Welcome To Fountain Baths Guest Cottages

Nestled at the foot of the breath taking Makhonjwa Mountain Range in the quaint mining town of Barberton, you’ll find Fountain Baths Guest Cottages. Built in 1884 as a bathhouse for the 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 with the garden extending to the very foot of the mountain. Majestic trees and lush vegetation make this a birder’s paradise. In fact, guests have spotted rare species like Knysna Turaco, Narina Trogon and Emerald Cuckoo from their verandas. Vervet and Samango Monkeys, Baboon and Giant Bushbabies are frequent visitors to the garden. Part of the oldest rock formation in the world can be found on Fountain Baths premises. For the enquiring and energetic there are mining tours, gold panning, a heritage walk, guided 4x4 tours into the mountains, as well as hiking.

Majestic trees and lush vegetation make this a birder’s paradise. In fact, guests have spotted rare species like Knysna Turaco, Narina Trogon and Emerald Cuckoo from their verandas. Vervet and Samango Monkeys, Baboon and Giant Bushbabies are frequent visitors to the garden.

Part of the oldest rock formation in the world can be found on Fountain Baths premises. For the enquiring and energetic there are mining tours, gold panning, a heritage walk, guided 4x4 tours into the mountains, as well as hiking.

Accommodation at Fountain Baths are self catering or units with a kettle and fridge. All units have bathrooms en-suite. Rooms have been decorated for style and comfort and all have their own entrances into the garden.