We offer upmarket and comfortable accommodation in four en-suite, tastefully decorated bedrooms each with ceiling fan and heater. Our large covered entertainment area provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Steytlerville is on the country route to and from Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, the ideal stopover before visiting Addo or the Baviaanskloof on the way to Oudtshoorn or the southern coast. If you are looking for relaxed and hospitable accommodation in Steytlerville, you have come to the right place.
Quietly situated just off the main street, the Villa appeals to both local and international visitors, tourists and business persons.
In Room Facilities:
The patio suite has a private entrance and a beautiful view of the garden. It offers twin beds and an en-suite shower.
Enjoy your early morning coffee watching the sunrise on the patio.
The Khoisan suite offers a double bed and a single bed with a spacious en-suite shower. It is perfect for a family of 3.
This accommodation is west facing and still sports the original antique wooden shutters dating back to the early 1900's.
The Vintage suite is a twin bed suite and has an en-suite shower.
The accommodation is decorated with beautiful antique and vintage furniture for an "old world" feel.
The cottage is a free standing unit situated a few meters away from the main house. It has a private entrance, private garden and barbeque facilities.
There is a double bed and three single beds, perfect for a family of 5.
A flat screen TV with DSTV is available on request. There is a small bar fridge, a microwave oven and cutlery.
The little town of Steytlerville, with its wide streets - originally to allow ox wagons to turn around - is exceptionally beautiful and worth a visit for this reason as well as the richness of local game and bird life. Steytlerville lies in the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area in the shadow of the great Winterhoek Mountains.
The Baviaans area boasts three converging biomes - Karoo, valley bushveld and fynbos. Over 200 species of bird have been identified in the area because of this. A major attraction in the area is the Draaikrans. This 61m high cliff is the exposed and twisted rock formed millions of years ago when the Karoo lay at the bottom of the Algoa Sea. At a depth of 4-7 km, the temperature under water was sufficiently hot for the rock to be pliable enough to bend without shattering and movement of the earth’s plates forced the sea bed to rise, forming these Cape Fold Mountains.
Established in 1876, Steytlerville is in the centre of the wool and mohair districts in the south eastern corner of the Great Karoo and, unsurprisingly, the area is rich in sheep, ostrich and goat farming. Its main street is flanked by little Victorian cottages and the town has one of the largest Edwardian churches in the area, possibly because of the efforts of the Reverend Steytler, after whom the town is named, to establish a new Dutch Reformed congregation.
The Karoo means ‘great thirst’ in the local Khoi-San language. With very little rain, intensely hot summers and bitter winters, this area is a broad expanse of endless plains broken only by flat-topped kopjes and on its perimeter, by beautiful mountains whose overhangs are filled with San rock art. Succulents, dwarf shrubs, umbrella shaped wild plum trees and ancient cycads manage to grow in this unique arid zone and clear skies and lack of light pollution make for beautiful evenings of stargazing and some awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets. People are struck dumb by the visibility of the milky way.
Some of the local farmers are re-introducing game such as kudu, duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, grysbok, wildebeest, zebra and impala aimed at tourists to the area.
Braai facilities available; braai packs and wood can be provided by arrangement.
All rooms are wheel chair accessible.
Rooms are serviced daily. Tea and coffee are also provided in the rooms.
We have a lovely entertainment area with comfortable sofas to take some time out. DSTV available.
Visit the swimming pool and private bar. For the comfort of guests we regret that NO SMOKING is allowed indoors.
Secure private parking is provided on the Villa property.
Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve.
Baviaanskloof Wilderness Reserve.
Groendal Wilderness Area.
Ripple Hill Hotel Restaurant & Bar.
Baviaanskloof MTB Route.
Elandsheuwel MTB Trails.
Timbila 4x4 Trails.