The Schanskraal Private Estate occupies some 13,000 hectares of outstanding natural beauty on the northern slopes of the 2,504 m high Sneeuberg mountain range in the High Karoo, some 97 kilometres from Graaff Reinet and 52 kilometres from Nieu Bethesda.

Panorama of Schanskraal Estate

At Schanskraal we farm cattle and sheep and with our unique and diverse eco systems, benefit from many indigenous plants, abundant birdlife including Black, Martial and Fish Eagles and animal species including Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, Zebra, Klipspringer, Caracal, Jackal, Leopard, Steenbok, Aardwolf and Baboon.

The Country Manor

A luxurious Cape Dutch Manor house, set within beautiful landscaped gardens and natural ponds and occupied by the owners of the Estate.

Schanskraal Country Manor exterior


Burgersrust Lodge

A historic pioneer farmstead built in 1793 and once the home of President Thomas Burgers.  It is on the shores of the large lake and is currently occupied by the Farm Manager and his family.

Exterior view of Burgersrust

Wing shooting and horse riding 

Schanskraal is also home to the Welbech Arabian Stud, an internationally renowned Stud which specialises in the breeding and training of fine Arab endurance horses and which, from 2005 to 2015, hosted the annual Schanskraal FEI***Endurance Ride.

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the schanskraal estate

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