113 on Robberg
Our child-friendly 3 star Bed and Breakfast in Plettenberg Bay, 113 on Robberg B&B on the famous Garden Route in South Africa, also offers self-catering facilities. We are a mere 1.5 km from the shore of the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the long sandy Robberg Beach as well as close to restaurants, the city centre and Robberg Nature Reserve.
In this beautiful coastal town comfortable holiday accommodation awaits at our 113 on Robberg. Each of the 5 airy en-suite guest rooms has a kitchenette and a private entrance. We are pet-friendly and welcome children of all ages. Relax in our garden, in the cosy guest Lapa with built-in braai / barbecue or on the sun loungers by the refreshing splash pool in the well kept garden.
Out and About
Here you will find the ideal base from where you can explore this magnificent area of the Western Cape with its beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes, mighty mountains and untamed African wildlife. Your South African hosts gladly assist with all your travel plans.
Come and relax in South Africa's premier holiday resort with its superb beaches, the multitude of outdoor activities in soul-rejuvenating nature. Once you've visited Plett, as we locals call it, you may find it difficult to leave and many return year after year!
Situated at the doorstep to the Garden Route, our sea facing 3 star A1 Kynaston Collection is 500 metres from the surfing beach and 3,8 km from the town centre of our tranquil and malaria-free coastal village, which is a surfer's paradise.
Experience the panoramic sea views at our child-friendly bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in Jeffreys Bay which offers you a good base for trips to the national parks Addo Elephant and Tsitsikamma.
Situated by the pool, all our en-suite units are tastefully decorated and private. They offer open-plan living and are ideal for both leisure or business.
Fall fast asleep to the sound of the waves, wake up to bird song, enjoy walks along the long sandy beach with dolphin and seasonal whale watching or go fishing. Take a refreshing dip in our pool, relax in the garden or on your own terrace / balcony.
Our full English or continental breakfast is freshly prepared and served by us. We pride ourselves on a caring, friendly and personal accommodation environment and make our home your home.
Please note that No. 23 and 27 Chestnut Ave both have solar power. Therefore, there load shedding does NOT effect our accomodation establishments.
Do come and relax to the roll of the surf.
This Tudor styled home is set in a tree lined avenue in a quiet, upmarket area of Newcastle. For the traveller wanting to unwind after a long day travelling, this is the ideal spot to rest your weary head. The garden is surrounded by large trees and the bird life is exceptional. Newcastle is very central and is the ideal stopover for folks travelling from Kruger, Nelspruit, Graskop etc, to the Drakensburg or Durban. We are also a great stopover when travelling from Richards bay to Johannesburg. During the long summer months relax in the Garden at Aberdeen House or cool off in the lovely big pool. We also cater to company representatives with our competitive rates.
Our accommodation is a mixture between self catering and bed and breakfast. We have 4 rooms at the main B & B as well as an apartment sleeping 3 and a cottage sleeping 4. At the annex 500m from the Main B&B we have 2 rooms. Whilst all the rooms are tastefully decorated, there are some that are decidedly Scottish tartan. All rooms have flat screen TV’s with DSTV, air conditioners, electric blankets, fridges , microwaves, Tea/coffee facilities, crockery cutlery, gowns, hairdryers and much more.
Airport Game Lodge
Combining the solitude of the African bush with the luxury and convenience of modern-day living, the secluded Airport Game Lodge in Kempton Park started operating in 1995 with four rooms on a 3 hectare plot of agricultural land which is today a 9.9 hectare estate with 27 guest rooms in 4 categories and an air-conditioned conference venue, situated a mere 10 km north of Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport to/from which we offer free transfer.
Due to its location our lodge offers you the perfect start or end to your African journey, and even the ideal location for travellers with early departures or late arrivals. We also have day rooms if you need some rest between connecting flights, or if you are looking for a base while exploring the treasures of Southern Africa.
Our Accommodation & Facilities
If you want to have a special, unique, unforgettable enrichment of your life, then our Airport Game Lodge should be your destination. Where else will you look at animals in nature when you open the curtains of your wall size window/glass door? - Instead of the door of the room across the passage.
We aim to be quiet and peaceful, although occasionally there is a genuine South African Braai (barbecue) with face painting and African dancing. Relax at our lovely swimming pool area or on the covered wrap-around patio.
