The Green Tree Guest Cottages Description
The Green Tree Guest Cottages are situated on our working dairy farm, centrally located to visit the Addo Elephant park, Schotia Safari’s, Amakhala Game Reserve, Shamwari and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Datie & Lezl van Niekerk your host & hostess, welcome you to experience authentic South African farm hospitality in the Addo region of the magnificent Eastern Cape. The cottages started as our little brain child when we saw the potential in the safe and central location of our farm, where two farm buildings was transformed into cozy cottages, which became so popular with guest, that a 4th was quickly on its way. If you are looking for luxury accommodation, where you can enjoy farm life, peace, tranquility, family time, good game viewing, sun & sea, with quality personal service, we would love to welcome you as our guest at The Green Tree Cottages.We offer bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, at The Green Tree Cottages. AWARDS Our 4 Cottages are graded with 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Superior Accommodation by the AA and was a finalist in the 2008 AA American Express Accommodation Awards. ROOMS & FACILITIESAll four the cottages are very spacious, beautifully decorated, all with own entrance, private patios and barbeque facilities. All the cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture and a hint of Africa to create a tasteful Southern African interior, which gives you the warmth that only farm life can offer. The Cottages at The Green Tree are as follows: 1. THE PORCUPINE COTTAGE | Double bed and two twin beds, Suitable for groups of 3 adults sharing or twin room, Cot, En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet, bathrobes and basin, Kitchen with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, Bar fridge with condiments, Tea & Coffee facilities, Air conditioner, cold & warm, Television/ DSTV, Hairdryer, Bed clock radio, Private Patio, Braai Facilities 2. THE SPRINGBUCK COTTAGE | Double bed & bunk bed (suitable for 2 children), En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin, Fully equipped small kitchen, stove, cutlery, Air- conditioner cold and warm, Bar fridge with condiments, Tea & Coffee facilities , Television / DSTV, Hair dryer, Bed clock radio, Private Patio, Braai facilities 3. THE BUSHBUCK COTTAGE | Double bed in room, En-suite bathroom with wet room (HUGE Shower), toilet and basin, Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, Air- conditioner cold and warm, Bar fridge with condiments, Tea & Coffee facilities, Television /DSTV, Hair dryer, Bed clock radio, Private Patio, Braai facilities 4. THE KUDU COTTAGE | Double room (king size bed), En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin, Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, Air- conditioner cold and warm, Bar fridge with condiments, Tea & Coffee facilities, Television / DSTV, Hair dryer, Bed clock radio, Private Patio, Braai facilities. DINING If the cottages are booked on a B&B basis, a healthy Farm breakfast is served in the Dining room by Lezl, who prepares all meals her self, and is known for her great cooking skills. Should you wish to leave early or want to picnic at the Addo Elephant Park, a breakfast basket can also be supplied. Light Suppers are served by prior arrangement, on the veranda of your cottage, where you can enjoy watching the magnificent sunsets in summer. Self-catering guest can get wood on the farm should they wish to braai, and all other produce can be bought from the SPAR grocer store at Colchester. Colchester also has a little restaurant, which is very popular for their steaks. For Lunches, or tee time treats, the Nanga Farm stall is the place to be, 13 km from us.
THINGS TO DO RELAXING / Take full advantage of our South African weather and sunbath around our swimming pool on those warm summer days, or simply catch up on your reading (and napping!) time under the trees of our lush, peaceful garden. While your children are exploring the farm on mountain bikes or having fun on the trampolene and swings you can watch the many birds visiting the garden. BIRD WATCHING / For the bird lover, there is also plenty of bird life around the farm or you can visit the Nukakamma Canoe trail (26 km), and do bird watching from a Canoe on the Sundays River, or take a walk along the beach at Colchester and see the beautiful moving sand dunes of the Eastern Cape SIGHT SEEING / Guests are welcome to walk around the farm, or use the mountain bikes available, see the dairy, and look at the bird and animal life, kudu, bush pig, duiker and porky pine or some of the animals that can be seen. The Woody Cape Nature reserve and forest close to Alexandria (part of the Greater Addo) is also a gem to visit for the Nature Enthusiast. GAME VIEWING/ This is a malaria free area for game viewing. The Green Tree cottage is very centrally situated, close to: - 26 km; Schotia safari's (Game drives and supper) - 16 km; Shamwari Game Reserve - 30 km; Addo Elephant Back Rides; 50 km BEACHES/ The Golden Beaches of the Sunshine Coast, within 25 minutes' radius; Kenton on Sea; Bushmansriver; Canon Rocks Port Alfred Whether you are looking for bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, we invite you to Experience the Lifestyle of Farm Living, in the Beautifull Greater Addo Region and hope to receive you as our guests in the near future!