Carnarvon Dale is a small secluded lodge on the North side of the game reserve, which is away from dangerous game. It consists of the 1820 Settler farmhouse, known as the Bottom House, and the Edwardian cottage known as the Top House. Guests can choose to stay in either the comfortable en-suite serviced bedrooms of the Top House or the recently re-open Bottom House Suite. The Bottom House is where breakfasts and dinners are served with hosts, Roger and Maryan.
Our accommodation is ideal for couples travelling together or for family groups. 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 connected community.


R3,310 per night
The Top House, which was built by Roger’s grandfather in 1907, consists of a comfortable central lounge, two en-suite double bedrooms and a large ‘stoep’ (veranda) which leads onto a cool swimming pool area where guests can enjoy a dip in the pool in between game drives.


R3,310 per night
The recently re-opened Bottom House suite offers a large sunny reading lounge and bath in the en-suite bathroom.


Enjoy two games drives daily, the brand new cheetah plains and an option to go horse riding on Amakhala.

+27 (0) 42 235 1250
+27 (0) 82 544 0483
+27 (0)41 450 5658 (PE Res Office)


Take the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown. 80 kilometres from the Port Elizabeth airport, turn left at the clearly signposted entrance to Carnarvon Dale. Press the button marked ‘Carnarvon Dale’ at the front gate to open. Drive for 1.6 kilometres to the lodge which is through the white gateway.

Latitude: -33°30“9.90′ (-33.502750) | Longitude: 26°7“6.00′ (26.118334)

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our lodge is closed for the time being. When we reopen we will only offer a self-catering option.

Please visit our website for details.
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