Our luxury child-friendly accommodation is situated in a landscaped garden, overlooking the untouched bush and Rietvlei stream. For a good nights rest choose between 27 well-appointed en-suite rooms ranging from standard and luxury guest rooms to de-luxe rooms with many modern conveniences. We also provide some interleading rooms available for families travelling together.
There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lodge as well as a luggage and car storage facility, with several regular guests who “store” their vehicles safely here. We are also a green-friendly accommodation establishment with solar geysers, energy saver lighting, recycling and laundry done with biodegradable detergents.
If you prefer to cater for yourself we offer a dining room area and a kitchen, in which you may prepare your meals.
Bicycle rental is available for those who wish to go out and explore the off-site bicycle trails (additional charges apply).
Be it Yoga or fitness, it is in the fresh open air amongst trees and with small wild animals in front of you, at your pace.
The Highveld is 1.4 km above sea level. That means that there is that amount less atmosphere, which makes star gazing simply amazing when facing the Milky Way.
Stay for a few days and do some exclusive tours which are based right here at Airport Game Lodge, e.g. to the Cradle of Humankind, safaris to professional wildlife sanctuaries or the Pilansberg Game Reserve in a volcanic crater, or visit a diamond museum and absorb the gold rush of 1880 by visiting a gold mine.
And there are also several very nice golf courses nearby.
Our friendly and helpful team at the reception is here to assist you with all your requirements.
Set is a picturesque garden, Aletheim Guest House provides charming rooms with individual decoration. It is located in Kimberley’s historical Milner Street, 0.9 mi from Belgrave Walk.
Our guesthouse offers two independent houses with several fully furnished bedrooms. The accommodations have a kitchenette. Refresh yourself in our swimming pool or enjoy a leisurely evening in the barbecue area. The Aletheim rooms feature warm colours and artistic touches. Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom.
Guests can relax in the shade of garden trees or go for a walk/run in the adjacent park. Free Wi-Fi is available. Nearby activities include bird watching, horse riding and quad bikes. Aletheim Guest House is located 15 minutes’ walk from McGregor Museum and 7 minutes’ drive from Beaconsfield Train Station.
Alte Bruecke Holiday Resort
If you are looking for a great location, Alte Brücke Holiday Resort can offer you exactly that. We are situated 200m from the beach, in the older part of Swakopmund, 1.2 km from the center of town as well as within easy walking distance from many popular restaurants, pubs, local shops and attractions. We also have our own very popular Old Steamer restaurant on the premises.
Our action desk can give you information on activities available at the coast and will book any activity offered in town for you, at no extra cost to you. Feel free to ask any of our office staff and they will be more than happy to assist and keep you entertained with all the things Swakopmund has to offer.
Alte Brucke is very proud of the fact that we have our very own solar plant for power and all geysers are solar or gas powered. We really care about the environment and your health . We also produce some of our own greens and vegetables in our garden.
All of our chalets are fully furnished and equipped. You only need to bring your own braai grid and beach towels. Housekeeping services are included in our bed price, but is unfortunately not available on Sundays and public holidays.
Alte Brucke has 36 fully lawned camp sites. Each camp site has its own private bathroom, a built braai, 220V power point and wash basin. Wifi is also available at the camp site.
Amakhaya Golf Lodge
Surrounded by breathtaking views of Chapman's Peak and the Atlantic Ocean, our Amakhaya Golf Lodge is idyllically situated in the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay close to Cape Town.
We offer you the perfect starting point for sightseeing, golf and relaxation on the Cape Peninsula. The city of Cape Town is a scenic 20 minute drive from our bed and breakfast along one the most stunning coastal roads, the Chapman's Peak Drive which runs below the 12 Apostles mountain range.
Take time out on your own balcony while enjoying the magnificent views over Hout Bay or laze around our superb boma area and relax in our heated pool for that much needed suntan or on the nearby beach and enjoy the refreshed sensation from the African sun. Alternatively, pamper yourself with spa treatments in our massage room / healing hut or make use of our on-site golf practice facilities.
Amakhaya offers you every comfort in a relaxed, private and peaceful environment. All our rooms have been individually decorated in an African style. Either choose between three luxury suites for bed and breakfast or cater for yourself in the studio apartment and in the cottage.
