Lady Grey Eastern Cape
The cozy farmhouse is situated on the farm Brakfontein between Aliwal North and Lady Grey. We are 45 km from Aliwal North and 22 km from Lady Grey. The farm is only 5km gravel road away from the R58 (main rd between Aliwal North and Lady Grey) 2 x 4 or 4 x 4 vehicles can easily reach our farm.
The house is available as a unit. The house has 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has one double bed as well as a baby cot and there is plenty space to also accommodate small children on a extra matress. This bedroom also has a cupboard for personal items and a dressing table with a mirror. The 2nd room has 2 single beds with a cupboard for personal items. The 3rd room has 2 single beds with a cupboard for personal items. It also has a beautifull view towards the mountains in Lady Grey and overlooks on some of the camps where the sheep are grazing.
All bedrooms are provided with linen as well as towels, blankets, heating panels and electrical blankets (winter) . Bring own swimming towels.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, stove,kettle, toaster, fridge (with small freezer space). A dining table with 6 chairs are in the kitchen . All crockery for up to 8 persons are provided, glasses, mugs, pots , pans , utensils when using the braai area.
This is a selfcatering house but we do serve light meals such as lasagnes, chicken pie, snackwiches and braaipacks with salads at an additional cost as per arrangement. Coocked meals including dessert are also available at R150 pp (must be arranged )
The lounge is also spacious , with no television. Wi Fi coupons are available at additional cost. There is a fire place to keep warm and cozy during winter times. One site all MTN, Cell C and Vodacom signals is available. A few magazines are in the house as well as board games.Also one or 2 puzzels to keep you busy. Bring your own labtop or tablet to connect via own rooters for internetor use our Wi-Fi coupons. Visiters can unwind and read books , play board games or cards to get a full getaway from the city in this lounge. A patio (stoep) also overlooks the rest of the farm and you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the sounds of birds such as fisheagles, Mahems and lots of Tarentaal. You are welcome to experience the daily farm activities like sheep and dairy tending. Sometimes if you are lucky and here at the right time of the year you will alos be albe to feed the “hanslammers” or experience shearing of sheep. You are also welcome to join us in the milking parlour which takes place twice a day. Kick off your shoes and relax. The undercoverbraai is just outside the backdoor of the house. Firewood and charcoal is also available at an extra tariff for stays longer than 2 days. There is also an undercover parking on site for 2 vehicles. The house has Eskom power and candles are provided for loadshedding.
There are plenty of space on the farm to go for an early morning stroll before sunrise or late afternoon or even a jogg on the main gravel road which can differ in distance to your own choice. Bicycles are also welcome, gueasts can take a drive on their bicyles on the farm or on the main gravel road or even the 20 km to Lady Grey and back.
A swimmingpool is situated about 120 m away from this house in the garden of the main house where the owner stays. Guests may use this swimmingpool on arrangement and availability only. No children are allowed without adult supervision and guests may use only on own responsibility. There are a few dams on the farm where you can go fishing.Bring own fishing gear.Bring your own canoo or paddleski to use on one of the dams.
Oppi-Plaas is only 20 km away from Lady Grey. This town has a scenic nature that must be explored. The route over the Joubert Pass that starts in Lady Grey is a must. There are lots of picnic spots on this route, you can decide where and when to throw out the blanket and have a lunch or picnic while taking this drive. The annualy events of Lady Grey is Easter(Passion Play), Lady Grey Royal McNab in July, Lady Grey Agricultural Show (July) , Lammergeyer Mountain Race (Sept) , Sky Run (November).
We are also on route to Barkly East and Rhodes and the well known Tiffandale Ski Resort in Rhodes. All other info about Lady Grey and surrounding area is available on www.ladygreytourism.co.za
Our nearest airport is in Bloemfontein(250km). We do not offer any airport transfers or organized trips. Horseriding lessens can also be arranged on one of the nearby farms. A fully detailed cataloque of all activities is available in the house on arrival. We, David and Estha Marais , the owners of this farm would like to make your stay at Oppi-Plaas a homely and welcome pleasant stay.
There are 2 restaurants, as well as a butchery, Pep Stores, Dr, Fnb, Standard Bank, Police Station , Hospital and Foodzone Grocery Store in Lady Grey.
Rates and cancellation policy:
300 pp (children under age of 2 free of charge) This is an allyear rate. 50 % deposit fee is required when confirming a booking. The rest can be done by eft or cash .No card facilities.
Cancellation within 14 days of stay – no refunds
Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before stay – 25% of the deposit wil be refunded
Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before stay – 50% of the deposit will be refunded
Cancellation more than 60 days before stay – full refund.