Thornsprings Farm
  • Middelburg

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  • Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Longitude: 25.199645
  • Latitude: -31.654851
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Accommodation Offered

  • Country Estate
  • Self Catering
  • Farm Getaway
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Cycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trails


  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Hiking / walking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)


  • Minimum of 2 nights stay & minimum of 4 adult guest.

Thornsprings Farm

Beneath the branches of the sweeping willows, the expansive reach of the Karoo sky lies Thorn Springs farm, the picture perfect Great Karoo homestead.

Built in 1905, the farm has a rich history filled with myth and local legend; passed from mother to daughter, father to son. A long stretch of dusty road, unfurls farmland before you, with a landscape of lush greens and warm desert hues in the shadow of the slumbering mountain. A leaping herd of springbok, birds of every colour, or a single earnest tortoise making its way into the thickets.

The interior is decorated with traditional Karoo charm and a generous touch of modern eccentricity. It is peppered with relics of times past, animal skin rugs and plush furniture. A fine art collection and photographs including many by Stephen Inggs which so perfectly reveal the surrounding landscape and treasured finds adorn the white washed walls. A laden bookcase invites one to curl up on the couch, or recline on the generous porch beneath a setting sun. The home offers a nostalgic atmosphere of old farm magic, custom and comfort.

7 Ensuite rooms, self catering, ready made meals & Groccery supplies provided on prior arrangement. 

Swimming pool, fireplaces, outside & inside braai & pizza oven. 
Walk in Fridge, Freezer, Nespresso Machine, WiFi, DSTV

92 Bird Spesies Listed , Cycle Routes, Hunting

Room / Unit Features

  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Heater
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • TV - DSTV
  • WiFi - Free

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Meals (by Arrangement)
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Pet Friendly (by Arrangement)
  • Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas Only)
  • Swimming Pool

Area Features

  • Cycle Mapped Routes

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