Anford Country House
At Anford Country House you can sit back and enjoy spectacular views down the escarpment, and enjoy some of the best fly-fishing the region has to offer. The fishing is diverse and challenging, and a good experience for the more serious and advanced fisherman.
You can choose between 2 km of the upper Elands River with several weirs and waterfalls, or one of 10 dams ranging from a well stocked beginners dam to a 14-hectare lake with fish weighing up to 5kg lurking in the depths. Experience the tranquillity and superb fishing at Anford and Fins Estate Excellent picnic spots can be found at the waterfalls and dams or in the pine forest.
The sub alpine climate and the altitude on the escarpment created a special environment with unique fauna and flora. From rugged cliffs with aloes and shrubs to open grassland plains and pine forest, this area has a diverse range of plants. During your walks you could spot a variety of animals and birds.
Look out on the rocky cliffs for rock rabbits living in the cracks and holes. Small antelopes like Duiker, Klipspringer, Steenbok, Blesbuck and Oribi are regularly spotted in the area. At night Jackal, caracal, civet, aardvark and porcupine abound 169 different bird species have been identified in the area and it is a birding paradise. Birds from the resident breeding pair of Fish Eagles to a wide variety of water birds can be expected to be seen during your visit.
There are two airstrips available at or near Anford. The main airstrip is built on the same property as Anford. The airstrip is currently under construction to make it longer and will on completion be 1200 meters by 24 meters gravel and grass. It will lie on 03/27 at an altitude of 5700 feet. This runway will also be used by the St Micheils golf development adjacent to Anford. The one on the adjacent farm called Fins Estate is a 900 meter by 12 meter grass strip Built against the hill; this strip will only allow you to land in a westerly direction and take off in an easterly direction. The strip lays 09/270 at an altitude of 5300 feet. Aircraft up to a Cessna 210 regularly visits the airstrip.
2 large double suite rooms with full bathrooms with old claw baths and showers. Ideal for that special occasion or treat for the other halve. The wooden floors and electric blankets will keep you warm at night. Each room has a coffee and tea tray.
The 5 standard double and twin rooms have full bathrooms with old claw baths and showers. Electric blanket for the cold nights, coffee and tea service tray to get you out of the bed in the morning.
The family unit has three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Situated some 200 meter from Anford house in the forest for privacy. The cosy fireplace and lounge area is an ideal place for the family to spend some quality time.
On the adjacent farm, Fins Estate, we have a private, luxurious self catering 3 bedroom garden cottage with full kitchen, dining room, lounge, DSTV and fireplace. This cottage has access to 4 private dams and 2 kilometre of Elands river fishing.