• Front Of The Retreat
  • Grandfather's Dam
  • Signal Hill

    Signal Hill

A Quintessential Farm Holiday

Glen Avon Farm, near the historic little town of Somerset East in South Africa's malaria-free Eastern Cape, lies at the foot of Boschberg Mountain and provides a perfect environment for a farm holiday.

It also offers gracious accommodation in its historic cottages. For more about our accommodation and tariffs please follow the links above. Being close to both Somerset East and the R63 it is very accessible.

Stately mountains, lush valleys, forests, rock formations, streams and delightful vistas make an exhilarating environment for a farm holiday for those who love nature and what it has to offer. Birding is excellent and hiking opportunities of all degrees abound.

Lovers of flora and fauna will find plenty to interest them while those who like animals will enjoy our farm life. Browse our site and get a feel for what we are about.

If what you need is simply to get away from city pressures, to relax and maybe take a plunge in our pool or play a little tennis, Glen Avon will provide a restorative farm holiday.

The varied landscape of Glen Avon ranges from mountain to forest to valley to lush riverine vegetation. The views, whether of the mountains from the valleys or the vistas seen from the mountains are an enticement for those wanting to stretch their legs and explore the natural surroundings.

There are a number of beautiful walks, catering for everything from casual walking to energetic day-hikes. Explore the indigenous bush and forest where Wild Olives, White Stinkwoods, Outeniqua Yellowwoods and Cape Chestnuts are just a few of the species to be found.

Three trails have been marked out which enable the visitor to discover the farm at their leisure.

A South African country birding and hiking experience

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