Halfway Accommodation, Pub & Restaurant – top of Van Reenen’s Pass

THE HISTORICAL GREEN LANTERN INN  IS IN THE VAN REENEN MOUNTAINS 30KM FROM HARRISMITH. Originally Established in 1892, the historical Hotel, Pub & Restaurant invites guests for a relaxing stay in Van Reenen Village. B&B or semi self catering accommodation available. Clean & comfortable rooms equipped with air-con, heating & electric blankets. Free wi-fi available. Situated halfway between Durban and Johannesburg, the Green Lantern Inn and amazing gardens is an ideal stopover on your journey. The Halfway Noggin Pub, and country kitchen serve meals and 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 and can comfortably cater for up to 140 people.

Halfway Noggin Pub

Quenching travelers' thirst for over 100 years! 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 Carvery Lunch which includes a welcoming sherry, a starter, and a selection of roasts, seasonal vegetables and desserts. R135.00 per person, R85.00 for children under 12.


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.