Van Reenen

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Van Reenen is the gateway between Free State and KwaZulu Nat

Van Reenen is located at the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State on the main N3. The Van Reenen Pass is the main access from the Free State into KwaZulu Natal. The little village of Van Reenen is famous for having the Llandaff Oratory and the smallest church in the world - capable of a full house of 8 people. The church was built by a father in memory of his son who died in a mining accident  A lovely little tea  garden is now next to the little church.


Situated on the 1680 m high summit of the Van Reenen Pass, the village forms the major gateway into Kwazulu Natal. The N3 from the Free State closely follows the old pass route as it descends down the escarpment into Kwazulu Natal. The view site at Windy Corner, (turn off 2,5 km from Van Reenen) offers sweeping views of the Drakensberg. Van Reenen is famous for having the smallest church in the world. The Llandaff Oratory which seats eight people, was built as a father’s memorial to a son who died in a mining accident. The church is open to visitors and there is a small curio shop.


Accommodation in and around Van Reenen

Nudawun & Love The Mist Houses    accommodation in Van Reenen
self catering houses with garden... More

Appin Farm House & Bald Ibis Hiking Trail    accommodation in Van Reenen
Selfcatering farmhouse, 12 x ensuite bedrooms, backpackers farmbarn. 2day, 17km Hiking trail,with overnight in a open cave. We offer excellent rockclimbing. Big area for mountain climbing or -cycling or -biking.... More

Strawcroft Cottage    accommodation in Van Reenen
Strawcroft cottage is situated in a quiet corner of a farm at the top of van Reenen’s Pass just 9Km off the N3. It overlooks Nelson’s Kop mountain and the Tandjesberg with the Wilge river in the valley below. ... More

Sungazer Paradise    accommodation in Van Reenen
Sungazer Paradise is a low density holiday house development and is set in a beautiful undulating landscape on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, where the entire family can unwind as you sip sundowners on the terrace overlooking magnificent vie... More

Oaklands Polo & Country Club    accommodation in Van Reenen
Oaklands nestles in the mountains at Van Reenen's Pass, ideally located mid-way between Durban and Johannesubrg. The en-suite bedrooms are charmingly decorated each with their own fireplaces and stunning views. The dedicated Conference Centre... More

Yellow Wood Bush Camp    accommodation in Van Reenen
Self catering rustic but comfortable tented camp that can only be reached on horseback or by foot, Yellowwood bush camp is nestled deep below Van Reenen’s Pass in the “lost valley” - one of the most remote locations in South Africa.... More

Oban Guest Farm    accommodation in Van Reenen
Situated in a lush valley amongst rolling hills near the edge of the escarpment, Oban Guest Farm commands spectacular views of the mountains, while the 1700 m altitude provides an invigorating climate. Oban Guest Farm is located 5km from the town of ... More

Llandaff Lodge    accommodation in Van Reenen
Large 4 bedroom house on the edge of the escarpment. fireplace, DSTV. Bathrooms on suite... More

Pyramids Motel    accommodation in Van Reenen
Chalets, Hotel rooms, Camping, Lounge, Conference-party room, Restaurant and Bar. Pyramids Motel is situated on the N3 route at Van Rheenen Pass between Gauteng and the Kwazulu-Natal Coast and from the Motel you have magnificent views ... More

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