Weddings and Functions

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Old Thomas River has become a very popular venues for medium sized weddings, parties and other functions. The Ramble Restaurant (which is onsite) has a variety of wholesome menus to suit each budget and their pub is warm and welcoming. The beautiful stone church, built in 1888, is the perfect setting for a country wedding. 

Eagles Ridge Country House boasts a perfectly romantic setting for an intimate wedding or any other celebration. Their licensed restaurant serves lovingly prepared Euro-Africa Fusion Cuisine, complimented by fresh, organic seasonal vegetables from their garden whenever possible.

The Manderson Hotel and Conference Venue offers a choice of wedding venues; the deck overlooking the pool, the beautiful gardens or one of their conference rooms. Menus are tailor made to suit each budget and are prepared and served in their restaurant.

Owing the the beauty and scenic diversity of the area, Stutterheim and Thomas River offer amazing backdrops for wedding photograghs. 

Business Tourism

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Business tourism is a dynamic and growing sector of tourism industry. It already accounts for a large portion of tourism in Stutterheim and surrounding areas.

The Manderson Hotel and Conference Centre boasts 3 conference venues, the largest of which is big enough to host 90 delegates. The Stutterheim Country Club can host meetings and conferences that are larger. Old Thomas River, The Forestway and Eagles Ridge Country House also offer meeting and conferencing venues.

The Croft Cottages and Courtyard Backpackers cater to long-term accommodation for contractors. The Courtyard B&B is conveiently located within walking distance of the magistrates court, Amahlathi Municipality and Stutterheim CBD.

Natural High facilitates team building activities. The activities include obsticle courses, guided walks, abseiling, canoeing and more. Set on the edge of the Kologha Forest, it is a great place to reinvigourate staff or team members.

There are many great venues for staff retreats or functions. Old Thomas River, The Manderson Hotel and Conference Centre and Eagles Ridge Country House have much experience in hosting memorable and successful events.

Family Holidays

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Family holidays are one of the greatest things in life. It's about spending time together, experiencing and exploring exciting places as a family. The Escape Route is a fantastic place to have these family experiences and create cherished memories.

There are many child-friendly accommodation establishments available in the Stutterheim and surrounding area. The accommodation ranges from basic camping to luxury rooms to suit every taste and budget. Many of the B&B's, self catering units and hotel offer baby sitting services. Please enquire with the establishment when making your reservation.

The Kologha Forest has a boardwalk through the ethereal indigenous forest and clearly marked routes. There is also a picnic area where little tummies can be filled. At Hornbills Forest Fairies guest can enjoy a self guided walk in the forest and children can learn about the envirnoment from the forest fairies. Natural High offers some great family activities which include archery, abseiling and an obsticle course. Old Thomas River offers a kiddies play area as well as a facinating rock art museum. Lizani's offers delicious food and an exciting deli for mom's and Dad's while children can play in the secure play area and garden.