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About Bergrivier Eastern Cape

Experience a true eco-retreat where you can relax in one of the most tranquil settings nature has to offer. Bergrivier is situated in beautiful, peaceful surroundings at the beginning or end of the Baviaanskloof route.

We offer luxury accommodation in the rondavel, or a pioneer experience in an ox-wagon. Campers can pitch a tent at the beautiful campsite.

This is a paradise for birdwatchers. The beautiful Knysna Loerie is seen quite often. At night you will hear the Night Jar calling and so often do you see the Crown Eagle soaring over the hills. The call of the Fish Eagle is also occasionally heard.

Guests can enjoy a hike in the veld or kloof and, for the more adventurous, mountain biking can be arranged in the adjacent Longmore forest. This retreat is conveniently located in the scenic Eastern Cape, only 50 km west of Port Elizabeth, and close to the N2. The very popular beach resort, Jeffrey's Bay, is only 35 km away.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 26 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Pioneer Wagons Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Each wagon sleeps two guests, with an adjoining cabin providing sleeping space for two more guests. A total of 8 guests... see more Features:  Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower
    from R400 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Campsite Sleeps 25 Includes: Self-catering Our campsite is situated in a picturesque area of the farm. Only tents can be used as the road crosses the river at a... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, River views
        from R180 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Rondavel Naguiltjie Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The rondavel is designed as a bedsitter with a double bed. Linen and towels are supplied. The bathroom is separate... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
            from R640 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Wooden Chalet Wielewaal Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A cosy private chalet with a stunning view towards the valley. The chalet sleeps four. It has a main bedroom with a doub... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R900 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Stone Chalet Crown Eagle Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A spacious, well equipped family chalet that sleeps six people. There is a main bedroom with a double bed and another... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R1100 Room rate
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Bergrivier Eastern Cape

                      26 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Rina van der Merwe
                      21 February 2018

                      What a lovely stay. Beautiful nature surrounds with great hiking trails, lovely setting with an old feel. Owl hooting at night just toped it off.

                      Liz Boy
                      22 August 2017

                      As usual Japie & Dorie was amazing in their welcome and goes out of their way for their guests. We loved our stay and enjoyed our walk to the waterfall. Amazing scenery all round. We are planning our next trip 😁

                      crystal matsimella, South Africa
                      16 October 2016

                      I am proud and pleased to say that this resort is a must for breaking away from life's hustle and bustle and just Rest with the most beautiful sounds and scenery of mature especially waking up to sweet songs of the most beautiful birds in different colours and the classic ancient farm and voortekker style chalets are so adventurousI strongly recommend this place for a sound and sacred retreatI experienced nature's own healing balm first hand while hereBest of all is the very warm friendly helpful and hospitable owners Dorie and Jaap and their staffI really felt more than at home and definitely...
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                      John Quinn, South Africa
                      26 September 2016

                      We loved our stay.We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.RegardsJohn & Su Quinn

                      Anver Fleur, South Africa
                      12 March 2016

                      When we arrived at our destination, we were informed that the accommodation that was originally booked for were not available at the time of arrival so we we given another accomdation, and i must say that was the best move. It was so well situated for us, and to top it all of with the accomadation that were more expensive than the originally booked accom,we were not asked to pay in any extra money, i mean this place was like a fully equipt house, everything you need. its just that time flew so quick and it was difficult leaving it all behind. This place is probable fully booked during holiday...
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                      Bergrivier Eastern Cape Map

                      Bergrivier Eastern Cape is 5.8km from the centre of Thornhill , the nearest airport 59.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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