The monastery is a house of the Order of the Holy Cross; an Anglican Benedictine community of men.
Three guest houses sit on about 50 hectares of hillside, and individuals and groups may come for a retreat throughout the year.
There is a reasonable charge for staying in the guesthouses, but no one has ever been turned away for the lack of ability to pay.
Paths for walking are cleared and you can meander through the beauty of the Eastern Cape.
Bird life is varied and abounding.
How to get thereHighlands Road, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape