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Activities At Ellerbeck

Discover what to see and do at Ellerbeck Country Lodge & Wedding Venue.

Ellerbeck Country Lodge & Wedding Venue offer the visitor a range of activities. The peaceful natural surroundings provide a spectacular setting for walks and bird watching. Several walking trails are marked out and we cater for every type of walk from a lazy afternoon stroll to more adventurous walks. The area is known for its bird population and the species in the area include Cape Vultures, Black Eagles, Martial Eagles to name only a few, making the area a paradise for avid bird watchers. Photographers also enjoy the area with its vast sandstone mountains, big skies, rich biodiversity and spectacular sunsets. The area is also home for the many indigenous plants typical of the landscape of the eastern Free State. “Kiepersol” trees, “Kandelaarblom” and “Witstinkhout” can all be found in the area.

The Koranna mountains have a rich cultural history and historic sites in the mountains are easily accessible from Ellerbeck Country Lodge. Some of these sites include sites  such as the Anglo-boer war  “Ossewas-brandwag” cave and San cave paintings. Several 4x4 trails and private game reserves are also available in the area.
 
Several towns in close to Ellerbeck Country Lodge also offer the visitor a large choice of activities. The sleepy little town of Clocolan has many beautiful sandstone and art-deco buildings lining up its streets. A stone’s throw from Clocolan on the R26, are the well known “Constantia” and “The Cabin” farm stalls. They offer hearty meals and a fantastic range of handmade gifts in sandstone and wood. Ficksburg to the north-west is the base of the annual Cherry Festival. Ladybrand to the south is known for its sandstone buildings and is often referred to as the “Sandstone capital” of South Africa, as the sandstone used to build the Union Buildings originated from Ladybrand. All the above mentioned towns are also gateways to Lesotho and have border posts easily accessible from them.

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