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About Craig Doone Farm / Conservation Academy

Conservation Academy on CRAIG DOONE FARM is a wildlife management and conservation academy offering both accommodation and courses for school groups and individuals looking for basic, no-frills accommodation. The accommodation available sleeps between 1 and 34 guests in Self-catering Units and Dorm Rooms.

The Self-catering Units are all equipped with beds and bedding, and a kitchen or s/c facilities. There are no TVs and no towels, however the Dorm Rooms and Silo Room all have tea and coffee-making facilities. Laundry can be done in nearby Grahamstown.

Guests can explore the numerous walking and hiking trails and get to know a bit more about the conservation projects the academy has to offer. Rock-climbing for overnight guests. Nearby, guests will find the Addo Elephant National Park, Amakhala, Kariega, Pumba and Shamwari Game Reserves, and horse trails. Coastal towns Kenton-on-Sea, Port Alfred and Bushmans River mouth are about 30-45min drive away. Don’t forget about the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival in mid-winter.

Wedding Venues: Simple small wedding venue. Green Shed - eating/living area seats 30-40 at tables. Stage for wedding table. Power. Equipped kitchen. No chapel on site (closest Grahamstown). Seating on outside verandah. Overnight accommodation.

Conference Venues: Green Shed - venue for small wedding party meetings AGMS etc. Tables + chairs for 40. Shed seats 50 without tables. Stage for staff/committee/VIP guests/speaker seating. Equipped kitchen. Tea/coffee eats provided on request. Plug points. Braai area.

Family friendly: Units sleep families together or apart as they are located close together.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 59
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Shower
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Payment in full before arrival. No card facilities.

Craig Doone Farm / Conservation Academy Rooms

Reviews for Craig Doone Farm / Conservation Academy

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Tiny Laka
13 May 2019

This is a great place to unplug.Owner goes an extra mile to make your stay a worthy experience.

Eve Cunard
12 July 2018

It is a quiet, peaceful farm thats not too far from Grahamstown. However it was really cold in our room at night and there was no heating. Some extra blankets were provided, but the gaps between the door frames and the walls let in the cold air. I think filling in those gaps would improve the insulation and make it more comfortable in winter. I am sure it must be better in summer.

Philip Weiss
05 July 2018

Great hosts for our group.

Colin Willoughby
02 April 2018

We had a really nice stay. The Silo room was exactly as described and everyone was helpful. It was dark coming in off the highway so I recommend arriving during the daylight hours.

Sara Cardin, Spain
07 September 2016

Personal muy atento, está bastante alejado de Grahamstown

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Craig Doone Farm / Conservation Academy is 7.2km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 118.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling