The Great Karoo is the vast central plateau of South Africa, with landscapes on a grand scale, sweeping skies and wide horizons, silence and champagne air, where nature reigns majestically. On the eastern fringe, in the geographical area also known as the Karoo Heartland, stands the small market town of Middelburg and 10 km south of Middelburg, close to the N9 main route to Port Elizabeth and the Garden Route, is Erin Country House.
Erin Farmhouse & Cottages is a place of stoeps, sunsets, stars and silence where guests, whether stopping over on a trip to the coast or enjoying a farm stay, can appreciate true Karoo hospitality as well as fresh air, space and serenity. Your hosts, Trevor and Kathy will make every guests’ stay relaxed, enjoyable and memorable.
Middelburg, as the name implies, lies in the very centre of a circle of other platteland towns and within easy reach of Erin Farmhouse & Cottages are attractions such as the incomparably beautiful and historic town of Graaff-Reinet with the Valley of Desolation and the Camdeboo National Park, the picturesque little town of Nieu Bethesda with its renowned and eccentric Owl House as well as Fossil Centre and the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock not to mention the attractions in Cradock itself.
Erin Farmhouse & Cottages offers a variety of accommodation and guests can choose between bed and breakfast, dinner, bed and breakfast or self-catering options.
Please note that we are in Middelburg Eastern Cape (Karoo) and are a farm-stay, 14 km South of Middelburg, 2 km (a gravel road in good condition and fine for sedan vehicles) off the N9 enroute to Graaff Reinet.
Not star rated, Erin is an un-pretentious and modest farm stay which is down-to earth but comfortable. The units have fans and are NOT air-conditioned. There are also no TVs nor radios in the units.
GPS : 31°36'25.00"S / 25° 0'48.00"E
Directions from Gauteng/Free State
N1 to Bloemfontein and Colesberg. At Colesberg, take the N9 split to Port Elizabeth—Middelburg is 90 km further, via Noupoort. Remain on the N9 and bypass Middelburg town. At the 3-way stop on the outskirts of town, take the right hand split, N9 to Graaff Reinet / George. 10 km from the 3-way stop, is the first Erin sign and 500m further, Erin gateway is on the left. The Country House is 2 km further on a gravel road in good condition.
Directions from the coast
Graaff Reinet - take N9 and 80 kms from Graaff Reinet on the N9, you will see a “Middelburg 10 km” sign, Erin gateway is 1 km further on the right and the Country House is 2km further on a gravel road in good condition
Accommodation only @ R300 per adult per night sharing in standard unit
Accommodation only @ R400 per adult per night in the deluxe unit
Breakfast at R80 for adults - cereal, juice, plated breakfast (NOT buffet) and coffee
Dinner at R140 for adults - starter or dessert depending on seasonal availability and plated main course (karoo lamb dish unless otherwise specified)
Children Under 2 - Free
Under 4 - accommodation free, breakfast R20 and dinner R40. Between 4 and 12 50% of the above rates.
|Pets are welcome but must be pre-arranged - no charge
No credit card facilities available