Escape to a tranquil and peaceful farm style holiday or weekend getaway and let us
help you relax and switch off to the world.
The Farm was established around 1822 and has a wide variety of wild animals that
roam freely, just like they would in their natural habitat with approximately 125
hectars of space to their beck and call.
The Farm is situated between Grahamstown and Bathurst in the Eastern Cape with good
roads leading to and from 2 major centers.
Port Elizabeth and East London is less than two hours by road. The “grasveld” and
Acacia trees are in abundance and provide grazing for the animals.
We are particularly proud of our two Giraffe, (male and female) who has over time
become quite accustomed to humans and will let you within 30 meters of them before
moving off. This part of the Eastern Cape is often rather dry and we need to supplement
their diet on occasion.
Other animals on The Farm include some Black wildebeest, who often charge around
often aimlessly. You will also see a large herd of Impala, some Springbuck and numerous
Blesbok. Other species include Red Hartebeest, Mountain Redbuck, Duiker and Grysbok.
Last count we saw 44 Mountain Tortoise and 9 Golden Mongoose making The Farm their
home. We were fortunate to have the Mongoose and Tortoise relocate here after being
There are various resident duck on the dams. Spoonbills and a pair of Spurwing Geese
are regular visitors. A Korri Bustard has been spotted, and our national bird the
Blue Crane are often seen. If you are lucky you will also see a pair of Secretary
A variety of small birds visit the bird feeders situated at the two houses, and we
ask that you fill the bird feeders with the bird seed provided, and feed the duck
at Die Erf.