About Tana's Farm House
Tana's Farm House is situated on the R72, 4km west of Port Alfred. Hope Farm is a 1750 ha working farm involving chicory and commercial beef. The farm has 5 km of pristine coastline and is host to numerous small game and abundant bird life.
Tana’s Farm House is a fully equipped self-catering house which sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms, two have double beds, one has two single beds and the fourth bedroom has two single beds and a double bunk bed. The house has two full bathrooms (shower, bath, hand basin and toilet). Towels are supplied.
The Farm House has a large lounge and dining area with a TV, DSTV can be included at an additional fee. There is a scullery which is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer and a lovely braai area.
Safety features include 24 hour security and a fenced yard.
Attractions and Activities
Guests have private road access to a secluded beach where they are welcome to fish, take long walks, explore rock pools, sunbath or collect shells. The road to the beach takes one through a pristine coastal forest and the Milkwoods form a canopy overhead giving you the feeling of being the first human to tread the path down to the sea.
The fishing in this area is mainly Bronze Bream, Cob, Poensie, Musselcracker, Baardman, Blacktail, Shad, Galjoen and other species common along our East Coast shores. There is a large dam near the house with great bird viewing, such as Fish Eagle, Plover, Coot and Geese. The rest of the farm is teeming with birdlife and ground hornbill have even been spotted. The farm has a very healthy population of the rare Oribi and the other common species of Bushbuck, Duiker, Grysbok, Blue Duiker, Common Reedbuck, Impala and occasional Kudu.
Within a 50km radius of the farm, you have Bushman’s River, Kariega River, Kasouga River, Kowie River, Riet River, East and West Kleinemond Rivers and the mighty Fish River. These are all navigable whether you like fishing, water skiing or canoeing.
The Alexandria hiking trail is a must for hikers as it takes you through the beautiful Alexandria forest and over the massive sand dunes of Woody Cape where you camp in an overnight hut on top of the Kantzes and return along the beach and back through the forest.
There is also the 3 Sisters Horse Trail and the Fish River Horse Trail for the keen horse lovers. There are a large variety of game parks on offer close by, such as Shamwari, Kariega, Kwandwe, Lalibela, Amakhala, Greater Fish reserve and Addo Elephant National Park.
Port Alfred has the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club a 18 hole course on which the Royals congregate for their annual tournament. In close proximity is the Fish River course and the Bushmans Sands and the 9 hole Alexandria course. Port Alfred has a marina and a Ski Boat Club from where deep sea charters may be organized. There is the new Rosehill Mall with a Superspar and Woolworths and the rest of Port Alfred can cater for all your needs.
The town of Bathurst is 12km from Port Alfred where you can visit Bradshaws Mill, Agricultural Museum, Art Studios, The Pig and Whistle reputedly the oldest pub in South Africa and over April the Bathurst Agricultural Show. The Port Alfred area has a lot to offer, and is probably one of South Africas top holiday destinations. Do come and enjoy some of the East Cape hospitality and you will be back for more.