We offer the iconic Harley Davidson for rental or chauffeured rides throughout Cape Town, the Peninsula or winelands. There are optional trips from half an hour to a day ride. We also gladly arrange the motorcycle tours to suit your special requirements.
Antares Bush Camp & Safaris
Your escape to the African bush. Our child-friendly and owner-run Antares Bush Camp & Safaris is an exclusive, 3-star graded self-catering establishment within the Grietjie Private Nature Reserve (northern section of the Balule Nature Reserve) in the Greater Kruger Park area. We offer an authentic and relaxing bush experience in an exclusive and welcoming rustic setting to nature enthusiasts and photographic groups who are looking for a great Kruger Park alternative with unique opportunities for sight-seeing and game viewing at affordable rates.
With the reserve part of an open system, our bush camp can boast almost all the game species that you could expect to find in the Kruger National Park.
If what you are looking for is an affordable break away in an exclusive facility for small groups or families then Antares is the place for you.
Our camp boasts five air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms which are linked to the main building by a same level deck allowing for easy access but only cater for a maximum of eight guests at any one time. Thus ensuring that you and your friends can enjoy this piece of paradise on your own.
Each of the five bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with an indoor shower as well as a beautifully appointed circular outdoor shower allowing you to enjoy those starry nights after a magical game drive where you may have been lucky enough to see an elusive leopard. One of the bedrooms is set up as a family room, a queen bed for mum and dad and at the other end an adjoining room with a bunk bed, ensuring that even families with younger children can enjoy our hospitality.
Our Activities & Facilities
On offer are game drives and game walks, the chance of viewing the Big 5 reserve as well as additional activities in the area including guided birding. Once you have settled in you have a choice of relaxing in the clear African air with the animals coming to you, or you can arrange to go on a guided experience, either in an open game viewer or on foot.
Also, enjoy our unique waterhole hide just in front of the camp allowing you the opportunity to view the wildlife up close and from a ground level perspective such as regular sightings of elephant and lions along with a large variety of general game and birdlife. Our bird list is close to 300 species and rarities such as Pel’s fishing owl, African finfoot and a few other can be seen along the river.
Facilities range from different seating areas in the lobby or in the lounge with a small library, an outside dining deck with waterhole views, the large outside firepit for a barbecue or the inside dining area with seating for up to 10 guests, to a spacious kitchen with modern appliances and the gardens with an impressive, approximately 80 years old Baobab tree. Cool off on those hot summer days in the small plunge pool by the deck.
We also offer you the opportunity to request a chef at an additional fee who will come on site and prepare all your meals for you, allowing you to relax and enjoy the bush to its fullest. You will still be responsible for providing all the food and beverage requirements for your party.
Follow us through the camp with our photo gallery and on our website and imagine yourself immersed into the tranquility of the African bush. If you have enjoyed the journey, then consider paying us a visit to see for yourself just what a magical setting we have waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
Wamkelekile - Welcome to our piece of Africa!
Badger’s Lodge is a B&B guest house in Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa.
We offer comfortable accommodation in Rondavel-style Bed and Breakfast rooms and units with self-catering facilities. Enjoy our hearty breakfast in the thatched main house with veranda leading into the big garden with pool.
Knysna, our charming town and home to our Badger's Lodge lies on the banks of the Knysna lagoon between the Outeniqua mountains and the Indian Ocean and is surrounded by one of the largest remaining Southern African rain forests. The pictures lagoon is separated from the sea by two sandstone cliffs, the Knysna Heads. Knysna, the "jewel of the Garden Route" and one of South Africa's favourite holiday destinations is the ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route.
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel
Welcome to our haven on the shore of the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Our ethos at Bahia Mar is all about providing not just a holiday but a chance to completely revitalise yourself. From the moment you check in, we ensure you relax, regenerate and check out feeling totally rejuvenated.
We opened in April 2014 and has become synonymous with sustainable tourism in Vilankulo. We pride ourselves on our community spirit; Our hotel community in which we offer ongoing training and a good, fair working environment to our staff. Our wider community in which we support a number of projects and our global community which we support with our commitment to clean energy solutions, plastic-free environment and involvement in making the world a better place for our children.
Wake up to the sun rising over the Indian Ocean in one of our sea-view rooms or beach suites or enjoy the tranquility of nature in our garden suites.
Retreat into our state of the art spa and let the outside world peel away with our range of retreats, packages and treatments.
