Elandsberg Eco Tourism

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Clanwilliam, Lamberts Bay 8130 South Africa
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Brian-Snellgrove wrote a review Mar 2014
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom1,983 contribution579 helpful votes
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This B and B is much nearer Clanwilliam (16k) than anywhere else so NOTHING to do with Lamberts Bay.. NB TripAdvisor.

This it ideal for people who want peace and quiet. Prices are R300 p.p. plus breakfast.

It is off a dirt track from Clanwilliam so supper could be a problem. 25 minutes from the Town centre.

If you want a good tour of the Rooibos Tea Estate then this is the place to come (tour cost R100). Chris is an expert on this tea with a million stories to tell.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: they are both good
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John D wrote a review Mar 2007
Nova Scotia21 contributions19 helpful votes
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Chris & Annette du Plessis run the eco- tourism part of a big Rooibos tea plantation. It is situated between ClanWilliam and Lambert's Bay. Tours are conducted of the plantation. There is much to see in the area, we suggest a three day stay! If the weather is fine you may be lucky enough to have supper / braai in the Owl kitchen, a restaurant in the caves. See pictures on site [--]
Accommodations are self catering or meals may be provided, cottages are clean and comfortable and Chris is busy at the moment with two more fully accessible cottages. We have stayed here twice and will definitely visit here again and recommend it highly.

John & Nancy Dekoe
Nova Scotia, Canada
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HikingB00ts wrote a review Jan 2017
New York City, New York19 contributions10 helpful votes
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We did the rooibos tour – it was excellent and very informative.You really appreciate the work that goes into growing the tea and producing it! We combined the tour with a visit to Lamberts Bay in the afternoon where we saw the birds.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FamilyLovingTravel wrote a review Apr 2015
Bonn, Germany30 contributions17 helpful votes
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We had only planned for two nights with the idea of visiting a Rooibos farm without a rush. But how much more did we get! At the end we found it difficult to leave after three nights, felt like part of the family, had heard lots of fascinating stories from our most lovely hosts Annette and Chris, learned a lot about rooibos, tasted rooibos in endless varieties and - most important - had relaxed completely at their wonderful place, the lovely garden and a great farm with lots of exciting things to discover. As Annette and Chris rightly said: this is not a five-star lodge (and don't come if you expect that kind of luxury), but why look for five stars if you get millions of them in the sky?! :-)
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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GillJG wrote a review Nov 2013
London, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
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My husband wished to visit the Cederberg Wilderness to see where Rooibos tea is grown. This was a real find about 6k down an unpaved road far away from the maddening crowd. Annette and Chris are wonderful hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would advise to book dinner as it is about 20km from Clan William which is the nearest town and there is no need to leave the tranquility of this rooibos farm as Annette provides excellent food.

The guesthouse is set in lovely gardens which Chris has lovingly cultivated with wonderful flowers and breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the garden.

On the advice of Annette and Chris we visited Sevilla Trail where you can find cave paintings - this is not commercialised and was a lovely experience, after this we went to Lambert Bay to see the Gannets on bird island a thoroughly lovely day and then back in the evening for dinner and stories about the area.

On our last day Chris gave us a tour of the Rooibos tea farm which was very interesting and afterwards explained the fynbos to us.

We had a lovely stay and I will be encouraging my friends when visiting the Western Cape to take a couple of days away from it all in total tranquility under clear skies full of stars.

It is definately a place we would return to in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Notstandingstill wrote a review Nov 2012
Edinburgh, United Kingdom387 contributions134 helpful votes
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I have visited Annette & Chris twice with my children and they are such special people that they have stayed close to our heart. Offering the best of South African hospitality, they will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. No question of the children was too much and we had a fabulous tour of the rockpaintings and the rooibos farm.
When I had trouble with a local tyre dealer they were there to help, when I forgot one daughter's dress, they sent it to me in Cape Town, as I say, they are just like family.
The rooms are spotless, all amenities that you need and the nightsky simply amazing. If you want to sample something unusual and off the beaten track, this is where you must go !
One of the few places left in South Africa where you can sleep with your door open at night, and I mean WIDE OPEN !
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Date of stay: December 2011
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josenjannie wrote a review Oct 2012
Spijkenisse, The Netherlands120 contributions58 helpful votes
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Somewhere ( but easy to find) in the middle of nature an very nice couple runs an ecolodge.
They organise Rooibois tea tours ( very interesting ) and give the traveller a home away from home. Two rooms in their house, which has a great garden with lots of birds.
Book a meal to. they will cook and you will spent an unforgettable evening chitchatting with the couple about, life, nature and where you must go the next day.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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846julianes wrote a review Nov 2021
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What a wonderful tour! Chris explained us a lot about the local plants and roibos tea production. He has a true passion for the local fauna! Him and his wife are superb host and their house, which also has two guest rooms, has a stunning garden.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LaNyonsaise wrote a review Dec 2016
West Midlands, United Kingdom931 contributions427 helpful votes
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Friends recommended the Cederberg as a less well known area of South Africa and in researching it we discovered the delights of Elandsberg. Chris was very prompt to communicate with and booking by secure payment method was easy. The location is delightful, an oasis of green beneath rocky outcrops that glow in the sunset. We enjoyed short walks into the bush to look at the views, birds and plant life. The units are comfortable and homely with traditional furnishings. It's worth the long drive, 13km from Clanwilliam then 6km on the gravel road.
Annette cooked us a lovely meal on our first night, thereafter the choice was to venture into Clanwilliam with its limited restaurants or self cater from the supermarket. We did the self catering but found it a bit of a challenge in the kitchenette. Breakfast was enjoyed on the terrace in the company of our hosts and other guests, a good selection of fruits, yoghurt juices, baked goods and hot food cooked to order and, of course rooibos teas. Annette was very attentive and keen to please. Chris is very knowledgeable about the vegetation, night sky and bird life. We enjoyed the tour of the rooibos farm and processing plant in the safari vehicle.
Unfortunately we couldn't get internet reception in our room so there was less to entertain us in the evening, especially the night it rained. However we could use it on the veranda.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Both units are wheelchair accessible.
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Peter F wrote a review Aug 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa499 contributions147 helpful votes
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A must see stopoff place to visit on your way to view the flowers, Aug/Sept time A mine of interesting infomation. Our guides were knowledgeable and hospitable. There is much to be learnt about the tea productuion and the general history.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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LaNyonsaise wrote a tip Dec 2016
West Midlands, United Kingdom931 contributions427 helpful votes
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"Both units are wheelchair accessible."
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Brian-Snellgrove wrote a tip Mar 2014
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom1,983 contribution579 helpful votes
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"they are both good"
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