Welcome to

Gowan Valley Guest Farm

13 Double Rooms with Private En-Suites
Full Farmhouse Breakfast
About Us

Family Owned & Managed

Welcome to Gowan Valley Guest Farm, owned and managed by the Bouwer family, graced by the crystal clean Mpofana river and blessed with the 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 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.


Room & Suites

Rates 2018
Adults – R745 per person per night sharing
Singles – R925 per person per night
Children under 12yrs – R425 per child per night sharing

Rates 2019
Adults – R795 per person per night sharing
Singles – R945 per person per night
Children under 12yrs – R445 per child per night sharing

Double Bedrooms

En-suite Bathrooms


Our renovated thatched guest house boasts 6 beautifully furnished guest rooms, each with a character of their own. These comfortable guest rooms are made even cosier with their heaters, percale linen (flannel in winter) and tea and coffee making facilities.
Each room has it’s own bathroom en suite.


The River House boasts two renovated, lovely bedrooms with shower AND bath en suite.
Room 7 – King XL Bed (A favourite as closet to the river)
Room 8 – King XL Bed

Garden Rooms – 5 fresh, spacious and tranquil garden rooms are available, all with lovely large walk-in showers.

Food & Drink

Full English Breakfast!

The breakfast dining area is part of the River House, where you can watch the gushing Mpofana River. This stunning breakfast view is accompanied by a delicious full farmhouse breakfast, with cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit juice and seasonal fruit on offer.

Dear Deanne and Brett

We just wanted to say thank you for your amazing accommodation and hospitality during our stay at Gowan. Your friendliness and willingness to help in any and every way made it feel like our home from home. The rooms were immaculate, the breakfast amazing and the way you gave us freedom to host guests on the Friday night made it the perfect wedding weekend.

Thank you.

Andrew and Bianca

Bianca & Andrew



Free WiFi

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Free Parking

Free private secured parking is possible on site.

Bedroom Comforts

Tea/Coffee Maker

Free toiletries

Checkin & Checkout

Check-in between 14.00 and 18.00

Checkout at 11.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type, dates and duration of stay. Please contact us for details.

House Rules

All children are welcome.

One child under 12 years is charged ZAR 425 per night when using existing beds.

Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs.

All children under 12 years are charged ZAR 425 per night for extra beds.

All further older children or adults are charged ZAR 595 per night for extra beds.

The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.



Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.


No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Have a Question?

Talk to the Host


Location & Nearby Attractions

Activities in the area

Activities in the Area:*

Golfing (enjoy Gowrie and Boschoek, two of South Africa’s greatest golf courses right on our doorstep)
Mountain Biking – www.midlandsmeander.co.za/biking
Karkloof Canopy Tours
Horse Riding – www.midlandsmeander.co.za/horseriding
Hot Air Ballooning – www.hotairballooningsa.co.za
Midlands Meander
The Junction – www.nottiesjunction.co.za
Piggly Wiggly – www.pigglywiggly.co.za
Nelson Mandela Capture site – www.thecapturesite.co.za
Midmar Dam (home of the famous Midmar Mile!) is close by and is perfect for boating, fishing, sailing or just soaking up the sun! – www.kznwildlife.com/accomodation/resorts/midmar.html

Visit the rolling hills of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands!

Check our availability



AfriCamps is all about boutique camping (or glamping) at the most beautiful working farms and estates in South Africa. Each AfriCamps tent consists of an outdoor wood-fired hot tub or splash pool, a spacious open plan lounge area with a comfortable couch, a dining area with solid wooden table and seating for 5 guests, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 5 guests and a bathroom complete with hot shower, flushing toilet and wash basin.


Cell: 071 8819 333
Gowan Valley Guest Farm, R103, Balgowan Rd

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