Summer at Tiffindell

Tiffindell's Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons rival our winter uniqueness of skiing on the African continent, with many of our patrons preferring the summer attractions to the full on hype of winter.

Tiffindell holidaymakers and weekenders can enjoy the spectacular views, relax at South Africa’s highest resort or stroll amongst the summer alpine flowers not found anywhere else in the world. Come and enjoy a starry starry night and the tranquillity of the Eastern Cape Highlands. Spend Christmas, New Year, or Easter with a bunch of friends in our luxurious accommodation. Remember everything is a mile high at Tiffindell

Tiffindell is also a breakaway with a difference for corporate conferences and team-building. Page Down for great summer accommodation prices

For the more active, Tiffindell has plenty of exciting activities from mountain biking and hiking to grass skiing.

Accommodation Prices and Meals

There is a variety of Tiffindell accommodation to choose from:

The Leisure Chalets are great for a group of friends (4 to 12 people) 
Accommodation in our chalets is charged at R450 pppn; We are CURRENTLY RUNNING A SPECIAL R395ppn for the next 2 weeks;  R100 pppn Camping (use of Lodge ablutions excluding electricity) & R150/day for use of an electrical /plug point;

Tiffindell does more cost effective 3 and 4 day packages with planned itineraries for those wishing to spend a few days in the area using Tiffindell as a base.  

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Hiking, Mountain Biking, Birding & Alpine Flowers

Tiffindell’s mountain biking and hiking trails wind around Ben McDhui, the highest peak in the Cape Province so the views are spectacular. You can expect to see resplendent waterfalls (Tele-Falls), sparkling streams, alpine flora and fauna, rock art, ancient caves, swimming holes and picturesque resting spots. From a two hour hike to Ben McDhui, chilling at the highest pass in South Africa to the exhilaratingly beautiful six hour hike to Telle Falls, we can guide or advise different hikes and bikes every day of the week. Look out for Jackal Buzzards, Cape and Bearded Vultures, Rock Jumpers, Blue Crane, Pied Starling, the Black Harrier and Secretary Birds; Mountain Reed Buck, Weasels, with Porcupines,Jack Rabbits and Spring Hares  at night, not to mention one of the clearest views of the milky way in the Southern Hemisphere.

Guides will accompany you if required at R100 per hour; R60pp for packed lunch.

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4x4 Motorbike Routes

Tiffindell is centred at the heartland of "South Africa's High 5" and "Ben 10 Eco Challenge" routes. See www.SAHigh5.co.za for information. Enter the Ben 10 Challenge by logging onto  https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/extreme-passes.html 

Experience Tiffindell’s fun and unique hospitality while using it as a base. Our accommodation is well above the norm with luxury chalets, ensuite bedrooms and plenty of space to relax in. Do Ben Mac 3001 in the evenings for a sundowner and a couple of golf shots. Land the ball in the dam and win a free beer.

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Look out for Tiffindells geo-caching treasures

If you are not doing the High 5 or Ben 10 then here are some day itineraries to maximise your enjoyment of all the exciting adventures to be had around Tiffindell.

Note: Some of these itineraries are through private land and permission, via Tiffindell Management, should be arranged before venturing on these routes.

Road and Passes around Tiffindell

Passes, roads, resort, lodge, dam etc are numbered in brackets by their rating as the HIGHEST pass etc., in South Africa eg Ben McDhui Pass (1) is the highest pass in the country. This is rated by the website: www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/extreme-passes/item/421-extreme-passes-stats.html

Arrive by one of the famous 10 Big Passes of South Africa- either Carlisle’s Hoek (5) or Volunteers Hoek Pass (4) (extreme 4x4 only in day light);

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Fly Fishing

Dams, weirs and the Bell river are the fishing grounds for the Wild Trout Association’s (WTA) catchment (catch & release). The rainbow and brown trout grow bigger here due to the cold climate and prime trophy fish are to be caught. Our skilled guides can take you from novice to fisherman in a few days. Skilled fly fishermen use Tiffindell as a base for finding the best spots before the annual WTA’s fishing contest. You may even catch a Loch Ness monster (recent catches include a 10lb rainbow in Loch Ness dam – see pic). Fishing rod hire R50 p/hour; Fly fishing: in Tiffindell’s dams, own rod RR100pp/day; in WTA dams and catchment own rod R170pp/day; Fishing guide R120/hour.

Grass Skiing

Snow need not thwart you from becoming an adept skier! Grass skiing was originally developed as a training method for alpine skiing. Today it is enjoyed by proficient and novice skiing enthusiasts who want to perfect the thrill of this fun sport. Grass skiing including equipment hire R100pp/2 hours; 2 hour grass ski lesson R150pp (compulsory for beginners).

Mountain Boarding

If you enjoy a slightly more extreme activity, Mountain Boarding is for you. Developed as the summer counterpart to snowboarding we will have you shredding the slopes in no time   Mountain Board including equipment hire R100pp/2 hours; 2 hour mountain board lesson R150pp (compulsory for beginners).


Conferences, Team Building & High Altitude 
Training

Tiffindell’s accommodation capacity of over 120 fully serviced beds, meals, and services make it one of the most  ideal venues in South Africa for large groups. Whether your group is a private company, government department, rugby or rowing team Tiffindell can cater for all your needs. 

Tiffindell has a large conference facility catering for all your corporate needs with no interference from outside influences.

With all of the activities mentioned it is hard not to bond together some exciting and absorbing Team Building events. A great getaway with a difference - summer or winter.

Tiffindell’s at 2720m is right at the optimal recommended height for High Altitude Training. Running, rowing, cycling and other sports are welcome. Bring your own equipment.
 

Other Activities

Plenty of other activities can be arranged in or out of Tiffindell.

At Tiffindell:  Mile High Volley ball, Summer bum boarding and Alpine Flower photography are available. Bring your telescope as the high altitude and absence of city lights allows viewing of one the most spectacular night sky vistas in the Southern Hemisphere. If it is a full moon there is nothing better to have a Westerly sundown(er) while the full moon rises over “old Ben Mac” in the East.

In the area river rafting, Horse riding and Rock art viewing can be arranged


 
 

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