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Fountain Baths Guest House

23 Reviews
 Sleeps 28
Response Rate: 93%
 Minimum stay: 1 Days
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Type: Guest House

Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Mkonjwa Mountain Range in the quaint mining town of Barberton, you’ll find Fountain Baths Guesthouse. Built in 1884 as a bathhouse for gold diggers in the area, it boasts the oldest swimming pool in the old Transvaal. Today, Fountain Baths still revives the senses as a welcome retreat for travellers exploring this history-rich part of South Africa. Fountain Baths is perfectly situated within walking distance from town. Its garden extends to the very foot of the mountain. Majestic trees and lush vegetation make this a birder’s paradise. Vervet and samango monkeys, baboons and giant bush babies are regular visitors to this garden. Part of the oldest rock formation in the world can be found on Fountain Baths’ premises. And for the enquiring and energetic, there are mine tours, gold panning, a heritage walk, quad bike drives into the mountains, horse riding, guided tours for birders, hiking, 4x4 trips and good restaurants. Accommodation is B&B or Self catering with bathrooms en suite. Rooms have been decorated for style and comfort and they all have their own entrances into the garden.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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terry overton
December 2017
Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Very clean excellant value great very friendly and helpful people. A must if you are in this area
pieter williams
August 2017
Nic and his wife have only recently taken over and seem to be working hard to create a pleasant experience. A little more attention to small detail such as bathroom plug that let the water out, a shower cable with a kink and bigger towels would help but overall very pleasant stay for a weekend. Would definitely try them again
amour venter, south africa
March 2016
We had a great overnight experience at Fountain Baths Guest House in Barberton and will recommend this place to anybody without reserve. Beautiful garden and excellent facilities; right up against the mountain. The history of the area is of course very interesting and the fact that some of the oldest rock formations in the world are right there, is a plus. It is really worth a visit.
susie de bruin, south africa
April 2015
History isn't everybody's cuppa, but almost every place in Barberton just oozes it. Staying in a place as old as Fountain Baths Guest House where the owner clearly loves the place was a pleasant experience. If you don't need to be entertained or live in the ritz this is a great choice. The breakfast was well prepared and we feel that we definitely got our money's worth. 
madeleine reimer, south africa
August 2014
I had a great stay at Fountains Baths and Sue went out of her way to accommodate some of my special requests. My room was beautiful, spacious and very peaceful.

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Fountain Baths Guest House is 3.2km from the centre of Barberton , the nearest airport 45km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
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