The Angler and Antelope Guesthouse
offers a unique experience on large landscaped grounds securely enclosed in the heart of the town. The venue has maintained the ambiance of yesteryear with the comforts of the modern era.
Slightly off the beaten track, 24 kms from Cookhouse west off the N10 between Port Elizabeth and Cradock, Somerset East lies at the foot of the Boschberg Mountain range. It is an undiscovered gem that reveals its depth of character when you are up close and personal.
The guesthouse`s elegance is its simplicity. Most of the original Oregon of 1893 has been restored, and each of the six en-suite bedrooms captures the grace and elegance of the Victorian era, boasting air conditioning, goose down and cotton Percale.
The bathrooms are something to behold, reflecting characteristics of the generations that inhabited the home previously, with underfloor heating. The accommodation comprises of three twin rooms, one double room and two double / twin / family rooms. Wireless internet connection is available on the premises.
St Francis, an old church built in 1906, boasts a spirited character and comprises of the lounge, dining room, kitchen, bar and fly fishing shop. Seated under Oregon beams on custom made Blackwood furniture, you might well find yourself contemplating, as your taste buds are tantalized by the aromas of wholesome country cooking in its open plan layout.
If you find yourself confessing to enjoyment and relaxation whilst sipping your favourite malt whisky in an old church you might be tempted to visit the old confessional.
Smoking is not permitted indoors, but the views of the mountain and the gurgling sounds of the interesting water feature create a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy smoking outdoors.
Accommodation at The Angler and Antelope Guesthouse:
The Guesthouse features 7 bedrooms. Six of these rooms have air-conditioning, underfloor heating and en-suite bathrooms with both bath and shower, as well as double vanity. Two family units have been added to the guesthouse, both with self-catering facilities, and both able to sleep 4 people.
Family room with twin beds and sleeper couch for children 12 and under. The room has DSTV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Semi-self catering room with twin beds. The room has a fridge, microwave and toaster. Also with a TV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Double room with DSTV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Semi-self catering twin room. The room has a fridge, microwave, toaster and private braai area. Private entrance, DSTV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Family room with king size bed and sleeper couch for children 12 and under. The room has DSTV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Twin room with TV, full bathroom, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Standard room with double bed, in-suite shower, fan and electric blanket.
The unit sleeps 4. The bedroom has a queen sized and single bed, and a further single bed is available in the lounge/kitchen area. The bathroom is en-suite with shower. Full self-catering facilities as well as DSTV.
The units sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. The lounge features semi-self catering (microwave, toaster & fridge) and DSTV. The bathroom has a shower over the bath.
All the rooms in The Angler and Antelope Guesthouse feature:
- Percale linen and Mohair blankets. Goose down duvets and pillows
- Tea and coffee making facilities, homemade rusks. Children Policy:
The lodge can accommodate children under 12 years on sleeper couches in parents room, or in the family units.
The Angler and Antelope Activities:
- Exclusive fly fishing on top of the Boschberg mountain and in the Fish River for trout and yellow fish, as well as 5 other freshwater species
- Nature walks
- Game viewing
- Historical tours
- Bird watching
- Mountain biking
- Walter Battiss Art Museum
- Centrally situated between 3 National parks
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Health & Climate:
The Eastern Cape is malaria free. It must be mentioned that the temperatures can be in excess of 40 deg C during February and March, so air-conditioning in rooms are a must.
The Angler and Antelope Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 2
Luxurious accommodation. Excellent food. Very friendly and helpful owners who stayed chatting after dinner.
Rating: Reviewed by Max Lowe over a year ago
It is very rare to see such minute attention to detail. The bathroom was a true delight. We will be back.
Rating: Reviewed by Brian Hough over a year ago