De Erf Manor House
De Erf Manor House, with its whitewashed walls and towering gables, was built circa 1806. It has been restored and recreated to offer the best that this unique part of the Karoo can provide. About 3 km directly south of Graaff-Reinet the majestic Spandaukop towers over an almost forgotten architectural relic of early Graaff-Reinet, the homestead of the farm De Erf which lies along the Sundays River.
Almost all of the outbuildings used over the years such as the forge, coach house and blacksmith's shop are still intact. It is in these buildings that a heaven has been created where you can enjoy country life at its best.
De Erf Manor House offers three luxury en suite double bedrooms with private entrances. Amongst other things, these rooms have DStv, air conditioning, huge fans and mosquito nets. A fruit bowl and sherry await you upon your arrival. In addition, almost anything is possible on request.
Aside all this De Erf offers a swimming pool, two unridable horses and a milk cow that tends to wander off. If one is still bored, Graaff-Reinet, a living museum, beckons to be discovered.
The Erf serves two diferent breakfasts. The Continental breakfast is just a bit different from elsewhere. A fresh fruit platter accompanies yogurt and fruit. There are lots of different delectable cold meats, kudu salami, delightful fresh, homemade bread or muffins and locally produced jam or marmalade.
The almost English breakfast offers eggs from De Erf. The bacon is as good as it gets. And to get you properly stuffed the Erf offers home baked bread, tomatoes and mushrooms all to be washed down by refreshing fruit juice.