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Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie)

13 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet....
Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet. This quaint little cottage will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter with its thick rock and clay walls.

The cottage has an en-suite bedroom, a living room and a kitchen. It can accommodate up to four guests and there is no television or cell phone coverage available on this isolated getaway. Waterval is part of a working sheep, cattle and goat farm. There are hiking trails, game viewing, birdwatching and 4x4 routes.

Come and delight in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquility that nature has to offer, without any disturbance. Enjoy this fully furnished cottage and learn its history, while soaking in the pristine Karoo environment.
from R600

Mentorskraal Country Estate

2 Reviews
Sleeps 63 in 13 rooms

Mentorskraal Country Estate was established in 1990 and is beautifully laid out above the town of...
Mentorskraal Country Estate was established in 1990 and is beautifully laid out above the town of Jeffreys Bay. It is also conveniently situated close to the N2 Highway, at the second Jeffreys Bay off-ramp. At Mentors Country Estate you can experience a combination of geographical regions the Eastern Cape has to offer, including Noorseveld and of course, the sea. Our spectacular sea views, rock and stone-style buildings will contribute to superb memories of your visit to the estate.

Mentors Country Estate not only offers the finest conference and wedding venue in Jeffreys Bay, but also a large variety of accommodation to suit all needs and tastes. The estate is conveniently situated in close proximity to the golf course, tennis and squash courts, bowling greens, the legendary Blue Flag Dolphin Beach and the world-famous Supertubes. Jeffreys Bay is renowned for its deep-sea angling, rock and surf angling, as well as river boating on the Gamtoos and Kromme Rivers.

Mentorskraal is a unique facility which has been specifically designed to cater for conferences, functions and weddings and is the only one of its size on the coast between Plettenberg Bay and Port Alfred. Two shopping malls and an exquisite variety of gift shops, surf shops, factory outlets, boutiques, salons, and all medical facilities can be found in Jeffreys Bay, a mere 4 km from the estate.
from R400

Lauricedale Country House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 8 rooms

Lauricedale Country House is a self-catering country house located on a smallholding just 2 km from the Mashi Golf Course and Kragga Kamma...
Lauricedale Country House is a self-catering country house located on a smallholding just 2 km from the Mashi Golf Course and Kragga Kamma Game Farm. We are within close distance of various shopping centres, the beach, health spas, restaurants, laundry mats and cinemas.

Lauricedale Country House has three bedrooms and two bathrooms; one bedroom being an en-suite. Two bedroom have double beds and the other room has a three-quarter bed and two extra single beds.

There is a fully equipped kitchen leading onto a huge lounge with indoor fireplace.

There is an undercover patio area with an outside braai as well a beautiful garden with beautiful sound of birds.

There are five en-suite Garden Rooms sharing a communal kitchen, lounge. The units also share an outside braai area that leads out to beautiful gardens.

Room one and four are twin set with two single beds. Room two has a double bed. Room three has a double bed leading onto a room with a double bunk. Room five has a double bed with a single bed and a full bathroom including a bath. Room five leads out onto your own outside braai area.

We are in the process of building on an extra two rooms that can be joined as one to make a family unit. It will have two bedrooms both en-suite. There will also be a kitchenette.

The smallholding is fully enclosed with a fence and has a remote controlled gate at the one entrance, and a gate with a lock at the other. Guests will have access via the remote controlled gate and parking is available close to the entrance. There are petting farms in close proximity for the smaller kiddies to enjoy.
from R590

Dune Ridge Country House

1 Review
Sleeps 22 in 7 rooms

Dune Ridge is an award winning country house nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune...
Dune Ridge is an award winning country house nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune fields to the rear of the property. Set on the outskirts of the quaint upmarket village of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape of South Africa one gets to recapture the romantic mystique of an authentic African farm from centuries past.

The old homestead reminiscent of an old farmhouse takes you back to a bygone era, where you get to experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication, to deliver an unforgettably unique coastal and bush getaway.

The house was built in early 2000 utilising local as well as recycled materials. Reed patio ceilings, stone fireplace and walls, beautiful oregan pine flooring and fixtures that still bear the mark of well worn floors from an old school.
The guesthouse boasts a tranquil environment that surpasses any other in the area, with large secure gardens, beautiful and private swimming pool area for those lazy summery days, dune and coastal forest walks as well as evening frog safaris an In-house treatment facility as well as bush spa.

