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Bongola Dam

The Bongola Dam, situated in the Karoo heartland five kilometers outside of Queenstown on the Doordrecht Road, serves as one of the main water sources for the dry region. Construction of the dam was was undertaken in 1905, and upon completion Bongola Dam held the distinction of being South Africa's largest concrete dam wall until five years later when another dam earned the title. The origin of the dam's name was the subject of much controversy, having being derived from the Xhosa word for donkey -"mbongolo". It is believed that these creatures were used extensively in the construction of the dam.

Recent years have seen the popularity of the Bongola Dam as a popular venue for recreational activities increasing significantly. Today the dam serves as an ideal location for a variety of watersports which include boating, water-skiing, wind surfing and Angling. Keen fisherman are provided with the excellent opportunity to test their wits and skill against a variety of species which include black bass and bluegill.

The Bonolga Dam is also the home of the Queenstown Power and Yacht Club, whose premises also serve as a popular venue for various functions and events. A number of racing events are staged at the dam throughout the year, and in recent years have included Formula One power boat racing, inflatable boat racing and numerous fun raft races. For visitors hoping to pursue less energetic activities, the Bongola Dam also features a number of scenic picnic spots ideally situated under shady trees, and providing excellent photographic opportunities of the nearby mountains in the region.


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Tranquil House B&B @ 121 Berry Street
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Tranquil House B&B @ 121 Berry Street

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

The gardens creates an atmosphere of tranquillity and our bedrooms comprises spacious rooms each with their own private kitchenette, private entrances leading to the tranquil garden setting with an enclosed pool and braai area.

Apart-mint
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Apart-mint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

Apart-mint is a luxurious self-catering apartment that is located in a quiet and upmarket area of Queenstown. It offers ideal accommodation for a couple or business traveler to the area.

De Oude Werf Guesthouse
Guest Rating: 10
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

De Oude Werf Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

De Oudewerf guesthouse situated in a beautifully manicured large garden at 65 Berry st Queenstown was originally a farmhouse in the district 120 years ago and now finds itself conveniently situated near the towns schools

Tranquil House B&B @ 1 College Avenue
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Tranquil House B&B @ 1 College Avenue

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

Tranquil House is an elegantly modernised country home situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape on the outskirts of Queenstown. This imposing residence offers gracious living, warm hospitality and exceptional care

Tranquil House B&B @ 10 Berry Street
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Tranquil House B&B @ 10 Berry Street

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

The gardens creates an atmosphere of tranquillity and our bedrooms comprises spacious rooms each with their own private entrance leading to the tranquil garden setting.

Hazelmere Country Lodge
From R 330
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Hazelmere Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Amatola & Stormberg

Hazelmere Country Lodge offers luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation and is situated on a sheep and cattle farm in the scenic Birds River/Halseton aree of the North East Cape. The lodge is situated in a beautiful garden surrounded by trees and ...

Maylodge Country Cottages
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 31 in 6 units
From R 850
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Maylodge Country Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hogsback

Amatola & Stormberg

Maylodge hosts extend a warm welcome, inviting you to share the beauty and uniqueness of Hogsback - you leave it but it never leaves you. Privately situated self catering cottages in an acclaimed, tranquil, park-like garden which are well equipped...

Vorstershoek Farm Accommodation
Sleeps 18 in 4 units

Vorstershoek Farm Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lady Grey

Wild Coast & Berg

The charming self catering country style cottage is situated between Lady Grey and Barkly East and it has panoramic views of kilometres that is absolutely breath taking. It gives one the feeling of that you are looking into the future.

Umtali Country Inn
Sleeps 80 in 36 units
From R 590
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 1 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Umtali Country Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Aliwal North

Amatola & Stormberg

The Umtali Country Inn offers comfortable, clean accommodation & well-appointed conferencing facilities for the discerning leisure, business, & government traveler. This 33-bedroom establishment is conveniently situated in safe, green surroundings

Fish Eagle Spa
Sleeps 10 in 2 units
From R 1400
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Fish Eagle Spa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Aliwal North

Amatola & Stormberg

Bungalow One has 1 double bed in bedroom 1 and 2 singles in bedroom 2. Bungalow Two has 1 double bed in bedroom 1 and 2 three quarter and 1 single in bedroom 2. Also includes a sleep couch.

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