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Fountainbush Cottage

170km from Cape Town
A rural-modern farm cottage with a private dam - 13km from Gansbaai and Stanford
  • Fountainbush cottage and surrounds
  • Living and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Main bedroom
  • Pugwash the pig and her piglets
  • Family bedroom (with bunk beds)
  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds in the family bedroom
  • Front verandah
  • The queen of the farm.
  • Panorama of cottage
  • The dam in front of the cottage.
  • Join me to milk Rosie.

Rate Guide

R1100 nightly for the cottage.

Budget Getaways Review

Here’s a new Overberg getaway that has "Take me!" splashed all over it.

With attention to simple detail, a decent price tag, plenty of farm action for the kids, oodles of comfort for the folks, this natty abode appears to offer that perfect rural-cut-with-the-modern combo.

To set the scene… Fronted by a rolling lawn and your own farm dam Fountainbush Cottage lies in a secluded nook in the gorgeous Uitkraal Valley, about 13km from Gansbaai, and the same distance from Stanford.

The cottage sleeps six and is ideally suited to a family with kids... with an extra buddy or two in tow if need be.

You’ll find two spacious bedrooms: a family room with a Queen bed and two bunks, and the second with Queen bed only. Both are ensuite.

The living area (with fireplace) is daubed in light tones, painted cement floors, and tasteful furnishings. Flowing off this is the slick kitchen, with gas stove, fridge, clean cement counter tops and large dining table.

A covered verandah wraps around the house, with the family bedroom and living room opening straight onto it. Another generous dining table and covered braai area stand at the ready.

Not outdoorsy enough? In that case lug the portable braai down to the dam. A balmy summer evening, kids frolicking in the water, the sweet aroma of lamb chop floating on the breeze… Nice.

Apart from the dam, the activity list reads long at Fountainbush. While you nurse that Tassenberg hangover, the kids can help milk Rosie the farm cow, feed the piglets, hunt for newly laid eggs and learn how butter and cheese are made; there are kayaks available on the dam and plenty of space for riding your bike; try your hand at fishing or join the family on the jungle gym and sandpit. And then there's Platbos Forest just across the road, and both Gansbaai and Stanford 13km in either direction, each with their own to-do list.

A rising Budget gem is our gut sense on this one.

Quick Facts

13km from Gansbaai and Stanford
S 34°35'01''
E 19°20'58''
4 Adults, 2 Kids
No, but restaurants nearby (13km)
birdwatching, canoeing, farm animals, farm tours, restaurants, swimming, walking, whale watching, wine routes
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Overall Rating (based on 17 reviews)
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"What a wonderful place to unwind and reconnect with nature. The kids had so much to do that they were lights out before 9pm each night. Sally added personal touches to our stay like a freshly baked bread, farm eggs and farm fresh milk. Not forgetting marshmallows to roast and a treasure hunt for the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it took some convincing for the kids to pack up and come home."

"An amazing weekend for the kids to relax, explore and get a taste of farm living. Wonderful hospitality from Sally and Grant. Thank you for sharing all your animals with us."

"Our visit to Fountainbush Cottage was the first experience of a farm for our little daughter (19 months old). The accommodation was spotless and Sally's hospitality made us feel right at home. The farm animals provided much entertainment throughout our week at the cottage and there was plenty of birdlife constantly busy in the surrounding bushes. The covered veranda was perfect for a relaxed afternoon braai and the indoor fireplace was very welcome when the weather cooled down. The farm is also not too far from Gansbaai which proved to be convenient for the one or two items we'd forgotten to pack. All in all we had a fantastic time on the farm and are looking forward to returning."

"My wife and I spent our first night of marriage at the Fountainbush Cottage. On arrival we were welcomed by Sally with a freshly baked farm bread - such a treat. Sally is such a warm-hearted person and it speaks through her cottage as well. Definitely worth a visit, but stay longer than a day. Super private and beautiful. Enjoy!"

"A very pretty, peaceful spot. We enjoyed the fresh milk, eggs and ginger biscuits. Our little one made full use of the toys and bikes available to use at the cottage. Definitely worth booking again."

"Great peaceful hide away that isn't far from town and other activities. Sally the hostess is amazing and the kids loved milking Rosie and feeding the pigs. A lovely spot for mom and dad to unwind while the kids run around and explore."

"The whole family had a great time. The children enjoyed the animals and the outdoor space and we could relax knowing they were in a safe space."

"Fountainbush Cottage is an ideal getaway for that relaxing, get-out-of-city weekend. It is completely secluded overlooking a little dam, a beautiful veranda around the house and an under-cover braai area. Sally is a great host and goes out of her way to make you feel part of the farm. We will definitely be back."

"What a fantastic place to get away from the city buzz. We haven't experienced such a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in a long time. If you are reading this, then think no further, but book your stay."

"What a little gem of a place! Beautiful setting with a clean and open cottage. My kids were super excited to find a treasure map on the table when we arrived. We all enjoyed the fresh Rosie the cow milk (which the kids called it) in the fridge. And they were up at milking shed every morning to milk her. Lovely walks close by too. Sally was very welcoming."

