About us

We moved from Fish Hoek in Cape Town to a farm in the majestic Lammergeier Nature Reserve, 45 minutes from Lady Grey  in December 2015.  Why?  Such a big change!  Well, we wanted to give our children the opportunity of living on a farm, close to nature & to live a more sustainable existence, treasuring nature & growing our own food.

The farm proved simply too far from our children’s school so we were blessed to be given the opportunity to move into Lady Grey & take over the running of Snowdon Guest House in July 2016.  This gracious home is over 100 years old & was renovated by the owners, Maureen & Leo Reid.  The high Oregon pine ceilings and warm orange Oregon pine floors usher in days of a long gone era.  Besides this, a breath taking view from the front verandah with the Witteberg Mountains in the background and sandstone cliffs bathed in orange sunlight add a unique & special flavour.

The name of the guest house is derived from Snowdon Mountain, which is the third highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape.

We now manage Snowdon Guest House on behalf of Maureen & Leo and want to put our guests in touch with other spectacular viewing sites in the district.  The magnificent Lammergier Private Nature Reserve is situated just over the Joubert’s Pass and trips out there can be arranged. The nearby vulture canyon is a spectacular sunset viewing spot. Delicious picnic baskets can be arranged for day trips or sunset drives.

Our vision at Snowdon Guest House is to greet you with warm Eastern & Western Cape hospitality.  To be your “home away from home”.

Contact us for news about Snowdon Guest House and what benefits there are of staying in Lady Grey.

Debbie & Jay Marais

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