Our on-site gymnasium comprises a full weight room equipped with state of the art Tecno Gym machines including rowing, treadmill, step, light weights and spectrum of dumbbells. In our activity room, Queenex equipment from Italy provides the ideal environment for functional training along with hosting our various classes.
Indulge yourself with a delectable menu of local specialities combined with distinctive à la carte and healthy spa menus.
If you can tear yourself away from Bahia Mar, a full world of wonderful activities awaits. Scuba dive or snorkel world class reefs; kite-surf, paddle-board or fish in the ocean; visit the stunning Bazaruto Islands or immerse yourself in the local culture.
Bahnhof Hotel Aus
Initially built in 1906, our Bahnhof Hotel Aus has imperturbably grown in size and rating alike after extensive renovations in 2005 and is known as the Jewel of the Sperrgebiet. The overall atmosphere and the personal touch within the realm of this child-friendly accommodation establishment sets it above from many other players in this field. The small town of Aus has an astonishingly rich history dating back to German colonial times.
We offer 26 elegantly decorated, immaculately clean guest rooms, also suitable for families. If you prefer to cater for yourself there is the Orange House with two individual en-suite twin bed rooms with shower and toilet as well as the Aloe Rock House with three comfortable twin rooms and two separate en-suite bathrooms.
Breakfast in the restaurant is included with our accommodation. An extensive à la carte menu as well as freshly prepared light meals, a selection of excellent wines, home-baked bread and cakes, our historic bar and sundeck, a sheltered beer garden as well as a lounge with a cozy fireplace are inviting the weary traveller to a remarkable stay with us in the South of Namibia. The menu and kitchen get lots of appreciation from an ever growing group of pleasantly satisfied customers.
Our hotel is also the perfect venue for your family event, business presentation or conference in Aus.
Discover the area west of Aus which is noted for its herd of feral horses living in the desert. They drink at an artificial water hole at Garub Pan where a blind has been erected to enable tourists to watch the animals without disturbing them.
Be Still Accommodation
Stay where the Namib Desert meets the ocean. Cater for yourself at Be Still Accommodation in Swakopmund, located in walking distance to the beach and town centre.
Choose between 10 luxury bachelor apartments and 2 one-bedroom units and relax at the indoor pool or in the sauna. If you are longing for that special quiet time, make use of our meditation / music / yoga room - by appointment only and at extra cost.
Our Retreat Centre
Our self-catering accommodation is the place for guests who would like to be in quiet surroundings during their holiday but also within walking distance from the main beach and centre of town.
And it is here where you can grow spiritually through meditation and spiritual accomplishment. Our aim is to provide a safe space for everyone who is searching for what is important in their life. We offer non-judgemental spiritual guidance, always seeking to help those who come to us to find what is right for them.
The centre can be booked for retreats or special functions, for example marriages, conferences, etc. and can be used by anyone. For special functions, the whole retreat should be booked.
Our family-friendly Beaufort Manor in Beaufort West is an excellent stopover between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
On hot Karoo days, cool off in the pool and relax in the rose garden. Before retiring to your luxury room or vacation home, enjoy the beautiful view from the terrace, as well as Karoo delicacies and wine by candlelight.
There are five double bed/twin bed and family units, self-catering open-plan cottages in a tranquil garden, for people who like to do their own thing. Each room features an en-suite bathroom, a fully supplied kitchen, barbecue amenities, a television, and air-conditioning and heating. In the gardens, there are two self-catering open-plan cottages with double beds, barbecue equipment, and a wonderful stoepveranda.
The Family Cottage is excellent for a group of friends or a family. There are three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms, and can accommodate a total of six people.
Honeymooners can stay the night in our Romantic honeymoon suite, which comes with fresh flowers and complimentary sparkling wine. Beaufort Manor offers two stylish twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms that embody elegance and luxury, in addition to the refined reception area, dining room, and sitting rooms. Each twin room may accommodate two persons.
Families frequently travel together on vacation, and we have a lovely family room with an ensuite bathroom for you. The Family Room may sleep up to four people.
Beaufort Manor is the ideal location for a family gathering, a business occasion, or a party. In this Karoo village, the gorgeous rose gardens and a swimming pool provide a lovely environment.
