Thornsprings Farm
  • Middelburg

Last Updated: August 2017

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  • Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Longitude: 25.199645
  • Latitude: -31.654851
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Accommodation Offered

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Self Catering
  • Farm Getaway
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Pet Friendly


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)

Business Hours


Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About Thornsprings Farm

Beneath the branches of the sweeping willows, the expansive reach of the Karoo sky lies Thorn Springs farm, the picture perfect Great Karoo homestead.

Built in 1905, the farm has a rich history filled with myth and local legend; passed from mother to daughter, father to son. A long stretch of dusty road, unfurls farmland before you, with a landscape of lush greens and warm desert hues in the shadow of the slumbering mountain. A leaping herd of springbok, birds of every colour, or a single earnest tortoise making its way into the thickets.

The interior is decorated with traditional Karoo charm and a generous touch of modern eccentricity. It is peppered with relics of times past, animal skin rugs and plush furniture. A fine art collection and photographs including many by Stephen Inggs which so perfectly reveal the surrounding landscape and treasured finds adorn the white washed walls. A laden bookcase invites one to curl up on the couch, or recline on the generous porch beneath a setting sun. The home offers a nostalgic atmosphere of old farm magic, custom and comfort.

7 Ensuite rooms, self catering, meals provided on prior arrangement. 

Swimming pool, fireplaces, outside & inside braai & pizza oven. 

 Walk in Fridge, Freezer, Nespresso Machine, WiFi, DSTV

Birding, Cycle Routes, Hunting

Room / Unit Features

  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan In Room
  • Heater In Room
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • TV - DSTV
  • Wifi - Free

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbecue Area
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Garden
  • Gay Friendly
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Pet Friendly (by Arrangement)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas)
  • Swimming Pool

Area Features

  • Cycle Mapped Routes
  • Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)

Map and Directions to Thornsprings Farm