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Bonnievale Snapshot

Nice down-to-earth farming folk in this little town, who seem genuinely interested in your well-being. Driving off the N2, the approach towards Bonnievale is a scenic one, marked by aloes – the punks of the botanical world, we thinks – crusty mountains and terraced vineyards. The village itself is nothing to look at, but when you can float down the Breede River with the warm morning sun on your back, who cares about a town?

Bonnievale is getaway Mecca and there is no need to compromise. Most of the cottages described here are either on the Breede River or very close to it; others are on the slopes of the Langeberg, accurately referred to as Little Switzerland.

Things To Do

  • A weekend on the Breede River is a chapter from Huckleberry Finn. Find yourself a spot under a shady willow, and canoe, swim, cast a lazy line, or simply close your eyes and float…
     
  • If you can muster the energy, pack the sarmies and head into the Langeberg foothills. There is wide scope for arduous hiking but most will be content with a stroll among the vines. Your quickest access to the Langeberg is via Leopard Trail Guestfarm  – the farm holds a permit to a section of the mountain. 
      
  • For mountain biking androids, Leopard Trail Guestfarm is again the way to go, while mere mortals will find the dirt roads around Bonnievale loaded with far easier informal possibilities. The same applies to weekenders in 4x4s.
     
  • Bonnievale is home to seven of Robertson Wine Route’s 23 estates and co-ops.
     
  • Pop into the local cheese factory and buy a little something for your pet rat.
     
  • Visit the charming Myrtle Rigg Memorial Church, built in 1921. The key can be collected at Bonnievale's tourist office. 
     
  • Book a ‘Trip ‘n Braai’ on The Breede River Goose (tel 023-616 2175), a square barge described as, “not your average ugly duckling”. Trips are dependent on weather and river conditions. 
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Night Sky Caravan Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Wine farm with a campsite and six timber chalets - 17km from Bonnievale (& 34km from Robertson)

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Blue Gum Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm along the Breede River with two laid-back cottages - 5km from Bonnievale

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Van Zylsrust Country House

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm with a sprawling and good value historic farmhouse - 18km from Bonnievale

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Leopard Trail Guestfarm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Sprawling farm on Langeberg slopes with a massive farmhouse, a cottage and a bushcamp - 20km from Bonnievale (& 20km from Swellendam)

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Matzikamma

Bonnievale, Western Cape

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Die Houthuis, Die Wyntenke & A Snoozer's Cottage

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Persimmon, pomegranate and grape farm on the Breede River, with a rustic barn overlooking the water, a casual house set 200m back and a converted wine cellar for groups - 7km from Bonnievale

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Greenlands Farm

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Grape farm with an elegant rambling farmhouse - 10km from Bonnievale

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Apricot Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit farm with a cosy timber cottage - 7km from Bonnievale

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Boesmansdrift Farmhouse

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm with a spacious house set 1.4km from the Breede River - 1km from Bonnievale

From Boesmansdrift's guestbook... "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was such a treat to relax in this beautiful place. Your little touches made us feel welcome – we wanted to stay for ...

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BakenOord

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Citrus and grape farm on the Breede River, with four renovated cottages - 10km from Bonnievale

Four newly renovated cottages nestled in rural surrounds among citrus trees and grape vines, 10 kays from Bonnievale, mountain views, a farm dam for swimming, the river right at hand, enough tranquill...

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Peet se Plek

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm on the Breede River with two rustic cottages - 7km from Bonnievale

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Bordeaux River Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Three timber cottages with own jetties on the banks of the Breede River - 8km Bonnievale

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Breede Escape

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Working farm on the Breede River with two River Camps - 14km from Bonnievale

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Kampala Guest Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Guest farm with a range of accommodation options and a function venue - 14km from Bonnievale

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Bonfrutti

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm at the foot of the Langeberg mountains with a traditional farmhouse and three cottages - 20km from Bonnievale

Situated at the foot of the dramatic Langeberg mountains, off the R60 between Montagu and Swellendam, Bonfrutti offers wholesome country living on a fruit and wine farm, with oodles of fresh...

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