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Guesthouses Supplied - The Eastern Cape and Free State

Showcased here are some of the customers we supply in the Free State and the Eastern Cape, excluding the Karoo region. We are very proud to have such lovely, elegant, upmarket guest houses, game lodges and hotels as part of the Karoo Lavender family. 


Kenton-on-Sea:  Ukhozi Lodge, Kariega Game Reserve

Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Superbly sculptured from stone, wood and glass, this stylish and uniquely designed lodge forms idyllic spaces and nestles subtly into the landscape. Views are spectacular and the beautiful rim-flow pool on the valley edge is simply iconic – offering guests an unequalled panoramic view of the river plains teaming with wild animals. Meandering bush paths connect 10 luxurious suites, each offering complete privacy with its own breathtaking vistas and private plunge pools.

10 luxury suites with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. Each suite enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom and is fully air-conditioned.


Grahamstown:  Buffalokloof Safaris

Spekboom is an eco-friendly camp immersed in the Eastern Cape bush of Buffalo Kloof Private Game Reserve. Home to buffalo, leopard, cheetah, white rhino, black rhino and elephant! Spekboom camp is ideal for the exclusive use of families and friends travelling together. It is the perfect place for those wanting a private safari experience tailored to individual preferences or the ultimate breakaway from busy city life. 


Somerset East:  GLEN AVON FARM B&B

This historic 8th-generation family farm is situated only 12 km from Somerset East.  The original homesteads and the Glen Avon Water Mill are just a few of the attractions. Accommodation consists of two fully equipped garden cottages overlooking pastures, which accommodate 5 and  6 respectively. Activities include fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, 4x4 trips to Glen Avon Falls, guided birdwatching (over 250 species), sheep and goat shearing, hand milking, and handling of lambs and kids.


Addo:  Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Estate

 A private eco-reserve in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape,  only minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. Our stylishly appointed chalets offer extra-length beds, percale linen, luxurious bathrooms, outdoor showers and private wooden decks with breathtaking views.  Accompany our guide on our open safari vehicle into the Addo Elephant Park for the best elephant viewing. Afterwards, indulge in a refreshing swim or sundowners on the verandah as the day gives way to the silence of the African night.

Clarens:  The Prynnsberg Estate

Built in 1881 by Kimberley Diamond Magnate Charles Newberry and his wife Elizabeth, the Prynnsberg Estate is situated in the picturesque sandstone belt in the Eastern Free State. Variously described as ‘the architectural Jewel of the Eastern Free State’, an ‘imperial misadventure’ and ‘Newberry’s folly in the veld’, Prynnsberg Manor was the realisation of Charles and Elizabeth Newberry’s romantic vision of the creation of a classic English Country estate in an untamed part of  Africa. Prynnsberg Manor still stands today and while Prynnsberg remains a private Estate and is not open to walk-in visitors, it has now opened its doors to a select few on a prearranged basis with our all-new luxury Bushman Cave Glamping site available for bookings. Repose beneath the canvas of our luxuriously appointed Victorian army officers' campaign tents, explore our beautiful grounds, enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in our open-air Victorian Bathhouse or just relax and enjoy a glass of wine at the Bushman Deck. The Prynnseberg Estate is the ideal spot to get away from the city and experience Africa as it was during the golden age of African exploration in the 1800s.


Somerset East:  Somerset House

Somerset House was built as a school in the colonial style in 1905. Many of Paulet Street's original houses survive and are today National Monuments, conveying a good idea of what the village would have looked like almost two centuries ago. Somerset House today is a guest house, both spacious and elegant. Those who enjoy gracious living, silver service breakfasts and the like will appreciate staying here.

There are three spacious and airy en-suite bedrooms.  All have under-floor heating, air-conditioning, percale linen and all the extras one would expect to find. Come and experience calm and serenity in our historic town.  


Bedford:  The Duke of Bedford Inn

The newly renovated Duke of Bedford Inn is an exciting addition to the famous hospitality offered in Bedford. Situated in the heart of the village, and adjacent to the vibrant Hope Street Hub, the Inn’s 11 beautiful en-suite bedrooms offer comfortable air-conditioned accommodation with televisions and wifi internet access. A delicious breakfast is served to guests every morning and dinners are currently available on request. Spacious conference and meeting facilities can cater for up to 200 people and the Courtyard has proven to be an excellent party venue. 


Grahamstown:  Fiddlewood Fields

Fidlewoods is a lovely, elegant guesthouse set in a green, leafy and upmarket area of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

This beautiful guesthouse, run and owned by Liz Thomas, is very close to schools and other academic institutions.  The enchanting garden offers privacy to all rooms and cottages and is home to many bird varieties.  A home away from home!   


