Barkly East Accommodation
Balloch is situated in the Wartrail area of the Barkly East district in the Eastern Cape at the southern tip of Lesotho and close to Lundeans nek.
Our farm Balloch, tucked away deep in the Witteberg mountains, has been in the Frost family for 3 generations and is of the most spectacular and unique valleys you will find in South Africa if not in the world. We love to share its towering crags and abundant sandstone rock formations with our guests. On Balloch we farm Bonsmara cattle for beef and Dohne merino sheep for mutton and wool.
Balloch cottages are made up of the 'Willowstream Cottage' which is a self catering cottage and two very special camping site.
Of interest is our hydro electric power system and well known bushman paintings.
Balloch is a natural heritage site because of the Cape and Bearded vulture colonies that nest in the basalt cliffs which form a broad band in our mountains. At Balloch conservation of the veld is very important to us and we strive for maximum grass cover, diversity of species and ever increasing climax grasses while maintaining profitability.
The well known Willow stream runs through the farm with very easy access for fly-fishermen who will enjoy fishing for both brown and rainbow trout.
Balloch is the perfect stop over for trips into and out of Lesotho using the Telle Bridge border crossing.
Balloch is the half way stop over for the increasingly popular annual “Skyrun” and “Wartrail Tri -Challenge” which are extreme adventure race events.
NEW - 5 day fully catered cycle trips based at Balloch Cottages - guided by the well known cyclist Steve Forster. E-mail us for more info.
Also NEW - 'Balloch Horse Rides' farm horse rides for enthusiasts - experienced, intermediate and beginners all wlecome. Half day, full day and multiday rides as required. Guided by our son Peter -E-mail us for more info.