The historic town of Lady Grey is nestled amongst the magnificent Witteburg Mountains of the Eastern Cape. Outdoor beauty and vast open spaces await for those adventurous enough to explore. Trout fishing, 4×4 trails, quad and motor biking, horse riding and stunning hiking trails are just a few of the more adventurous activities.
There are a number of annual highlights in the district which one can take part in such as the legendary Salomon Sky Run or the Garmin Wartrail Triathlon. If that’s a bit much then the Lammergier run or some of the many smaller triathalons such as the Croc Race in Moshesh’s Ford can be done! For a full schedule of events go to Wild Mountain Adventures and see what there is on offer.
For those more interested in a leisurely stroll or some art well then you’ve come to the right place! The Lady Grey Arts Academy puts on some fantastic events through the year including the much loved and attended Passion Play each Easter. There are also several private art galleries open to visitors.
The name of our Guesthouse is derived from Snowdon Mountain, which is the third highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape. Having grown up on the nearby family farm with Snowdon’s flat top peak always visible from our home, the decision was made to name the 52 Murray Street Guesthouse in honour of our Snowdon Mountain.
We own and manage Snowdon Guest House and want to put our guests in touch with other spectacular viewing sites in the district. Our son’s farm is situated in the magnificent Lammergier Private Nature Reserve just over the Joubert’s Pass.Trips out to the farm to see the old farmhouse and river as well as other area sights can be arranged. Steep gorges and waterfalls abound and crystal clean water cascades off the mountains giving the stream its “karnmelkspruit” name.
Exciting news this year is the re-opening of Tiffendell Ski Resort near Rhodes. Lady Grey is the perfect stop off point if you’re coming down from Johannesburg and if you want to get there nice and early we’ll send you off with a packed breakfast.
The Joubert’s Pass is 98 years old and the third highest pass in South Africa. An impressive winding road that feeds the farming community over the mountain affectionately known as “the hoek”. It has a 1:6 gradient and some of the most magnificent views over the Aliwal Flats. Gazing down on Lady Grey from above with the wind sweeping up from below one truly feels as if one is soaring with the resident pair of Black Eagles. It’s hard to believe that it was built by hand by the Joubert’s and local farmers. An interesting history of Lady Grey can be found on the Lady Grey Hotel’s website here.
You can either come via the Lady Grey Pass or head up it after popping in and dropping your luggage off at the house.
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Lady Grey Tourism:
– a great site providing detailed information on tourist sites and activities in Lady Grey.