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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

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

Lord's Guest Farm

7 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Rest in the seclusion of a rustic Eastern-Karoo farmstead nestled at the foot of a beautiful mountain range and overlooking the open Karoo...
Rest in the seclusion of a rustic Eastern-Karoo farmstead nestled at the foot of a beautiful mountain range and overlooking the open Karoo plains. Lesley and Michael Lord invite you to the tranquility of their farm in the Eastern Karoo. Leave your stress at the farm gate and allow the scenic beauty, rustic farmhouse, fresh air and open spaces to fill your soul with peace. The farm has no electricity but there is plenty hot water from wood-burning geysers. The lighting is solar powered and paraffin lamps and candles are provided. The farmhouse has a gas stove and a fridge for self-catering. The courtyard offers braai facilities and wood is supplied. The house sleeps up to 14 people and the farm is entirely private so guests have full use of the property. We offer a challenging 4x4 route, hiking, mountain and quad bike trails amidst magnificent mountain views. Together with these activities, the mountain splash pool, birdwatching and photography offer an outdoor experience which will delight you.
from R500

Allendale

2 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Allendale is a working livestock farm in the Eastern Cape, located in the beautiful district of Graaff-Reinet, the gem of the Karoo. By...
Allendale is a working livestock farm in the Eastern Cape, located in the beautiful district of Graaff-Reinet, the gem of the Karoo. By offering self catering, dinner bed and breakfast accommodation in our family unit, we make it possible for people from the city to enjoy the quiet of the Karoo. At quite a reasonable cost this is the ideal place to unwind & experience the vastness of the veld. Guests at Allendale have their own private entrance and shaded parking. The unit consist of a spacious double room and an open-plan lounge area with a kitchen. The lounge area also doubles up as sleeping space for two more people, children or adults alike. The en-suite bathroom consist of a spacious shower, a basin and toilet. The veranda area is ideal for just relaxing, or a braai while watching the sunset. Once you are at Allendale, you can enjoy the 10 000 ha of farm through going for short walks or for the more energetic, mountain biking in Jeep track or hiking into the mountains to name a few. The homestead and garden area gives lots of space for children to run around or enjoy the jungle gym and play area's. The brave and adventurous can enjoy a swim in our cement dam used mainly to irrigate the garden.
from R540

Old Pollie

1 Review
Sleeps 3 in 1 room

Old Pollie is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay, amid the ordered neatness of the citrus orchards with serene views of the nearby...
Old Pollie is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay, amid the ordered neatness of the citrus orchards with serene views of the nearby hills. The cottage can sleep up to three guests and is suitable for a couple or a small family. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and hand basin. The lounge has ample seating as well as a TV and a Hi-Fi. An open-plan kitchen with a fridge, microwave, two-plate cooker and everything else needed for self-catering will make your stay comfortable. For entertainment purposes there is a spotless patio facing onto the garden and a private lapa area with a braai. Apart from the obvious attraction of the Baviaanskloof and the various activities to be found around Patensie, guests are welcome to stroll in the orchards or along the river, which runs through the farm. Alternatively, explore the hills or follow the path along the irrigation canal which has made the valley what it is.
from R450
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Heron House, Venterstad

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Stay for 3 nights   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

Noorspoort Guest Farm

2 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Noorspoort Guest Farm, located in the Baviaans and Great Karoo region, offers luxurious self-catering accommodation in a beautifully...
Noorspoort Guest Farm, located in the Baviaans and Great Karoo region, offers luxurious self-catering accommodation in a beautifully restored old Colonial country house. This establishment is conveniently located close to town on the privately situated on Noorspoort Guest Farm. Facilities include a swimming pool, luxurious self-catering Colonial country house and self-catering Reynecke House on the farm. In addition, Noorspoort offers tranquil surroundings and breathtaking scenery for weddings which makes Noorspoort the ideal location for a memorable wedding.
from R650

Mgwalana River Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 7 rooms

Mgwalana River Lodge offers fully equipped self-catering accommodation ideal for couples or groups travelling to the Mgwalana area. The...
Mgwalana River Lodge offers fully equipped self-catering accommodation ideal for couples or groups travelling to the Mgwalana area. The large house offers beautiful views of the Mgwalana River and is only a short distance from the beach. This house has seven bedrooms spread over three levels. Each level has its own kitchen and a balcony or patio area. Guests can book the rooms individually for smaller groups and couples, or the entire house for a larger group. We offer group discounts for more than 12 people. The kitchens are all well equipped with cutlery and crockery provided. The Mgwalana River Mouth offers guests the opportunity to enjoy birdwatching and boating. The beach is just a short walk away and offers a private and secluded retreat from the festive rush.
from R500

