Welcome to Carnarvon Dale Lodge
Settler hospitality perfect for quiet relaxation and super game viewing.
Carnarvon Dale once provided lodgings for travellers whose journeys had been halted by the flooded Bushman’s River. In that same tradition of hospitality, Roger and Maryan Hart welcome guests to their 1820 Settler farmhouse, the Bottom House, and the 1907 Edwardian Top House.
Carnarvon Dale is 3 star graded but offers wildlife enthusiasts 5-star game drives in a malaria free area on our award-winning Amakhala Game Reserve and also, for guests staying 2 nights or more, on the neighbouring world famous Shamwari Game Reserve, the latter exclusively and by private arrangement and at no extra cost. We can also arrange a morning excursion to Addo National Park for a breakfast with the elephants.
We offer comfortable, owner-managed accommodation and excellent game viewing at an affordable price which, we believe, provides good value for money.
Carnarvon Dale consists of the 1820 Settler farmhouse, the Bottom House, where breakfasts and dinners are served, and which offers a free wi-fi service. There are only two comfortable en-suite serviced bedrooms in the 1907 Edwardian cottage, the Top House. Lunches are served here for your convenience. The private lounge leads on to a cool, covered verandah overlooking the swimming pool.
Our accommodation is ideal for two couples travelling together or for a family group. Our menus offer good home cooking South African style – solid breakfasts, light lunches and three course dinners – and we cater for vegetarians and diabetics.
We enjoy talking to our guests and, as ex-history teachers, we love talking about the history of our diverse country, our history-rich area and our Settler community.
We drive twice daily directly from Carnarvon Dale on 3 – 4 hour long safaris conducted by our own experienced guides. Being able to traverse both Amakhala and, for guests staying 2 nights or more, Shamwari Reserves you will have every possible chance to encounter a wide variety of South African wildlife.
For something different an easily paced guided bush walk to learn about the smaller, often overlooked things will allow you to complete the ecological circle of life.
Location: Take the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown. 80 kilometers from the Port Elizabeth airport, turn left at the clearly signposted entrance to Carnarvon Dale .
Latitude: -33°30"9.90' (-33.502750) | Longitude: 26°7"6.00' (26.118334)
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Carnarvon Dale Lodge offers Wifi in public areas by the main lodge.