Dune Ridge Country House and its staff are extremely conservation conscious ensuring that the footprint of the guesthouse is at an absolute minimum and practice Fair Trade Principles to the best of our abilities. All produce utilised in the guesthouse either comes from our own gardens or sourced locally. All our rubbish is separated and recycled and the wet matter all goes into our vermicomposter for the production of organic fertilizer.

With six double rooms as well as a Family Cottage this property welcomes children of all ages and the needs of children and families are catered for. Ideal for a Honeymoon destination or a weekend away.
from R1750

Asemskep Guest Farm / Gastehuis

2 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and...
Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and fresh air.

There is a beautiful old farmhouse available, surrounded by lush vegetation. The large garden is ideal for kids to play in, with views over the fields and the mountains.

The house consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms of which one is en suite, a sun room, an open-plan living area with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, and indoor braai facilities. There is no cell phone reception or a TV in the house.

Bird life is in abundance here, with a pond behind the house where they can be heard all day. Activities include mountain biking and walking trails. Guests can assist in shearing the sheep, depending on the time of year.
from R500

Request Farm Cottage

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Nestled on a working cattle and sheep farm, close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cottage offers a...
Nestled on a working cattle and sheep farm, close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cottage offers a tranquil haven and a secluded experience for guests. The farm is only a two-hour drive from Port Elizabeth and East London, thus offering an ideal weekend breakaway for city dwellers seeking an opportunity to get away from it all.

Relax on the leather couches in front of the fireplace in winter and listen to some music in candle light, or play one of the family games provided. There is no TV as this is the time to reconnect with family and friends. Laze in the morning sun with a magazine or book on the veranda which offers a spectacular view over the savannah grasslands and the Kaga Mountains. The cottage is service daily and there are braai facilities available with braai packs and firewood for sale.

Apart from enjoying the secluded atmosphere, you are welcome to walk or hike in the fresh air while enjoying the views and getting close to many species of antelope which roam the grasslands, or even go fishing in one of the nearby dams. Mountain biking is one of our main attractions where we offer a cycle safari for a few days, on a safe and quiet route that takes you through the historical settler’s country, with a few national monuments on the way. Guests are also welcome to bring their quad bikes to explore the area.
from R720

Heron House, Venterstad

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Heron House is situated in Venterstad and invites you to enjoy its typical Karoo ambience. With high ceilings, Oregon floors and spacious...
Heron House is situated in Venterstad and invites you to enjoy its typical Karoo ambience. With high ceilings, Oregon floors and spacious rooms, we offer comfortable and convenient accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Unlike Oviston and Gariep Village, the temporary prefab asbestos houses that were put up in Venterstad during the construction of the dam and tunnel, have all been removed, so there is no danger of exposure to airborne asbestos.

The house has a lounge area with DStv easy view channels and a music system. Outside is a built-in braai and off street secure parking. Relax at Heron House around the braai while enjoying the sight of hundreds of kestrels migrating from Europe every year in summer. At night you will be treated to the open sky full of stars and the sounds of the country night-life. We welcome well-behaved pets in our fully enclosed garden by prior arrangement.

Please note that we need a minimum of 48 hours notice for all bookings.

Venterstad is more than just an overnight stop, it is a base from which to explore the little-known wonders of the Bo-Karoo. Visit the Oviston Nature Reserve and the Gariep Dam while taking a tour of the dam wall. Observe and enjoy a large variety of birds, go river rafting down the Orange River or horse-back riding along its banks. Steep yourself in history and visit the various Boer War sites, including a drive over historical bridges spanning the mighty Orange River.
from R450

Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm

5 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from...
Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury.

Offering superior service with unashamed flair, Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm is the ideal spot for a quiet weekend away, family holiday or as your home base when you explore the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape.

Slightly elevated above the green orchards of the farm, Hopefield Country House offers unobtrusive views of the natural beauty of the Sundays River Valley. The magnificent lawns with blue swimming pool are flanked by colourful flowerbeds frequented by various species of birds. The homestead offers spacious areas in which to relax whilst listening to the sounds of everyday country living or maybe even a favourite classical music piece on CD from our vast collection.

