In the 'hood, Barkly East as a destination

Barkly East, sometimes spelt Barkley East, lies nestled amongst the majestic mountains of the southern Drakensberg, between the villages of Lady Grey and Elliot. One of the highest lying towns in the country, elevated at about 5800 feet above sea level, it stands to reason that snow fall, that lovingly decks surrounding mountain tops at the very least, is almost guaranteed during winter. It is ... cont.

Avoca Farm, Barkly East, Eastern Cape

Directions to Millerd Mountain Cottage

From Barkly East take the R58 towards Aliwal North. After 3kms turn right (signed New England & Tiffindell). Follow this road for approx 9kms crossing the Kraai River at Loch Bridge (National Monument). You might want to pause at the layby further up this cutting to take in the scenic views including the famous Barkly Railway Reverses (only 3 of their kind in the world). At the T junction turn right (signed Wartrail/Tiffindell) and follow this road for 16kms. At the T junction turn left (signed New England) and follow this road for 8kms. Millard Farm Drive is on the right hand side (signed Avoca & Snowdon). After approx 3.5kms you will see farm buildings on your right hand side. Take the second entrance (signed Millard - Wild Trout Association) through a tall brick gateway and follow the drive around the garden to reach the cottage.


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