Contact

0846030883 (WhatsApp only)

or email Allan

 

Where to Find Us

(Directions below map)

From Joburg: Take The Friendly N6 from Bloemfontein to Aliwal North. 800km

At Aliwal North, turn off on to the R58 towards Lady Grey. Continue past Lady Grey towards Barkly East.

Approximately 48 kms from Lady Grey, turn left at the New England turn out on to gravel road.

Travel for approx. 7km. At the New England fork, keep right and follow the Lundeans Nek signs.

Travel for approx. 8.5km. At the Wartrail / Barkly East fork, keep left towards Wartrail & Lundeans Nek.

Travel for approx. 15km. At the next New England / Wartrail T-junction, turn right towards Wartrail & Lundean’s Nek.

Travel for approx. 19km. At the Mosheshesford / Lundean’s Nek fork, keep left towards Lundean’s Nek.

Travel for approximately 2 km and at the Tiffindell/Lundean’s Nek fork, keep right towards Tiffindell – the Wartrail Sports Club will now be on your left;
Continue for 9 km until you reach the Bidstone Cottages Farm on your right-hand side.

Fill up with petrol/diesel in Aliwal North or Barkly East as there are no other fuel stations along the way.

Please contact us as you leave the tar road then I know where you are at what time. There is very little cell phone reception once you are on the gravel road.  From the start of the gravel road to Bidstone Cottages will take approximately one hour.  The dirt road is rough in some sections so please travel carefully.

Alternate route from Jo’burg: Take the more scenic route – Kroonstad – Senekal – Marquard – Clocolan – Hobhouse – Wepner – Zastron – Sterkspruit – Telle Bridge (gravel road) – Lundeans Nek (gravel road) 700km – HIGH CLEARANCE VEHICLES ONLY, GRAVEL IS ROUGH
From East London: Take the Friendly N6 to Aliwal North, or travel to Barkly East via Elliot.

From Durban: Travel to Barkly East via Maclear, Ugie, Elliot or follow the Maloti Route from Harrismith to Aliwal North or Zastron. RECOMMENDED ROUTE: From Barkly East, take the R58 towards Lady Grey. Two kms outside of town, turn right on to the gravel road towards New England / Lundean’s Nek. Travel for 10 kms until you reach the New England / Wartrail fork. Keep right towards Wartrail.  Continue with point 5 above.

 

 


Karen Jenkinson
Karen Jenkinson
2023-10-11
Allan is the most amazing host. He communicated all the time keeping us up to date regarding the weather seeing that this is an area with difficult access roads. We were received with freshly baked cake and tea. He made us the most scrumptious pizzas and answered all our questions regarding the area. He assisted with ingredients for us to have a farm breakfast and treated us with a cooked meal the second evening by Rosie the in-house cook! This is a beautiful establishment with amazing views and no disturbance from the outside world. Rooms are clean and comfortable and spacious
Lizanne Rudolph
Lizanne Rudolph
2023-10-04
Home away from home with the most hospitable, wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the homemade pizzas were next level. Well done Julz and Alan. Will definitely be back!!
Willem Rudolph
Willem Rudolph
2023-09-30
Allan and Julz - a dynamic couple who spare no effort to make you feel completely at home - what an awesome experience - rated by everyone in our group as THE highlight of our entire trip around Lesotho. You guys rock...and the pizza dinner is THE BEST we have ever had. We will be back 🙂
Daniel Rudolf
Daniel Rudolf
2023-09-25
This place is incredible! So good that I've decided to use Google ratings for the first time. They made us feel like family and truly made it a once In a lifetime experience. Thank you guys!
Kelly Rother
Kelly Rother
2023-09-02
We spent a night at Bidstone as a stopping point on our roadtrip, and wish we had planned to stay longer. The property is truly special, set in the most beautiful location and with incredibly welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend, and I look forward to returning one day again.
Lee Van Munster
Lee Van Munster
2023-07-12
Heaven on earth
Marlene Pienaar
Marlene Pienaar
2023-07-11
A fabulous, freezing cold breakaway with our 5 teenagers at cosy Bidstone, with hikes galore, special bushman paintings, snowy mountaintops, beer, pizza (enough for hungry boys), a 50th special dinner and of course Alan, who knows just how. A 5-star experience!
Carl Sparg
Carl Sparg
2023-05-17
Great beer, food, hosts and location. I can't recommend it enough!! As a bonus, I learned a lot about meat. Go and disappear into the mountains for for a few days, you won't regret it.
Oliver Steynor
Oliver Steynor
2023-03-29
This is a unique experience - you really won't find this kind of thing anywhere else in the world. Pizza, beer, gin are just a start. From the moment you arrive you are treated as friends. Allan and Jules are excellent hosts. We stayed at Bidstone for only 2 out our 5 nights in the area but Allan actually looked after our group of intrepid mountain runners for the duration of our stay - nothing is too much for him! Thanks Allan and Jules - we will be back. I can't recommend this spot more, for a time away from the city. Whatever your interests, you will be sure to be enthralled and entertained!