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Stutterheim : Accommodation & Points Of Interest

Stutterheim

The small town of Stutterheim lies at the foot of the Kologha Mountains, an outcrop of the Amatola range. The magnificent beauty of its surroundings is full of forests, mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Near to Stutterheim is the Gubu Dam, reached by a magnificent forest drive. The crystal clear water of the Gubu Dam is full of brown trout. The dam is surrounded with easy day walks.

Activities in and around Stutterheim include:
- Mgwali Village, experience Xhosa traditio
- horse riding (horses may be hired)
- hiking - there are several walks from the Kologha picnic site
- two day hiking trail from the Isidenge Forest Station

Guests visit to Stutterheim
On a recent business trip to Stutterheim - Eastern Cape, our company (involved in the timber industry), chose the The Manderson Hotel and Conference Centre in Stutterheim as the venue for our annual conference. This 3 star Stutterheim hotel seems geared towards accommodating guests for seminars, and their facilities are well equipped with everything that 'whistles and blows.'

Situated about 70km from East London, the small scenic town of Stutterheim lies at the foot of the Kologha mountains. It offers a lot more than we anticipated, and on a day off we all enjoyed a walk along one of the many picturesque hiking trails in the Amatola mountains. We ended the day on the Manderson Hotel's wooden deck.....loved the view, and fresh trout (caught from the Gubu Dam).

The hotel's pub was in the Amatola Conference Room where I learned from the locals that Stutterheim is most definitely a great place for a visit, and I plan to return with my family. Stutterheim is only a 40 minute drive from East London and the family would most definitely enjoy the hiking, biking and fishing, as well as visits to Stutterheim's Thomas River Historical Village, the Stutterheim Engine Museum, and the Mgwali Village - where one can experience true Xhosa tradition.

On Saturday before our return trip to East London, I woke up at "sparrows" for a hack around the Stutterheim Country Club - an interesting little rural golf course in the country....and loved it. A beer at the 19th hole and a snack at the The Stutt Country Club kitchen went down like a house on fire.

My thanks to Stutterheim's Manderson Hotel and Conference Centre for the great accommodation, good food and hospitality.

Barry

PS. On my return I will be sure to investigate the Stutterheim Guest Houses as well as the self catering accommodation in Stutterheim. Driving through the suburb clearly shows plenty of Stutterheim Bed and Breakfast accommodation options which is also great if you are a rep stopping off for the night