Halfway hotel, pub & restaurant

You'r invited for a relaxing stay at this historical landmark, established in 1892 in Van Reenen Village 30km from Harrismith. Bed & Breakfast, semi self catering & pet friendly options. Clean & comfortable rooms equipped with air-con, heating & electric blankets. Free wi-fi available.

Situated halfway between Durban & Johannesburg, the Green Lantern Inn & amazing gardens is an ideal stopover on your journey. The Halfway Noggin Pub, & country kitchen serve meals & drinks all day. There is a farmyard, children's playground, swimming pool & games room.

The hotel is an ideal weekend venue for parties, weddings, family reunions, & functions & can comfortably cater for up to 140 people.

You are welcome here; Be at your ease.. Get up when you’re ready, go to bed when you please. Happy to share with you such as we’ve got, the leaks in the roof, & the soup in the pot. You don’t have to thank us, or laugh at our jokes, sit deep and come often. You’re one of the folks.

Halfway Noggin Pub

Quenching travelers' thirst for over 100 years!
First pub in KZN (by 200m) & 2nd oldest licensed establishment.
Stop in on your N3 road trip, Just 1km off the N3. Meet Bo-Jangels the resident Donkey, watch the sports game or just enjoy the roaring log fire.. 

Halfway Accommodation

Clean & comfortable hotel rooms, en-suite with modern heating & aircon. Couples, family & twin room options. Enquire or Book Online.

Animal Farm & Children's Playground

Fun for the whole family, meet the chickens, Porky the Pig, Bo-Jangles the famous Donkey, Pappa Joe & more.


Romantic Vintage & Country Wedding venue in the Van Reenen Mountains.

Sunday Lunch

On Sundays we offer a plated Sunday Lunch with roast beef & seasonal vegetables R89.00 per person.


The a-la-carte restaurant is renowned for its country cuisine and wholesome tasty meals – oxtail is a specialty!
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Silent Movies

Take a step back in time to the 1930's and watch Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy on the original movie screen.

Tea Garden

Relax in Gails' beautiful English Country Garden or on the terrace whilst enjoying a refreshing 'cuppa' and delicious homemade cake.

Contact us

Call: 058 671 0027
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