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Little Paradise Guest Farm

Little Paradise Guest Farm


Little Paradise is a guest farm in the heart of the Midlands Meander of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 kilometres from Balgowan Station and Michaelhouse School. Our farm is situated on a hillside with a breathtaking view over the Balgowan valley to Nottingham Road and Giant’s Castle.

The land supports abundant bird life including the long crested eagle, jackal buzzard and the rare Cape parrot. Animal residents include duiker, reedbuck, bushbuck, scrub hare and vervet monkeys. We have a small, precious patch of indigenous forest and fields of wild flowers in spring.

We grow rosemary, giant garlic, pecan nuts and proteas and the farm participates in research programmes for the cultivation of rosemary and the production of essential oils.


The Guest Farm offers four double suites nestled on the edge of a pine forest. Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom, a full en suite bathroom and a French window opening onto a private covered deck.

The king-size bed is dressed in luxurious, crisp white linen. The décor reflects simple understated elegance where the emphasis is on comfort in a relaxed atmosphere. A hospitality tray and fridge with minibar complete the picture.
One of the suites has luxurious twin beds.

Our guests can enjoy sumptuous farmhouse breakfasts served in ‘The Barn’.
The pub offers a congenial atmosphere, brilliant sunsets and a view that goes on forever!

Come, relax and enjoy our special kind of magic at Little Paradise



R380 per person sharing per night
R420 per person single per night


R450 per person sharing per night

R490 per person single per night 

Children are welcome.
Rates per child sharing:
Under 12 years: R250
Scholars: R290

The Barn, cottages and the view
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R103 from Howick towards Nottingham Road. At Balgowan Station turn right. Dirt road goes up passed Twin Pools. T-Junction, turn right. 300m on the right hand side. N3 from Harrismith, take Balgowan off ramp, turn right over the freeway (left over freeway if coming from Durban). Proceed for 4km keep left (past road down to Balgowan), and Little Paradise is 200m on the right.