Facilities

 Accommodation | Communications | On-Site Activities | Post-Safari Activities

 
Accommodation

Guest accommodation at Quaggasfontein comprises twelve double bedroom suites each having their own bathroom with a bath and /or a shower. (Fred and his family use three additional suites in the Manor House.)

 

    
   

 



Two guest suites are situated adjacent to the Manor House and each have both a bath and a shower together with other facilities like heated towel rails and hair driers. The main suite has an adjoining room with two beds and is therefore suitable for a family with younger children, or the rooms may be used as his and her bedrooms.

Between the Manor House and the Chalet, adjacent to the swimming pool and the pool bar/games room is a further suite with both bath and shower.  

 

   

Three suites are in the Chalet, a self contained dwelling-some 70m from the Manor House. The Chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room together with a patio and outside barbeque facilities. Suites in the Chalet are smaller than those mentioned above, but occupants do of course have the private use of the lounge and the patio together with the Chalets private garden.

 

   
     

 

Although the Chalet has full catering facilities, almost all guests staying in the Chalet always dine at the Manor House for purposes of convenience and because only part of the group is housed in the Chalet. On occasion, however, guests do enjoy catering for themselves and use the facilities at the Chalet for a barbeque or a traditional meal of their liking. In so far as is possible we will supply the ingredients should they be available in Colesberg.

The remaining suites are in the Game Lodge some 4km from the Manor House. This lodge has been restored with an emphasis on natural materials as far as possible. The lapa/barbeque area is some 10m from an oft-frequented water hole that is popular with all species. A stone wall surrounding the lodge enables close-up game viewing.

 


 


  

The Lodge comprises two sets of buildings. The first contains a massive bar/lounge/dining area, a double kitchen and three staff suites. Adjacent to this complex are six en-suite (showers only) double bedrooms, one having a small private garden and outdoor private jacuzzi.

The Windpoort lodge is some 12km from the Manor House and has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, together with a kitchen, dining room/lounge and barbeque facilities. This accommodation is used for additional catering staff when we host a party of guests that is larger than normal.



Communications

We have digital satellite television that enables you to keep in touch with world developments via CNN, CNBC, BBC, Sky News, and Bloomberg. GSM cell phone reception is good on most parts of Quaggasfontein and internet facilities are available.

 

On-site activities 

    Join us on daily game drives armed with your camera or on evening game drives to view and photograph nocturnal animals such as the rare aardwolf, aardvark and caracal.                   

 

 

   

    Game walks can be as long or as short as you wish: refreshments and the vehicle are only a cell phone call away.

    Play tennis, by day or night.

    Swim when temperatures allow or simply lounge around the pool in winter. Help yourself from the fully stocked bar in the pool /games room. 

In the evenings you may feel inclined to take on the then resident champion at darts, pool or table tennis.

 

Play croquet on our magnificent lawns.  

                

Visit the von Plettenberg beacon site on Quaggasfontein where Governor von Plettenberg erected a beacon in 1778 to mark the most northeasterly extremity of the Cape Province. He and his party wiped out a good number (23 in fact) of the then indigenous population of hippo whose home was the Seacow River. 

Visitors to the Karoo are usually stunned by the clarity of the night skies as a result of the lack of pollution and the low level of artificial lighting in the rural areas.

      Visit the Bushman etchings on Quaggasfontein.

      

 

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