Where to Stay - South Africa

From R800 Per Night

Angler and Antelope
Somerset East Accommodation

  • Executive King Room
  • Business Room
  • Executive King Room
  • Self-Catering Suite
  • Family Cottage
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Standard Room
Average guest rating: Not Yet Rated

The Angler and Antelope establishment comprises a guesthouse, St Francis (the culinary centre) an old church to relax, eat and drink. A fine selection of malt whiskeys, apparently a favourite of the priests of the past, is worth sampling in the century old church. The confessional, now a fully stocked fly shop, ensures fishermen are honest about their catches.

The prespetry called the Fisherman's Cottage, a self-catering option within the huge indigenous garden offering ample secure off street parking. Experience Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo. Explore the trout fishing waters around the Somerset East area with our R.E.F.F.I.S. accredited fly fishing guide, or try your hand at the other 8 species of freshwater species caught in the area. Featuring four biomes, the fishing opportunities are as diverse as the landscape.

The Angler and Antelope property is centrally situated in the town of Somerset East and comprises four seperate buildings.   The property is securely enclosed with ample off street secure parking, and an electric gate for access.  The guesthouse was built in 1893 as a residence, and housed only three families in 100 years.

The accommodation at the Angler and Antelope consists of 7 guesthouse rooms and two family units.  Guests can be accommodated on a bed and breakfast, or dinner bed and breakfast basis.  Each guesthouse room is individually decorated to reflect the characteristics of the family that inhabited the house before it was restored and converted into a guesthouse.  The Angler and Antelope guesthouse is four-star graded , and is also Portfolio luxury rated.

The accommodation in the guesthouse is divided into five executive rooms, one business rooms and one standard room.

All the rooms have the same basic features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with both bath and shower, double vanity and underfloor heating
  • Cotton Percale linen, mohair blankets, goose down duvets and pillows (If you are allergic to down, hollow fibre can be supplied). Electric blankets in winter.
  • Coffee and tea making facilities, with homemade rusks and biscuits
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Television - the executive rooms are equipped with DSTV, while the business and standard rooms have the four standard South African channels
  • FREE Wireless internet throughout the premises.

The standard double room has all the features above, with the exception of air-conditioning, underfloor heating, and the bath. It does however, have a panel heater and electric blanket for the cold winter days and nights, and a fan for summer.

Self-catering facilities have been added to one of the business rooms and one of the executive rooms:

  • Bar fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Private braai area (executive room only)

The following activities can be found in the surrounding area of Angler and Antelope Guest House:

  • Bird Watching
  • Eastern Cape Farm Experience
  • Fly-fishing for 8 freshwater species
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historical Settler Tours
  • Hunting - game and wing shooting
  • Picnicing at a National Heritage Site
  • Settler Museum
  • Sheer Cliff Adventures
  • Walter Battiss Art Gallery

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College Road, Cnr New Street, Somerset East

GPS: -32.721587, 25.587152 Map

No pets allowed

A 50% deposit of the entire stay is required to secure your booking

For cancellations 21 days or more prior to arrival the deposit is 80% refundable.
For cancellations 20 - 14 days prior to arrival the deposit is 50% refundable.
For cancellations 13 days or less prior to arrival the deposit is non-refundable

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting Service
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Air-con
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Spa
  • Telephone
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Hiking Trails
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing