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Bedford South Africa - A vibrant country district famous for our annual Garden Festival (second-to-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.

We are very green, setting an example with our eco-friendly kitchen gardens and boasting several plant nurseries and the SA Rosarium (a national collection of old roses. 

Our raconteurs tell a story better than anyone in the Eastern Cape and our legendary cooks, inspired by local produce, never fail to amaze.  

Huge skies, fresh air, friendly people and overwhelming natural beauty bring our visitors back again. Some end up staying forever.

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Upcoming Events

  • MONTH-END MORNING MARKET

    Every last Saturday of the month - Meet the locals, do a spot of shopping and enjoy a breakfast roll or country tea in the lovely garden at the Old...
  • STEAK NIGHT

    Every first Saturday of the month - Superb steaks, super company lots of fun in the historic Bedford Club. Full pub service. To book, ring 08335488.
  • Bedford Stockfair

    Every last Thursday of the month except December (date to be announced). Cattle and small stock auction at Bedford saleyards, R63.
  • National Arts Festival

    National Arts Festival

    The annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, is Africa's largest and most colourful arts & culture festival and the third largest...
    Thursday, 29th June 2017 to Sunday, 9th July 2017
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Whats Happening?

PEONY PLANTS FOR SALEPEONY PLANTS (white flowers only) and raspberry products...
National Garden Day 2016Eight youngsters came for tea and fun amongst the veggies...
Karoo Uranium Mining...Australia's Peninsula Energy has withdrawn its original...
Schreiner: Karoo Writers...Karoo words, old and new, share the fireside in a...
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