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Large farm in the Koue Bokkeveld with four self-catering units and a rustic mountain hut - 82km from Ceres (& 30km from Citrusdal)
  • Kunje Guest Farm
  • Guesthouse
  • River Swimming Hole
  • Kunje View
  • San Paintings
  • Witkruis Arend
  • Guesthouse bedroom
  • Guesthouse bedroom
  • Unit 2 bedroom
  • Unit 2 living room
  • Unit 2 kitchen
  • Unit 3 bedrrom
  • Unit 3 bedroom
  • Unit 3 living room
  • Unit 3 kitchen
  • Mountain Hut
  • Mountain Hut

Rate Guide

R220pp - R270pp (Farmhouse & cottages), R90pp – R110pp (Mountain Hut), children 2-12 years half-price

Budget Getaways Review

Kunje Farm sits under a wall of mountain in a remote corner of the Koue Bokkeveld. A cool oasis in this harsh and beautiful wilderness, the accommodation takes the form of a bright, renovated farmhouse with a cottage attached, two newly restored self-catering cottages (which we are yet to inspect firsthand), and a rustic Mountain Hut that's pet-friendly.

The farmhouse and cottage are both spotlessly clean and surrounded by a beautiful garden and craggy rock. Both have pretty décor and impressive attention to detail – paint-effect walls and furniture, everything you need in the kitchen, colourful duvets and a stock of Trivial Pursuit and other rainy day board games. There is even a ‘honesty bar’ that the cynic in us said would never last – the fact that it has shows just how honest we South Africans are. Hmmm…

With a sprawl of five double rooms and three bathrooms (more if you combine it with the adjacent Cottage) the farmhouse is perfect for a large group who enjoy home from home comfort.

Further out and on its own is Kunje’s Mountain Hut, smelling of wood and sweet straw and equipped with electricity and bunk beds for a rough-and-ready crowd of 20. As such it suits those with a more rugged temperament. The Mountain Hut has two bedrooms, a kitchen area with fridge, stove and micro, and an indoor braai. 

Factor in a surrounding countryside offering heaps in the way of hiking, mountain biking, wild flowers, swimming holes and San paintings, and you've got yourself a lovely spot.

Quick Facts

82km from Ceres (& 30km from Citrusdal)
S 32°40'18''
E 19°12'20''
12,4 (Farmhouse & adjoining Cottage), 2,6 (cottages), 20 (Mountain Hut)
yes (Mountain Hut: basic)
yes (excl. Mountain Hut)
yes (excl. Mountain Hut)
By request
birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, rock paintings, swimming, walking
Guest Reviews

"The pictures on the website did justice to the actual place / venue. We had an awesome time accept for the flies."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again. The accommodation is comfortable, fully equipped, and great value for money.No cell-phone signal really helped as well, to get away from it all! The owner's concern for their guests is also clear. The setting is beautiful and we loved the walks and rock-art. Most of the walks are relatively tame but still thoroughly enjoyable, however if you are looking for a strenuous but beautiful outing then the hike to the top of Kunje mountain is a must - the views and nature are outstanding."

"Kunje is a beautiful setting and in blend well in with nature. If you are a nature lover then I recommend Kunje. The cottages are very neat, tidy and equipped well."

"Het die stilte baie geniet."

"We were a big group of five families. Booked the guesthouse, the adjacent cottage and Unit-3. Was really lovely and very clean (the spare bedding that we bought "just in case" went back in the car). Great for families as it had adjoining rooms and plenty of space for three families in the guesthouse. Enjoyed it as there was lots to do, from hikes to swimming in the river (yep, we did go for a snow weekend but it ended up being really warm) and picking oranges. The drive through Ceres is beautiful and tarred the whole way. Would definitely recommend. Only thing I would say was that it would be nice to have a braai area in front of the house instead of around the side. But no biggie as there is a fire pit around the other side of the house as well."

"A beautiful farm with a most comfortable guest house. It stormed all weekend, while we played Balderdash, 30 Seconds, Scrabble and more in front of the fire. The storm disrupted the power supply for a little while and the farmer provided gas burners to cook on and checked on us regularly. We took a walk towards the kloof where we found cascading waterfalls. It is not easy to please 10 individuals, but Kunje ticked all the boxes for us. The owners and staff are welcoming and caring! Worth a repeat visit, perhaps during the warmer months to enjoy the rock pools."

"Had a lovely stay, peaceful, relaxing and beautiful surroundings. Definitely going back!"

"Totally magical experience! The mountains surrounding us, no cellphone reception. Definitely the place to go if you just want to relax and unwind."

"We went to Kunje farm in mid-July 2010, 10 of us including married couples and a few singles. We stayed in the guest house over the weekend. The setting is absolutely beautiful. Although there was some snow on the mountains on the drive from Cape Town, sadly no snow at Kunje itself. The guest house manages to be both rustic and well equipped. You get the farmhouse charm with the solid wood furniture, home-made jams and rusks (to take at a price), enormous bags of firewood to keep you going all night (with an indoor fireplace and outdoor braai area) and the orchard of oranges and the mountain backdrop outside. At night all the stars are visible and you can actually see the Milky Way, something you don't get to see from the cities. You also get a decent-sized kitchen with double door fridge/freezer, comfortable bedrooms with 3 toilets (2 en-suite) and a nice lounge area with enough spare chairs for everyone to pull up and sit and chat or play board games in front of the fireplace. There's also satellite TV (not that we watched much TV!). There's no cellphone reception though. Outside there's a nice walk down to the orchard to pick and eat your fill of oranges. A few of us hiked up the mountain, nothing too strenuous. From high up there are spectacular views over the valley, as well as one or two waterfalls to quench your thirst. All in all a good weekend for 10 people with very diverse expectations and ideas of "comfort", as well as a couple of friends who drove up the Saturday to join us. It's not often we can all agree on where to go or what to do so it's a testament to the place that we all enjoyed ourselves. Very highly recommended for people who just want to go out for the weekend to relax, braai, play board games and go for walks."

"This place is awesome! Will most definitely be returning soon. The owners are extremely hospitable."

"Just for a weekend getaway, this place is fantastic. I loved the fact that there was no cell phone reception. The owners are fantastic, the unit was clean and well equipped. I loved the little garden around the unit, so that you can relax on the grass and enjoy the mountain views. I would definitely recommend this."

"Tom, our two dogs and I really enjoyed our stay in the Mountain Hut. It was perfect. The walk up the mountain was grueling but definitely worth it! Thank you to our hosts for their genuine kindness & hospitality. What a lovely getaway."

"Great weekend! Lots of space for the kids. House big enough, with plenty bathrooms and rooms to make a group visit comfortable. Helpful hosts and peace and quiet!"

"I really loved this place - absolutely perfect to just 'getaway from it all'! Owners were absolutely wonderful - friendly, helpful and understanding :)"

"Very clean and comfortable and in the middle of nowhere if you are wanting a really quiet relaxed weekend."

"We've been at 'Geelberghuis' twice and there is no other comment than 'HEAVEN ON EARTH'. The traditional cottage, Adam and Eve's river and an amazing galaxy of stars is all that you need for a getaway."

"Absolutely wonderful - great for groups of friends or one or two families. Clean, well-kitted, great surrounds. Remember to take enough supplies though - no shop nearby!"

"Neat, very comfortable and happy. Nice lemon tree in front garden!!"

"I've been there twice and am about to return in September 2004. I sent another group of Australians there in 2003. It's one of the very few places in the world where I've been that I go back to simply because of the accommodation."

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