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Activities In & Around Bedford

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Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is one of our main attractions. We offer a cycle safari called “The Devil” for the serious mountain bikers. This is a two day circular route of 182km or 205km, with full back up support for maximum eight riders. The first day is 102 km with an altitude gain of 1000m, starting on Request Guest Farm, following the route through the Baviaans River conservancy, with the overnight stop high up the Winterberg Mountains at Redcliffe Guest Farm. The second day is 80km or 103km and is mostly downhill through the Koonap River conservancy back to Request. This route takes you through the historical settler’s country with a few national monuments on the way and offers spectacular and ever changing scenery. This circular route can also be done in three or four days for those riders who want a more relaxing and fun experience. For more info visit www.easterncapemountainbiking.co.za. There are also ample easier tracks of about 7km, 18km and 32km on the farm for the whole family to exercise themselves on in a landscape of beautiful vistas.
Birding
With an abundance of species, the bird watching enthusiast will be kept busy!
Clay Pigeon Shooting
We offer clay pigeon shooting for the enjoyment of any interested guests.
Fishing
Bass fishing can be organized at your request.
Garden Festival
A big attraction to Bedford is the yearly Garden Festival in October showcasing the most beautiful gardens in Bedford and the surrounding farms in the district. An absolute must for garden lovers! For more info visit www.bedfordgardens.co.za.
Golf
Enjoy a round of golf on a picturesque 9-hole course lying against the Kaga Mountains in Bedford, just 12 kilometers from the farm.
Quad Biking
You are welcome to bring your quad bikes to explore the area.
Walking, Hiking & Swimming
Apart from lazing around pool and enjoying the secluded atmosphere, you are welcome to walk in the veld and to experience the activities of a true stock farm or just for the sake of walking or hiking in the fresh air enjoying the views and getting close to many species of antelope.

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Nearby Attractions

Addo Elephant Park
Addo Elephant Park is famous for Elephant and Rhino viewing. Spend the day getting close to these wonderful animals in their natural habitat. Only one and a half hours drive from Request.
Cradock Mountain Zebra National Park
One of the only two parks in South Africa where the rare Mountain Zebra can be seen. This un-spoilt area is a must for those who enjoy open spaces and unusual mountain topography. Scenic drives and game viewing make this an enjoyable day trip one and a half hours from Request.
Grahamstown
Grahamstown, the heart of frontier country, with many restored Settler homes, is a modern-day melting pot of the many and varied cultures that met here and left their mark. Enjoy the youthful exuberance of its students and scholars to the quiet of its tree-lined suburban streets, its stately Victorian charms to its vibrant African rhythms. Places of interest are the Makana Botanical Gardens, 1820 Settlers National Monument, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George and the Albany Museum Complex. Historical and walking tours can be arranged. Grahamstown is a one hour drive from Request.

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