Kumnandi Lodge (Kumnandi
means "that's pleasant") lies in the most beautiful part of
Willowmore district in the Eastern Cape at the
foot of AasvoŽlberg (Vulture Mountain), the most dominating
feature of the landscape for miles around.
The modern lodge is
conveniently situated only a few hundred metres from the
N9 Main Route between Graaff Reinet and George,
but totally out of sight and sound of it, on a fine dirt
road suitable for sedan cars - an ideal overnight stop but
also a suitable self catering accommodation venue for weekend
getaways or longer farm stays or typical Karoo
The east facing
guesthouse with its spacious stoep, looks out on a
magnificent vista of distant mountains over a plain, framed
by mountains on either side. The sunrises and sunsets from
here are spectacular.
Inside, the lodge has
been tastefully decorated and furnished so as to be full of
atmosphere with comfortable and spacious lounge and dining
areas. In order to strengthen the farm holiday
atmosphere candles and paraffin lamps can provide light as in
the old days. (Solar powered lighting has been fitted for
those who prefer modern technology.) The well-equipped
kitchen is gas powered and has an indoor braai. There is
also another built-in braai on the stoep.
One double bedroom,
one bedroom with three singles and one bedroom with a double
and a single as well as a beautifully designed shower room
offer comfort and flexibility.
There are various farm
tracks suitable for 4x2 and, whether driving,
mountain biking or walking, you will drink in the
beautiful and varied scenery ranging from mountains and
kloofs to seemingly endless views across the Karoo.
There is a wide
variety of game on the farm some of which can sometimes be
found grazing the lawn outside the guest house. Presently
the following species can be found: zebras, impala, black
wildebeest, red hartebeest, springbok, eland, kudu, duiker,
klipspringer and duiker.
The tariff of R250 per person per
night (self catering) is tremendous value.
How to find Kumnandi Lodge
13 kilometers north of Willowmore on
GPS : S 33 12.571 -
E 23 25.837 Lodge
S 33 12.156 - E 23 26.417