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About Charlie's Place

On your next visit to Barkly East in the Eastern Cape, why not stop at the old house of Charlie Wakeford, Charlie’s Place Guest House, now owned by Frikkie and Irmgard Tauber. The 1950s house, with its modern interior and farm-style finishings, offers four fully furnished en-suite rooms each named after family farms, namely Fairfield, Celidon, Knighton and Locksley. Two large family rooms and two houses are now available too.

After a good night's rest and farm breakfast, head out and enjoy the many attractions the scenic landscape has to offer. The well-known Tiffendell Ski-Resort, hunting, fly-fishing, horse riding, hiking, 4x4 routes and Bushman paintings are just some of many adventures on offer.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Peace & Believe Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 These houses both contain two bedrooms with a double bed in each and their own bathrooms with showers. Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Private bathroom, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    from R850 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Room 1 and 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 These rooms feature double beds, en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
        from R850 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Locksley Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This room features a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
            from R850 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Knighton Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This room features a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
                from R850 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Fairfield Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This room features two single beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath across the hall. Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
                    from R850 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Celidon Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This room features a double bed and an en-suite shower. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
                        from R850 For 2 guests
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Charlie's Place

                          9 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Andrew Manson
                          20 March 2018

                          The establishment's landline phone does not work and the cell number listed is never answered. It is therefore cannot be contacted.

                          Colin Mills, South Africa
                          29 March 2016

                          Very clean and comfortable. Good sized room and bathroom with separate shower. Quiet and peaceful. Good value for money.

                          Charel Etsebeth, South Africa
                          20 December 2015

                          The place was neat, tidy and clean. For a overnight stay it was ok. On the negative side, the first night there was no rooibostee tea or milk.  That was rectified the next day. The bed lamp did not work. Although the place was for 4 people (we were only 2) there was only 3 coffee mugs, 2 unmatched glasses, and the cutlery was also not sufficient. The towel hooks in the bathroom kept on falling off and there weas no place to put your soap and shampoo in the shower. The tap on the shower came off and the shower head could not be adjusted 

                          isabel coetzer, South Africa
                          17 June 2015

                          We had to phone and wait for someone to meet us at the B and B . The accommodation was adequate and warm. we had asked for dinner and had to pay upfront before arriving and it cost R120 per person - it consisted of two canned drinks, one meal of chicken shnitzel veggies and salad - thats it fro R120 pp - I think that was a bit expensive!!! The B and B in general had a cold unfriendly feel  

                          Jacques Bornman, South Africa
                          03 May 2015

                          We recently took a road trip through the Eastern Cape, and stayed over at Charlie's Place in Barkly East. The accommodation was comfortable, quaint and welcoming. We did however make the mistake of not taking the establishment up on their offer for meals, thinking that we would have dinner at a local eatery. The only place that was open was a sportsbar, with the food being only OK. From Barkly East we could explore the area - a trip to Rhodes (60km gravel) being memorable!

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                          Charlie's Place Map

                          Charlie's Place is 0.5km from the centre of Barkly East , the nearest airport 135.9km (Mthatha Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

                          Things to do in and around Barkly East

                          Kopshorn Mountain Bike Trail

                          (13.5 km from Barkly East)

                          Kopshorn Peak's pass is roughly a 20 kilometre return ride with a steep two-kilometre ascent. The turnaround point is at the top of Kopshorn Peak and offers a fun ride if you enjoy getting out in the mountains. Keen mountain bikers have many other...

                          Barkly East Museum

                          (0.1 km from Barkly East)

                          Barkly East Museum is rich in local history, Bushmen and other information.

                          Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

                          (13.5 km from Barkly East)

                          Kopshorn Peak is one of the highest around Barkly East and offers incredible mountain views. Accessible from Prospect Self Catering Cottage, this four-hour trail has some steep ascents and a challenging vertical rock climb. The hike is strenuous...

                          Barkly East Golf Club

                          (1.2 km from Barkly East)

                          Barkly East Golf Club has a nine hole Golf Course with a lovely mountain view, the bar boasts big screens and a large fireplace for the cold evenings. Local events are also held here. Meals are available in the bar.