Summer at Tiffindell
Tiffindell's Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons rival our winter uniqueness of skiing on the African continent, with many of our patrons preferring the summer attractions to the full on hype of winter.
Tiffindell holidaymakers and weekenders can enjoy the spectacular views, relax at South Africa’s highest resort or stroll amongst the summer alpine flowers not found anywhere else in the world. Come and enjoy a starry starry night and the tranquillity of the Eastern Cape Highlands. Spend Christmas, New Year, or Easter with a bunch of friends in our luxurious accommodation. Remember everything is a mile high at Tiffindell
Tiffindell is also a breakaway with a difference for corporate conferences and team-building. Page Down for great summer accommodation pricesFor the more active, Tiffindell has plenty of exciting activities from mountain biking and hiking to grass skiing.
Accommodation Prices and Meals
There is a variety of Tiffindell accommodation to choose from:
The Leisure Chalets are great for a group of friends (4 to 12 people)
Tiffindell does more cost effective 3 and 4 day packages with planned itineraries for those wishing to spend a few days in the area using Tiffindell as a base.Read More...
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Birding & Alpine Flowers
Tiffindell’s mountain biking and hiking trails wind around Ben McDhui, the highest peak in the Cape Province so the views are spectacular. You can expect to see resplendent waterfalls (Tele-Falls), sparkling streams, alpine flora and fauna, rock art, ancient caves, swimming holes and picturesque resting spots. From a two hour hike to Ben McDhui, chilling at the highest pass in South Africa to the exhilaratingly beautiful six hour hike to Telle Falls, we can guide or advise different hikes and bikes every day of the week. Look out for Jackal Buzzards, Cape and Bearded Vultures, Rock Jumpers, Blue Crane, Pied Starling, the Black Harrier and Secretary Birds; Mountain Reed Buck, Weasels, with Porcupines,Jack Rabbits and Spring Hares at night, not to mention one of the clearest views of the milky way in the Southern Hemisphere.
Guides will accompany you if required at R100 per hour; R60pp for packed lunch.Read More...
4x4 Motorbike Routes
Tiffindell is centred at the heartland of "South Africa's High 5" and "Ben 10 Eco Challenge" routes. See www.SAHigh5.co.za for information. Enter the Ben 10 Challenge by logging onto https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/extreme-passes.html
Experience Tiffindell’s fun and unique hospitality while using it as a base. Our accommodation is well above the norm with luxury chalets, ensuite bedrooms and plenty of space to relax in. Do Ben Mac 3001 in the evenings for a sundowner and a couple of golf shots. Land the ball in the dam and win a free beer.
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Look out for Tiffindells geo-caching treasures
If you are not doing the High 5 or Ben 10 then here are some day itineraries to maximise your enjoyment of all the exciting adventures to be had around Tiffindell.
Note: Some of these itineraries are through private land and permission, via Tiffindell Management, should be arranged before venturing on these routes.
Road and Passes around Tiffindell
Passes, roads, resort, lodge, dam etc are numbered in brackets by their rating as the HIGHEST pass etc., in South Africa eg Ben McDhui Pass (1) is the highest pass in the country. This is rated by the website: www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/extreme-passes/item/421-extreme-passes-stats.html
Arrive by one of the famous 10 Big Passes of South Africa- either Carlisle’s Hoek (5) or Volunteers Hoek Pass (4) (extreme 4x4 only in day light);Read More...
Dams, weirs and the Bell river are the fishing grounds for the Wild Trout Association’s (WTA) catchment (catch & release). The rainbow and brown trout grow bigger here due to the cold climate and prime trophy fish are to be caught. Our skilled guides can take you from novice to fisherman in a few days. Skilled fly fishermen use Tiffindell as a base for finding the best spots before the annual WTA’s fishing contest. Fishing rod hire R50 p/hour; Fly fishing: in Tiffindell’s dams, own rod RR100pp/day; in WTA dams and catchment own rod R170pp/day; Fishing guide R120/hour.
If you enjoy a slightly more extreme activity, Mountain Boarding is for you. Developed as the summer counterpart to snowboarding we will have you shredding the slopes in no time Mountain Board including equipment hire R100pp/2 hours; 2 hour mountain board lesson R150pp (compulsory for beginners).
Conferences, Team Building & High Altitude