For those guests lucky enough to be staying over at the time of one of our frequent classical music soirées Hopefield Country House offers an opportunity to hear beautiful music performed in a magical setting by some of the best local and nationally acclaimed artists.
from R1090

Stone House

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This unique self-catering house is located in the remote area of Kwelera in the Eastern Cape. It is ideal for families, large groups and...
This unique self-catering house is located in the remote area of Kwelera in the Eastern Cape. It is ideal for families, large groups and nature lovers.

There are three comfortably furnished bedrooms with bunk, queen- and king-size beds. There is a spacious kitchen and dining area that leads out onto the patio. The rustic lounge has ample natural light and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning sea and valley views.

Enjoy a braai outside, or relax by the swimming pool while taking in the tranquil surroundings.
from R2400

Amakhala - Reed Valley Inn

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Reed Valley has been in the Weeks family for over one hundred years. It was purchased in 1898 by...
Reed Valley has been in the Weeks family for over one hundred years. It was purchased in 1898 by Jabez Weeks, son of an 1820 Settler. The previous owners were of Dutch descent. The main house is estimated to have been built in 1806. Through time, many farming enterprises such as cows, sheep, ostriches, crocodiles, pineapples and dairy have had their successes and failures. Rod and Tracey Weeks are now the fifth generation on Reed Valley which is part of the Amakhala Game Reserve. Our forefathers spent their time hunting leopard, lions and elephant to enable them to farm in peace and now we have re-introduced them in a unique joint conservation project with five neighbouring family farms. Accommodation Reed Valley Inn is nestled in a farmyard and is comprised of four historic en-suite country rooms, which once provided rest and safety for the travellers on the mail wagon. Each room has a separate entrance on to a private patio. Children of all ages are welcome. A sumptuous dinner featuring local specialties will be served with true Eastern Cape hospitality. In the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast before you set off to discover the untold beauty of our land. Your stay will be made special by personalised attention and arrangements that are tailor-made to suit your requirements from catering to excursions and activities. We offer rooms that are serviced daily, a swimming pool, and classic pub.
from R5240
Clifton Country Manor is a 238-year-old farm nestling in the foothills of the Sneeuberg mountains. ...
Clifton Country Manor is a 238-year-old farm nestling in the foothills of the Sneeuberg mountains. Originally known as Klipfontein, dating back to 1774, and primarily used for stock farming, the recent sale to Jacques and Sonja Hartzenberg will see the property developed into a world-class private game reserve and three adjacent properties have already been added.

Owners Jacques and Sonja, who have been in the tourism industry since 1996, are busy reintroducing game and will be relocating rare species from their Kalahari reserve such as Cape buffalo, sable antelope, roan and Cape zebra to mention a few.

Hospitality is a vintage 21st century and accommodation boasts a luxurious 4 Star grading. Each en-suite bedrooms is air-conditioned and individually decorated. With personal comfort as a priority, features include log fires and underfloor heating for the cold Karoo winter evenings, and a sparkling pool for those hot summers. We also offer fine dining, with the best South African wines served with gourmet meals, including Karoo lamb and venison. A full breakfast is also served to last guests all day.

In addition, Clifton offers conference facilities with a 150-seating capacity. Ideal for a perfect romantic wedding or private functions, the venue boasts beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere along the banks of the Sundays River.
from R1240

Assegaaibosch Country Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 42 in 19 rooms

Assegaaibosch Country Lodge offers an irresistible package for any nature or family holiday,...
Assegaaibosch Country Lodge offers an irresistible package for any nature or family holiday, romantic break, corporate getaway, wedding or function. Cradled between the lush Tsitsikamma forests and vast blue Kouga mountain range, the lodge is situated a mere 75 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth and an hour from Plettenberg Bay on the scenic R62 motorway.

The lodge is also located near to the southern gateway of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, a World Heritage Site which is treasured for its rich biodiversity. This makes the lodge an ideal base from which guided tours, adventure activities and self-drive exploration of the area can be embarked upon.

