Welcome to Virginia Farm in Eston

Virginia Farm is situated in the Eston region of Kwa Zulu Natal. Eston is situated halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and is predominantly a sugar cane farming area. This region also forms part of one of the oldest conservancies, namely the Beaumont Eston Conservancy.


Conservancies are voluntary committees made up of the local community, and its user groups which practise co-operative environmental management. Due to the topography of this region, farming is not suited to all the areas and pockets of undeveloped land exist, which are still in a pristine state, rich in plant, animal and bird life.


The farm owners Pete and Lou Stainbank have decided to share these pristine areas, along with their commercial farm operation, with you, by providing self catering accommodation and a chance for you to utilise the resource for your pleasure, be it birding, hiking, fishing, cycling etc.


Virginia Trails


We are very proud of our fantastic MTB and Hiking experience. The 80km of trails has all that a mountain biker and hiker enthusiast demands. A magnificent setting surrounded by beautiful scenery and undulating track.


Come and see our trails...

Accommodation at Virginia Farm


Come and Relax in our self catering Converted Farm Shed or our fully furnished Farmhouse, perfect for families and groups.

Come and see our accommodation...

Virginia Trails



We are very proud to introduce to you a fantastic MTB, Trail Running and Hiking experience at Eston in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands.

The 65km of safe well marked farm trails with about 8km of single track, incorporates all that a mountain biker and hiker enthusiast  demands.


A magnificent setting surrounded by beautiful scenery, undulating and flowing track, which we hope will be a pleasure for you to ride and walk.

It is safe and fully marked and is designed in such a way to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.


Virginia Trails Opening Times

Virginia Trails is open Monday to Sunday from 6.00am to 6.00pm


Directions To Virginia Trails

GPS Co Ordinates 29 59'27.73"S 30 36'35.10"E (at eZimwini Turn Off from the R603)


From PMB : 50 mins Drive

Take the R603, Umlaas Rd, Umbumbulu Fly off, off the Freeway

Head straight towards Eston and Umbumbulu


From DURBAN : 65 mins Drive

Go along the N3 and take the Camperdown Fly off. Go left at the bridge and follow that road until you get to a T-junction. Go left towards Eston and Umbumbulu.

At the Caltex Service Station keep straight on the R603 and go a further+- 15km.

The single lane goes into a double lane as you go up a hill, you pass the Telkom and MTN tower on top of the hill.

Go down the hill around two sharp bends and turn right onto a tar road called EZIMWINI.


From AMANZIMTOTI : 25 mins Drive

Get onto the R603 Umbumbulu Road to Eston. Pass through Umbumbulu and when you get into the commercial canelands area, you will pass Cranford farm on your left, the R603 changes to a double lane, go 1km and turn left onto the EZIMWINI tar road

Go 3.6 kms and turn right onto a dirt road and follow directions to the parking and venue.



For assistance please call Pete 083 7811042


Contact Us

Booking for MTB & Hiking is essential.




Should you wish to make a booking for Accommodation, or use the Virginia Trails, please email us with your request and details.


Please take note that you need to book and receive confirmation.


For further information on:         Accommodation contact Lou 083 636 0850

                                                     Virginia Trails contact Pete 083 7811042



Virginia Farm is situated in the Eston region of Kwa Zulu Natal.

Eston is situated about 60 mins from Durban and 50 mins from Pietermaritzburg


GPS Co Ordinates 29 59'27.73"S     30 36'35.10"E (at eZimwini Turn Off from the R603)


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