Wheatlands Country House (50 km From Graaff-Reinet)
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Location

  • P.O. Box 711, Graaff-Reinet 6280

  • Longitude: 24.741327
  • Latitude: -32.627796
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Accommodation Offered

  • Self Catering
  • Guest House
  • Farm Getaway

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)

Accreditations

  • TripAdvisor
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Rates

  • R2400 per night base rate for up to six people

    Thereafter, up to max twelve persons:

    +R350 per adult

    +R175 per child under 12

Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About Wheatlands Country House (50 km From Graaff-Reinet)

Wheatlands Guest House, Graaff-Reinet accommodation
Wheatlands Guest House, Graaff-Reinet accommodation
Wheatlands Guest House, Graaff-Reinet accommodation
Wheatlands Guest House, Graaff-Reinet accommodation
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Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Farm Stay accommodation
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Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
Wheatlands Country House Graaff-Reinet Karoo Farm Stay accommodation
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Wheatlands Guesthouse Accommodation, Graaff Reinet, Garden
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Wheatlands farm activities, Graaff Reinet, Karoo Farm
Wheatlands farm stay accommodation activities, Graaff Reinet Karoo
Wheatlands farm stay accommodation activities, Graaff Reinet Karoo

Living in history

There’s no longer any wheat at Wheatlands but there is loads of nourishing sunlight, fresh air and space that the Karoo is renowned for.

Wheatlands can sleep 12 people in 6 ample bedrooms. High ceilings, stained glass and substantial furniture hark back to a bygone era. Back to 1912, in fact, when architect Charles Bridgeman from Oudtshoorn was hired to build a grand home in the Karoo. It was the height of the ostrich feather boom and mansions reflected personal fortunes.

It was also the height of the Arts & Crafts period, and many features at Wheatlands indicate the decorating tastes of owner and designer. Wood panelling, brass handles on the generous double doors, light fittings and paintings provide an authentic period backdrop to a farm stay worth remembering.

The Short family and their Parkes ancestors have been on Wheatlands since 1849, when the first family members arrived from the Argentine. Brandy was made on the farm until the turn of the last century. A century-and-a-half and 8 generations of family history suffuses every room, and surrounds your stay.

Sepia school photographs of cricket teams line the wall of one of the wings. Many of the rooms open onto verandahs, some looking onto the verdant garden (where old roses from the original garden still grow). There is a pervasive peace that makes Wheatlands a place of nostalgia, with memories to cherish.

The wheat, however, has been replaced by more suitable goats and sheep. At shearing time, guests can take part in the life of a working farm.

For a short while, staying at Wheatlands means living to the beat of a different era.

Room / Unit Features

  • Heater
  • Tea And Coffee
  • WiFi

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Swimming Pool

Map and Directions to Wheatlands Country House (50 km From Graaff-Reinet)

GPS : 32° 37' 40.07" S / 24° 44' 28.78" E

From Graaff-Reinet

  • Take the R75 towards Port Elizabeth
  • After 42 km turn left at the sign "Wheatlands".
  • After 8 km the entrance to Wheatlands Country House is on the left.

From Jansenville

  • Take the R75 towards Graaff-Reinet
  • Approx 40 km after leaving Jansenville turn right at the sign "Wheatlands".
  • After 8 km the entrance to Wheatlands Country House is on the left.

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