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, 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, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, Zebra, Klipspringer, Caracal, Jackal, Leopard, Steenbok, Aardwolf and Baboon.

The Country Manor

A luxurious 7 bedroomed property set within beautiful landscaped gardens and natural ponds. When not occupied by the owners of the Estate, the Manor is sometimes available to rent for sporting/shooting parties and corporate events (adjoining conference room facilities).

Schanskraal Country Manor exterior


Burgersrust Lodge

Built in 1793 and once the home of
President Thomas Burgers, this secluded historic pioneer farmstead is located on the shores of the large lake. To maintain the atmosphere of its origins it has been painstakingly restored by the owners and is currently occupied by the Farm Manager and his family.

Exterior view of Burgersrust

From April to July each year, under the watchful eye of one of South Africa's leading wing shooting experts, organised parties can be arranged for the careful and structured shooting of the famous and sought after Grey Wing which is found on the Estate and arguably some of the best 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 which, from 2005 to 2015, hosted the annual Schanskraal FEI***Endurance Ride.

Click for a direction map



karoo accommodation, farm stay, graaff reinet, guest farm

website design, search engine optimisation by ZAWebs Designs ZA Webs
web hosting by ZAWebs Hosting ZA Web Hosting