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Country Cottage and Weekend Get Away in the malaria-free KZN Midlands

Leopard’s Lair is a guest house located near the Drakensberg world heritage site near to Giant’s Castle and the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands. The Buys family is the magic behind Leopard’s Lair. You aren’t just a guest, you’re family! Leopard’s Lair’s mission is to turn your stay into a memorable experience. This is a “real, working farm”, offering all kinds of agri tourism attractions. You can bottle feeding lambs. Meet Lallie the tame Eland. Collect eggs from the free range hens. Children delight in petting the animals and watching some of the farming activities. Life is lived at a gentler pace, take time to chat and to pick your own vegetables from their organic vegetable garden. Strawberries taste best eaten directly as you pick them.

Leopard’s Lair offers affordable family accommodation on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation available for up to seven persons. Self Catering accommodation options available too.

Our two boys are our best ambassadors and can’t wait to share their fun and adventure with guests and maybe a little touch of naughtiness. Let your kids try their hand at fishing or canoeing. Outdoors is the best source for fun and your kids will be entertained for hours while you finish reading your book in peace.

The Midlands Meander, with its arts and crafts, breweries and cheese tasting starts right here. The Mandela Capture Site is also around the corner as is everything that the Drakensberg Mountains offer Conveniently located between Johannesburg and Durban, only 10km off the N3, Estcourt South off-ramp, it is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the area.

Our thatched, self-catering, cottage is spacious and sleeps 7. It is clean, cosy and warm with the added attraction of an open fire and a private lapa. There is plenty to see and do on the farm.We are perfectly located to explore the very best of what the Drakensberg offers. Situated between Estcourt and Mooi River, with easy access to Kamberg, Monks Cowl and the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. There is a lot to do in the area making this agritourist destination an easy choice.


VALID FROM 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2020

Self Catering Cottage – R500 per person per night

Half Board – R900 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

VALID FROM 01.11.2020 – 31.10.2021

Self Catering Cottage – R550 per person per night

Half Board – R990 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast


A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required for direct bookings. Extras may be settled on departure. We do accept VISA and MasterCard.

Contact Michelle on 083 979 6063 / International: +27 83 979 6063


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