Anysberg comprises 63 000ha between Ladismith and Laingsburg and was proclaimed a reserve in 1988. Game species that populated this semi-arid land before the arrival of the colonists, have since been returned. Anysberg lies on the southern edge of the Little Karoo where mountains, flat lands, koppies and kloofs make up the landscape. Here, winter nights can freeze over while summer months can be sweltering.
Accommodation at Anysberg consists of rustic, but romantic cottages. Candles (bring extras if you enjoy light); a wood stove (Seps cottage only) and an outdoor braai (barbeque) are supplied, with firewood available at a small charge. Each cottage has a gas stove, fridge and running water. The spacious communal ablution facility, situated between the cottages, has showers and flush toilets. Each cottage has its own bathroom. An area of lawn under the eucalyptus trees in front of the office has been set-aside for campers and caravaners but, again, there is no electricity.
Archaeological sites are found throughout the reserve, with rock paintings and ruins adding interest to walks and explorations. Horse trails, mountain biking, swimming and hiking are favourite activities.
There is a small herd of horses at Anysberg (who, in response to whistle, will obligingly report to the tack room for duty). Accompanied by a CapeNature guide, guests can embark on a two-day circular horse trail, which leads to an overnight cabin in a kloof where sleeping under the stars is recommended. Food and personal effects must be carried with you (5kg max.). Wood, cutlery and mattresses are provided, as are tack and saddlebags. Water is also available on the trail. For comfort, tracksuit pants are recommended instead of jeans. The trail is limited to six riders. Outrides are also available on request.