During the pioneer years, stagecoaches transported post as well as passengers. Many guesthouses were built along the stage route, where visitors could look forward to a nourishing meal and a good night’s rest. The old post office of Askham has been restored into a comfortable guesthouse where contemporary travellers can rest and reflect on their journey.
Accommodation options are three en-suite rooms or a family cottage sleeping six people. Both options have a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, roof-fans and private braai (barbeque) facilities.
Traditional food is provided on request — try nabbas and game meat (springbok is a winter speciality). Walking and birding are favourite pastimes in this area. Not to be missed are the suricate (meerkat) burrows and rituals (to be viewed from a distance so as not to chase them all underground). Ask Johanna if she and her husband are rearing any zebra foals at present. When Open Africa visited, ‘Zebie’ the foal was wandering through the house!