Whatever your mode of travel…. this is the place to unravel. When visiting the Thomas River Historical Village step back in time and enjoy a slower pace while visiting our museums and Ramble Restaurant.

For current accommodation rates or reservations please telephone:
045 843 1504
082 659 8103
or email:
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Weddings are accommodated in the Ramble Restaurant Dining Hall.  The seating capacity is up to 100 people in comfort.  The Dining Hall comes complete with rectangular wooden tables and chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses and white or cream table cloths.  Our Dining Hall has a large undercover deck often used for the wedding ceremony and later the dance floor,  We also have a pub area with access from the dining room and the deck.     

A selection of wine is available and specific requests are most welcome.  In the event that you supply your own wines a corkage fee of R20.00 per bottle will be applicable.  We are fully licenced and no other alcoholic or non- alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the premises of the Ramble Restaurant.

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Welcome to the Hotel

We look forward to welcoming you to step back into yesteryear…

About Us

about us

Thomas River, named in 1801, takes its name from an English deserter, Thomas Bentley. Part of Van Der Kemps missionary, Bentley was killed by a poison Bushman Arrow while crossing the river, thus duly named Thomas River.

Where are we?


We are situated halfway between Stutterheim and Cathcart, about an hour and 20 minutes drive from East London.
If you are traveling from East London, travel straight along the N6. Travel through Stutterheim and at approximately 25km turn left at the “Old Thomas River” road sign. Travel straight on the gravel road for about 4km. The road forks, keep left, you are in the Thomas River Historical Village.