‘Come, head for the hills beneath the Giant!’
Wild Berry provides an attractive, relaxed environment and facilities in which guests are reassured that their needs will be met, ensuring excellent value for money.
The small, 3 star-rated Guest Farm is set in typically beautiful Midland’s countryside, with a view of Giants Castle, about 8 km from Mooi River central along the Giants Castle Road, and 7 km from the turnoff to the N3. We are located along the Midlands Meander route, in close proximity to Art Galleries, Crafters, a Vineyard, the local Brewery and much, much more.
The area is particularly rich in indigenous wild bird life, and we share the property with geese, horses, donkeys, rabbits and chickens – which enthrall most of our visitors.
Our unpretentious yet well-appointed facilities provide wheelchair-friendly options, family room options, double rooms, and twin accommodation. Our rooms are fitted with fans, panel heaters, en-suite bathrooms, verandahs and private braai areas, and all but one of the several cottages is self-catering. We employ a very small staff who are well-organized and perform their duties unobtrusively.
We have extended the property, adding most of the cottages, a social center with TV, games and an honesty bar stocked with drinks and snacks and an Education/Conference venue where 20 delegates could be comfortably seated (though our maximum guest capacity is 14 – should all beds and bunks be taken in to account). A full English breakfast is available on request serving only the best locally produced products with home-made jams and marmalade.
On the Giants Castle Rd., Wild Berry is set in the heart of the Drakensberg and is a birdwatchers dream. An ideal base to discover the local attractions, explore the farm, enjoy a game of chess or have a quiet (romantic) break. A unique experience! Set in lovely established and extensive gardens. Take time to relax and enjoy the country atmosphere filled with tranquility and typical sounds from the surrounding farming community.
Wild Berry is ideally positioned as a base from which to visit several Internationally Renowned attractions. These include the Drakensberg, which is a World Heritage site as well as the unique Lammergeyer Vulture hide, where you can see the extremely rare Bearded Vulture (Lammergeyer). You can also visit the Hlatikulu Crane Sanctuary, a rescue and breeding sanctuary for all three of the crane species found in Southern Africa. It should be noted that the Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa.
In addition we are only a 20 minutes drive from the start of the Historic Battlefields along which many sites of the conflicts between Anglo-Boer, Anglo-Zulu and Boer-Zulu can be visited.