Grahamstown:  11 Worcester-on-Durban 

We are a Guest House and self-catering facility in the West Hill area of Grahamstown.  Located on Worcester St. and backing onto Durban Street, the Guest House is directly opposite the Diocesan School for Girls, 400ms from St. Andrew's College and St. Andrew's Prep School and less than a kilometre from Rhodes University and the Peppergrove Shopping Centre.  We are close to the heart of Grahamstown yet surrounded by extensive gardens. The original Victorian Gothic style dwelling "Mayfield" built in about 1860 is part of the Stately Homes and Old School Ties tour. We have three well-equipped, en-suite bedrooms and a Self Catering Cottage. Each unit has its own access and there is secure, off-street parking.


Grahamstown:  St Aidans Guest Cottage

St. Aidan's Guest Cottage offers warm Grahamstown hospitality in a beautifully restored, superior and well-positioned accommodation in the historic Frontier Country City of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.   This is not only a guest house for the executive, visiting lecturers, professors, and judges, but also for parents visiting their children and getting together with friends. 5 comfortable rooms offer every amenity with an emphasis on cosiness and comfort. The rooms are air-conditioned and have underfloor heating for year-round comfort. A wireless internet connection and satellite television will keep you in touch. Secure off-street parking, a splash pool, a laundry service, an honesty bar and a well-stocked library are available to all guests.


Grahamstown:  Thornbury Cottage

Thornbury is a beautifully decorated self-contained Cottage, situated just off Park Road near Kingswood College. It is 2,3 km from St Andrew's College & DSG, 2.9 km from Rhodes University and 1.9km from The Peppergrove Mall. Thornbury has a Kingsize bedroom with an en suite Bathroom that interleads to the second twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have luxury bedlinen and under carpet heating and ceiling fans. The open-plan living area consists of a comfortable lounge area and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. The twin bedroom and lounge lead onto a private patio with an outdoor table and chairs. Secure off-street parking is available.  


Springfontein:  Springfonten GuestHouse

In the bedrooms, the comfy beds have crisp linen and plump pillows.  Outside, white walls dazzle and creepers climb over the verandah.  Adding to the interest of the loved property, is a bricked patio, captivating and colourful flower beds abounding in the garden. Adding to the peace and tranquillity is a crystal clear swimming pool and fishponds.


Grahamstown:  A Tallulah Guesthouse

Set on an Aquaponics Farm and Indigenous Tree Nursery, just 500m from St Andrews College, the DSG and Rhodes University and 1km from the centre of Grahamstown, is “A Tallulah Cottage”.  This peaceful (there is no television, just a beautiful view across the Koi Ponds to Town), self-catering cottage is fitted with twin ¾ size beds, made up with cotton linen, an eat-in kitchen (with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, dining table and chairs) and a full bathroom. The property is enclosed within an electric fence and the parking is under a shady tree next to the cottage. “Tallulah” means ‘the place of running water’ and we warmly welcome you to our water-based farm.


Grahamstown:  Applebee Guest House

Clean, fresh country decor gives AppleBee its unique warmth and charm. There is only one cottage on the property with its private garden area. The accommodation offers a queen-size bedroom with plenty of cupboard space and a bathroom with shower and bath. Quality linen, towels and hospitality items are supplied. The living room has a well-equipped kitchenette with a full-sized fridge/freezer, microwave, gas/electric stove, kettle and toaster. There is a dining area and comfortable lounge seating with a ¾ sleeper couch. Continental breakfast is available on request. Full bouquet DSTV is available. Secure off-street parking with remote access is provided. Complimentary internet Wi-Fi access.  AppleBee is conveniently situated 100m from St Andrew's Prep, 700m from St Andrew's College and DSG and 1.2km from Rhodes University.


Port Alfred:  Milkwood Guest House

1Milkwood is a secure executive home in the exclusive suburb of West Beach in the coastal town of Port Alfred.  It is offered for short-term rental, and is ideal for family holidays, travelling project teams, or touring groups.  A home away from home, it sleeps to 8 guests. It has its own private garden with many of the protected Milkwood trees and the beautiful Clivias which flower early spring. The indigenous bird life is prolific. It is in a prominent position and yet is secluded from neighbours. It is only a 500-metre stroll to Kelly's Beach, a safe swimming beach with Blue Flag status. 


Grahamstown:  Auld House

Beautiful Victorian House with a peaceful garden, two bedrooms available on B and B basis.  Modern en suite bathrooms.  About 1,5 km from schools, Rhodes and town.  A lovely veranda is available to guests for braaiing.


Grahamstown:  Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves offers B&B or self-catering accommodation in Westhill, Grahamstown and is close to Rhodes University, St Andrews, Prep, DSG and the new NELM site.  


Port Alfred:  The Spinning Reel

Beachfront family holiday accommodation - cottages, chalets and B&B


Hogsback: Laragh on Hogsback

Where Nature is Timeless & Infinite

Beautiful self-catering cottages with log fireplaces set in a tree-filled country garden.

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