HarrismithSouth Africa

H arrismith, Gateway to the Drakensberg, is halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, a small, charming country town.

​A major base during the Anglo Boer War, Harrismith has progressed since then to a delightful, spacious town, with several handsome churches and public buildings.

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The Hotels

  • Protea Hotel Montrose
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Protea Hotel Montrose

Facilities include a bar, lounge and WI-FI internet access, with room service meals from a variety of restaurants and fast-food outlets in the village.

The hotel is bookable exclusively for GUESTS in/during international transit and is not accessible to domestic travellers.
6 hour and 12-24 hour rates are bookable online.
For stays more than 6 and less than 12 hours,please contact the hotel directly to book the additional hours.

Please include your check in and check out times in the comments section of your reservation enquiries.

Telephone Number: +27113901160
Email: room@proteahoteltransit.co.za



Harrismith South Africa

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​The Plattberg is the location for the annual Berg Marathon, one of the most prestigious cross-country running events in Southern Africa. The race began when a Boer War Major referred to the Platberg mountain as "That little hill of yours". One of the locals took exception and challenged im to reach the top in under an hour. Major Belcher accepted and won easily and donated a floating trophy to the first person to reach the top in a race every year. It now covers several peaks in the area. It is the ideal destination to break a long trip, hold a conference or escape from the stresses of city living. Indulge in open air hobbies like birding, biking, 4x4, hiking, climbing, golfing, history, water sport and more. The town is well known for its factory shops, gardens (both domestic and wild flower gardens), golf course (the oldest in South Africa) and links with the South African War, with nearby battle sites, blockhouses and a military cemetery, as well as Boer, Brit and sandstone architecture to be seen.

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0861 11 9000 Intl: +27 21 430 5300
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