R1350 nightly for the semi-detached units; R1350 nightly for River Cottage
Budget Getaways Review
Perfectly placed along the lawned banks of the Nuwejaars River, and set within the wider Nuwejaars Nature Reserve, Haze Vlakte Farm offers three gorgeous, semi-detached units and a separate farm cottage, all ideal for families or couples.
With canoes and fishing rods for hire, lush lawns leading down to the water's edge, and oodles of space to laze about, it’s little wonder the guest feedback reads like this: ”What an amazing place! If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place to visit.”
The scene set, let's check out the accommodation. As far as the three semi-detached units go, each sleeps four guests in total, in a mixed configuration of a double bedroom, and twin or bunk beds in the living area. One unit has an ensuite bathroom and an additional shared bathroom, while the other two come with shared bathroom - all with shower only. The living areas are spacious and modern, with a dining table, couches and open-plan kitchen with breakfast counter. Throw open your sliding doors and you're on the patio, with built-in braai area. The patios spill onto the lawn leading down to the river. Braai lit and red wine flowing, a great place to catch the evening glow.
Moving along to River Cottage, this newly renovated farm cottage is a cozy option for those wishing for that extra bit of privacy. Situated near to the river (not suitable for toddlers), the cottage has two bedrooms, a double which is ensuite and a twin bedroom. There is a spare bathroom with shower and loo. The living area is open plan to a small, well equipped kitchen. There is a lovely covered stoep with braai area, as well as an indoor braai/fireplace for the winter months.
If you can drag yourself from your accommodation, there's canoeing, fishing, swimming and general wallowing to be had in the river.
Less than five kays down the road you’ve got the popular Black Oyster Catcher Restaurant, as well as Struisbaai and Arniston just a short drive away. There are also biking and hiking trails within the Nuwejaarsrivier Nature Reserve.
Well priced, well appointed and great for that next jaunt into the Overberg, Haze Vlakte ticks all the boxes when it comes to style and setting.
"We absolutely loved our stay at Haze Vlakte. Hosts Karen and Con were very generous and kind, the setting is idyllic - peaceful farm-like vibe, and the accommodation is beautifully appointed. Thank you for a marvelous weekend! We will be back."
(Bronwyn Redding-Jones, visited May 2019)
"Such a gorgeous spot! This hidden gem is not going to stay a secret for much longer (alas!). Lovely cottage with plenty of room for our family of 4 - and wonderful fishing for my fishing-mad son (caught-and-released three big bass). Really relaxing weekend with nothing much to do except lie next to the river and read. Oh, and get to the fantastic Black Oystercatcher for lunch (which is only 5 mins away). Thanks to Karen, who was a wonderful host. The cottages are right next to each other, so a good idea to book the whole place out with close friends and family. We'll defs be back in summer with friends in tow!"
(Linsey Schluter, visited Mar 2019)
"Great place to relax! Peaceful and quiet! Stunning view and bird life! Good location, half an hour to the nearest beach, 5 min away from awesome restaurant."
(Elaine Thomson, visited Dec 2018)
"Spacious, well equipped, just by the river and well located when visiting Agulhas. Thanks for a wonderful stay!"
(Denise Mager, visited Nov 2018)
"Haze Vlakte is the place to go if you want to relax. It is beautifully designed and equipped with everything you need. It has a superb view on the river. The owners are the most amazing people and they go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need."
(Esja Mathee, visited Nov 2018)
"What an amazing place! If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place to visit. The river setting is beautiful and accommodation very comfortable and relaxed."
(Dylan Gill, visited Nov 2018)
"Spectacular view. Very modern and comfortable stay. Save, quiet, relaxing and clean. Equipped with everything needed. The ideal getaway destination with a very friendly and helpful host."
(Corne Giliomee, visited Sep 2018)
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