit very short. Met by Robson on arrival, we were welcomed warmly. The honesty box outside the office is such a special touch. The old rustic farm house is beautiful, filled with so much positive energy. Sitting next to the trout dam, we were entertained by bunnies, ponies and goats. The antique furniture, stunning soft furnishings and well equipped kitchen was a breath of fresh air. Our night was rainy and windy, giving us the perfect opportunity to have a log fire in the gorgeous fireplace.
Ample hot water, enough toilet and bathroom facilities. Great breakfast in the restaurant, with our hostess sharing some history of the farm. Our stay ended with a hug to the majestic lady oak tree.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to make some memories in your beautiful farm house.
Will definitely be back

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leona Van Der Merwe
01 October 2017

Our stay at Mount Park was absolutely FANTASTIC will go there again if we get a chance to visit South Africa again which I'm sure we will. The house was huge and accommodating comfortable beds. Enough for 21 people. Although we were only 16. Hot water a plenty. Beautiful view and court yard for braaing. Hosts were there to meet and greet us. Plenty of everything one would need crockery, cutlery etc. Huge dinning room which we made use of with all the extras the morning of my sons wedding.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anna Tzankova
20 June 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Mount Park Guest Lodge. What we loved the most is the atmosphere, there is such a family feeling which is quite rare to find as everything is so commercial nowadays.Beautiful place with stunning views and beautiful staff that make you feel like a part of the family. I would HIGHLY recommend Mount Park Guest Lodge to anyone! We look forward to our next visit!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Howick Reviews

02 January 2019

Pleasant little country village to stop in and see the Howick falls.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Meryl Wyllie
18 December 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at the Farmer's Daughter restaurant... dog friendly too.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Tsepo Moshoeshoe
10 September 2018

Snow, the area, horse play, the lakes.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Percy liphaphang
27 August 2018

The atmosphere and the people were friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Harry Wise
26 July 2018

It is a Pensioners haven. Thought I was in a colossal retirement home. Very nice and everyone is friendly.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5