Craig Doone Farm / Conservation Academy

Conservation Academy on CRAIG DOONE FARM is a wildlife management and conservation academy offering both accommodation and courses for school groups and individuals looking for basic, no-frills accommodation. The accommodation available sleeps between 1 and 34 guests in Self-catering Units and Dorm Rooms.

The Self-catering Units are all equipped with beds and bedding, and a kitchen or s/c facilities. There are no TVs and no towels, however the Dorm Rooms and Silo Room all have tea and coffee-making facilities. Laundry can be done in nearby Grahamstown.

Guests can explore the numerous walking and hiking trails and get to know a bit more about the conservation projects the academy has to offer. Rock-climbing for overnight guests. Nearby, guests will find the Addo Elephant National Park, Amakhala, Kariega, Pumba and Shamwari Game Reserves, and horse trails. Coastal towns Kenton-on-Sea, Port Alfred and Bushmans River mouth are about 30-45min drive away. Dont forget about the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival in mid-winter.

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  • "The morning birdsong"

    12 July 2018

    "It is a quiet, peaceful farm thats not too far from Grahamstown. However it was really cold in our room at night and there was no heating. Some extra blankets were provided, but the gaps between the door frames and the walls let in the cold air. I think filling in those gaps would improve the insulation and make it more comfortable in winter. I am sure it must be better in summer."

  • "Grahamstown Festival"

    05 July 2018

    "Great hosts for our group."

  • "Silo stay"

    02 April 2018

    "We had a really nice stay. The Silo room was exactly as described and everyone was helpful. It was dark coming in off the highway so I recommend arriving during the daylight hours."

  • "Basic but sufficient"

    05 January 2016

    "Overnighted in the Silo. Clean, friendly, cozy, in the hills, was a pleasant evening. Good ablutions and shower."

  • "Great festival accomodation"

    06 July 2013

    "The accommodation was great value for money offering a rustic but fully equipped self catering unit. We enjoyed the farm environment and the warm and friendly host. Will definitely book again."

  • "Peaceful stay"

    10 March 2013

    "Lovely rest at this peaceful haven. We only stayed one night, but would be a lovely stay for a family or group who wish to get away from the craziness and noise of daily city living."

  • "Wonderful service"

    03 January 2013

    "Wonderful warm reception and excellent facilities. Enjoyed the farm setting and interaction with owners. Will definately stay there again."

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