Fair Beauty. Fair Rates.
Welcome to Fairbairn Guest Farm (B&B)
Fairbairn Guest Farm Maclear is situated 14km outside the hustle and bustle of Maclear on the foothills of the Maloti Drakensberg in the direction of Rhodes. Nestled between the rolling green hills of summer and snow-capped mountains of winter, the breath-taking scenery, mountain fresh air and serenity provides a relaxed and rejuvenating get-away or stop-over throughout the year.
Spoilt for choice between the Main House, Small Rondavel, The Cottage, Large Rondavel or Farm Stay across the road, accommodation includes 8 plush rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Our snuggly soft beds ensure deeply refreshed mornings and during winter the cosy fireplaces and electric blankets transform the chilly evenings into dreamy wonderland. The indoor Lapa recreational area with its state-of-the-art braai, gas stove, full package DStv and Wi-fi is perfect for those cheerful get-togethers, while the well-equipped, large farm kitchen with its electric and aga stoves make self-catering a pleasure and ensures a warm and homely atmosphere around the kitchen table.
Fairbairn Guest Farm is the ideal place to simply relax, unwind and recharge the batteries. The Farm House has a lovely “stoep” where one is greeted by the morning sunrise, sit and watch the day go by whilst enjoying the soothing songs of the splendid bird life. Stroll through the countryside and be amazed by all its little surprises. The Guest Farm and surrounding area offers many awesome activities to explore for those who live for adventure and the naturalist at heart. A few of these include hiking up Fairbairn Kop with its smattering of San rock art, kaleidoscope of flora and insect life and vast vistas of the Maloti mountains and foothills; visits to neighbouring territories – with their indigenous rain forests, trout-rich rivers and waterfalls and edible mushroom-hunting in the pine forests during the rainy season (October-March) is a must. Only a few kilometres out of town towards Tsitsanna are the tumultuous Tsitsa Falls and in Ugie – Maclear’s neighbouring town – stands the fascinating Tractor Museum, whilst even further afield between Ugie and Mthatha one stumbles upon the Langeni Pass with its ancient Yellowwood forest and rugged rocky terrain. Fairbairn is also positioned along the 8 mountain passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands route and for anyone travelling from a number of directions we are the perfect stopover en route to or from Rhodes Village or Tiffindell Ski Resort.
Single or sharing, Maclear self-catering accommodation or meals on request; family reunions, small-conferencing or retreats, Fairbairn Guest Farm provides convenience and homely comfort to all and is the perfect destination to free the spirit!
Spotless, beautiful accommodation. Our breakfast was great.
Absolutely fab place. Lovely supper, great hospitality from Ebenezer, will definitely be back!
Simple, serene, spotless, silent – second visit was even better.
Many thanks for the warm and friendly welcome. It was wonderful, peaceful and like home far away from home.
Bakgat plek! Dit was lekker om hier te bly. Julle gasvryheid is onverbeterlik.
We have discovered a gem!! We were to stay one night but changed plans to spend two.
Lieflike, rustige, wonderlike ervaring.
What a GORGEOUS stay! Thank you for the warmth & generosity. We’ll be sharing this Gem with friends!
Great host, great food and the hygienic conditions were awesome.
Thank you for a very comfortable stay. Staff are very helpful and obliging.
Thank-you very much! Comfortable cottage with everything one needs. Lapa/kitchen is very well equipped and fitted.
A great start to our holiday – 5 stars for hospitality, meals and accommodation. Very comfortable!
Baie netjies, gerieflik en pragtige natuurskoon. Personeel uiters vriendelik en behulpsaam.
Amazing food, a stunning view and LOVELY cottages. We loved our stay – The Scholtz’s, Johannesburg
Stunning setting and phenomenal food!. Wonderful stay – Brett and Nicole, Port Elizabeth
The accommodation was incredible, the food was amazing. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend Fairbairn to our friends – The Mc’Calls, Ballito