Charm, history and convenience. Quaggasfontein Private Game Reserve is perfectly situated as a stopover for travellers from Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal to the Cape, 28km from the N1.
Guest accommodation at Quaggasfontein comprises ten double bedroom suites each having their own bathroom with a bath or a shower.
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 room is a further suite with both bath and shower. Family with children can stay several nights and use Quaggasfontein’s facilities.
The Lodge consists of 8 en-suite Rooms.
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.
- Play tennis, by day
- 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.
- 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.
- Game drives on request is available