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Aloe Canyons Guestfarm and Wildlife

230km from Cape Town
Rustic game farm with a cottage and a converted wagon along a river - 28km from Swellendam
  • The Cottage
  • The Cottage interior
  • The Cottage indoor fireplace
  • View from The Cottage patio
  • The Oxwagon
  • The Oxwagon
  • Oxwagon sleeping area
  • View from The Oxwagon patio
  • Farm entrance
  • View of river from lapa
  • Eland grazing

Rate Guide

R1000 nightly for The Cottage; R800 nightly for The Oxwagon

Budget Getaways Review

Off the beaten track and tucked along the banks of a river - with an outlook over rugged hills - Aloe Canyons Guest Farm and Wildlife is nature lovers territory.

The river forms the focus here - a sluggish serpent of water that's created a canyon-type landscape. Swimming, kayaking and general water baljaar are all on tap.

Moving away from the water, there's ample space to hike, bike and play, as well as a range of wildlife (including resident antelope) and birdlife on the farm.

Your sleeping quarters come in two forms; true to their rugged setting, both are basic, yet comfortable, and well positioned to enjoy in the surrounds.

Kicking off with The Cottage (sleeps two), this little-stone walled unit sits on the river bank. It's open-plan, with a Queen bed. There's an indoor fireplace, outdoor seating on the patio and a loo with shower. Extra bedding can be arranged for the kids if they're joining you.

About 150m down the way, The Oxwagon is a quirky old wagon that's been pimped with a Queen bed with curved canvas roof, and melded with a simple stone living area with patio and outdoor braai. Aimed at campers who don’t want the logistic hassles, this unit has a cold-water bush shower alongside, and a loo and hot shower a skip away.

About 200m from both units and also on the river is a communal lapa featuring braai area, fully equipped cooking facilities and an eating area. Nearby, there is a kids play zone and easy access to the water.

Getting to Aloe Canyons Guest Farm is via a 12 kay tar road from Swellendam, followed by 16km of decent gravel - if you're worried about those low profiles, maybe it's not for you. 

Raw and natural landscape, flowing water, a comfy bed, big open skies, we say give it a go. 

Quick Facts

Where
28km from Swellendam
GPS
S 34°14'27''
E 20°22'25''
Sleeps
2,2
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
Meals can be arranged by request, and many restaurants in Swellendam
Pet-Friendly
Yes
Activities
birdwatching, canoeing, game viewing, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, small game-viewing, stargazing, swimming, walking
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Aloe Canyons Guestfarm and Wildlife, Swellendam, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.2408   E 20.3736
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The Cottage
(sleeps two, minimum stay one night)
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The Oxwagon
(sleeps two, minimum stay one night)
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