Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge, The Crags, Garden Route, Western Cape
Colleen and Clive Noble welcome you to their historic country house which is situated at the foot of the Tsitsikama Mountains at The Crags. Which is to become part of the "Eden to Addo" National Park and is ideal for echo-trails and 4X4 adventures. To the south is Whiskey Creek Reserve and the sea.
The Redford House Estate is part of the Redford Conservancy where animals such as bushbuck, bushpig (wild boar), monkeys, baboons, karakul, civets and leopard can find safe passage between the national parks.
Redford House has three units:
Noble House is a double storey Cape Georgian building with two upstairs bedrooms and a double sitting room downstairs with two fireplaces, and adjacent parking.
The converted Carriage House consists of a very large room with bedroom, sitting area and bathroom.
Mrs. Tiggywinkle's Cottage is a four roomed cottage.
All of the above have double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, and are furnished with antiques. The two suites in Noble House have T.V.s. Beach towels can be supplied in all units.
Breakfast is served in the farmhouse kitchen or on the pool pavilion patio and guests are personally attended to by their hosts. Delicious food and local stories are the order of the day.
Candlelight dinners can be arranged in the Settler's dining room with stories about the history of the area and its people.
Picnics can be arranged under the ancient oaks overlooking the lake.
There are numerous restaurants in The Crags, Keurbooms, Wittedrift and Plettenberg Bay and bookings can be made for evening meals.
A wide variety of activities is available such as picnics and walks in the nature reserve, tennis, swimming, boating, fishing and birding.
Art Courses and Classes
Art courses conducted by Dr. Greg Kerr, formerly Prof. of fine arts at Stellenbosch University, offer structured, professional tuition in drawing, painting and art theory on a workshop basis.
Art life drawing classes are held every Thursday evening and organised by Dr. Jane Luck who is a professional art psychologist. Artists contribute to the cost of the model and bring a plate of eats to share for supper afterwards. A great deal of fun. Every year there is an art exhibition which is named THE VERNISSAGE which means 'drying of the paint.
At The Crags is a tourist route called "Cruise The Crags" which has destinations which include Monkeyland, Elephant Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, Snake Sanctuary, Kurland Polo, horse riding, Bramon wine farm and tapas restaurant, and various art shops.
Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikama Village, Storm's River, Keurbooms, Nature's Valley and Wittedrift are all between 15-20 minutes away and offer some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, while activities such as guided walks, bunjy jumping, whale and dolphin ocean safaris, Tree Top Canopy Tours, Storm's River Adventures, golf or visits to Buffalo Hills or Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve can all be arranged.
Awards & Accreditations
- Birdlife South Africa - Birder Friendly
- Greenwood Guides Member
- Listed with Tourism South Africa
- Member of TripAdvisor
- National Accommodation Association
We are at The Crags, which is about 17km from Plettenberg Bay, and 15.7km from the Tsitsikama Toll on the N2. Our physical address is number 12 Redford Road.
From Plettenberg Bay, follow the N2 to the Crags, and at The Crags Superette (on the opposite side of the road is The Bramon Wine Shop), turn left up the Redford road. Go exactly 3kms and you will see our white sign board on the left.
From the Port Elizabeth side, after the Tsitsikama Toll, follow the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. 15.7km. from the toll, turn right into the Redford road, which is signposted "REDFORD" on a green sign. The Redford Road is just before Curiosity African Art shop on the left and The Crags Superette on the right. Go up this road for exactly 3kms and you will see our white signboard on the left. (13.5km from the Toll, you will pass the Nature's Valley turn off which is the R102, 0.3km further will be Kurland Polo Estate on the right, and 0.5km further there will be brown signs indicating Monkeyland, Elephant Sanctuary and Birds of Eden on the left. 1.4km further you will see the Redford turnoff on your right.)
- bar fridge
- big game (less than 30km)
- bowls (less than 5km)
- braai / barbecue - communal
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- canoeing (less than 5km)
- car hire (less than 20km)
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- game drives (less than 30km)
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- lake (less than 5km)
- lake onsite
- laundry facilities onsite
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- private entrance
- reptile park (less than 20km)
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tennis court (less than 5km)
- tennis court onsite
- wifi hotspot