This 150 year old historical hotel is a mere one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and offers her guests an elegant lifestyle and ambiance of a bygone era.
The Zuurberg Manor & Zuurberg Village offers comfort, traditional country cuisine, friendly staff & a countless number of outdoor activities that enhance your experience.
The Lounge, a gracious and high-ceilinged room dominated by an immense stone fireplace with classic indigenous wooden furniture typical of the period. Aperitifs can be enjoyed around a log fire on cool winter evenings.
The Cycad, the hotel's main dining area is enhanced by several features - the counter hand-crafted by the 1820 Settlers, fireplaces & French doors leading to the pool where alfresco dining may be enjoyed on balmy summer nights.
Woodifields Bar, named after the engineer of the Zuurberg Pass, is one of the few remaining genuine English pubs in the country, where refreshments can be enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere.
Hotel Leisure Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, kiddies playground area, pool table, game drives, hiking trails, bird watching and horse trails.
Meals - Guests can be expected to enjoy a leisurely country breakfast and during the day the Terrace menu is available for light snacks. Zuurberg Mountain Village offers a Classic 5 course Carvery or Table d'hôte. The Zuurberg Mountain Villages Traditional Sunday Carvery is legendary. Guests still travel from afar to celebrate this gourmet experience.
For a relaxed, guided tour in an open game vehicle, take an early morning or afternoon Game Drive. With experienced and FGASA-registered guides and drivers. Please see the various options for your convenience.
Zuurberg Mountain Village is situated in the Zuurberg Mountain range and is surrounded by the Greater Addo National Park. The entrance to the park offices are situated 500 m from the hotel, and this is where the horse- and hiking trails commence and end.
* From Zuurberg
1 Hr beginner rider
3 Hr medium rider
5 Hr experienced rider
* From Addo Park
Along the outskirts of the park (amateur)
In the park (experienced)
In the Addo Park, there are two options available :
One hour circular hike;
Four hour circular hike
For those who love nature and hiking, both of these hikes offer a breath-taking view over the Zuurberg mountains, game and birds in the wild, and a spectacular view of a mountain waterfall and river can be experienced.
Zuurberg Mountain Village also offers three hiking trails,
Porcupine – 1 hr
Echo Valley - 2 hr
Lookout - 3 hr
These hikes show off the splendour and natural beauty of the Zuurberg Mountain in both fauna and flora.
A guide is available on request.
In Room Facilities:
Bath/shower, Direct Dial Telephones, Radio/Alarm Clocks, Tea/Coffee making Facilities, Air Conditioners, Hairdryers,
Iron & Ironing Boards, Bathroom Amenities.
Elephant Back Safaris: is located 30 minutes from the Hotel. Enjoy an elephant ride and guided walk as you follow the elephants as they behave in their natural habitat. You might even see these Gentle Giants swim as you go past the watering hole. The ultimate elephant experience.
Horse riding: trails are offered in the Zuurberg section of the Addo Park only 500 meters from the Hotel. Enjoy a 1 hour, 3 hour or 5 hour trail; both beginners and experienced riders are both welcome.
The Wilderness: Trail is a full day 4x4 trail through the remote areas of the Addo Park. This trail offers spectacular "untouched" scenery as you go through 5 biomes. A must for someone that enjoys awesome views and has a keen sense for 4x4 adventures.
Amakhala Game Reserve: is located 90 minutes from the Hotel. Day visitors are offered a big-five game experience. The program is an afternoon/evening program including a game drive through the reserve, a river cruise on the bushman's river with cheese and wine and a 3 course Boma dinner.
Schotia Safaris: is approximately 1 hour from the Hotel and offers a great experience, which includes 2 game drives in open game viewers on the reserve and a tasty Boma dinner. If lion sightings are on the top of your list, then Schotia Safaris is a must.
Zuurberg’s Guided walking trails: are done by qualified guides and usually last for two hours followed by refreshments. During the walk you are likely to see an assortment of antelope, zebra and wildebeests.