Val, Heidelberg: Waterfall Guesthouse
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The almost unknown little hamlet of Val about 30 minutes from Heidelberg in Gauteng and only a stone’s throw from Greylingstad on the road to Standerton, is surely one of the smallest, cleanest and most beautiful little towns on the highveld. It has only 28 inhabitants and is really worth a visit. Andre and Rita bought almost the whole town on an auction in 1994, including the dilapidated old “Val Hotel”. This they restored artistically to its original state to what is today the proud Waterval Gastehuis (Waterfall Guest House) with 8 double rooms, antique period furniture and with well-known Afrikaans writers as theme in each room. The guesthouse offers a cozy private pub, large fireplaces and spacious entertaining areas for functions and weddings. The railway station building opposite the street from the guesthouse will soon be available for backpackers and Andre and Rita are restoring adjacent buildings into a curio shop and farmer’s pub. The small and beautiful thatched chapel further down the road is becoming a very popular wedding venue from where bridal pairs and their guests move to the Waterval for wedding resceptions. Val also has a post office, police station, co-op shop, grain silo’s and a sports club with facilities for squash, tennis and cricket 500 meters from the guest house.
Val issurely one of the smallest, cleanest and most beautiful little towns on the highveld
Val issurely one of the smallest, cleanest and most beautiful little towns on the highveld
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Activities:

Game Viewing On farm in district

Other Activities Various activities and attractions are available in the area and Rita will organize visits if pre-arranged. These include a bee farm (honey), a dairy farm where butter is made in the same way as in olden times, a visit to a hand operated telephone exchange, a beautiful collection of antique tractors and implements, one of the largest collections of miniature tractors, a mushroom farm, a cheese factory, a game farm, grain farms and many others. Waterval Gastehuis regularly offers music evenings with live artists and art exhibitions. If everything goes to plan, guests will soon be able to travel from Gauteng to Val and back by means of and old steam train at reasonable cost. The sports club welcomes guests and offers tennis, cricket (where the Boers and English played cricket) and squash
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on Request. Small children with own bedding and sharing rooms with parents stay free.
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone Yes
Television No
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
The small thatched chapel further down the road is becoming a very popular wedding venue
The small thatched chapel further down the road is becoming a very popular wedding venue
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Nearest Town:
Val
Distance: 0km
Police: No
Hospital: No
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (this is only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Rita will also arrange visits to archeological terrains, battlefields, the Sasol Coal and Oil Industry and the Graceland Casino. The small thatched chapel nestles peacefully amongst huge trees and in green gardens (in summertime!) and is a very popular wedding venue. It is also offers the ideal atmosphere for meditation and refreshing oneself spiritually and mentally. The district is rich in history and offers various Boer War terrains. Ghandi was taken into custody in 1914 in Val and a “joiner” shot General Spruyt here. Rita studied the history of the area intensely and has a collection of documents and books available for those who have an interest in history.

The Menu
Full English breakfast. Light lunches and typical farm dinners. Waterfall also serves vegetarian and Halaal dishes. Breakfast included in rates. Pre-arrange for lunch and dinner

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Val Gastehuis - ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Andre and Rita believe that hospitality shouldn’t be marketed as a commodity -- “it must have integrity. Our guests become our friends and our friendships are really valuable to us” Andre and Rita are your hosts...and the dining room
Andre and Rita are your hosts...and the dining room
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

Ideal for weddings.....and the curio shop and pub
Ideal for weddings.....and the curio shop and pub
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   The honeymoon suite -- and station building
The honeymoon suite -- and station building
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