Lumley’s Place Guesthouse and Tours


LUMLEY’S PLACE is an indigenous South African family operated Guesthouse. It is the brain child of a dynamic husband and wife duo, Peter and Benita. Both of them are born in this valley, Benita in Johannesdal and Peter in Pniël, which is also a former mission station. Peter and Benita both share a passion for the rich history, the friendly people and beauty and peaceful surroundings which makes one feel for a moment you stepped into a forgotten and bygone era. LUMLEY’S PLACE is no ordinary guesthouse, just as Pniel is no ordinary country town, as at times you may feel that you have stepped out of a H. G Wells novel.


Air conditioning, Airport shuttle, Balcony, Bath, Breakfast included, Coffee / Tea maker, Flat-screen TV, Free WiFi, Meeting facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Parking, Patio, Smoking area, Swimming pool, View

About Us

Driven by this belief Benita and Peter welcomed their first guests to Lumley’s Place Guesthouse in December of 2008. The Cysters’ and their love for people and indeed socializing, culinary cuisine, good wine and their pride in their valley were instrumental in their decision to build Lumley’s Place. It was furthermore part of their personal quest to leave a legacy by exposing fellow South Africans and the World at large to one of the most beautiful mission communities in the world. Benita and Peter have some handy experience which stems down from generations of the family’s passion for cooking for their big families, their gatherings and community bazaars, etc.