About us

Welcome to Gowan Valley Guest Farm, owned and managed by the Bouwer family, graced by the crystal clean Mpofana river and blessed with scenic beauty of the Natal Midlands.
Gowan Valley Guest farm has 13 double rooms, all with their own private ensuite bathrooms.
Your stay includes a delicious full farmhouse breakfast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit juice, tea, coffee, to be enjoyed whilst watching the gushing Mpofana river below and Nguni cattle in the fields.
Gowan Valley Guest Farm has been chosen as a reception venue and wedding venue for a few small intimate weddings. We have also hosted Christmas parties, 70th birthday lunches and pre-dance functions for Michaelhouse and St Anne’s parents and children.


Gowan Valley Guest Farm is located in Balgowan, Kwa Zulu Natal.
Gowan Valley Guest Farm is only 2kms from Orchards Wedding Venue, 2,5kms from the Michaelhouse school gates and within 5kms of The Glades & Zunguness, other wedding venues in the area.
4.5hrs drive from Johannesburg and just 1.5hrs from Durban. Gowan Valley is centrally situated within the popular Midlands Meander route.
There are plenty of fun activities for the active such as golfing, mountain biking, hiking, zip lining etc. The Midlands Meander provides ample opportunity to do some only-in-the-Midlands-shopping, enjoy some delicious coffee, fine dining and you can visit our historic sites in the area.

Family Owned & Managed

Gowan Valley Guest Farm is owned and managed by Brett & Deanne Bouwer and Terry and Tessa Bouwer (past co owners and managers of Umngazi River Bungalows).
As a family we also own the hugely successful, nearby Orchards Wedding Venue, managed by Terry & Tessa’s daughter, Belinda and son-in-law, Andrew Schuil.
Gowan Valley B&B has been extensively renovated, redecorated and re-landscaped since taking ownership in March 2015.

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