Lying in the shadow of the Eastern Cape Winterhoek Mountains in the Baviaans Wilderness Area, Steytlerville is known as the 'home of peace and tranquillity'. Steytlerville is a place to rest and restore your soul. This little Eastern Cape Karoo town with its bougainvillea lined streets and horse drawn carts is rich in Victorian architecture, and boasts one of the largest Gregorian style Dutch Reformed churches in existence. Evidence of Steytlerville's long history since 1875 is preserved in the Steytlerville Museum, which houses clothes, implements and memorabilia from the turn of the century, This part of the Eastern Cape Karoo is the centre of the wool and mohair industry, and home to sheep, ostrich and goat farming. Local farmers around Steytlerville are also re-introducing game, such as kudu, duiker, wildebeest, klipspringer, impala and zebra to the area, and opening up portions of their farms for Eastern Cape malaria-free game viewing.
Situated at the entrance to the Baviaanskloof, Steytlerville has access to one of the world's most famous heritage sites, one which shows the footprint of human history. The Eastern Cape Baviaanskloof is derived from the Dutch "valley of baboons", and is known for its unspoilt vast plains, steep mountain passes, precarious gorges and vast plains. In this unique and isolated Eastern Cape wilderness, one can hike in the fresh mountain air, drink crystal clear spring water, and enjoy the natural diversity of the Baviaanskloof - one of South Africa's best kept secrets.
For superb Steytlerville accommodation, the historical Steytlerville Royal Hotel, promises you a fabulous time whether you're a historian or a romanticist.
Dating back to 1897, this Steytlerville Bed & Breakfast / Hotel accommodation has a tranquil atmosphere with typical old-fashioned rooms. For fine dining, the Royal Hotel, Steytlerville's typical old-fashioned dining room and fireplace is where you can savour authentic Karoo cuisine.
For Eastern Cape accommodation further afield, Jansenville - 61km North of Steytlerville, is where you can find Star Graded Jansenville Private Game Reserve accommodation set in the midst of an abundance of wildlife.
Steytlerville is known as 'the stoep-sitting capital of South Africa'. More of an art than a past time, it's when you sit on one of the long street facing verandah's and do absolutely nothing other than chat to friends, raise your glass, and while away the time appreciating life in this quaint traditional Eastern Cape town. One of the many wonderful sights from a Steytlerville stoep are the flags that line Steytlerville Main Street. These flags depict the family crests of Steytlerville families, and those without crests are encouraged to pay homage to their family name by designing their own.
Other things to do and see in Steytlerville, Eastern Cape :
- Steytlerville War Monument built in 1925 pays homage to those who died in the First World War between 1914 - 1918, and to those who perished during the Second World War.
- The Steytlerville Craft Shop, where the Steytlerville Crafters Community showcase their skills is an absolute must visit.
- 4x4 trail riding on farms near Steytlerville, where wonderful Eastern Cape scenery begs to be explored from the back of quad and motorbikes.
- Picnic at Draaikrans, a rock formation which is over 60m high and a million years old.
- Saturday night at the Steytlerville Karroo Theatrical Hotel, who present a unique extravaganza of audio, culinary and visual delight.
Although the tiny Eastern Cape town of Steytlerville only sports a population of a few thousand, and is predominantly an Eastern Cape farming community, with simple people living simple lives, Steytlerville is known the world over for the many strange myths of a shape-shifting ‘monster’ which has plagued the sleepy Karoo town causing serious havoc. To date the 'Steytlerville Monster' has done no harm other than to terrify Steytlerville residents, and bring this quirky Eastern Cape town to the notice of visitors from afar. Mostly, Steytlerville is known as the Eastern Cape town where "the silence is so pure you can hear God think, and the stars so near you feel you have only to reach out to touch them".
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