The Schanskraal Private Estate occupies some 13,000 hectares of outstanding natural beauty on the northern slopes of the 2,504 m high Sneeuberg mountain range in the High Karoo. It is located in a malaria free area some 97 kilometres from Graaff Reinet and 52 kilometres from Nieu Bethesda.

Panorama of Schanskraal Estate

At Schanskraal we farm cattle and sheep and with our unique and diverse eco systems benefit from many indigenous plants, abundant birdlife including Black, Martial and Fish Eagles and animal species including Kudu, Leopard, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, Zebra, Klipspringer, Caracal, Jackal, Steenbok, Aardwolf and Baboon.

The Country Manor


is a luxurious 7 bedroom
home which lies within beautiful landscaped
gardens and next to natural ponds.
When not occupied by the owners of the Estate, from time to time the Manor is available to rent on a fully catered basis to larger groups (well suited for corporate events owing to its conference room facilities) and private grey wing shooting parties.

Schanskraal Country Manor exterior

 

Burgersrust Lodge

built in 1793 and once the home of
President Thomas Burgers  is a secluded historic 5 bedroom pioneer farmstead located on the shore of the large lake. It has been attractively and comfortably restored to maintain the atmosphere of its origins and is available as self-catering Karoo accommodation, ideal for the family getaway.

Exterior view of Burgersrust

There is also a wide and diverse range of activities offered on the Estate as well as the best driven grey wing shooting in South Africa.

Wing shooting and horse riding 

Schanskraal is also home to the Welbech Arabian Stud, an internationally renowned Stud which specialises in the breeding and training of fine Arab endurance horses and hosts the annual Schanskraal FEI***Endurance Ride.

Schanskraal is an extraordinary lifestyle - a magical mix of a real farming environment within an uncompromisingly beautiful setting, where outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in luxurious surroundings.

Click for a direction map. We are also accessible by air to our private cross airstrip which can accommodate most light aircraft.

The South African 160km Championships 2012 held at Schanskraal and now again in 2013.

For the first time at Schanskraal during the Schanskraal FEI *** Ride on 27th October 2012, the South African 160km Endurance Riding Championships were held. A foremost annual event attracting a high level of competition. 2012 was no exception - it was very well attended (highest since 1988) and proved to be a successful and enjoyable event.  

Due to its success in 2012, in 2013 the South African International 160km Championships were held at Schanskraal during the FEI***Ride on 19th October 2013. Riders came from as far afield as Namibia and New Zealand.

Our thanks go to all the sponsors for our events in both 2012 & 2013.

 

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