The rooms at Assegaaibosch Country Lodge have been tastefully furnished with exquisite hand-picked items and accessories to cater for your every comfort. The lodge consists of 13 rooms built around a sparkling blue swimming pool with a wooden deck area. The manor house also has six additional rooms which can be hired separately or the house as a whole. Crisp white cotton linen blends with wholly natural fabrics and colours to give each room an inviting and effortlessly stylish ambience. Superior quality mattresses will ensure a good night's sleep.

The bathrooms are equipped with unique and convenient shower shelves and luxurious toiletries. While each of the rooms has a television set, guests will spend hours soaking up the splendid view from their private balcony. Some rooms look out over bright splashes of wild, colourful gardens, while others open onto the pristine pool deck with the mountains in the distance.

The lodge boasts two different dining areas and a fantastic variety of menus for residents. Special set menus are created weekly, using only the freshest produce available. Likewise, the dining venues are varied according to the weather, bookings and planned set menus for the week.

Whether you are in need of relaxation or adventure, time spent at the Assegaaibosch Country Lodge is an investment in wonderful memories.
from R1170
Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious country house located in the malaria free Amakhala Game...
Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious country house located in the malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Our beautiful country home is set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, offering luxurious safari accommodation and a family safari experience steeped in settler history

The 3-star rated Game Lodge includes the historic Country House and the newer Shearers Lodge Suites. The Country House, built in 1908, offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, and is layered with a collection of historical images, documents, and furniture dating back to the 1800s. Set back from the Country House, Shearers Lodge offers contemporary double suites, overlooking a cool low-roofed verandah and tranquil swimming pool. The rooms are all luxuriously appointed consisting of 3 twin rooms and a family room.

Savour a quiet moment in the dim stillness of the 19th-century stone chapel. Enjoy high tea in the shade of the verandah. Sit late into the night in the convivial stone-walled cellar bar. This wonderful homestead has been in the Fowlds family for five generations, and the family takes great pleasure in sharing its remarkable Southern African family heritage with you.

Safari Trips And A River Cruise.
Riveting Safari Trips under guidance of professional game rangers on this South African vacation present guests with breathtaking views of the wildlife at Amakhala Game Reserve, which include rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, tortoise and over 16 antelope species.
from R6360

Amakhala - Carnarvon Dale

Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Situated in Frontier Country, Carnarvon Dale is an 1857 family farm on the banks of the Bushman’s...
Situated in Frontier Country, Carnarvon Dale is an 1857 family farm on the banks of the Bushman’s River. This historic Settler farmhouse once provided lodgings for travelers, whose journeys had been halted by the flooded river, until it was safe for them to cross. In this same tradition of hospitality, we welcome you into our home and invite you to share our heritage.

Once too, travelers recorded that our open plains were home to the mighty elephant and fearsome lion and that the valley bushveld teemed with game of many species. As you return to nature, so nature will return to you all that is good. We invite you to share in our conservation experience.

Carnarvon Dale consists of the Settler farmhouse, the Bottom House, and an elegantly restored early Edwardian cottage, the Top House. On offer is a choice of en-suite serviced bedrooms with private lounges meeting three star grading requirements. A family suite is available on request.

Delicious farm-style meals are served in the main dining room. Morning and late afternoon guided game drives in an open Land Rover are arranged to suit your personal needs. For a change of pace enjoy our bird watching and game spotting walks along the lazy Bushman’s River.

In the evenings there are new friends to be made over cool sundowners and stories of bygone days to entertain you around a “braaivleis” fire under South African stars.

Your hosts at Carnarvon Dale, Roger and Maryan Hart, will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one. Let them introduce you to the rich heritage of this unique landscape and its history while you enjoy the warm hospitality that defines the Eastern Cape

from R4360

Glen Etive Cottage

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Glen Etive is an historic family farm which has been in the Scott Family for over 125 years. The cottage is self-catering, or meals can be...
Glen Etive is an historic family farm which has been in the Scott Family for over 125 years. The cottage is self-catering, or meals can be arranged on request, and is set in a beautiful park-like garden situated in the majestic mountains of the Winterberg at an altitude of 1500 m.

The cottage is serviced daily and features three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious dining room and lounge area with a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. For chilly winter nights, there are also heaters and hot blankets.

