This historical landmark which was established in 1892 is the best halfway stop at the top of Van Reenen’s Pass and is just 1 km off the N3.
They offer varied accommodation options which can be found on their webpage www.greenlantern.co.za and all rooms are comfortable and spacious
and rates are affordable. You can book online or call them direct on 058 671 0027.
The Green Lantern Inn, the 126 year old hotel is currently owned by Bill and Gail Ross-Adams and it has been renovated to accommodate up to 90 people in heated, air conditioned, en suite rooms. The ‘Green Lantern Inn’ name was named after the large green lantern that was hung from a pole at the top of the new pass. This was used to indicate to motorists that they had reached the summit, especially in the heavy mist that Van Reenen is known for.
This venue is also a favourite meeting place for weddings, parties, conferences, reunions and other celebrations and is a much loved family and friend halfway stop.
This venue also has a beautiful tea garden serving various cakes and scones and has a safe playground for the kiddies with hotel bunnies and chickens and the most famous resident of all – a donkey called “Bojangles”.
Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park is just an hour’s drive away and there are some lovely places along the way and in the village to see if you would like to explore the area including the Van Reenen’s famous little church too.
With their famous pub just 20 m across the border and serving thirsty travellers since 1932 the famous Halfway Noggin Pub is a must to visit as well. The bar counter is made from Burmese Teak and was obtained from the Harrismith Standard Bank in the early 1930’s. “Bojangles” is a regular visitor in the Pub too and their Rendezvous Restaurant offers a varied menu serving specialities as well as light meals with Oxtail being their signature dish.
Due to COVID-19 they offer a safe and sanitised establishment using their newly acquired fogging machine which ensures their guests safety at all times.