• Three different one-day walking trails
  • Bastervoetpad Pass - can be reached by high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles only
  • Biker-friendly routes for quad and mountain bikes
  • A 4 x 4 circle route via Rhodes, Naudes Nek Pass, Maclear, Ugie and Elliot
  • A visit to Lundean’s Nek where sandstone buildings form part of the natural scenery
  • Visits to rural areas of the Transkei - Mtatha and others
  • Amateur and Professional Ski

Amateur skiing can be done in winter on the snow-clad mountainsides.  Professional skiing can be done at the Tiffendal Ski Resort in season.

  • Cave and rock paintings

In this area of the Eastern Cape, you will find many rock art sites. These Bushman paintings or rock art, painted by the San
thousands of years ago are just a short drive from mentioned towns and can be viewed in a day.  Guided tours can be done when guides are available.

  • Fly Fishing

Fly-fishing opportunities in the Southern Drakensberg continue to increase rapidly as is happening elsewhere in South Africa. The many crystal clear rivers and dams in the higher reaches are regular favourites with the serious and skilled fly-fishermen. Brown and rainbow trout occur throughout the region. 

  • Bird-watching, stargazing and indigenous flora

The area offers the opportunity to see birds that are not commonly seen in other areas because they only occur above a certain sea level. Species more commonly sighted on the Naudes Nek Pass are the Ground Woodpecker, Orange-breasted Rockjumper and Drakensberg Siskin. The hotel is the ideal base to view birds on the Bottelnek and Bastervoetpad trails. There are more than 120 bird species in this area of the Eastern Cape which includes rare species. These rare species - to mention only a few - are the Black Stork, Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), Black Harrier, Black Eagle, Cape vulture, Grass Bird and Cape Rock Thrush.  This area of the Eastern Cape is well known for its diverse Flora and some of the most beautiful plants are found here.


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