The lodges have all amenities to enable guests to comfortably cater for themselves. No breakfast, lunch or dinners will be provided. However, if you require catering, we can supply you with contact details of companies that can do catering from Graaff-Reinet.
Guests are however welcome to provide us with a shopping list of food and beverages (at least 1 day in advance). Kransplaas will add 20% to the purchase price of these items.
Our staff are fluent in English and Afrikaans. All formal/written communication will be done in English.
Kransplaas is committed to conservation of wildlife and Fauna. Some of the conservation projects that Kransplaas is involved with:
Mountain Zebra - All mountain zebra on Kransplaas has been DNA tested to ensure that no cross-sub specie breeding occur.
Alien vegetation - Continuous control measures are undertaken to eradicate alien and invasive plant species, eg Satansbos, Prickley Pear etc
Establishment of a tree nursery on the farm
Soil rehabilitation in heavily eroded areas as a historic result of overgrazing.
Intensive breeding program of scarce antelope species - Sable Antelope, Nyala and Mountain Zebra
Forming part of the Mountain Zebra Camdeboo Protected Environment.
Kransplaas is situated in the Great Karoo Region. The Karoo is a semi-desert, and therefore water is scarce. Since 2015 the area experience a severe drought and we request that guests appreciate the fact that water need to be used sparingly.
CHECK- IN/OUT TIMES
Check-in: 14:00 - 21:00
Check-out: before 10:00
ROOM SERVICE / CLEANING
All rooms will be cleaned and serviced everyday (at no charge), except if you do not want to be disturbed.
Springbok cottage - Cleaning on Saturday and Sunday not included, and will incur an extra fee of R220 per day (if cleaning is required).
The dress code is casual but neutral colours are recommended on game drives. A sweater may be required at any time, whilst during the winter months (May to September) very warm clothes including a windbreaker (jacket) are essential.
The tap water is not safe to drink. Each lodge will have clearly marked, safe drinking water in a container.
A limited number of alcoholic and soft drinks is stocked in the lodges. Please complete the list of items used, and settle the amount when checking out. If you require any special beverages, please contact the reception. 2 Bags of ice will be provided in the room - if you require more, please contact reception (extra bags of ice - R10 per bag).
2 Bags of wood will be provided - if you require more, please contact reception (extra bag of wood - R20 per bag)
Guests may only make fire at designated areas.
Cellphone reception is limited at Kransplaas. Each lodge have a free wifi connection, and is also equipped with a VOIP telephone.
Each unit is equipped with a flat screen television as well as DSTV (full bouquet of channels).
Kransplaas and the Eastern Cape is Malaria Free.
SAFETY / MEDICAL
Our rangers have a First Aid Qualification. We have a fully equipped first aid bag at the reception. We have 24-hour back-up medical and emergency service 20 minutes away.
We provide a full laundry service at an extra cost. Your laundry can be placed in the laundry bag and handed in at reception. Please complete the Laundry Request form and submit with the laundry bag.
WHAT TO TAKE
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sun-glasses, sun screen.
Cameras & binoculars.
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