The Gables - Wakkerstroom

Gables Guest House is situated in the famous grass and wetland area, where at least nine endemic species are found. We are within walking distance to the wetland and Beck's bird hide.  One looks out over the great Drakensberg escarpment foothills and across the road sheep graze in the paddock.

Wakkerstroom is only 3 hours from Johannesburg and 4 hours from Durban.  It is also en route through a scenic drive into Zululand to the game reserves ( Ithlala, Umfolozi / Hluhluwe & Mkuze ), passing some of historical Zulu and Anglo Boer War sites.

The weather is mild and embracing in winter, with occasional snow falling in late winter.  Summer days are warm, averaging 24  decrees, followed by thunderstorms, leaving great Columbus cloud formations +  40,000 ft. , which turn flame colour when the sun sets.

We are a BIRDER FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENT, which means we cater especially for birders' needs.  Your hostess is Bronwen Mellor, a leading bird artist, who can make your stay so much more attractive by helping you to enjoy the best of bird watching

Tel (013) 767 1377