Plains and Savannah Hunting Accommodation
Our primary hunting accommodation is Olivefountain Lodge. Olivefountain is on the Southside of Bedford and offers comfortable settler-style accommodation. Olivefountain is a traditional settler farmhouse built in the 1800s and recently upgraded.
The lodge, situated at the center of our hunting areas, offers an authentic hunting experience. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and are modernized to the highest standards to provide all modern conveniences.
You will be treated to a diversity of mouth-watering cuisine around a blazing campfire under a star-studded African sky. These meals are prepared the traditional South African way, and there’s lots of it! WiFi is available.
We also offer a Mountain Lodge on the North Side of Bedford in the Kaggaberg Mountains with Benjamin Pringle.
Our primary hunting accommodation is Olivefountain Lodge. Here you will be hosted in comfortable settler-style accommodation.
Olivefountain is a traditional settler farmhouse built in the 1800s and recently upgraded.
Hunting Accommodation – Olivefountain Lodge
Bedrooms and bathrooms have been superbly modernized for hunting accommodation
Mountain Hunting Accommodation in South Africa
Guests will stay with Benjamin Pringle in a beautiful colonial farm lodge, “Thorn Dale” in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, the family home since 1824.
Enjoy warm hospitality and a decadent menu. Braai’s under the stars, will leave you with authentic South African food and flavors.
Enjoy a stew prepared outdoors in Africa called potjiekos or “pot food.” Prepared in a traditional round, cast iron, three-legged pot and found in the homes and villages of southern Africa.
The bedrooms at Thorn Dale Farm Lodge are comfortable and spacious with all modern conveniences.
The design of the farmhouse is open-plan. Spacious dining areas allow for light and fresh air. Evenings are in front of a roaring fire with good food and wine and the stories of the day.
There is a refreshing pool to dip into in summer. Dinner around a campfire under the stars; the perfect way to end the day. Come and enjoy an authentic African hunting safari with us.
Frequently asked questions about hunting accommodation
What type of food is served?
We serve three meals per day including snacks throughout the day. You will not go hungry. We always try to prepare your game if requested. For dinner, you will have a large spread. We will email you in advance to get your dietary requirements.
What type of beverages is served?
We have a full bar service, including a selection of red and white wine. Sodas and bottled water are always available.
How many sets of clothes should I bring?
You will have daily laundry service while staying at our lodge, so no more than 2-3 sets of safari clothes are needed.
Will my phone work and do you have WIFI?
We do have WIFI at the lodge. We also have mobile phone service at the lodge.
What is the currency of South Africa?
South African Rand is the currency.
Do I need to bring South African Rands with me?
No, you do not need South African Rands. US dollars are fine.
When do I pay?
You will pay at the end of the hunt.
How do I pay?
We accept all major credit cards and cash.
When is the Hunting Season?
We hunt from March through October.
How do I get my trophies back home?
We will skin and salt your capes at the lodge free of charge, any way you like, i.e., Life Size, Shoulder Mount, Rug, etc. A trusted dipping company will come to the lodge to pick up your trophies to dip, boil the skulls, clean horns, crate, and process paperwork for export
Accommodation for Non-Hunters at the Royal Alfred Marina in Port Alfred
We also offer Non-Hunters accommodation at the prestigious Royal Alfred Marina.
The Royal Alfred Marina is situated in Port Alfred. Here accompanying Non-Hunters can base themselves.
A guide with a Vehicle will be available daily to take Non-hunting members on guided tours.
The cost per Non-Hunter, including a full-time guide with a vehicle, is $350 per person per night, all-inclusive. Children under 12 years stay at half price.
Included in your daily fee while staying at the Royal Alfred Marina are the following:
- Five-star accommodation with a view of the Royal Alfred Marina
- A full time Guide with vehicle
- All Meals and Beverages
- Daily Laundry
- Swimming Pool and WiFi
- Pick up and drop off at Port Elizabeth Airport
In addition, the guided activities listed below are included in the daily rate:
Game Park Activities & Big Five Viewing
- Guided Day Visit to the Addo Elephant National Park
- Visit the Mountain Zebra National Park (Sleepover at Olivefountain Ranch)
- Guided day visit to the many Private Game Parks such as Sibuya game reserve.
- River Cruises and Canal Cruises
- Canoeing in the Royal Alfred Marina and Kowie River
- River and Surf fishing
- Guided Beach trails
- Surfing with an Instructor
- Guided Hiking trails
- Treehouse trail
- 18 holes at the Royal Alfred Golf Course
Excluded from your daily fee are the following:
- Entrance fees for Private Game Reserves
- Overnight accommodation outside the Royal Alfred Marina and Olivefountain lodge
- Meals and Refreshments at Restaurants
- Spa Treatment
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Whale and Dolphin Safari
- Beach Horse Riding
Royal Alfred Marina
The Royal Alfred Marina is a private, secure gated estate completed in 1989. The Royal Alfred Marina is a unique and remarkable development, consisting of five islands within the Kowie River Estuary.
Arched bridges across the canals link the islands. Affording navigational ease for craft moving around the marina. Nowhere else in Africa will you find a similar or more exclusive waterfront complex.
Every homeowner enjoys a private water frontage and a personal jetty. Visitors can enjoy boat cruises through the Marina canals and if you feel energetic, you can hire a water pedalo or canoe to make the trip.
Port Alfred’s glorious East Beach is on Marina’s seaward side and stretches for many kilometers along the warm Indian Ocean’s edge.
Homeowners have access gateway to this pristine stretch of golden sands.
Here you can walk for what seems like ever, breathing in the freshest sea air and enjoying the changing scenery as the seasons merge one into the other and the sands shift.
This beach is a favorite haunt of fishermen, joggers, sun worshippers, dog walkers, swimmers, and surfers.
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated on the eastern seaboard of the country at the mouth of the Kowie River. The town is halfway between the cities of Port Elizabeth and East London.
Port Alfred was established in the early 1820s by British settlers moved into the area by Lord Charles Somerset as a buffer between the Colony and the Xhosa people.
Port Alfred boasts the climate, the water, the beaches, and the historical connections. The town has top-class shopping malls, sophisticated healthcare, a Royal golf course, an intimate small-boat harbor.
Visit Port Alfred; chances are you’ll meet some fascinating locals with plenty of yarns to tell. Folks are friendly around here.