The house is situated on the farm Brakfontein between Aliwal North and Lady Grey. We are 45 km from Aliwal North and 22 km from Lady Grey. The farm is only 5km gravel road away from the R58 (main rd between Aliwal North and Lady Grey) 2 x 4 or 4 x 4 vehicles can easily reach our farm.
The house is available as a unit. It is a spacious house. The house has 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has one double bed as well as a baby cot and there is plenty space to also accommodate small children on a matress. This bedroom also has a cupboard for personal items and a dressing table with a mirror.
The 2nd room has 2 single beds with a cupboard for personal items.
The 3rd room has 2 single beds with a cupboard for personal items. It also has a beautifull view towards the mountains in Lady Grey and overlooks on some of the camps where the sheep are grazing.
All bedrooms are provided with linen as well as towels, bring own swimming towels.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, stove, kettle, toaster, fridge (with small freezer space). A dining table with 6 chairs are in the kitchen . All crockery for up to 8 persons are provided, glasses, mugs, pots , pans , utensils when using the braai area.
The lounge is also spacious , with no television or Wi Fi connection. One site all MTN, Cell C and Vodacom signals is available. A few magazines are in the house as well as board games. Also one or 2 puzzles to keep you busy. Bring your own laptop or tablet to connect via own routers for internet. Visitors can unwind and read books , play board games or cards to get a full getaway from the city in this lounge. A patio (stoep) also overlooks the rest of the farm and you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the sounds of birds such as fish eagles, mahems and lots of tarentaal. You are welcome to experience the daily farm activities like sheep and dairy tending. Sometimes if you are lucky and here at the right time of the year you will also be able to feed the “hanslammers” or experience shearing of sheep. You are also welcome to join us in the milking parlour which takes place twice a day. Kick off your shoes and relax. The undercover braai is just outside the backdoor of the house. Bring own firewood or charcoal. There is also an undercover parking on site for 2 vehicles. The house has Eskom power and candles are provided for load shedding. All rooms have electric blankets, winter linen and electric panel heaters in each of the rooms as well for the winter season. There is also a fire place in the lounge.
There is plenty of space on the farm to go for an early morning stroll before sunrise or late afternoon or even a jog on the main gravel road which can differ in distance to your own choice. Bicycles are also welcome, guests can take a drive on their bicycles on the farm or on the main gravel road or even the 20 km to Lady Grey and back.
A swimming pool is situated about 120 m away from this house in the garden of the main house where the owner stays. Guests may use this swimming pool on arrangement and availability only. No children are allowed without adult supervision and guests may use only on own responsibility. There are a few dams on the farm where you can go fishing. Bring own fishing gear. Bring your own canoe or paddleski to use on one of the dams.
Oppi-Plaas is only 20 km away from Lady Grey. This town has a scenic nature that must be explored. The route over the Joubert Pass that starts in Lady Grey is a must. There are lots of picnic spots on this route, you can decide where and when to throw out the blanket and have a lunch or picnic while taking this drive. The annual events of Lady Grey is Easter (Passion Play), Lady Grey Royal McNab in July, Lady Grey Agricultural Show (July) , Lammergeyer Mountain Race (Sept) , Sky Run (November).
We are also on route to Barkly East and Rhodes and the well known Tiffandale Ski Resort in Rhodes.
Our nearest airport is in Bloemfontein(250km). We do not offer any airport transfers or organized trips. Horse riding lessens can also be arranged on one of the nearby farms. A fully detailed catalogue of all activities is available in the house on arrival. We, David and Estha Marais, the owners of this farm would like to make your stay at Oppi-Plaas a homely and welcome pleasant stay.
There are 2 restaurants, as well as a butchery, Pep Stores, Dr, Fnb, Standard Bank, Police Station , Hospital and Foodzone Grocery Store in Lady Grey.
|Fishing equipment for hire|
|Can bring own fishing equipment|
|Boat available for use|
|Boat available for hire|
|Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)|
|Catch and release|
|Catch and keep|
|Limited number of fish per day allowed|
|Bring your own bicycle|
|Bicycles to hire|
|Bicycle set trails|
|Bicycle - free to explore|
|Bring your own quad bike|
|Quad bikes to hire|
|Quad bike set trails|
|Quad bikes – free to explore|
|Bring your own off-road motorcycle|
|Off-road motorcycles to hire|
|Off-road motorcycle set trails|
|Off-road motorcycle – free to explore|
|4x4 vehicle set trails|
|4x4 vehicle – free to explore|