Highthorn Farm

Highthorn Farm is a majestic stone farmhouse perfect for group getaways. It is set in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg with magnificent views from Giant’s Castle to the Amphitheatre.

Attractions include trout fishing, birding, walking, mountain biking and a sauna.

Highthorn Farm has six spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. The kitchens are fully equipped with freezer, fridge, microwave, large stove/oven, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, pots, etc. The house is serviced daily.

Activities on the farm:

  • Fly-fishing in the well-stocked trout dam (this activity is free of charge);
  • Mountain biking to one of the many view points;
  • Picnic at one of the sundowner spots; and
  • Bird-watching.

Amenities in the farmhouse:

  • Braai (barbeque);
  • Fireplace;
  • Hi-fi system with a CD player;
  • Bookcase;
  • Sauna; and
  • Variety of board games.

The farmhouse is family-owned and is rented out for festive getaways.

The owners estimate that it was built around the turn of the previous century since much of it is built with green bricks (mud bricks) and dressed stone. In 1997 the farm was abandoned and thieves and vandals stripped the entire homestead of everything valuable. Rebuilding began in October 1999 and was completed in July 2000.

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