Guest House is situated in Concordia, Namaqualand, a beautiful area in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
Opened in 2012, it is owned by Annie Vonk and Bernard Vonk. The Guest House is Annie`s dream realized: To open a Guest House on the farm land she grew up on - Legacy of the Apollis family a way to give birth to a legacy of the Apollis family.
Inside you will find traces of the family legacy through pictures of the parents, children and grandchildren. There are also pieces of furniture from the original house that have been kept and restored, a way to preserve the memory of `Ouma`s house`.
The bed & breakfast Guest House boasts 3 large bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, as well as a large lounge/dining room area, a porch, growing garden and braai area at the back. Using its own well for water as well as solar panels for electricity, it really is its own self-sufficient oasis in the desert.
Accommodation at Apollis Cottage:
The Guest House boasts 3 large bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms.
- en-suite bathroom with shower
- en-suite bathroom with bath
- en-suite bathroom with shower and this room has a separate entrance
All rooms have DStv. Bed and linen supplied.
Apollis Cottage Activities: Springbok:
- Anglo-Boer War Graves
- Blue Mine - It was Springboks original copper mine and the first commercial mine in South Africa.
- Dutch Reformed Church (or Klipkerk) - a national monument, built in 1921.
- Goegap Nature Reserve - 15 km southeast of Springbok, comprises indigenous vegetation and includes the Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden
- Monument Koppie
- Old Cemetery - Outside Springbok on the Kleinzee road en route lie the war graves and those of mining pioneers dating to 1860
- Smelting Furnace - A short walk to the north of town en route to Okiep and the oldest of its kind in southern Africa. It is a national monument and has been unused since 1871.
- Springbok Golf Course
- Synagogue - Synagogue Street, completed in 1929 and now used as the museum
- Concordia graveyard - graves from the early Rhenish missionary pioneers and unmarkedgraves of fallen Boers from the siege of Okiep in 1902
- Granite Ore Bins - near the town at the old mines of Tweefontein and New Prospect are ore bins/shuts which are good examples of Cornish stone masonry
- Orbicule Koppie - West of Concordia, exhibits the best example of orbicular diorite in the country.
- Rhenish Mission Church - the original Rhenish mission church that was established in 1852 by Rev Mr Brecher.
- United reformed Church - a stone church built by Cornishmen in 1875, it houses an organ dating back to 1915.
- Mining Museum - Charts the copper boom. Clara, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive used to rail copper ore to Port Nolloth, is on display.
- Skaaprivier Hiking Trail - truly a scenic and relatively easy 2-day trail down a canyon.
- Anglo-Boer War - remains of the Crows Nest Blockhouse, on a hill north east of Okiep.
- Cornish Pump House - a fully intact steam engine and the only remaining pump house of its sort in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Donkey Cart Rides
- Fort Shelton - between Okiep and Concordia.
- Geological Sites - Klondike and Magabreccia sites can be seen in the surrounding area.
- Smokestack - built by the Cape Copper Company as a ventilation shaft in 1880, now a national monument.
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