|If you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further - be our guest at The Green Tree Cottages. Visit Addo Park, Schotia Safari, Amakhala and more!|
Your host & Hostess, Datie & Lezl van Niekerk will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience in personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality. The Green Tree Guest Cottages is situated on a working dairy farm, where we realized the potential in the safe and central location of our farm, for guest wanting to visit the Addo Elephant park with the Magnificent Elephants to see; Schotia Safari’s where you get up close and personal with The Lions, Amakhala Game Reserve for Big 5 Game Viewing, the Frontier Country filled with history and the beautiful unspoilt beaches and moving Sandunes of the Sunshine Coast.
We invite you to enjoy farm life, still see the stars, experience peace and tranquility, family time, good game viewing, sun & sea, with quality personal service, and would love to welcome you as our guest at The Green Tree Cottages.
We offer bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation, at The Green Tree Cottages.
Our 4 Cottages are graded with 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Superior Accommodation by the AA and was a Finalist in the 2008 AA American Express Accommodation Awards Category Farm Stay.
ROOMS AND FACILITIES
All four the cottages are very spacious, beautifully decorated, all with own entrance, private patios and barbeque facilities. The cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture and a hint of Africa, with rich earthy colors, to create a tasteful Southern African interior, which gives you the warmth that only farm life can offer. All the rooms has, air-conditioners, Television/ DSTV, Mini Bars, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and swimming towels to ensure a most comfortable stay.
THE PORCUPINE COTTAGE
The Cottage consist of Double bed and 2 Twin Beds, suitable for a family of Four, or it can be booked as a couples room or twin room. The bathroom consists of a bath, shower and basin, done in stone to give it that earthy, organic feel. The cottage is equipped as follow: Bathrobes, cot(on request) small kitchen with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, air-conditioner cold and warm, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, dining table, ceiling fan, private patio, braai at the Cottage under the big tree.
THE SPRINGBUCK COTTAGE
The cottage can be booked as family room or a couple’s room, with one double bed and bunk bed for children. The cottage is equipped as follow: En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin, large dining table, fully equipped small kitchen, stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda.
THE BUSHBUCK COTTAGE
The Cottage is a Couples room with double bed with en-suite wet room (huge shower). The cottage is equipped as follow: Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, ceiling fans, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, Dining table, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda.
THE KUDU COTTAGE
The Cottage is also a couples room or ideal for honeymooners, with King-size bed, spacious en-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin. The cottage is equipped as follow: Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, ceiling fan, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda.
If the cottages are booked on a Bed and breakfast basis, a healthy breakfast is served in the Inviting Dining room by Lezl, who prepares all meals her self. Should you wish to leave early or want to picnic at the Addo Elephant Park, a breakfast basket can also be supplied. Light Suppers are served by prior arrangement, on the veranda of your cottage, where you can enjoy watching the magnificent sunsets. Suppers normally consist of true South African dishes.
Self-catering guest can get wood on the farm as well as braai baskets (by prior arrangement) should they wish to braai. All other produce can be bought from the Spar grocer store at Colchester, on your way from Port Elizabeth. Colchester also has a cozy restaurant, which is popular for their steaks.
Attractions / Things to do
|THINGS TO DO: |
RELAXING /Take full advantage of our South African weather and sunbath around our swimming pool on those warm summer days, or simply catch up on your reading (and napping!) time under the trees of our lush, peaceful garden. Children can explore the farm, or have fun on the trampoline and swings. Mountainbikes also available.
HIKING & SIGHT SEEING / Guest are also welcome to take a walk to the dairy and see how the cows are milked. If you enjoy walking, you can explore the farm, for the area is the natural habitat for bushbuck, kudu, duiker and porcupine, you also have a good chance to see monkeys in the fields. If time allows it, you might get lucky and get a night drive, and see the thousands of Springhare around - (they look like mini-kangaroo!) The Woody Cape Nature reserve and forest close to Alexandria (part of the Addo Park) is also a gem to visit for the Nature Enthusiast.
For the bird lover, there is also plenty of bird life around the farm or you can visit the Nukakamma Canoe trail (26 km), and do bird watching from a Canoe on the Sundays River, or take a walk along the beach at Colchester and see the beautiful moving sand dunes of the Eastern Cape.
For the more adventurous Quad bikes can be rented at Colchester for exploring the area.
BEACHES/The Golden Beaches of the Sunshine Coast, within 25 minutes' radius:
• Kenton on Sea
• Canon Rocks
• Port Alfred
We hope to receive you as our guests in the near future
|Services / Facilities|
Suppers on request
|SPECIAL OFFER: Valid from 1 October 2008 to 30 April 2009|
Summer Special Minimum stay of 2 nights
Bed & Breakfast R350.00 per person sharing, per night
Self Catering R280.00 per person sharing, per night
Terms & Conditions:
Rates are Subject to availability.
Bed & Breakfast
Double Occupancy From R370 to R490 per person sharing, per night
Single Occupancy From R450 to R520 per person single, per night
Double Occupancy R320 per person sharing, per night
Single Occupancy R400 per person single, per night
Under 12 years Half price
Under 4 years Free of charge
|Directions from Port Elizabeth |
From Port Elizabeth follow the N2 highway in the direction of Grahamstown. At Nanaga 48km out of Port Elizabeth, take the R72 in the Direction of Port Alfred. Drive for 12 km and you