The Zuurberg Mountain Village is a haven of historical delight set high up on the Zuurberg Mountains.
It is a tranquil & truly unique mountain top retreat set in 160 hectares of indigenous vegetation with breathtaking views overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park.
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.
Come to Zuurberg Mountain Village for a few days and experience a tradition of excellent hospitality. Encompassed by beautiful gardens, the original manor rooms offer guests the comfort and space to unwind and relax.
The more discernible traveller can treat themselves to one of our Edwardian Village Cottages. The Cottages are arranged so that one can enjoy both the spectacular mountains and valley views.
Each cottage boasts 2 private patios on the east and west side of the unit, ideal for magical sunrise and sunsets. Reserved for adults, The Zuurberg Village features black-wood floors, climate control, under-floor heating in the bathroom, a freestanding bath and an indoor and outdoor hot and cold shower.
The Zuurberg Manor is the original part of the hotel dating back to 1861. It is comprised of 9 spacious rooms, 5 of which are family suites.
Each room has a full bathroom with shower and bath, mini-bar and private patio with spectacular views.
Conveniently situated near the lounge, dining areas and the swimming pool, the manor rooms will encourage you to break free from your busy routine and soak up the beautiful surroundings.
Zuurberg Mountain Village Activities:
Greater Addo National Park
The 145 000 hectare Greater Addo National Park surrounds the hotel where a range of spectacular horse-riding and hiking trails can be experienced from beginners to the more advanced.
Mountain zebra, eland, kudu, bushbuck, duiker, red hartebeest and other endemic game of the area can be encountered as well as prolific birdlife - the Forest Weaver and Knysna Loerie to name a few. Rhino can be viewed at Darlington Dam after a rugged 4x4 trail.
From indigenous riverine forests to mountain fynbos the Greater Addo Park, including the Zuurberg Mountains, protects some of the last remaining vegetation of the region.
Amakhala Game Reserve
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
Elephant Back Safaris
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.
Horse riding trails
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
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.
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
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.
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Other Accommodation near Zuurberg Mountain Village:
Accommodation options within 8km from Zuurberg Mountain Village include:
Situated in the Malaria free Addo region and nestling on a mountain-top in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, overlooking the beautiful Zuurberg Mountains. Offering 5 luxury chalets, various activities and dung beetle conservation.
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Situated near Addo and close to the entrance gate, the Main Camp offers 61 accommodation units of various types, a variety of activities including game drives, pool, restaurant and shop.
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The more than 450 elephants in the park are the main attraction, but you will also encounter buffalo, black rhino, warthog, eland, kudu and a variety of buck species. The park lies 75 km to the north of Port Elizabeth and is open throughout the year.