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To explore the enormous depth and breadth of South Africa’s natural spectacles sometimes you need to look at the lesser known towns that provide a true glimpse of the magnificence this country has been blessed with. Somerset East is one such location. With its riveting and dramatic landscape, Somerset East completely embodies the natural wealth the Eastern Cape has been blessed with; furthermore, this is bird watching country offering excellent birding opportunities for all avid nature fans. Somerset East is located along the very important Blue Crane Route in the province; the Blue Crane Route heads along the R63 from Pearston to Cookhouse, and in conjunction with a number of farms in the area, was formed to protect the national bird, the Blue Crane. Due to many reasons, the Blue Crane suffered a sharp decline in its numbers and this alliance came together to protect the birds; while the Blue Crane is still on the... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.