From the moment you reach this lovingly restored, 19th-century, green-roofed farmhouse set among purple mountains, 800-year-old trees, and rolling plains where cheetahs, rhinos, and giraffes roam, you'll forget another more stressful world even existed. The understated yet elegant colonial farmhouse and three lovely cottages await you after a day of game-watching, hiking, or picnicking in the desert. Super-attentive but unobtrusive staff and imaginative five-star cuisine
add to the elegance of this exclusive resort. There's a history room with fossils and information about the area if your interest is piqued and a curio shop if you want to bring a little something home.
Aapies Kloof, Petersburg Rd., Box 649, The Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, South Africa