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Name: The Travellers Rest
Area: New Hanover
Website: http://thetravellersrest.wixsite.con/thetravellersrest

  accomodation, self catering, B+B, lunches, dinners, functions




An idyllic place situated halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Greytown along the Albert Falls Amble. The Traveller’s Rest was built as early as 1855 to accommodate early travellers, whose only means of transport was horseback and ox wagon. Rich in historic tales the establishment is rumoured to have accommodated the Prince Imperial of France before his death in 1879. During the Boer war (1899-1902), the Traveller’s Rest was converted and used as an English Garrison.

The historic Cape Dutch style building has recently been lovingly restored to accentuate all original features. Built above the drift on the Sterkspruit River, boasting beautiful indigenous gardens amongst the pecan nut plantation, the Traveller’s Rest offers guests a number of accommodation options in a picturesque and tranquil setting. Let the surroundings encourage you to relax, kick off your shoes, and escape your busy and frantic modern lifestyle.

With a beautiful and rustic function room, many people are choosing The Traveller’s Rest as their choice of venue to celebrate weddings and other celebrations. Our menu is simple and delicious and can be tailored to suit you and your guests needs.

The social pub is the heart of the establishment, offering guests an opportunity to chat with the friendly locals, enjoy the reasonably priced drinks and escape the weather. Enter the pub in summer and enjoy the air-conditioning, ice cold drinks and a scrumptious meal. In the winter months, the fireplace completely transforms the ambience of the pub into a warm and calming space. Guests are invited to sit back and unwind whilst enjoying a delicious meal and a glass of red beside the crackling wood fire.

We invite you to come and enjoy our friendly hospitality, where we aspire to provide guests with an unforgettable experience in a tranquil setting. We look forward to welcoming you to The Traveller’s Rest.


Choice of 4 double bedrooms with river views

Spacious bedrooms with en-suite, 2 single beds and a sleeper couch. Includes tea/ coffee & standard guest amenities. The bedrooms have a comfortable outside area overlooking tranquil indigenous gardens and river views.

Max guests: 3

Choice of 3 double bedrooms with views of the pecan nut plantation

Spacious bedrooms with en-suite, 2 single beds and a sleeper couch. Includes tea/ coffee & standard guest amenities. Guests can enjoy tranquil views of the indigenous gardens and the pecan nut plantation.

Max guests: 3

Choice of 3 self-catering Cottages

Two larger cottages offering guests two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge and kitchenette.

Max Guests: 6

One smaller cottage offers guests a spacious bedroom, a bathroom, lounge and kitchenette.

Max Guests: 2


Double Rooms

Bed only R420.00 per person or R360.00 per person sharing

Breakfast ranging between  R30.00 and R65.00 (served from 7am onwards )


R240.00 per person, minimum of R650.00 per night for larger cottages and R420.00 for small cottage..

We require a 50% deposit within 48 hours of booking, preferably full payment before arrival, but accept full payment on arrival. Electronic transfer and credit card payments accepted.

Dining Guide

Breakfast ranging between R30.00 - R65.00 ( served from 7am onwards )

A la Carte restaurant serving lunch, dinner and Light Meals

Physical Address: Old Bridge Road, New Hanover, 3230

GPS co-ordinates S 29°21.533’ & E 30°31.234’

Postal Address: P.O. Box 110, New Hanover, 3230

Contact: Eckhard & Monica
Phone: 033 502 0946
Cell Phone: 082 579 5768
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