After a restful night's sleep, wake up to a delicious breakfast at Beaufort Manor. Breakfast is offered from 7-9 a.m. and is a must before beginning your journey or touring the area.
Beaufort Manor offers tasteful Karoo dinners, by candle light, either in our dining room or under the brilliant stars during summer months. Choose a bottle of wine to accompany your three course meal, served by our friendly staff. Guests can expect dishes such as our famous Leg of Lamb, home made chicken pie, bobotie, mouth-watering gammon and organic vegetables straight from our Garden. Please book to avoid disappointment.
Bella Ev Guest House
Our beautiful Bella Ev Guest House is a magnificent villa as well as a national monument with an ottoman flair and a soul of her own. We welcome those with an appreciation for beautiful things. Apart from offering bed and breakfast on the Cape Peninsula we also have a modern apartment for self-catering.
Our individually handcrafted bedrooms have a special charm, are en-suite and offer spectacular views.
Spoil your taste buds with the culinary traditions of Mediterranean cuisine at our in-house Ottoman restaurant.
Centrally situated in Muizenberg, our house is nestled at the base of a mountain, opposite an indigenous garden and within a shirt walking distance of the beach, antique stores and art shops. Explore the many mountain walks and caves or watch in season the whales in the bay.
Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
Nestled in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains on a typical Little Karoo farm, you will find Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay with luxurious touches, personal service and South African hospitality.
Our family history in the area dates back 200 years, when the Schoeman ancestors started leaving their footprints in the valley. Today we are proud to share this valley with you when you visit our farm. The name Berluda is derived from an apricot variety, and today the annual harvest and jam production still forms a central part of our business.
Authentic experiences on the farm for the whole family range from working ostrich farm tours, sunset drives and meerkat encounters. As the Little Karoo is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, our guests can have a close encounter with this unique fauna and flora. We also offer exceptional bird-watching opportunities, and star gazing – offering the “High Five”.
Our local restaurant specializes in signature ostrich and Karoo lamb dishes like you’ve never tasted before.
As Berluda lies just off the R62, the longest wine route in the world, we invite you to come and pair our local Little Karoo cuisine with award-winning wines and ports from the region. Within easy reach of the world heritage site of the Swartberg Mountain pass and the world famous Cango Caves, Berluda is perfectly situated to explore the Little Karoo.
Surrounded by olive and apricot orchards, and set within lush gardens, Berluda Farmhouse offers luxury accommodation with all modern amenities. With 5 luxury bedrooms and 2 honeymoon rooms, guests can relax next to the sparkling swimming pool, and enjoy the many activities and facilities that we offer.
Just up the road from the farmhouse, the self-catering cottages are ideal for families, and guests wanting more privacy. Enjoy the evenings on the veranda while watching the stars, or light the fire for your BBQ-meal in the comfort of your cottage. As we can accommodate for up to 44 guests, Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is ideal for small family reunions, conferences and weddings, and offers business professionals and families alike the best opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of our area.
A minimum stay of 2 nights is recommended to enjoy all the activities on the farm and in the area.
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Surrounded by the majestic northern Drakensberg mountains, the thatched Blyde River Wilderness Lodge nestles on the banks of the tranquil Blyde River and is set in a private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, rich bird life, fauna and flora. It offers travellers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surroundings here at the famous Panorama Route of the Mpumalanga/Limpopo Provinces near Hoedspruit, and a 50-minute drive to the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.
Places of water are places of life - Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge well populated with hippos and crocodiles, the reserve is also home to giraffes, nyalas, impalas, Wildebeests, zebras, different bucks, bushpigs and warthogs. The towering Drakensberg provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise. This is your opportunity to escape and relax in a serene, peaceful environment.
Choose between 4 luxury double/twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms, 2 en-suite standard double/twin Rondavels (round houses) and one comfortable en-suite cottage. For a family or a small group of friends there is also the large private house for self-catering, sleeping 4 and with a private pool, or one large self-catering en-suite Rondavel which can sleep 6 (4 adults and 2 children), and one cottage for self-catering which sleeps 2 guest and possibly 1 child.
Our qualified expert therapists pamper you with a host of therapies and various massages. You can give into total indulgence.
Broadlands Country House
Located in the scenic, malaria free Sundays River Valley on a working citrus farm, Broadlands is an owner managed four-star Country House with a beautifully renovated stylish farmhouse that is both authentic and unique. The welcoming scent of orange blossoms greets our guests on entering our tree lined orchard avenue. The valley borders the internationally renowned Addo Elephant National Park and several other world-class game reserves.
