Our homestead is strikingly beautiful, surrounded by idyllic oaks and nestling in the grandeur of the Baviaans River Mountains. Lynedoch Farm certainly has a story to tell. In fact, it has a double-story house of history dating back to the 1800s. If the house’s thick walls could talk they’d tell you all about the first very owners – the Pringle Family.
In 1820 the Pringles immigrated to South Africa and during 1828 William Dods Pringle – half-brother of Thomas Pringle who led the party of Scottish Settlers – bought Lynedoch here in the Bedford district, Eastern Cape from Willem van Heerden for £900.
The historic farmhouse was built in 1842 and during the disturbances of the eighth Frontier War, Lynedoch farm was a haven for many farmers and their families.
Whether you’re looking for a place to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, shooting your first buck or for that trophy to add to your collection – the Ellis family would love to welcome you to Lynedoch Farm.
Come and experience luxury, nature and the hunt of your life underneath the African sky.
We have several endangered bird species on our farm, such as the Crowned Eagle – which also breeds here. Our more than 120 species include special birds such as Raptors (the Verreauxs), Booted Eagles, Blue Cranes, Cape Vultures and even a Black Stork. Below is a complete list of all the bird species which can be seen at Lynedoch Farm.