Damesfontein Guest Farm

3 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

Damesfontein Guest Farm has offered safety and tranquillity on our sixth-generation farm for the past 200 years. Come and experience true...
Damesfontein Guest Farm has offered safety and tranquillity on our sixth-generation farm for the past 200 years. Come and experience true Karoo hospitality and visit our unique farm museum. Accommodation is offered in a spacious three-bedroom house sleeping up to nine guests, and a separate two-bedroom cottage which can accommodate six guests. The units are fully furnished and well equipped for self catering. Alternatively, you can opt for our traditional meals. Elsewhere on the farm, mountain bikers can enjoy cycling along our walking paths, and fossils are still being discovered in the hills, some of which are also on display in the farm museum. You will feel the difference when you come to our farm. It's the Karoo air entering your senses where you breathe more deeply and life beats to a different rhythm, a rhythm of peace.
from R500

Oppi-Plaas

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Oppi-Plaas is located on the farm Brakfontein which is situated between Aliwal North and Lady Grey. This self-catering house can...
Oppi-Plaas is located on the farm Brakfontein which is situated between Aliwal North and Lady Grey. This self-catering house can accommodate up to six guests. (8 guests - matrasses also available) There are three bedrooms in the house. Guests have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a stove, and a microwave, kettle, toaster, all crockery and braai equipment to use at their leisure. The lounge area is comfortably furnished and the patio offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. A covered braai area is also at guest’s disposal. The farm is the ideal location to rest and relax. Guests can go jogging and strolling, or simply spend their time reading and unwinding. A swimming pool is situated in the garden at the main house of the owner. It may be used prior to arrangement and availability. Guests can make use but on own risk and no children allowed without adult supervision.
from R600

Comfrey Cottage

22 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 10 rooms

The Comfrey Cottage Collection is set in a park-like garden at the foot of the Witteberg mountains in Lady Grey. The Collection consists of...
The Comfrey Cottage Collection is set in a park-like garden at the foot of the Witteberg mountains in Lady Grey. The Collection consists of three cottages – Comfrey, Robin’s Nest and Apple Crumble – each containing a number of en-suite bedrooms. Each room has its own distinct character, beautifully renovated and decorated to enhance your country experience. All rooms and the dining room are decorated with Wetherley’s furniture, ensuring comfort and style throughout. There is free WiFi available in the guest dining room and lounge area. The guest areas are very comfortably furnished, with a roaring log fire during winter and lovely fresh mountain breezes and views during summer. Beds and bases are of the finest quality, with white polycotton percale linen used in all bedrooms. Light yet warm duvets and throw blankets will keep you snug at night. Electric blankets are provided for extra warmth during winter. All bedrooms have fans, heaters, full tea trays (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, homemade buttermilk rusks, filtered iced water and kettle water) as well as a welcoming sherry! All bathrooms have full guest amenities wrapped soap, shampoo, body lotion and shower caps. Hairdryers and clock-radios are provided. Let us spoil you with sumptuous meals in our licensed guest dining room. The advertised rate is for bed only but we do provide breakfast and dinner on request. The Comfrey Breakfast is quite famous – do try the special oats porridge to start your day with a difference! Three course, set menu dinners are served on request – these must be prearranged when booking. All meals are prepared by Chef George using the best, freshest ingredients available, prepared and cooked using purified water and served in the stylish dining room. Self-catering is also available. Comfrey Cottage (i.e. Blue Room, Green Room and Iris Room) can be booked as a fully self-catering unit, and Apple 2 has mini self-catering facilities (microwave and bar fridge). Comfrey Cottage Collection provides a cosy retreat for the weary traveller. Relax under the trees; stroll along our riverside walk while you savour the fresh country air; meander through the orchards, herb and vegetable gardens; feed the Alpacas; or join others in our guest lounge to share tales and experiences. Whether you are on holiday or business, the Comfrey team – the Three G’s (George, Gerda and Grant) - has the facilities to satisfy your every need. Reading our guest book will confirm that: Going the extra mile is what we do best. You will be cared for by people who care for this piece of Paradise, for your comfort, and who pride themselves on attention to detail and quality on every level.
from R1100

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 R800

Dry Creek Cabin

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Dry Creek Cabin is situated on a smallholding eight kilometres out of Port Elizabeth. Its beautiful natural surroundings are ideal for...
Dry Creek Cabin is situated on a smallholding eight kilometres out of Port Elizabeth. Its beautiful natural surroundings are ideal for birdwatching and spotting the occasional buck, monkey, and tortoise. The cabin has two en-suite bedrooms. The charming kitchen has a fridge, a microwave, and an oven. The living room is spacious and has a television. Guests have a covered veranda at the front of the house on which they can unwind and view the wonderful sunsets. The well-known Grass Roof Farm Stall is only two kilometres away and Sardinia Bay Beach is a 10-minute drive from the cabin.
from R500

