Old Coach Road Guest House is tucked away in the Barberton Mountainlands Nature Reserve 9km outside Barberton on the R38, direction Kaapmuiden. The name is derived from the coach road between Barberton and Delgoa Bay, used by transport riders delivering supplies to the many gold prospectors during the gold rush days of 1874-1898.
The route was also made famous by Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog Jock. The remains of a portion of this road runs through the property. Kruger National Park (Malelane Gate) is only 65km from Old Coach Road and is easily accessible for a day visit. We will provide you with a breakfast basket for an early start.
We are fully licensed. Enjoy a late afternoon drink in our bar or view the sunset from our sundeck. We often have unexpected guests!
Accommodation is separate from the main house and each room has an own private entrance. Rooms have en-suite facilities with either bath or shower.
Accommodation is ideal for small groups and consists of 5 double rooms with shower, one twin with shower and two family units each with two separate bedrooms and lounge.Accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner available from a menu.
Barberton has much to offer the visitor. Gold panning excursions, air safari's to the Kruger National Park or microlight flights over the beautiful De Kaap valley are just some of the experiences on offer. Barberton boasts an outstanding museum which reflects the geological and cultural history of the area. The historical period houses, Stopforth and Fernlea, are well worth a visit.
DAY EXCURSIONS BY CAR
Besides the famous Kruger National Park , Barberton lies in Mountainland country with various scenic drives via Bulembu Pass to Swaziland or take a round trip via Msauli Gorge to the Oshoek Border post and return to Barberton via Badplaas. Duration, 4-5 hours with time for sight-seeing and a picnic lunch.
OLD COACH ROAD MOUNTAIN HIKE
For nature lovers, there is a 5km mountain hike on the property. Duration is approximately 3 hours and rises from 600 to 1000m msl. The hike takes you on a walk through time. Barberton Mountainland contains some of the best preserved Archaean volcanic, igneous and sedimentary rocks (Barberton Sequence) dating from the time when the earth's crust formed 3000 million years ago.
As a window into early Earth history, Barberton Mountainland attracts much international geological research. Barberton is also home to the Barberton daisy ( Gerbera jamesonii) discovered in 1884 and the rare Protea species, Curvata. Depending on season, you will encounter a wide variety of mountain plants and flowers as well as a wide variety of butterfly species. Some 250 bird species occur in the area.
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