"We had a terrific stay. Sally and her family are so welcoming and you feel part of their family by the time you leave. Our girls already miss milking Rosie the cow and we got to see piglets and chickens. Canoeing in the dam and fantastic wine tasting at Stanford Hills added to the holiday! We will be back. Thank you Sally for the treasure hunt and all the special treats in our cottage as well as homemade farm bread and milk from Rosie."

"This was a great little getaway. The cottage is private. The farm is quite beautiful and peaceful. We loved the wrap around stoep. In my view its perfect for 2 couples or a family getaway."

"We had a fantastic stay at Fountainbush Cottage. Both bedrooms are en suite which was great. The indoor fireplace and outdoor braai area was perfect - we had a great family getaway. there's a nice big lawn to play on, fresh farm milk in the fridge and the kids loved milking the cow, feeding the pigs and chickens. It's close to Gansbaai and Stanford with many restaurants. Very serene setting, highly recommended."

"The weekend was too short! What a lovely find. Since before we even set foot here, my husband and I felt welcomed by warm hospitality. Arriving fairly late on the Friday evening, we were greeted by a crackling braai fire, a freshly baked bread and other farm produce like a basket of eggs and milk. The weekend couldn't have started any better. The cottage has a lovely layout and beautifully furnished. Although it was just my husband and I, we would definitely recommend this gem to a family with kids. I also want to compliment Sally on managing to take the cottage completely off the grid."

"Loved the wrap around veranda, flat lawn and little jungle gym. Also appreciated the toys for kids. So much for them to do and play with. Accommodation very comfortable, could have stayed longer. Sally was a lovely host. The fresh milk and ginger biscuits were yummy."

"Our travel requirements were for "kid-friendly", value for money and excellent facilities and we can say that our stay at "Doo Little" Farm at Fountanbush Cottage with the Dumont family playing hosts ticked every box, and then some. Sally and Stephen went out of their way to make us feel welcome with their warm hospitality and their little extras like the treasure hunt for the kids, fresh farm-baked bread and "freshly squeezed" farm milk from Rosie the resident cow. Our kids (aged 2 and 5) thoroughly enjoyed the farm activities like hunting for eggs, feeding the pigs and chickens and even trying their hand at milking the ever-obliging Rosie. The little dam near the cottage was also a great source of entertainment as we explored the weavers nests and fished for tadpoles from the kayak that comes with the cottage. The farm is also well positioned for day activities into Stanford and exploring the beaches of De Kelders, both only ten minutes drive from the farm. We came away from Fountainbush relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the hum-drum of the city once again. Thanks to the Dumonts for an incredible getaway, we hope to be back soon."

"If you looking for a bit of farm life with some modern touches, fantastic hosts, spotless accommodation with all the personal touches, like warm homemade bread and fresh cows milk, fresh linen, some wood, tea, coffee, ginger cookies and so many more personal touches, then look no further than Fountainbush Cottage. We can't wait to return. Thank you Sally and Stephen for making our stay so memorable."

"Photos doesn't justify what a gem this place is. Completely catered for kids. We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back next year."

"Perfect little Paradise, on a farm of lovely people. A lot of privacy in the middle of nature."

"Fountainbush Cottage is the place to go to when you want to get away from it all. We stayed there for only three nights, but we were so relaxed when we got back home. The kids had such an amazing time and enjoyed 'farm living'. There were so many things to keep them occupied from feeding the horses, milking the cow, swimming in the dam, canoeing on the pond, hiking up the mountains and just being part of nature. They didn't even miss the television at all (shocker!). They're already asking when we're going back. Sally, the owner and her kids were so hospitable, they sent us homemade bread and freshly laid eggs. This is definitely a place I would recommend and go back to again and again."

"We had a wonderful stay at this establishment. Sally and Stephen were wonderful hosts. This is one of the first Budget Getaways that I'm rating as well as wanting to return to. Our boys loved every minute, milking Rosie the cow and hand feeding the calf. The farm animals, the dam, the setting and the general country feel made a very memorable stay."

"We had such a wonderful time and our little one absolutely loved all the farm animals. We wish we could stay longer and felt very sad when we had to leave. We would definitely like to go back for another visit. It felt like a little peace of heaven right here on earth!"

"Our stay at Doo Little farm in Fountainbush Cottage was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. As previous reviews have mentioned, we received a few little surprises that made the stay unique and you can feel the care that has gone into making one's stay special. The kids loved the treasure hunt as well as the interaction with all the animals (chickens, ducks, pigs, cows). The horses came to visit a few times, so make sure to take loads of apples and carrots. My son got to milk one of the cows and feed the new calves. It's was definitely one of the most authentic farm style stays we have had. We stayed at the cottage most of time as we wanted a secluded stay, but there is loads to do round and about in the area."

"By far the best getaway we have stayed at thus far! If you have kids, this is absolute paradise. Sally is extremely hospitable and all the little touches were very special - homemade bread and gooseberry jam, an amazing treasure hunt for the kids included being followed by miniature horses and inquisitive sheep. Also she had put a special table and chairs for the kids with paper and crayons, colouring in, books, puzzles, age appropriate games. We tried out all the activities she recommended, so much more to Gansbaai than the sharks. What a gem, thanks so much, we will be back."

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Fountainbush Cottage, Gansbaai, Western Cape
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Fountainbush Cottage (sleeps 4 adults + 2 children)
(sleeps six, minimum stay three nights)
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