Perched high on the banks of the Fish River our lodges Huntshoek and Huntsdrift offer a luxuriously relaxing getaway.
Huntshoek Lodge offers affordable accommodation which caters for all budgets and needs - from small intimate groups, mini conferences, team building weekends, couples or individuals...we welcome all!
Our thatched chalets are superbly comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and private decks.
Rooms are equipped with tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryers but there are no radios or televisions in order to keep your experience an authentic one!
Both lodges boast sparkling swimming pools, central lounge and dining areas, and decks overlooking rugged yet magnificent scenery.
Children over the age of 13 yrs are welcome.
Minimum of 4 maximum of 10 guests
On request: catering options for mini conferencing and business meetings.
To most South Africans, Grahamstown, just off the N2 between Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred, is the home of Rhodes University, and the host of one of the country's longest running and major arts festivals - the National Arts Festival.
Regarded as the heart of the tourist route known as 'Frontier Country', Grahamstown, along with towns like Alicedale, Sidbury, Riebeeck East, Hogsback and Alice, is part of one of the most diverse ecological regions in South Africa, with thousands of hectares devoted to nature and game conservation, and a history seeped in forts, conflict and strife.
Grahamstown lies at the intersection of four very different climatic zones and its unpredictable weather is part of the excitement of the annual arts festival, which takes place in the middle of winter and sees thousands of people bundled in coats, gloves and scarves, descend on the city, whose broad tree-lined streets, gorgeous historical buildings, museums and plethora of churches - responsible for its 'City of Saints' label - are a throw-back to the time when Grahamstown was the second largest city in the Cape.
The Grahamstown Arts Festival, which during apartheid was a hive of political and protest theatre that never closed its doors to any race, colour, sex or creed, and imposes no censorship or artistic restraint on works presented at the festival, continues as a platform for experimentation.
The Fringe still serves as a great place to spot talent as theatre is not subject to a selection committee, as is the main festival. Grahamstown maintains its small-town Victorian charm, its over 100 schools and university earning it a reputation as an academic city. grahamstown is also a bird watchers delight. The Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, which lies just outside the city, and the Great Fish River Reserve, about 35 kilometres away, both provide a wide variety of bird life.
The Oldenburgia hiking trail, Grahamstown's own hiking trail, is a two-day circular trail starting and ending in the city, and there are another two shorter walking trails in town - the Dassie Krantz and Gowie Kloof.
In Room Facilities:
* Huntsdrift offers:
The open plan lounge, dining room, bar and kitchen area open out onto a central gathering point where guests can draw together around a crackling fire.
- Self-catering accommodation
- Minimum of 4 maximum of 10 guests
- On request: catering options for mini conferencing and business meetings.
* Huntshoek Lodge:
This, our flagship luxury lodge, consists of 5 large chalets each with a private deck and magnificent view of the Fish River below. The chalets consist of double rooms with en-suite bathrooms and open air showers for the adventurous.
One of the chalets offers a self-catering option for 4 singles sharing or 2 couples. It consists of 2 double rooms en-suite with open plan kitchen/lounge area and a private deck. This chalet can be made available separately from the lodge for overnight or weekend accommodation.
- Minimum of 4 guests
- Dinner, bed & breakfast
- Light lunches on request.
Activities at Huntshoek
Huntshoek offers a quiet and peaceful getaway with no interferences from city life.
Bring your mountain bike or walking shoes and explore this very diverse and rugged countryside which is alive with warthog, buck, zebra and wildebeest to name a few. With an abundance of birdlife it is the avid birdwatcher's delight, so make sure you bring your bird guide and binoculars. Discover a surprise around every corner, from fragile flora to the slow moving tortoise; you will not be disappointed.
The river offers a great freshwater angling experience and a challenge to any addicted angler or newcomer. Please enquire upon booking as to how we can assist you in getting that â??big oneâ??!
At nightfall sit on the deck and gaze up at an unforgettable star studded sky or simply soak up the sounds of the bush and the beauty of a moonlit night while sipping one of our superb South African wines.
Activities near Huntshoek
A 30 minute drive from Huntshoek, Grahamstown is a major centre of history and culture, boasting more than 70 declared National Heritage sites and host to the Annual Arts Festival.
Grahamstown is also home to Rhodes University, one of South Africaâ??s leading tertiary education institutions.
A little further towards the ocean lies the sleepy village of Bathurst. Enjoy a â??cold oneâ?? at the Pig 'n Whistle, the oldest licenced pub in South Africa, or visit the big pineapple â?? the largest of its kind and learn more about the pineapple industry this area is so well known for.
Enjoy a relaxing day of sun and sea at one of the unspoilt beaches of Port Alfred or play a round of golf at the renowned Royal Alfred Golf Club.
Please enquire upon booking about other activities on offer in the surrounding area.
Some other attractions are:
Frazers Camp Zip Line, to get the adrenalin going in both young and not so young.
We will gladly assist you with any queries and arrangements upon arrival.