Arrive as clients, leave as friends

When joining us on safari you will be accommodated in the original farm homestead, where Owens's father grew up.  It has been converted into a rustic but comfortable lodge, where we share with you the South African hospitality experience, from home-cooked traditional South African meals, to warm campfires where we take time to share and reflect on our day.




Lounge Area

Dining Area

There are 4 ensuite rooms.  All the rooms are part of the same homestead, so should your children need to be accommodated in a different room, they are still in the same building.

The Kudu Room

The Impala Room

The Springbuck Room

The Bushbuck Room

Dried Impala Horns

Cool evenings, a warm fire, a successful days hunting, delicious South African meals and good company.  What more could you ask for at the end of the day.  


Meals are prepared by Celeste and are shared at the end of the day around the campfire.  Our stories that we share are as much a part of the experience as the hunting itself.  

Fire for the Barbecue

Dinner is served

History of Hay

Grandpa Ken on his horse outside Hay Lodge

Grandpa Ken loading a horse

Owens great Grandparents, Mr & Mrs Joseph Were originated from Hay House, Broadchest, Exeter, England.  They had 2 sons, namely Edward and Kennet (Owens Grandfather).  

Kennet Were bought the then named farm Waal-Hoek in the Piggot Bridge area, Grahamstown, and re-named the farm Hay.  The house was built in 1929 by a Mr Willem Mulder.  In 1932 Kennet married Ethleen Mary McCarthy (fondly known as Granny Tom).  They had 3 daughters and 2 sons.  Grandpa Ken was a keen horseman and a keen sportsman.

Grandpa Ken and Granny Tom both lived at Hay until 1992 when Ken had to be moved to Grahamstown for medical care.  He passed away only 4 months after moving to town at the age of 93.  Granny Tom continued to stay in Grahamstown until her passing in 2004 at the age of 94.


Grandpa Ken and Granny Tom

What our clients say...

Simply the best hunt I've ever experienced! Two Thumbs up!

Hans Maag, Switzerland

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