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

Groenvlei Guest Farm

7 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

King's Lodge Hotel

12 Reviews
Sleeps 37 in 15 rooms

Situated in the heart of the quaint mountain village of Hogsback, the King's Lodge is a country hotel set in peaceful surroundings,...
Situated in the heart of the quaint mountain village of Hogsback, the King's Lodge is a country hotel set in peaceful surroundings, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation, excellent food and a warm welcome. The colonial homestead offers affordable accommodation in homely en-suite hotel rooms and quaint self-catering cottages. Situated in the heart of the Hogsback, King's Lodge Hotel is the ideal base from which to take in all that Hogsback has to offer. Indulge in scenic mountain walks, explore the galleries and craft shops or visit the area's justly famous gardens with their stunning displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. We offer guided tours on request and there are also established tourist routes taking in the Xhosa and British colonial history of the region. A wonderful getaway for all ages, Hogsback is both a rejuvenating and relaxing escape from the hum-drum of city life. The King's Lodge Hotel is your home away from home.
from R650

Lavender Leisure Country House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Welcome to Lavender Leisure Country House, where spacious gardens and a country atmosphere veil the...
Welcome to Lavender Leisure Country House, where spacious gardens and a country atmosphere veil the fact that it is situated in town. Only 1 km from the Stutterheim Engine Museum, this property commands beautiful views of the forest and foothills of the Amatola Mountains. Summer afternoons can be spent lazing in the lapa overlooking the small dam, following the path down to the Cumakala River which flows along the boundary or swimming in the pristine pool. Five large and airy rooms offer comfort, privacy and are beautifully decorated, each with their own individual flair and all of which are en-suite. The small conference room accommodates 12 to 15 people and full catering can be provided. With ADSL connections available, the business traveller will find Lavender Leisure Country House to be a home away from home, while full satellite television is on hand in the comfy and relaxing lounge. Enjoy the balmy summer evenings by dining in the outer area alongside the swimming pool. Lavender Leisure Country House prides itself on the delectable and extensive menus whether a la carte or table d’hote. Each dish is skilfully prepared with only the freshest of ingredients and garnished with herbs picked straight from the garden. Open to the public, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals at extremely competitive prices. Functions and special occasions can also be catered for on request. A fully licensed restaurant and bar is open to both guests and the public. Lavender Leisure Country House will ensure your stay, whether on business or holiday, is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, making you want to return time and time again.
from R450

Long Hope Villa

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Unique to the Addo Elephant National Park, Long Hope Villa is a beautifully restored 1900s Eastern Cape farmhouse, located on a private...
Unique to the Addo Elephant National Park, Long Hope Villa is a beautifully restored 1900s Eastern Cape farmhouse, located on a private concession. Long Hope Villa is an exclusive African experience and comes complete with a private chef, personal game vehicle and field guide The villa accommodates up to six guests, and boasts a beautiful farmhouse kitchen that encourages interaction between the guests and their chef, as he prepares your meals exactly to your liking. The open-plan lounge leads out onto a private veranda, indigenous garden and swimming pool, which invites you to cool off during a hot summer’s day. Outdoors you can enjoy fabulous braai/barbecue on a cool summer evening, or dine al fresco under the stars. Long Hope is home to the Big 5, over 300 bird species and offers guests a variety of activities. Your private guide is on hand throughout the day to ensure you have a truly memorable experience. Activities at the villa are tailored to suit your interests and schedule; they include morning and evening game drives, wine tasting, photography classes, picnics, and pampering treatments. Long Hope Villa is an ideal photographic destination and employs an in-house professional photographer to help guests further their photographic knowledge and skills during their stay.
from R22000