Just 8 km from the centre of Kirkwood, our guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation in five spacious and stylishly decorated en-suite guest rooms, exclusively centered in a unique African oasis, overlooking the dam, the swimming pool and endless gardens. Each guest room or suite has its own private entrance from the patio, and offers tea / coffee making facilities, bath robes and a safe among other amenities and conveniences.
Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis with a dinner option. For alternate accommodation we also have a self-catering bush getaway.
Enjoy sundowners and a traditional South African Braai (barbeque) in the undercover barbecue area, with a deck by the dam. A fully stocked honesty bar and digital satellite television are also available to our guests.
Citrus Tour and Breakfast - Enjoy a guided tour of our family citrus farm.
Experience how the fruit is picked, packed and eventually exported - only in the South African winter months.
For those who need to relax at Broadlands Country House we offer canoeing and fishing on our lake alongside the farmhouse.
Alternatively, our beautiful area offers numerous things to do for our guests and we will gladly assist you in booking game drives with qualified rangers for a safaris in the nearby Addo Elephant Park, and other activities, ranging from bird watching and mountain walks on a nearby game reserve, playing on a9 hole golf course and a city tour through Qgeberha (previously Port Elizabeth).
Cape Cross Lodge
Literally metres from the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cross Lodge presents a unique and serene stop for travellers along this vast untamed and seldom explored wilderness on the Skeleton Coast. It is the ideal stop over on your journey from Swakopmund to Terrace Bay, Opuwo, Palmwag and the Kunene Region.
The curious mix of Cape Dutch and West Coast fishing village architecture, nestles colossal windows which embrace the natural light and reveal endless vistas. Around this idyllic oasis lies infinite ocean and desert, littered with the eerie remains of man’s past endeavours. Nearby, rocky outcrops provide a perfect playground for a large colony of Cape Fur Seals.
The Lodge offers 18 sea view standard suites and two sea view semi-suites. No matter the time of day or night, the large sea-facing windows frame breathtaking panoramas that can be enjoyed from every room. All bathrooms are en-suite and while the first floor balconies offer a private space for one to enjoy the scenery, the ground floor balconies also provide direct access to the sandy beach. Four of the bedrooms have been linked with a door to create a family suite when needed. We also offer six rooms with wheelchair accessibility.
Our self-catering unit can accommodate 4 guests. This seaside cottage has an indoor braai/barbecue, open-plan kitchen with an under-counter fridge, a small living/dining area and an en-suite bathroom.
Each of the 21 campsites is equipped with its own light, with a switch and a double 220v plug as well as its own trip switch. A wash basin with cold running water and a work surface serve as an alfresco kitchen are also available. Each site has its own braai area.
There is a central ablution facility with showers, hot and cold running water, hand basins and mirrors. Campers are welcome to use the facilities at the lodge which include a bar and an à-la-Carte restaurant as well as our in-house museum.
The Cape Cross Lodge sells ice, wood, fire lighter, freshly baked bread and other basic food items. Please enquire at reception. A limited quantity of fuel and diesel is kept on the premises for the campers convenience. Freezing and fish cleaning facilities are also available. Lock-up facilities are available in the lodge for all safe-keeping of documents, cash and other valuables.
A collection of water-colour paintings created by local Namibian artists, portray the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the wildlife that reside there. The artworks are displayed within the dining area and all items are for sale.
In 1486, the early Portuguese explorer, Diogo Cao, erected a padrao or cross on a small rocky outcrop along the desolate and unforgiving shores that hug the Skeleton Coast. Battered by sudden squalls and fierce windstorms, blasted by the shifting desert sands and baked under a relentless sun, the cross remained undisturbed by Europeans for four centuries. Cape Cross has witnessed many a shipwreck and maritime disaster and is home to a replica padrao that stands on a terraced platform within the seal reserve.
The museum, within the lodge, houses many remnants of past settlers who relentlessly withstood the harsh desert elements to mine rich deposits of fossil guano and to harvest seal skins. The first railway line in Namibia was established at Cape Cross and visitors to the museum can delve in its historical value. Souvenirs, postcards, small mementos and the history of Cape Cross in book form can all be purchased in the museum.
