Where Cultures Continue to Meet
Adelaide, which lies at the foot of the Winterberg - the highest peak in the Amatola Range - has its roots in the colourful and turbulent times of the Frontier Wars. This charming frontier town has much to offer - game reserves, game farms, rock art and a rich diversity of flora and fauna (including a sneezewood reserve) as well as spectacular birdlife.
The surrounding countryside is a naturalist’s delight, having six distinct biomes and the eco-tourist will be lured back time and time again. There are good sporting facilities: golf, tennis, squash & bowls, as well as outdoor activities: hiking trails, cycling routes, 4x4 & horse trails and abseiling.
Visit a township and sample Xhosa cuisine, view Xhosa arts & crafts or visit a tavern. Step back in time and see frontier battlefield sites & military graves, historic forts, old mills, a settler church and Our Heritage Museum set in spacious grounds and housed in the erstwhile D.R.C. “Pastorie”. Adelaide enjoys mild spring, moderate summer, crisp, dry winter and balmy autumn days.
Accommodation is available in a good, comfortable country hotel & several attractive B&B establishments, all of which offer warm hospitality. All visitors are graciously received. Come to Adelaide to experience the brilliance of the stars in an unpolluted night sky!