Beautiful Bedford is best known for the annual Bedford Garden Festival when farms across the region open their exquisite gardens to visitors and garden-lovers from across the country arrive in the small colonial town to enjoy garden tours, the incredible rose arboretum, food demonstrations, street markets and more.
What to do in Bedford
The town is located at the foot of the well-forested Kaga Mountain and the beauty of Bedford is in its natural surroundings and its people: rose-lovers will want to visit the rose arboretum, those looking for rejuvenation can attend cooking and yoga workshops, and there’s nowhere better to be inspired to plant more flowers, vegetables, and herbs in your own home.
Where to stay
Bedford gives you a variety of accommodation options depending on where you want to stay and what you’re looking for. Choose between a restored historic hotel, B&Bs around town or one of the beautiful guest farms in the district.
Explore the town
Every Karoo town has its stories and Bedford’s are told around the coffee table at the Duke of Bedford Inn, while elbow-deep in earth working in the garden and sitting on the verandah sipping a lemonade made fresh from the garden – a colonial, South African farming destination all its own.