Willowmore, Eastern Cape is a little Eastern Cape Karoo town with a big heart!
Steeped in history, Willowmore's colourful past lives on in its stately streets, but the main attraction in Willowmore, Eastern Cape is the magnificent wilderness of the Eastern Cape Baviaanskloof.
Lying just outside Willowmore, Baviaanskloof is wrapped in the beauty of the Cape Folded Mountains. With stunning sunsets and clear starry nights, the Baviaanskloof offers a taste of life at its unspoilt best. Located in the Eastern Cape, the area encompasses the World Heritage Site and Wilderness area of the Baviaanskloof, and the Karoo towns of Willowmore and Steytlerville.
Due to its rugged nature of the Karoo, Willowmore, Baviaanskloof and Steytlerville areas cater for outdoor adventure, and even though Willowmore is considered the western gateway to the Eastern Cape Baviaanskloof, it's a worthwhile destination in its own right, offering the visitor numerous places of interest and exceptionally friendly people. Add to this a crime free, safe and secure environment, and you have the ideal Eastern Cape Karoo holiday destination.
Eastern Cape accommodation offers an abundance of different options, from typical Karoo Self Catering accommodation, to upmarket Karoo Bed & Breakfastaccommodation, Guest Farm accommodation and Camping. Most notable is The Willowmore Old Jail Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Willowmore Eastern Cape.
In days gone by The Willowmore Old Jail comprised a hospital cell, hard labour cells, awaiting trial cells, a female cell and kitchen cell. Located in the peaceful farming town of Willowmore, The Old Jail offers a unique experience for tourists, business travellers and sports enthusiasts seeking quality Karoo accommodation in the Eastern Cape. Flanked by the spectacular Baviaanskloof and Karoo Swartberg mountain ranges, this striking 1880s building is on the edge of the town of Willowmore, and is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the area.
Although nowhere is really nearby in the Eastern Cape, Karoo, Steytlerville accommodation is worth a visit, and is 83km North-East of Willowmore via cement road. Steytlerville in the Karoo is the centre of the wool and mohair industry. And even further north on the Eastern Cape's N9 near Graaff Reinet you'll find Aberdeen, (81km from WIllowmore) situated in the delightful Camdeboo Plains of the Eastern Cape's Karoo.
If you wish to venture further afield in the Eastern Cape, you'll find the ever popular Jeffreys Bay accommodation - 248km and Port Elizabeth accommodation - 263km away from WIllowmore.
Things to do in Willowmore :
- Baviaans Heritage Toursoverland and Adventure Tours in Willowmore Eastern Cape - where you'll experience the Baviaanskloof World Heritage site at its best. Golfers will be delighted, as Willowmore boasts one of the few Karoo golf courses with 9 grass greens.
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It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Willowmore accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as Willowmore Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Willowmore Self Catering accommodation, Willowmore Guest House accommodation, and other Willowmore lodges such as Self Catering Cottages in Willowmore, and Willowmore Hotels.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket Willowmore accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering accommodation in Willowmore, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Willowmore. Willowmore Hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in Willowmore (or in towns near Willowmore).
Suitable Willowmore, Eastern Cape accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as : Steytlerville - 83km from Willowmore, Aberdeen - 81km from WIllowmore,
We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in Willowmore, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering Willowmore accommodation, or Star Graded Willowmore Bed and Breakfast accommodation. See Where to Stay for our Star Graded Willowmore accommodation page.
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Afrikaans alternate search phrase - Willowmore akommodasie or Willowmore akomodasie.
Eastern Cape Accommodation review for Willowmore
The Old Jail accommodation in Willowmore is the most delightful surprise for those looking for unusual, quality bed & breakfast accommodation in the Karoo. It actually used to be a jail in the late 1800's, known then as The Old Gaol, but today it's been lovingly restored and 'oozes' history and character.
If you're just looking for an overnight accommodation along Eastern Cape's N9, or a longer stay including hiking, cycling and golfing, The Old Jail in Willowmore is 'a place you won't be able to escape from in a hurry'.