Activities & Attractions

"Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." - Socrates

At Beacon Vlei our objective is to provide our guests with an experience of a life time! Beacon Vlei and the Kwazulu Natal Midlands region is the ideal playground for adventure sportsmen, eco-tourists and for people to relax in a beautiful country setting.

With the pace of modern life, sometimes the best way to relax and rediscover yourself is to get back to basics and listen to your instincts. This is the philosophy that governs our daily lives at Beacon Vlei, and we are confident that we can tailor an outdoor recreational holiday to suit the needs of most people. From fly fishing and birding to more adventurous sports such as mountain biking and paragliding, Beacon Vlei and the Kwazulu Natal Midlands has it all!

Guests need not leave the farm to enjoy fishing, birding, boating and picnicking after a leisurely walk around our beautiful property. Other activities that can be arranged in the surrounding countryside include hot air ballooning, mountain biking, horse riding, canopy tours, battlefield tours and even paragliding.

With an abundance of health hydros and day spas nearby, Beacon Vlei can also make the necessary arrangements for a variety of relaxing and therapeutic treatments in our idyllic country surroundings.

Some of the activities include:

On Site

  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Walking
  • Cross country running
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnics
  • Swimming


  • Mountain biking
  • Road riding
  • Other trout dams and rivers open to the public
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Paragliding
  • Horse riding
  • Horse whispering
  • Hiking
  • Canopy tours
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Battlefield tours
  • Fine restaurants, delicatessens and cheese farms
  • Beer & wine tasting
  • Historical and cultural tours
  • Rock art
  • Art galleries & craft shops
  • Health hydro & day spa treatments
  • Animal farms
  • Karkloof Falls & Nature Reserve
  • Umgeni Nature Reserve
  • Midmar dam & Nature Reserve
  • Giant's Castle
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve
  • Highmoor dam & Nature Reserve
  • Zulu-Mpophomeni Cultural Township Experience