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Klondyke Cherry Farm

150km from Cape Town
Cherry farm with 3 cottages and an 8-stand campsite - 30km from Ceres
  • Cherry Cottage
  • Duckpond Cottage
  • The Farm House
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Snow on the Matroosberg
  • Cherry Cottage

Rate Guide

R590 - R1675 nightly per unit

Budget Getaways Review

Yep, a real cherry farm in our backyard, in unspoilt mountain country 30km from Ceres.

The landscape is alluring and the cottages have good potential, but there is a health warning attached: Klondyke alternates between a wilderness getaway and Adderley Street at rush hour. Cherry-picking season (Nov-Dec) attracts a frenzied swarm of visitors, while the merest hint of snow in winter can trigger a similar deluge of humanity along the surrounding roads.

Out of cherry and snow season, Klondyke is closer to postcard perfect. The farm has three equipped private cottages and a small campsite with powerpoints and hot-water ablution block.

The Farmhouse (sleeps 8) is a rambling old house with four double bedrooms and two bathrooms with more than enough floor space to pack in a few extra kids. With a large living room and log fireplace, a dining area off the kitchen, also equipped with a separate fireplace, and an outside patio area with bench table and braai, the farmhouse offers a relaxed family escape. 

Further along, Cherry Cottage has two bedrooms (A double and twin) and can sleep five. The furnishings are simple and fairly functional, the kitchen is open and the lounge has a fireplace that will be called for during the sub-zero winters. The bathroom is equipped with a shower only.

Smaller, more charming and probably our favourite, Duck Pond Cottage rests under a massive oak tree next to the farm dam. Like the other options it comes with a fireplace and though there’s only one bedroom, three can squeeze into the cottage.

All three cottages are fully equipped, including down duvets, towels and electric blankets. There are panel heaters in each bedroom and each cottage has a fireplace. Klondyke certainly is geared up for the bite of the winter months.

Apart from cherry picking and building snowmen, the mountains around Klondyke are made for serious walking and the ski slopes of Matroosberg are only 5km away. Neighbouring Matroosberg Reserve is open to day visitors and has a range of outdoor pursuits. You can also arrange a fishing permit for the nearby Lakenvlei Dam, which lies in an alpine-like setting.

Klondyke is an easygoing self-catering getaway but as we said, beware cherry and snow season!

Quick Facts

Where
30km from Ceres
GPS
S 33°18'55''
E 19°34'53''
Sleeps
2,4,8
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
No
Pet-Friendly
Yes
Camping
Yes
Activities
birdwatching, fishing, mountain biking, stargazing, walking
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"We had a fantastic weekend away at a beautiful venue. If you're looking for relaxation you can't get much better than this. There are ample heaters in the house for those chilly evenings...which we needed on this visit! This is the second time we've visited the farm and it won't be the last..."

"Thanks for the owners and staff of Klondyke Cherry Farm for their friendliness and professionalism. We had a great time. Already recommended to the family."

"We visited in November 2014 and it was the first day of the cherry picking season! What a great weekend. The cherries are delicious and you can camp for the day after picking, there are nice preserves, honey etc for sale. Ok, so now about the accommodation (which is what I intended to review, but the cherry picking is just so yummy!), we stayed in Cherry Cottage and it is really great. Everything that you can possible think of is there. From braai wood, blitz, potjie. Nice clean bedding and towels. Wonderful sunsets and sundowns and peace and quiet. And the pooches love love love it. They insist on going back in the winter to see the snow.... Only thing that I missed was a coffee plunger but that is not the end of the world and luckily I asked and brought my own."

"A great weekend spent at Klondyke. Such a beautiful location and Cherry Cottage had everything we needed. The campsite was very quiet (only one other group) which suited us perfectly and the kids and dogs were exhausted by the time we went home. Would recommend."

"We have been spending time at Klondyke for many years now. It is the perfect getaway in both summer and winter. Seeing the trees in full bloom in the spring and picking fresh cherries in summer is amazing. Experiencing the cold winters makes for a good weekend of food red wine and conversations with friends around the fire. Our dogs are welcome there as well and by the time the weekend comes to an end, we feel as though we have been away for a week. A great place to unwind!"

"We had an awesome weekend and really enjoyed our time. What a beautiful farm it is! Our time there was great and the kids had a ball exploring. It felt very Alpine and it was great to have no cell phone reception! Forced us all to switch off for a bit."

"Thank you for a splended weekend. Everything was in tip-top shape. We all enjoyed it very much."

"We had a really great relaxing weekend. Hopefully we will get a group of folk together and be able to make another booking with you in the not too distant future."

"Thank you for a lovely weekend away. My kids had a ball and good for them to see fruit growing in the actual trees and not just in Woolworths packaging!!"

"We would just like to compliment you on a wonderfully run accommodation – everything was perfect! Everything we could think of you had and we will definitely make a plan to visit again!"

"This was a very romantic place for my boyfriend and myself. It was worth the money and the welcome we got from Allan was very warm."

"The best holiday I have ever had!"

"Apart from the rain and snow we had a great weekend. Campsite is very well equipped and the ablution blocks are very good. My parents stayed in the Duck Pond Cottage and I certainly will be returning in winter to stay. The setting and snow-capped mountains in the background are just amazing."

"Duck Pond Cottage is absolute value for money and much more..!"

"It is a fantastic breakaway from city life."

"All orchards were in full bloom around 20th September - very romantic."

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Klondyke Cherry Farm, Ceres, Western Cape
GPS: S -33.3153   E 19.5814
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