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About Braeside Country Cottage

Braeside Country Cottage is a farmhouse situated right on the edge of the Tarkastad River, surrounded by luscious lucerne lands. The farm is at the foot of the Winterberg mountain range and is a sheep and cattle farm. It also has various buck species in the scenic Winterberg Nature Conservancy. This is the ideal location for hikers, walkers, cyclists and fishermen, and is only a three-hour drive from Port Elizabeth and East London.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience, whether hiking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing in the pristine beauty of the rugged mountains or rolling plains of the Winterberg. Enjoy the peace, tranquility and sense of oneness with nature.

Braeside Country Cottage contains four bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight guests. The main bedroom has a private entrance and contains a queen-size bed, full en-suite bathroom and a private lounge. The second bedroom also has a private entrance and contains a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Rooms three and four share a full bathroom and each room contains crisp percale linen, a heater, electric blankets and hot water bottles for those chilly winter nights.

Braeside Country Cottage features a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge with DStv. Relax around a cosy log fire or enjoy a braai in our large braai area under the amazingly clear, starry skies of the majestic Winterberg. The cottage is also fully serviced daily to enable you to take a complete break.

Braeside farm has numerous farm tracks that are ideally suited for both serious and leisure cycling, while trophy fishing is enjoyed on the Fairfield dam at the foot of the Winterberg Mountains. There is also access to three other dams for our rainbow trout, Delton, Theadan and Thrift dams. Alternatively, there are various mountainous hiking trails for varying levels of fitness as well as safe walking trails. Enjoy the magnificent mountainous country side while walking through the indigenous vegetation.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates include freshly baked bread daily, fresh farm milk and servicing of the cottage. Catered rates are available for a minimum of two guests. Rates displayed are for up to three guests occupying the cottage; it then an additional R240.00 per additional adult per night up to a maximum of eight guests.
R290 per person per night. However,...
Rates include freshly baked bread daily, fresh farm milk and servicing of the cottage. Catered rates are available for a minimum of two guests. Rates displayed are for up to three guests occupying the cottage; it then an additional R240.00 per additional adult per night up to a maximum of eight guests.
R290 per person per night. However, Minimum daily charge of R870 for 3 persons or less.
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Braeside Country Cottage Rooms

Braeside Country Cottage Map

Braeside Country Cottage is 22.6km from the centre of Tarkastad , the nearest airport 195.6km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Tarkastad

Commando Drift MTB Endurance Trail

(25.4 km from Tarkastad)

The Commando Drift MTB Endurance Trail is a fairly tough route but can be adapted to suit less fit riders by utilizing management roads. The topnotch rocky route traverses spectacular Karoo mountains and along dense riverine thickets and the...

Endurance Trail

(25.7 km from Tarkastad)

Named for the historical farm Endurance rather than the degree of difficulty, the Endurance Trail can be done over 2 or 3 days. Large herds of plains game frequent the trail area. The Endurance Trail Hut is close to a game-viewing hide, a...

Tsolwana Nature Reserve

(31.9 km from Tarkastad)

Lying on the edge of the commanding Winterberg range, Tsolwana Nature Reserve’s landscape is one of austere beauty. The climate can be extreme with greatly varying temperatures and unpredictable heavy summer rain storms with hail. In winter snow...

Bushman Trail

(25.4 km from Tarkastad)

Starting at the Commando Drift Nature Reserve rest camp, the Bushman Trail follows the shores of the dam and then up Palingkloof on a jeep track. It’s a popular birding trail, offering opportunities to spot numerous waterfowl and waders. Duration:...