The Owl Nest / Die Uil Nes

3 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

The Owl Nest House is nested on the edge of the artistic Karoo town of Nieu Bethesda, surrounded by...
The Owl Nest House is nested on the edge of the artistic Karoo town of Nieu Bethesda, surrounded by agricultural fields, groves and mountains and mere 300m walk from the well known Owl House. The house offers a practical modern layout and modern features while maintaining the aesthetic characteristics of a classic Karoo 'barn' design with old Oregon pine wooden floors and Oregon window frames. The property offers breath taking views of the adjacent fields, groves, Compassberg and historical Dutch Reform Church. The Owl Nest sleeps up to eight guest with six adults/kids with two additional couches for kids and is designed for 'vacation living' with a second storey braai/entertainment area seating 14 people around a four metre long yellow wood table that can be used during both winter and summer with the option to open or close the canvas walls. The house further offers three bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms. Bedding arrangements in two of the three rooms can be altered for two single bed application or king-size requirements and the main bedroom has a double bed. Towels and bedding are provided. The kitchen comes fitted with a dishwasher, two fridge/freezers, a stove, an oven and sufficient crockery and cutlery for 12 people. A high-end slow burning fire place and various heaters take care of those cold Bethesda nights. A shower and bath are available in each of the two bathrooms. Apart from the elevated braai/entertainment facility, the Owl Nest House offer a cosy downstairs lounge area with bar as well as a separate upstairs TV room for the kids. The tranquil setting on the edge of town, provides for a true Karoo farm feeling. A quiet street next to the property allows for a safe environment for small kids to ride bicycle or motorbikes. Activities in town all within walking distance includes swimming in the river, visiting the Owl House, the Art Centre, the Helen Martin museum and the Fossil Centre. Enjoy a cold beer at the local brewery, visiting the galleries various artists, browsing the local second hand bookshop, playing tennis or bowls at the tennis club, hiking, biking and enjoying a meal at the various interesting restaurants. The Owl Nest House surrounded are known as a hiking and cycling heaven, do the 'ring route' by crossing the river at both bridges or drive to the 'bankie' (bench) half way up the mountain behind the farm 'Uitkyk' for a spectacular view of the valley, agricultural lands and the town. Explore the route to the origin of the fountain that feeds the town and follow the barrow behind the pub through the poplar forest. Climb Compassberg or do the circle route around this highest independent peak in South Africa. Visit the 'Valley of Desolation' just outside of Graaff-Reinet.
from R700

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 R6360

Eastern Cape South Africa

Eastern Cape Country House Accommodation

The Eastern Cape is South Africa's second largest and most diverse province. It's a great sun, sand and sea destination with a coastline that runs from temperate rocky shores in the south to sub-tropical beaches in the north. There is a beach for every reason - from highly developed urban playgrounds to wild and untamed stretches of wave-washed sand. It has some of the best surf in the country - make that some of the best surf in the world. The small towns of Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay are renowned and very popular surf destinations and the Wild Coast has some legendary (and mostly secret) breaks.

The Eastern Cape is not classic lowveld, which is the vegetation type found around the Kruger National Park and is most usually associated with big game. However, this province has some awesome safari destinations. The Greater Addo Elephant National Park, near the town of Addo, conserves a staggering diversity of plant and animal life. There are a number of private game lodges, both in the national park and in surrounding private reserves. Best of all - it's totally malaria-free. South Africa's first and - to date - only serious commercial ski resort is in the high-lying northern part of the Eastern Cape. OK, it's not exactly Chamonix or Aspen - but it is skiing in Africa. Snowboarding's big, too.

The Eastern Cape's cultural heritage is particularly varied and interesting, and there are so many interpretive tours, museums and monuments, you'll never be bored. Towns that will particularly appeal to more culturally minded visitors include Graaff-Reinet and Grahamstown.

Nieu Bethesda, which is close to Graaff-Reinet, is a funky little village that owes its popularity to the existence of the Owl House, which is South Africa's most well known example of outsider art. Port Elizabeth is renowned for its excellent township and cultural tours. The Nelson Mandela Museum in Umtata is a loving tribute to South Africa's first president. There are great tours along the Wild Coast, on which you get to spend time with the local people and see how they live. The Grahamstown Festival or, more accurately, the National Festival of the Arts, which showcases a huge variety of South Africa's visual and performance arts, is held in Grahamstown at the beginning of July.

There are some excellent golf courses, but they're not all as conveniently close together as they are, for example, on the Garden Route. Some of the better courses are to be found in or near Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred, East London and Port Edward. A brand new golf course has been built at the rather interesting town of Alicedale, which is experiencing a huge economic revival after spending years as a virtual ghost town.

The Eastern Cape is South Africa's second largest and most diverse province. It's a great sun, sand and sea destination with a coastline that runs from temperate rocky shores in the south to sub-tropical beaches in the north. There is...

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If you are looking for Eastern Cape country house accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of country house accommodation in Eastern Cape and surrounds. With 1813 listings in Eastern Cape, our handy Eastern Cape map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect country house holiday accommodation for your Eastern Cape visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Eastern Cape South Africa

Did you know? Eastern Cape Country Houses is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Oos Kaap Country House, Ooskaap Country House, EasternCape Country House, EastermCape Country House,

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