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About Dune Ridge Country House

Dune Ridge is an award winning country house nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune fields to the rear of the property. Set on the outskirts of the quaint upmarket village of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape of South Africa one gets to recapture the romantic mystique of an authentic African farm from centuries past.

The old homestead reminiscent of an old farmhouse takes you back to a bygone era, where you get to experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication, to deliver an unforgettably unique coastal and bush getaway.

The house was built in early 2000 utilising local as well as recycled materials. Reed patio ceilings, stone fireplace and walls, beautiful oregan pine flooring and fixtures that still bear the mark of well worn floors from an old school.

The guesthouse boasts a tranquil environment that surpasses any other in the area, with large secure gardens, beautiful and private swimming pool area for those lazy summery days, dune and coastal forest walks as well as evening frog safaris an In-house treatment facility as well as bush spa.

Dune Ridge Country House and its staff are extremely conservation conscious ensuring that the footprint of the guesthouse is at an absolute minimum and practice Fair Trade Principles to the best of our abilities. All produce utilised in the guesthouse either comes from our own gardens or sourced locally. All our rubbish is separated and recycled and the wet matter all goes into our vermicomposter for the production of organic fertilizer.

With six double rooms as well as a Family Cottage this property welcomes children of all ages and the needs of children and families are catered for. Ideal for a Honeymoon destination or a weekend away.

Safari: Having some of the best game parks and National Parks just a stones throw away, guests can hop on one of our guided tours to these parks daily

Spa: Drawing inspiration from the surrounds, guests can enjoy an authentic Bush Spa Experience. Choose from a variety of treatments from massage therapies to facials to having nails done

Golf: Two well known golf courses within 5 min of the Country House. On being a world-class Jack Nicklaus Links Course. We offer transfers to and from the courses as well as fantastic Golf Packages that include a number of fantastic courses in the area.

Wedding Venues: The venue can accommodate up to 60 guests for a lovely and intimate garden wedding or out in a marquee.

Conference Venues: A small conferencing facility for up to 20 delegates is available and is ideal for break-away conferences and team building weekends. A flip chart, a projector, a screen, Wi-Fi and business facilities are available.

Family friendly: A swing for children is available and children can go on Frog Safaris.

Romantic: Perfect for couples wanting to get away from the rat race and just spend some quality time together. Why not inquire directly about our all inclusive package for couples that includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Spa Treatments and many more spoils

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Conference Venues
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Reservations are confirmed on full deposit payment of 50% of value of booking.
Please note that all guests making payment electronically are required to settle the full balance for their accommodation one month in advance of their arrival.

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Reviews for Dune Ridge Country House

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David Prutton, South Africa
17 August 2015

Beautiful setting.  Outstanding food, accommodation, service.  Will definately highly recommend to friends and family. 

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Dune Ridge Country House is 0.6km from the centre of Fijnbosch Estate , the nearest airport 92.7km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Fijnbosch Estate

Frog Safari

(0.6 km from Fijnbosch Estate)

Join us for an evening of fun all in the name of frog conservation! After an early dinner at Dune Ridge Country House, our local guide will explain the worldwide amphibian crisis and the necessity to restore and protect wetlands, the preferred...

St Francis Parkrun

(1.5 km from Fijnbosch Estate)

St Francis Parkrun takes place at The Links every Saturday at 08:00. Its a 5km fun run/walk taking place at the same time across the globe every Sat. Parkrunners register, get a barcode and on completion have your code scanned. It is secure and...

St Francis Links Golf Course

(1.3 km from Fijnbosch Estate)

1 review

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the challenging St Francis Links Course is characterised by undulating terrain, greens and variation in length and direction. The consistent layout combines every element of shot making. The bunkers define the quality...

Kite Surfing Kromme River

(1.8 km from Fijnbosch Estate)

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