Graaff Reinet Self Catering Farm - The Stone Cottage Graaff Reinet Self Catering Farm - The Stone Cottage
Graaff Reinet Self Catering Farm - The Stone Cottage

Graaff Reinet Self Catering Farm



Veld Drives
Explorations on Foot
Marked Foot-Trails
Eco-Walks
Cycling
Mountain Biking
Canoeing (Seasonal)
Swimming Pool
Bird Watching
Quadbike Friendly
Motorbike Friendly

Farmyard Activities include:
Feeding lambs
Rounding up stock
Feeding chickens
Collecting eggs
Helping with sheep shearing

ACTIVITIES NEARBY:
9 Hole Golf (Graaff-Reinet)
Tennis (Wheatlands)
Camdeboo National Park -
at Graaff-Reinet (68km)
Addo National Park (170km)
Trout Fishing (Somerset
East - 74km)
 


Sleeps up to 5
One Double Bedroom
Two Single beds in Family
Room
Private Garden
Fully equipped kitchenette
Fridge
Microwave oven
Braai facilities
Wood provided
Honesty Bar
Coffee, Tea facilities
Complimentary toiletries
2 Prong plugs
Hairdryer
Board Games
Chess
Ceiling Fans
Panel Heaters
Electric Blankets
Extra Blankets
Internet Connection
MNet & DSTV
Picnic Baskets available
Laundry
Safe Keeping
Cottage serviced daily
Linen & towels provided
 


Distances to
The Stone Cottage from:

Graaff-Reinet: 68km
Somerset East: 75km
Pearston: 28km
Jansenville: 38km
Port Elizabeth: 210km
East London: 340km
Cape Town: 770km
Bloemfontein: 530km
Johannesburg: 950km
Grahamstown: 205km

GPS Co-ordinates:
32º 43’ 21.68” S
24º 54’ 19.54” E
 

The Stone Cottage farm accommodation

The Stone Cottage offers guests the opportunity to experience the tranquillity of the Karoo countryside. The more energetically inclined, can spend time at the swimming pool; enjoy exploring the veld; cycling or canoeing (seasonal). The early mornings are ideal for birding enthusiasts. Children of all ages will enjoy experiencing farm life first hand. The cottage has DSTV, though guests will most probably find they don’t even think to switch it on since

farm life offers a wide variety of other, more interesting activities. There are lambs to feed, veld drives to be enjoyed and vast open spaces to be relished.

   

Looking towards the Sneeuberge from Stone Cottage

As evening draws near, it is time to slow down and indulge in a sundowner at the dam. The sky changes colour, slowly the light fades and the night sky exposes a myriad of patterns made up of trillions of stars.
 

Some evening scenes around Stone Cottage
 

A Little History:

William Carey Hobson and his elder brother, David, boarded the ship ‘The Northampton’ in late 1819.

An historical photo of the farm

William was only 15 years old. They arrived in Delagoa Bay in early 1820. Initially, they set up in the Stoneyvale area but later moved to Salem (near Grahamstown).
In August 1840,William bought the farm from a trek boer. The Hobson family has farmed this ground since then. Graham and Michèle Hobson’s two sons are the 7th generation of Hobsons at Ebenezer. The Angora goats are shorn for their mohair. Ebenezer is the home of the well known Dohne Merino Stud, AMALGAM.

Graaff Reinet Self Catering Farm


“The winds of good fortune blew us off track and we found ourselves at ‘The Stone Cottage’. Wind in the pines, starry, starry night, peace and tranquillity. Well worth every “km” off the beaten track! Thanks for brilliant family hospitality, amazing food and hospitality above and beyond. keep up the beautiful art Leith and Stuart. We hope to visit you in a gallery someplace! Much thanks."   Glen & Sharon Wattrus


 

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