About The Colonial On Arundel
The Colonial on Arundel is a magnificent old colonial home, dating back to the 1930s, set in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, at Sunlands, near Addo in the Eastern Cape and owned by your hosts, Molly and Conor O’Hagan Ward.
Sunlands lies in a world famous citrus producing part of South Africa and Arundel is the name of the working farm on which The Colonial is situated. Wander through the orchards of oranges and lemons at your leisure and encounter the peace and tranquility of the abundant bird-life on the Coerney River, which borders the property.
In a malaria free area, it is just 15kms. from the Addo Elephant Park, and many other private game reserves which offer you the Big Five right on your doorstep.
Conor who is a qualified and experienced guide, and passionately interested in the South African history pertaining to this part of the Eastern Cape, can organise private drives into the Addo Elephant Park in the afternoons, in an air-conditioned Landrover TD5 Defender. Please request his rates, which include all entrance and conservation fees, as well as drinks and snacks.
The Zuurberg Mountains, also just 15kms from your doorstep, and which can be seen in the distance, offer hiking and horse trails, and elephant back safaris, can be booked. During the month of October, the valley is home to the famous Addo Rose Day.
The Fitzpatrick Suite and The Kirkwood Suite offer understated luxury in two garden facing suites, both with a private entrance and their own private splash pool. Each suite comprises of a bedroom, with queen sized double beds, with a fitted electric blanket, and an en-suite deluxe shower and double vanity area provided with luxury guest amenities. Elegantly appointed, with the emphasis on your comfort and relaxation, both the units offer a separate lounge. There is the added pleasure of complimentary tea / coffee facilities and a courtesy bar fridge. The rooms are heated for the cooler winter nights and have overhead fans and air-conditioners for the warmer African days. Free WiFi facilities are available in each suite. A private safe completes the facilities.
The Farmhouse Room is a standard room within the main farmhouse and has twin beds, an additional single room with a single bed (sleeps three persons). It has a private bathroom with bathtub and hand shower only, fans in both bedrooms, electric blankets in the main bedroom, heater, fridge, safe, hairdryer, and complimentary daily tea/coffee facilities. Free wifi is included in the bed and breakfast tariff. It does not have access to a swimming pool however it has use of the large farmhouse verandah and The Wallow.
We have recently constructed The Wallow where guests can experience an hot outdoor bath, under the African stars, in a private and secluded part of the garden.
A farmhouse breakfast, included in the tariff, is served on the spacious garden-facing verandah overlooking the orchards.
Airport transfers, no smoking, laundry, internet facility, swimming pool, guided drives, daily servicing of unit, washing of cars Monday to Friday inclusive.
ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY
Activities should be booked well in advance if possible:
Game drives, beauty clinic, walking, biking, hiking, bird-watching, fishing, elephant back safaris by arrangement.
Awarded Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence 2012 and 2013.