A vibrant country district famous for its garden festival ,(last weekend in October) fun-loving farmers and fabulous hospitality, Bedford is waiting to welcome you. The historic village is tucked up against the Kaggaberg mountain (part of the Winterberg range) and our farms stretch across extensive grasslands and up into the dramatic Mankazana, Cowie and Baviaans River valleys. Angoras, merinos, beef cattle, goats and game are to be seen all over.
Bird watching, hiking, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis, bowls and bridge are among the local activities we invite you to join. Our area is a treasure trove if your passion is history, botany or geology. Our raconteurs tell a story better than anyone in the Eastern Cape and our legendary cooks, inspired by local produce, never fail to amaze. You might even find yourself moving to Bedford so you can indulge in the pleasures 24/7.
Often referred to as the ‘hidden treasure’ of the Eastern Cape, Bedford is a quaint village that offers a pleasant reprieve from the hustle and bustle of South Africa’s cities such as East London and Port Elizabeth. Situated near the foot of Kaga Mountain, Bedford combines with its neighbouring village of Adelaide to form the Nxuba Municipality.
The town has a distinct historical atmosphere and Bedford real estate is typically full of character. Many of the buildings are old, but well maintained, and are excellent examples of colonial-style settler homes. With its tree-lined streets and wide open spaces, Bedford has a slow pace and offers a stress-free lifestyle.
Huge skies, fresh air, friendly people and overwhelming natural beauty bring our visitors back again.