“A Stay to Remember “
Zuurberg Mountain Village is a 150 years old sanctuary of historical delight and is still the favored destination for guests in South Africa and abroad. The hotel is situated an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and offers guests a sophisticated standard with the feel of an era past. The Zuurberg Manor & Zuurberg Village provides accommodation with spectacular views and a tradition of excellent hospitality. Activities at and around the hotel include elephant back safaris, horse riding and guided walking trails.
The Zuurberg Manor is the original part of the hotel dating back to 1861. It is comprised of 9 spacious rooms, 5 of which are family suites. Each room has a full bathroom with shower and bath, mini-bar and private patio with spectacular views.
Conveniently situated near the lounge, dining areas and the swimming pool, the manor rooms will encourage you to break free from your busy routine and soak up the beautiful surroundings.
- The Lounge
A gracious and high-ceilinged room dominated by an immense stone fireplace with classic indigenous wooden furniture typical of the period. Aperitifs can be enjoyed around a log fire on cool winter evenings.
- The Cycad
The hotel’s main dining area is enhanced by several features – the counter hand-crafted by the 1820 Settlers, fireplaces & French doors leading to the pool where alfresco dining may be enjoyed on balmy summer nights.
- Woodifields Bar
Named after the engineer of the Zuurberg Pass, is one of the few remaining genuine English pubs in the country, where refreshments can be enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere.
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
- Kiddies playground area
- Pool table
- Game drives
- Hiking trails
- Bird watching
- Horse trails
Guests can be expected to enjoy a leisurely country breakfast and during the day the Terrace menu is available for light snacks. Zuurberg Mountain Village offers a Classic 5 course Carvery or Table d’hôte. The Zuurberg Mountain Villages Traditional Sunday Carvery is legendary. Guests still travel from afar to celebrate this gourmet experience
- Addo Elephant Park Game Drive.
Half or Full Day Addo Game Drive departing directly from the hotel. Fantastic Big 5 Game Viewing opportunities. Both drives include drinks and snacks and Full day also includes a barbeque for lunch.
- Elephant Back Safaris
Elephant Back Safaris is located 30 minutes from the Hotel. Enjoy an elephant ride and guided walk as you follow the elephants as they behave in their natural habitat. You might even see these Gentle Giants swim as you go past the watering hole. The ultimate elephant experience.
- Horse riding trails
Horse riding trails are offered in the Zuurberg section of the Addo Park only 500 meters from the Hotel. Enjoy a 1 hour, 3 hour or 5 hour trail; both beginners and experienced riders are both welcome.
- The Wilderness Trail
The Wilderness Trail is a full day 4×4 trail through the remote areas of the Addo Park. This trail offers spectacular “untouched” scenery as you go through 5 biomes. A must for someone that enjoys awesome views and has a keen sense for 4×4 adventures
- Amakhala Game Reserve
Amakhala Game Reserve is located 90 minutes from the Hotel. Day visitors are offered a big-five game experience. The program is an afternoon/evening program including a game drive through the reserve, a river cruise on the bushman’s river with cheese and wine and a 3 course Boma dinner
- Schotia Safaris
Schotia Safaris is approximately 1 hour from the Hotel and offers a great experience, which includes 2 game drives in open game viewers on the reserve and a tasty Boma dinner. If lion sightings are on the top of your list, then Schotia Safaris is a must.
- Zuurberg’s Guided Walking Trails
Zuurberg’s Guided walking trails are done by qualified guides and usually last for two hours followed by refreshments. During the walk you are likely to see an assortment of antelope, zebra and wildebeests
- The Addo Elephant Trail Run
- The Herald Cycle Tour
- Imagine 2015 Eastern Cape
- Run SA