Cape Cross Seal Reserve
The Cape Cross Seal Reserve is a protected area managed by the Namibian government. It is home to one of the largest Cape Fur Seal colonies in the world with numbers reaching up to 100 000 animals. It derives its name from the padrão (stone cross) that was initially erected by Diogo Cão in 1486.
Cape Dutch Quarters
We are a portfolio of heritage properties offering a range of B&B and self-catering accommodation options in the heart of the historic Tulbagh village. Choose between 22 rooms in 10 properties, with three restaurants, spread down Church Street. All units are equipped with aircon, DSTV, Wi-Fi and fans. Relax by the pool or explore the nearby attractions. Breakfast is served daily.
Tulbagh can be savored through cuisine as diverse and interesting as the towns history and inhabitants. A full slate of terrific restaurants and eateries are in Church Street, as well as various others on farms in the valley. There is something for everybody in Tulbagh, and for every budget, from gourmet cuisine to classic Cape dishes and brilliant burgers and pizza.
The Tulbagh Local Nature Reserve is 550 m from Tulbagh Country Guest House, and the Waterval Nature Reserve is 23 km away.
The Tulbagh Country Guest House offers four superior three king and queen size luxury en-suite rooms and suites as well as a small en-suite single room. Enjoy the opulence of our superior inside rooms and the decadence of their king size beds and furnishings.
Our garden suites can sleep three guests or accommodate twin occupancy in a queen and three-quarter bed. The garden suites open up onto a lovely courtyard garden and guests are encouraged to make free use of the pool and all guesthouse facilities including the covered terrace braai/barbecue area. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower and private toilet, while two of the bathrooms also have baths. Please inquire at reception for room specifics.
In addition to the main superior Tulbagh Country Guest House, Cape Dutch Quarters offer a variety of unique luxury self catering units, cottages and houses. Stay like a king on Tulbaghs historic Church Street in one of a variety of converted outbuildings that includes wagon sheds, heavenly lofts and a coachmans cottage.
All our self catering rooms have private bathroom with shower, while some of the cottages also have baths. Please inquire at reception for room specifics. Kitchenettes are fitted with all the modern essentials and cooking utensils for basic self catering. This includes fridge, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster. All units have heaters, fans and electric blankets. Most have air conditioning as well. An optional breakfast is available to all our self catering guests, a treat served in the main house on antique crockery and silver cutlery.
Step back in time in our fabulously fun retro-styled Tulbagh Travelers Lodge. Located up a flight of stairs on the first floor, above reception, the Tulbagh Travelers Lodge offers guests two classic apartments with single and double beds in both twin and triple configurations. Clean and Convenient, the period decorated apartments have spacious rooms with pleasantly unexpected creature comforts.
Cape St Francis Resort
Give yourself the holiday in South Africa you deserve by spoiling yourself in Cape St Francis, an exclusive paradise on the Eastern Cape coast which draws holiday makers from all over the world. Bordering the beach and a 90 minutes drive from Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth airport), the Cape St Francis Resort ticks all the boxes as a perfect beach holiday destination.
Our resorts' unique setting offers a selection of accommodation options and appeals to couples and families or anyone who loves a beach holiday. All units come with a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering and range from conventional hotel rooms, three and four bedroom cottages to apartments or luxury beach villas, some with a private pool as well as a roof top terrace with sea views.
Revitalise your soul, bond with family and friends, go hiking in Cape St Francis as well as in the surrounding area and experience the natural beauty via stunning reserve and coastal walks. Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay are also renowned as a water sport paradise, including surfing, kite-surfing, surf ski, canoe paddling or canal and river cruises. Alternatively play a round of golf. The top ten rated St Francis Links offers the keen golfer an excellent challenge of links golf with the nearby St Francis Bay Golf Club being an easier but still challenging golf course.
Conferencing & Events
Our Cape St Francis Resort truly also is a unique location for all your conferencing and event requirements as we offer accommodation to suit all budgets, conferencing and team building facilities, an on-site restaurant by the pool as well as a bar plus a health and beauty studio, all situated a stone's throw from the beautiful sandy beach and warm Indian Ocean.
"What you do between vacations is your business - What you do on vacation is ours." So, fit us into your travel plan as once you have experienced this charming seaside resort you will want to return again and again.