Sightseeing

ID #1251

Thomas River Historical Village, Stutterheim, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Set within a 31000 Ha conservancy of natural beauty. It dates back to the Frontier Wars. Features include:

o    Rock Art Centre
o    Museum of Early Transport
o    Motor Museum
o    Blacksmith’s Shop
o    Antique Collections
o    Private Library
o    Gun Forts
o    Stone Church built in 1888
o    Police Station

Activities include:

o    Paintball
o    Hunting (7 species)
o    Hiking
o    Fishing for trout bass and yellowfish
o    Birding (150 species)
o    Mountain biking
o    San Rock Art shelters
o    Wildflowers that are unique to the area
o    Train trips from East London

The Dining Hall and Hart Hall are perfect settings for a classic timeless wedding, with a wedding co-ordinator and decorating service available, which includes the hiring of crockery cutlery and other items. Also suitable for meetings and parties. Conferences in the old school house can accommodate 20. School tours incorporate the historical aspects of the village as well as the Rock Art Centre. Accommodation in the hotel, with self-catering in the Station Master and Foreman’s houses. Hikers and backpackers are accommodated in the old Post Office. Camping and caravan sites are provided with electricity. The Ramble Restaurant and Pub is open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and Friday and Saturday for dinner.

Stuterheim is on the N6 northeast of East London, which is at the intersection of the N6 with the N2. Travel northeast on the N6 for 70-km from East London towards Bloemfontein. Midway between Stutterheim and Cathcart, turn south off the N6 and travel for 4 km until you reach the village.

Contct:         Michele White-Phillips
+27 (45) 843 1504 telephone
+27 (86) 657 3148 fax
+27 (72) 070 6132 mobile
Email: michelle@oldthomasriver.co.za
Web: www.oldthomasriver.co.za



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Last update: 2014-05-11 03:06
Author: Alan McIver
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