Retadi Guest House is situated on the farm Dankbaar, on the outskirts of Patensie. It is ideally situated for visitors to Patensie, the Gamtoos Valley and the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve. A mere one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, 45 minutes from St Francis Bay and half an hour from Jeffrey's Bay, this luxurious guest house is surrounded by citrus orchards and mountains.
Guests have the option of self-catering, bed and breakfast or a full-board stay. Visitors to this warm-hearted guest house are in for a real treat as stars of the Afrikaans entertainment world, such as Steve Hofmeyer and Nicholis Louw, have stayed with us.
Patensie is a small town in the Gamtoos Valley, situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the gateway to Baviaanskloof. Known as the pantry of the Eastern Cape, towns with melodious names such as Loerie, Hankey and Patensie form the backbone of the Gamtoos Valley. This fertile valley with its interesting history is the gateway to the vast, brooding mountainous Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area.
Visiting Patensie’s citrus pack-house, gives you an idea of the extent of the citrus industry in the valley. Besides oranges, the valley boasts an extraordinary variety of farm produce like potatoes, tobacco and vegetables. The area also offers picturesque veld scenes, mountains, indigenous forests with crystal clear mountain streams fringed with ferns, sheer cliffs and small waterfalls which will enchant every visitor to this wilderness paradise.
Wilderness hiking, San rock paintings, 4x4 routes, mountain bike routes, magnificent drives, birdwatching, fresh water fishing, farm tours and orange picking in season, nature and game reserves are some of its many attractions, perfect for outdoor and nature lovers.
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