• Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend and return as family.
    Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend and return as family.

    Country guesthouse in the heart of Midlands Meander

The perfect stop between Joburg and Durban travelling on the N3

Pleasant Places by Sanaandi is situated centrally in the Midlands Meander overlooking the Lions River and picturesque farming and forest scenes.

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Our team strives for hospitality to make you feel at home. We pride ourselves with personal service that only a small, privately owned and managed country house can provide.

Word of Mouth

  • Our second time coming to Pleasant Places

    It was our second time coming to Pleasant Places, definitely coming back more times in the future. That’s how amazing it is. Nearby activities: So many fun and interesting activities around. Definitely coming back to explore some more. Safety: Pleasant Places is quite safe. In and around Midlands as well. You get to freely explore the area. Food & drinks: Pleasant Places has the best Chef. The food is... Read this review

    Wenza Nene

  • Absolutely my kind of place.

    Absolutely my kind of place. Staff felt like family and accommodation like home.

    Bouse Makitta

  • A wonderful new way to usher the new year!

    Had a glorious stay we only realised on day 2 we have not watched TV ! Then you know that it is truly an adventure. Thanks to all at Pleasant Places

    Matimu Jele

  • Did I mention the view was so… peaceful 🧘🏽‍♀️

    Went on holiday over NYE (Dec2022) with family, and it was a great find away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The host Masana was very attentive, from the welcome note, snacks & drinks to the beautiful setting of the New Year’s Day picnic organised for the guests. It was raining for most of our stay but the host made sure we were warm by keeping the... Read this review

    Busi Monosi

  • Absolutely beautiful and beyond pleasant in every way 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

    Be warned ⚠️… this gorgeous host with the most will serve you the best of Midlands, make you feel so special you won’t want to leave! If you are looking for a tranquil place to rest, recharge, connect with nature and yourself book @pleasantplaces_ I fell in love with the soothing sound of Lions River I can’t thank you and your team enough 🙏🏽 May the Lord bless you... Read this review


  • I’ll definitely be coming back!

    Everything about Pleasant Places was amazing and so refreshing✨! From the beautiful rooms, the breathtaking views and the delicious food. Masana and her team are such great and attentive hosts, they made sure that our stay was pleasant at all times. They certainly didn’t lie when they said “arrive as a guest, leave as a friend and come back as family” because I felt right at home.

    Nokukhanya Kubheka

  • My stay was absolutely delightful and memorable

    The host paid attention to every detail. To top it off, I was pleasantly surprised by a washed car as I was leaving! Will certainly come back for a longer stay. 👌🏾

    Mpho Makhene

  • This is a great place to stay, and I can't recommend it highly enough

    Spotlessly clean, in a very quiet and peaceful location. The owners are very nice people with a gentle character of hospitality. This may have been the first time we stayed here, it certainly won't be the last!

    Ayanda Khoza

  • One of the most beautiful places I've been

    If you want a private space to slow down, unwind and enjoy the birds singing, pleasant Places is the place to be . It is calm, peaceful and filled with love. You can enjoy the place alone or with …

    Takalani mudau

  • Thank you Pleasant Places for treating us like family

    Thank you Pleasant Places for treating us like family throughout our stay as we ended of the year and ushered the new year. My family was able to have peaceful time at your beautiful guesthouse. The staff was friendly and warm, the host Masana was friendly and bubbly. My family were blessed to start the year at your establishment.

    Manje Zwane