Mon-Aé Guest House (Built in 1906)
A unique overnight experience!

The Mon-Aé Guest House is situated in the historic small town of Volksrust at the foot of the well-known "Mountain of the doves", Amajuba. Surrounded by mountains, rolling green hills and clear blue skies, the crisp clean air lends it a perfect place for the weary soul to breath.

Centrally located, the Mon-Aé Guest House is within walking distance from the primary school, high school, shops and churches. It is on the Kwazulu Natal border, and near the Free State border. Majuba power station is 35km away. Newcastle, with modern shopping facilities, cinemas and an excellent private hospital is 55km away via Laingsnek pass. Wakkerstroom, boasting with one of the most unique wetlands with breathtaking bird watching, is 10 minutes away on route to Sodwana and St Lucia.

This beautiful old house, full of character, has the original oregan pine floors, wooden window frames and doors, steel ceilings, marble fireplaces and antique baths in some of the rooms. In the 1940’s Sister van Tonder, a well-known midwife lived here and delivered many babies in the house.

Facility consists of the following:

  • 7 Deluxe en-suite rooms
  • 10 En-suite rooms
  • 2 Rooms sharing a bathroom
  • Main lounge with DSTV
  • 2 Extra lounges with TV
  • All bedrooms with TV's
  • Secure parking (electrical gates and well lit at night)
  • Delightful gardens and shady verandas to relax on.
  • Braai facilities and gift shop.
Pets welcome.

We are proud of our hearty, tasteful breakfast, which we start out with fresh fruit, and follow with a warm full course South African feast!
Light evening meals on request.

Historic interest

  • Battle of Majuba (February 1881) - Boers drove Gen. Colley and his men off the
    mountain, forcing the British to negotiate peace.
  • O'Neill's cottage - makeshift hospital for British soldiers.
  • Battle of Allemansnek (10 June 1900)- British forces broke through into Transvaal
  • Memorials: British soldier's, concentration camp.
  • Private museum on nearby farm.

Information on things to do:

  • Battlefield route, historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • 4x4 routes
  • Bird watching
  • Hang gliding
    Arrangements can be made for organized guided 2 - 3 day trips for groups.

Airport transfers can be arranged.

Places to eat:

  • Wimpy
  • Kentucky
  • Privately owned restaurants

The owners and personnel of Mon-Aé Guest house look forward to being of service to you or your company. Our vision is to deliver excellence! We pride ourselves on creating accommodation that is exceptionally clean and neat. We enjoy making our guest's feel they are at "home" away from home, with the luxury of being spoiled by our staff.

Come and experience our welcoming hospitality. We look forward to see you. Please feel free to contact us at any time.