Escape to the serenity of our 800 hectare Farm. Come and unwind, relax and enjoy comfortable accomodation, abundant bird life, pretty gardens, gorgeous views, walks, picnicing and fishing in the dam or river. Briar Lea's Location also makes it an ideal overnight spot for those heading up Sani Pass or wanting a comfortable stop over after day 1 of the Giants Cup Trail.
For those bird lovers, we have more than 50 species on our farm
including a large flock of Crowned Crane. Large
birds of prey are often seen and there is a Vulture
Restaurant on the hill. Briar Lea is a working farm,
farming cattle, maize, potatoes and beans. Our
dam is stocked with bass and trout and the Pholela
River flows through the farm.
Children are most welcome and will enjoy all the sights and sounds of the working farm.
Briar Lea lodge
The original character filled homestead, well over a hundred years old and beautifully restored with wooden floors, large light rooms, kitchen, diningroom, lounge, log fires, pub and lovely verandah with braai facilities overlooking the well kept garden, the original tennis court and farm. The lodge boasts 4 en suit bedrooms (one with an interleading single room) and a large 6 bedded room. Accomodating 15 guests in all makes it an ideal location for large family or club getaways, informal conferences and team building.
Watch the sunrise over the farm from the deck of this quaint cottage or have a braai as you listen to the nightly jackal calls. The Loft accomodates 6 guests in 3 twin rooms,with a bathroom, lounge/ diningroom and kitchenette. The Double garages will protect your cars from the icy Underberg winter and the free standing log fireplace is sure to keep you warm. This cosy unit is ideal for a family or couples getaway.