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    The perfect
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    A quaint little stone chapel, or the charming gazebo tucked away under a sprawling wild fig tree, provide the perfect settings to fulfill any couple's ideal wedding fantasy. The beautiful surrounding landscapes, with perhaps some giraffe or zebra looking on, offer both fantastic photographic opportunities as well as ...

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    Authentic
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    accommodation

    Very attractive, comfortable and affordable accommodation for larger groups - school groups, church family camps, youth get-togethers, business 'spanbou' weekends, etc. Ideal for birthday parties, weddings and conferences. A delightful setting, comprising a large hall and outdoor facilities, 15 comfortable rooms accommodating 50 guests...

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Welcome to Assegaai Trails for weddings, hiking & accommodation in a nature reserve

Assegaai Trails is a multi-faceted nature reserve situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape on the R343 between Grahamstown and Kenton-on-Sea. Offering over 100 beds in various accommodation options, from delightful rustic hiking camps and affordable group accommodation, to comfortable self-catering cottages. The quaint little stone Chapel, or the outdoor gazebo under a sprawling old wild fig, combined with a fully equipped reception hall, makes for the perfect wedding venue. This serves also as a tranquil ‘retreat’ centre for Church groups, while the abundance of accommodation and activities are ideal for corporate or student conferencing and team-building. With over 35km of hiking trails, wonderful birding opportunities , the Assegaai River, and plenty of game, Assegaai Trails is a must for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Assegaai Trails Accommodation

Very attractive, comfortable and affordable accommodation for larger groups – school groups, church family camps, youth get-togethers, business ‘spanbou’ weekends, etc. Ideal for birthday parties, weddings and conferences. A delightful setting, comprising a large hall and outdoor facilities, 15 comfortable rooms accommodating 50 guests, with shared ablutions and kitchen facilities, outdoor and indoor games, as well as access to the Assegaai hiking trails …

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Scenic Hiking Trails

Assegaai Trails offer a range of scenic hiking trails full of natural resources including Diverse flora and fauna, Interesting rock formations, Various species of indigenous buck – bushbuck, duiker, grysbok and rhebuck. You may also see monkeys, baboons, wild pig and warthog, and if you are very lucky, you might even see a porcupine or antbear. Giraffe, zebra and various species of antelope have been introduced to the farm …

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‘Assegaai Trails’ originated over a glass of wine in about June of 1999. A suggestion was made to create a hiking trail on the farm to be able to easily access and enjoy all the beautiful spots. This sounded like a good idea, and soon branches and loppers were flying in every direction, and many hours were spent plotting the first trail. Then, to our surprise, what had begun as a project just for our own enjoyment, created more interest than we had ever anticipated, and soon many hikers were walking the trails …

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