Long a preferred Sunday lunch destination of Port Elizabethans looking for a day in the country, the Zuurberg Inn is still a staple and much loved accommodation destination.
As a child we used to leave directly from Church for Sunday Buffet Lunch at the Zuurberg Inn, in my late Father’s pride and joy – his white Mercedes S Class. The mere fact that he was prepared to drive on a gravel road up the mountain for Sunday Lunch imprinted on my mind just how precious a place this was. My father never rode on any other gravel road but that one to the Zuurberg Inn.
My childlike mind would survey the vast quantities of food available and say; “One day I will be big and return to try and eat my way through as much food as possible”. Afterwards we would lie on the grass overlooking Addo and soak up the sun before returning to the ‘big city’ of Port Elizabeth.
Winter weekends at the Zuurberg Inn were always special – roaring fires, sherry, rib sticking real food and good times ….
This web site is a tribute to those wonderful days and a means to get more people to share those good times by booking a holiday or weekend break, placing a review or uploading images to share with those who have a special affinity for a grand old lady on the original road to Johannesburg.
Now known as the Zuurberg Mountain Village the accommodation choices include:
- Zuurberg Manor: The Zuurberg Manor is the original part of the hotel dating back to 1861. It is comprised of 9 spacious rooms, 5 of which are family suites. Each room has a full bathroom with shower and bath, mini-bar and private patio with spectacular views.
- Zuurberg Village: These are Zuurberg’s Edwardian Village Cottages arranged so that one can enjoy both the spectacular mountains and valley views. Each cottage boasts 2 private patios on the east and west side of the unit, ideal for magical sunrise and sunsets.
Address: Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Web Site: http://www.zuurberg-inn.co.za