Facilities

Accommodation

Whether you are a couple planning a romantic honeymoon, a family wanting a little something for everyone to enjoy, or a corporate group needing space to train, meet and build morale, Fountainhill Estate offers a customised experience for everyone!

Nestled between the sugar cane fields on the outskirts of Wartburg away fom the bright lights of the city, with giraffe and other wildlife at your doorstep, visitors have the opportunity to choose the facilities and accommodation that will best suit their unique needs.

At Fountainhill Estate we offer:

  • Comfortable Suites – aircon, tea and coffee facilities and a TV
  • Free standing self-catering Cottage – for a more private location
  • Dairy Dormitory – affordable dormitory style accommodation for scholar and student groups (bedding and towels to be provided by quests)    
  • Rangers Hut – basic and rustic accommodation in the bush (bedding and towels to be provided by guests)            
  • Camping sites – no service – for a true bush experience            

All accommodation is self-catering, although standing arrangements with local caterers can be made available upon request.

Fountainhill Estate may also be hired for functions such as weddings and conferences. Our charming rustic venue facilities include:

  • A private family owned chapel – it was built in 1907 as a Lutheran mission church and rebuilt in 1980. It is situated in an indigenous garden on the farm.
  • Conference centre – with audio visual equipment able to host seminars, presentations and meetings for up to 50 people.

For more information about our venue, please make enquiries with our helpful office staff.

For a memorable bush experience come stay with us at Fountainhill Estate!

Guest Suites

This can be classified as comfortable or “luxury” accommodation with all rooms being en suite and well appointed. It comprises the Blue Crane Suite, the Guineafowl Suite, the Hornbill Suite, the Sunbird Suite, and the Cottage.

The Lodge is located near the main entrance to the property and equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, dining facilities, a comfortable lounge, a conference room and games room. It is also conveniently located near the historic Georgenau Chapel.

The lodge and its amenities are convenient for small conferences, meetings and functions. The accommodation is aimed primarily at nature groups and visiting researchers requiring more comfortable accommodation than that offered by our other facilities.

The Dormitory

Our Dormitory is located in the old dairy staff accommodation unit. It is not a typical open plan dormitory but comprises 5 units with 8 individual bedrooms. Each unit has a kitchenette, living area and bathroom. The rooms are simply furnished with each bedroom being fitted with two double bunk beds.

The Dormitory lends itself to student groups or nature groups looking for a more affordable option. Guests are required to provide bedding and their own towels.

Rangers Hut

A building previously erected for Conservation Rangers conducting research has been rustically refurbished to accommodate 14 guests in the bush. While simple shower and toilet facilities are provided there is no electricity.

The Rangers Hut is meant as a “get-away-from-it-all” place, tucked into beautiful natural bushveld. It is located within the conservation area and is therefore perfect for the more hardened nature trail groups we attract.

The Greenhill Centre of Biodiversity

“Watch this space”

The original homestead of Ernst & June Taeuber, Kronsberg, is to be converted into a centre to be used by conservation organisations and bodies engaged in conservation efforts, as conference and meeting rooms providing temporary well-equipped offices and limited accommodation for visiting researchers.