Glen Avon Farm, near the historic little town of Somerset East in South Africa's malaria-free Eastern Cape, lies at the foot of Boschberg Mountain and provides a perfect environment for a farm holiday.
It also offers gracious accommodation in its historic cottages. For more about our accommodation and tariffs please follow the links above. Being close to both Somerset East and the R63 it is very accessible.
Stately mountains, lush valleys, forests, rock formations, streams and delightful vistas make an exhilarating environment for a farm holiday for those who love nature and what it has to offer. Birding is excellent and hiking opportunities of all degrees abound.
Lovers of flora and fauna will find plenty to interest them while those who like animals will enjoy our farm life. Browse our site and get a feel for what we are about.
If what you need is simply to get away from city pressures, to relax and maybe take a plunge in our pool or play a little tennis, Glen Avon will provide a restorative farm holiday.
Our guest accommodation consists of two restored cottages with self-catering and bed and breakfast as well as the new Garden Close annexe which comprise of a semi-selfcatering en suite bedroom with an extra bed (sleeps 3).
The dining room at the main farmhouse, where B&B guests are served meals
Hart Cottage is a garden cottage that is an original 1817 thatched wattle and daub dwelling. It is set in a garden amongst oak trees and white stinkwoods, and gives a spectacular view of Avon Head across the pastures. This cottage has a spacious lounge/dining room. It has three bedrooms sleeping five, one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen.
Pecan Cottage is a cosy cottage that is set amongst large pecan trees and lush rolling pastures. It has three bedrooms sleeping six, 2 bathrooms, an open plan living room with a fully equipped kitchen.
If swimming in the dams or river isn’t your style, perhaps a refreshing plunge in the swimming pool at the main farmhouse?
Both cottages have fireplaces for winter evenings and braai facilities.