Established in 1984, the Ashburton Training Centre is situated just outside Pietermaritzburg and can house 427 horses in barn-style stables and has accommodation for resident grooms.
The training facilities consist of a 2 100m oval grass track with banked turns, a 1 800m light sand track, a 500m heavy sand track and a 350m sand trotting ring.
The Club House is a genuine South African family restaurant venue, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Settle back and take in the harmony. Admire the amazing view from our deck which overlooks our unique African Bushveld spread out below. Marvel at the amazing sunsets and the vista of the twinkling lights of Pietermariztburg in the distance. You can hear the silence!
Our unique pub & restaurant allows our guests to relax and unwind while sipping away on a refreshment of their choice.
Guests can choose to sit inside or out, where we have shaded seating or for those cold winter evenings, around a crackling warm fire pit.
Ashburton is situated just 9 km south of Pietermaritzburg on the N3, and where there is a surprising variety of wildlife roaming freely in the area. So you might just be one of the lucky ones to spot zebra, impala and other wildlife and hear the call of jackal in the distance!
We encourage our guests to enjoy themselves and their experience at The Club House
With our stunning and unique Ashburton views there is no better place to sit and enjoy something from our menu and chat to your friends. Enjoy a hearty breakfast while watching the horses and trainers at their early morning training sessions and ‘gallops’. Try one of our delicious pub lunches. And for those evenings when you don't feel like cooking come and join us on the deck for something tasty and different. We have delicious, wholesome snack platters to share if you are not planning on ordering a full meal.
Our highlight of the week is a delicious Sunday Carvery/ buffet luncheon. We would love you to join us at The Club House so please make your booking so that you don't lose out!
Other weekly specials include a “LEKKER” bush braai with pap & sous sides on Thursdays and mouth watering spareribs on Wednesdays. Vegetarians are catered for as well.