Glen Etive is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle. There is no TV or Internet and no cellphone reception, just pure peace and quiet. Glen Etive is a working farm which produces quality natural beef, lamb and wool, and we also grow raspberries and peonies.
from R520

Thornhill Farm

Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Overlooking the Ladies Slipper Mountain, the Thornhill Farm lies nestled in 70 hectares of tranquil farm land and natural bush with...
Overlooking the Ladies Slipper Mountain, the Thornhill Farm lies nestled in 70 hectares of tranquil farm land and natural bush with Tortoise, Duiker and Bush Buck all part of the farm.

The House was built in the early 1900s and still offers the same charm with a view of the ocean. It was the first farm to have an automatic milking parlour. In the early 1970s it was turned into a Protea farm and is now currently a guest farm where kids collect eggs, help feed the baby animals, and ride bikes around the marked trails.

Start the day with a lovely farm house breakfast and should you wish, our manager will cook you a lovely home cooked meal in the evening. Here you will have a traditional farm life experience, as well as a place to put your feet up, relax, and enjoy the peace and tranquility we offer.

The farm is 10 kms from the Gamtoos River which is fantastic for fishing, 20 kms from Jeffrey's Bay and 32 kms from Port Elizabeth. The well-known Van Stadens, which is the highest railway bridge in the area, is also nearby.
from R1000

Africanos Country Estate

Sleeps 36 in 12 rooms

Africanos Country Estate has 12 beautifully decorated luxury rooms, all surrounded by the magnificent views of the Greater Addo. With the...
Africanos Country Estate has 12 beautifully decorated luxury rooms, all surrounded by the magnificent views of the Greater Addo. With the unique environment and variety of outdoor activities available, guests will enjoy spending time in the Greater Addo area and experiencing all the wonderful local attractions, including the Addo Elephant National Park.

Room service is available from the restaurant kitchen, should guests wish to rather relax in their privately entered suite with a 100% leather sofa.

In addition to the luxury suites there are boardroom facilities, a wedding venue, a chapel, fine wine and cocktail bar, pub, country chic restaurant, sushi and a Teppanyaki Bar.
from R1900

Groenvlei Guest Farm

5 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 3 rooms

Groenvlei Guest Farm is a working Karoo sheep farm situated in the heart of the Sneeuberg, near historical Graaff-Reinet and Nieu...
Groenvlei Guest Farm is a working Karoo sheep farm situated in the heart of the Sneeuberg, near historical Graaff-Reinet and Nieu Bethesda's famous Owl House.

Either self-catering or catering accommodation is offered in fully equipped four-, two- or one-bedroom cottages. The units are serviced daily and have barbecue facilities with wood available for fireplaces in each cottage.
from R440

Noorspoort Guest Farm

1 Review
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Noorspoort Guest Farm, located in the Baviaans and Great Karoo region, offers luxurious accommodation in a beautifully restored old...
Noorspoort Guest Farm, located in the Baviaans and Great Karoo region, offers luxurious accommodation in a beautifully restored old Colonial country house. This 3 Star graded establishment is conveniently located close to town on the privately situated on Noorspoort Guest Farm.

Facilities include a swimming pool, self-catering Reyneke House on the farm and two campsites. In addition, Noorspoort offers tranquil surroundings and breathtaking scenery for weddings which makes Noorspoort the ideal location for a memorable wedding.
from R632

Emfuleni Country House

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Emfuleni Country House is a lovely eight bedroom country house set in a tranquil, rural setting 6 km outside the town of Butterworth in the...
Emfuleni Country House is a lovely eight bedroom country house set in a tranquil, rural setting 6 km outside the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. The country house is located 1 km from the Water Sisulu University and King Hintsa Technical College.

Butterworth is surrounded by a beautiful countryside and guests can enjoy visits to the nearby villages such as Tobashana and experience the hospitality of traditional Xhosa living. Gcuwa dam is ideal for boating and fishing.

Accommodation is offered in spacious and comfortable twin or double rooms, that each contain either a king-size bed or twin three-quarter beds. Each room features a shower en suite, a TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
from R500
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Oos Kaap Country House, Ooskaap Country House, EasternCape Country House, EastermCape Country House,

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