A delightful country-style cottage with everything you need for a tranquil getaway. The fully equipped kitchen, private deck and garden, tasteful décor, heart-warming views and welcoming hosts will ensure that your stay in the beautiful Creighton Valley delivers a memorable experience. Guests will enjoy daily servicing of the cottage, a shared pool area, braai wood on request, access to an honesty bar, as well as delicious meals at quality rates.
Our country-style cottage has its own entrance and fenced private garden area. Situated in the grounds of Smithfield Guesthouse, it has a private deck overlooking the garden, with beautiful farm views. The fully equipped kitchen includes an electric stove and oven, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster plus cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery. A tea and coffee tray awaits your arrival. The large open plan lounge/dining area is very comfortable and is equipped with a ceiling fan, heater and TV. The TV has a DSTV bouquet, providing most of the channels but not all.
There is one bathroom that has a shower and toilet and there are two bedrooms sleeping up to four guests. One has twin beds, a ceiling fan and a door leading onto the deck. The other has a double bed. Linen, an ironing board and iron are supplied, and the cottage is serviced daily. We also offer a laundry service on request on a charge per item basis.
Although there is no WiFi at the cottage, guests can enjoy access to free WiFi from the main guesthouse porch or dining room. A braai is available on request with local wood provided. Please bring own firelighters and charcoal if you need. The water is from our borehole and is safe to drink.
We are fully licenced so drinks can be purchased from the honesty bar at the guesthouse, these include a selection of beers, wines, whisky, gin, tonic, soda water, coke, dry lemon or grapetiser.
Meals can be ordered on request from Smithfield Guesthouse. We have and excellent cook, Florence who is well known for her skills in the kitchen. One can either come to the guesthouse and have meals in the dining room or delivered to the cottage.
Breakfast consist of juice, fruit, yoghurt, cereals and a hot plated breakfast with sausages, bacon, mushrooms/tomatoes, sometimes croissants or English muffins, egg of choice plus toast and marmalade and jams. Coffee and tea. R95.00 per person
Lunch: toasted sandwiches or sandwiches on request. Quiche and salad if ordered in advance.
Dinners: Orders in advance, can be on the same day in the morning: Vary from curries to roasts, stews, pasta dishes, always served with a good selection of vegetables and or salad. We cater for vegetarians as well. Plus a delicious pudding. R130.00 per person
Our cottage is situated in the beautiful Creighton Valley. Home of the Creighton Aloe Festival, Creighton Valley cheese and the Creighton steam train. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you will be in the perfect spot. The Valley hosts a number of dairy farms, so pastoral scenes of black and white cows on emerald green irrigated pastures is what a visitor will find. You can also purchase some fresh local farm produce: Chickens, eggs, cheese, lamb, homemade breads – subject to availability.
There are several local attractions such as:
The Awesome Thunderous Umzimkulu River Gorge.
The Gerard Bhengu Art Gallery and Museum which celebrates the unique combination of African culture, missionary Christian faith and the art of Gerard Bhengu at Centacow Mission.
Specialist Birding: this is an Important Birding Area (IBA) under the following criteria: Threatened Birds e.g. The Cape Parrot, Blue Crane and Blue Swallows. Congregations and large number of birds and the occurrence of these species in characteristic biomes (grasslands/alpine/indigenous forests). Examples for the area are: Bush Black-cap, Black-Rumped Buttonquail, Wattled Crane, Buff Spotted Flufftail, Ground Hornbill, Bald Ibis, Half-Collared Kingfisher, Barratt’s Warbler, Denham’s Bustard, Orange Ground-thrush.
Missions: There are several mission stations in this area that were build by the Trappist monks, and steeped in history. Eg: Centocow, Lourdes, Reichenau and Emmaus Monastaries.
Hiking trails: Carefully planned and maintained trails from 1 km to 5kms along the banks of the Umzimkulu River as well as 2 in each of the nearby Indigenous State Forests of Hlabeni and Xumeni.
Mountain bike trails: Mountain Biking is a popular Creighton Valley pastime. There are a number of trails in the area with enthusiastic users ready to lead you to them.
Off the Map/Under the Radar: The Beautiful flowerful 9000ha Ntsikeni Nature Reserve is 60 kms West of Creighton. Set on a high plateau but surrounded by mountains, it hosts one of the most important wetlands in southern KwaZulu Natal at 1200 ha. There you will find Wattled Crane, Bearded and Cape Vulture, Striped and Red-chested Flufftail, Harriers, Owls etc.
Canoeing: The Umzimkulu river runs through the Valley and has been the training ground for a number of the Province’s Senior paddlers for many years.
Rail tourism: Pulled by one of two beautifully restored steam locomotives (Steam trains mainly run every weekend in July and on other non-specific weekends during the year.)
Возможное количество гостей
East Griqualand, Квазулу-Натал, ЮАР