We had a very short stop-over in Harrismith en route to Durban and just needed a bed and bath to tide us over for a short night's stay. We knew that we would be arriving quite late in the evening and were therefore very relieved and pleased that management were happy to accommodate our arrival at 10pm. The security guard had been expecting us and checked us in very promptly. The room was an incredibly pleasant surprise. It was spacious and had everything that we might need, including tea and coffee facilities, and a bath and shower. The electric blankets and small heater were very welcome on that chilly evening. We were out of there by 6am the next morning and left feeling well rested and grateful for the comfort offered at Shady Pines.