ACCOMMODATION

BERACAH COTTAGE

Beracah ( “Place of Blessing“) is a one-bedroomed, self-catering Garden cottage; with lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and bathroom with shower.

In a safe and secure setting, it is an ideal escape, for a couple or single person, from the busyness, “noise” and stresses of daily life .

Get away and come and enjoy the peace and solitude.

Special Features

  • Welcome basket (includes fresh farm eggs or farm milk when available)
  • Queen size bed and sleeper couch
  • Glass roofed shower
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai Facilities
  • Filter Coffee
  • Private Deck with view of farm

COST:

R400 per night (max 2 adults, 2 children)

R250 per night (single person)

(4% of each booking goes towards the Thomas River Conservancy)

POLICIES AND PAYMENT:

We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Preferred method of payment is via EFT.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. No refund for cancellations less than 48 hours.

Any bookings for Counselling or Reflexology must be made at the same time as your Accommodation booking.

We regret strictly NO PETS allowed.

SETTING

Beracah Cottage is found on a privately owned sheep and cattle farm, situated on the escarpment in the Thomas River area, between Stutterheim and Cathcart, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The terrain is typical rugged South African grassveld and thornveld where Springbok, Mountain Reedbuck, Duiker and Blesbuck can be spotted. Other small animals such as Warthog, Jackals, the odd Mongoose or Meerkat can also be seen while you are exploring.

Birders can enjoy a variety of Birdlife and some bigger species that may be spotted are: the Cape Vulture, African harrier-hawk (Gymnogene), Jackal Buzzard, the Blue Crane, the Crowned (Crested) Crane, and Secretary Birds,  amongst others.

ACTIVITIES

Mountain Biking has become very popular in the Thomas River area.

Feel free to bring your bike to explore the farm or surrounding areas if you like!

It is lovely to run anywhere on the farm. It is also possible to run on the gravel farm roads and one is welcome to take our dogs along anytime for company.

Hunting and Bass Fishing are possible, but if you are interested in either, please notify us at the time of your booking, as the possibility to do so will depend on a variety of factors.

Running on the outlying gravel roads

Picnic anywhere on the farm

FACILITIES NEARBY

Thomas River Tavern is approximately 15 minutes away and is a lovely spot to spend an afternoon; exploring the antique museums and stone art, visiting the Chapel, having a swim and enjoying a scrumptious Pub Lunch. Kiddies can enjoy the play area too.

Rexfield is 30km from both Stutterheim and Cathcart, where one can purchase emergency supplies, grab a cup of coffee at one of the coffee shops (Vinkel & Koljander in Stutt is recommended) or do a hike to the waterfall in the Stutterheim Forest. Stutterheim also hosts PARK RUN every Saturday morning at the Country Club.

Both Stutterheim and Cathcart have doctors on hand to help in an emergency. 

Rexfield to East London: 100km

Rexfield to Queenstown: 92km

PRIVATE RUNWAY

The farm sports its very own well maintained runways that are available for your use, with prior consent. This is a Private Airfield and is used expressly at the Pilot’s own risk.

These are:

  • RWY 33/15 1300 meters (Grass)
  • RWY 01/19 800 meters (Grass)
  • RWY 26/08 390 meters (Grass)
The Runways from the air