From R600 nightly for the first 3 guests (midweek) and R1200 nightly for the first 6 guests on weekends; R200pp nightly thereafter
Budget Getaways Review
A longstanding gem in the Budget crown, Peet offers accommodation in two highly appealing forms: Peet se Plek and it's annex Pondok, and Die Ou Waenhuis.
Peet se Plek is the fantasy of 'quaint rustic cottage on river' made real. The setting is private and the cottage rests under a canopy of shady oaks a few metres from the river.
Sleeping a total six, it has three bedrooms arranged around a spacious open living area and dining room with Jetmaster fireplace. French doors open onto covered patio’s on both the river and mountain side of the house. A timber deck extends over the water, where you’ll find the undercover braai area and plenty of space for larger groups. There's a grassed area alongside, and a slippery path cutting through the bulrushes to the river below - with private jetty and canoe ready to go.
For in laws, teenagers and general overflow, Pondok lies directly alongside. Sleeping six in two bedrooms and sharing bathroom space with Peet, Pondok and its wonky walls and exposed timber offers raw charm.The cottage has its own living room overlooking the river.
Lying a little further up is Die Ou Waenhuis, a Cape-style cottage overlooking the vineyards and distant hills. The fact that it's safely appointed 200m from the river makes it well suited to families with curious offspring - and the better of the two options if you fall into this camp.
Die Ou Waenhuis offers enough space for 10 weekenders, spread across three bedrooms and a four-sleeper loft. The interior is spacious, comfortable and vibrant, with a tad less of Peet’s Huck Finn personality. Cape touches include terracotta tiles, traditional furniture and an open fireplace. There is a covered verandah on both sides of the house. As with Peet, you’ve got your own river access, where, once again, you’ll find your jetty and canoe waiting.
As is the style of hospitable owners Jan and Marétha, their eye for detail extends from the canoe, right down to the braai tongs. The recent inclusion of DSTV in all the units ensure you won't miss that Saturday arvie rugby match.
Those who place clean country living above raw character will love Die Ou Waenhuis, while those with barefoot Huck Finn aspirations will adore Peet. Either way, you can't lose.
"We absolutely loved our weekend getaway here. Peet se Plek is very thoughtfully put together and the deck over the Breede is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon drinking wine from one of the nearby estates. Superb value for money."
(Pam Sykes, visited Aug 2017)
"Winter or summer, this is just such a special place for adults and kids. We once again had a fantastic weekend. This is the one place the kids always want to go back to. Adults too! The deck overlooking the river was built for adults to relax and keep an eye on the kids on the river. It is very special!"
(Sandra Kotze, visited Aug 2017)
"This is such a great place! We had loads of fun and will recommend this place to anyone and everyone."
(Celeste King, visited Feb 2017)
"This is such a great place! We had loads of fun and will recommend this place to anyone and everyone."
(Celeste King, visited Feb 2017)
"This place is all about the setting; lovely peaceful and so green. There's a great view of the river. It's so private and Peet se Plek is so well equipped with everything you might need. We used the main house, there is a smaller house attached with sleeping space for 6, basically in bunk beds which my children are eyeing for future visits with lots of friends! The hosts are lovely, there are nice canoes to use on the river, and it's only just over 2.5 hours from home."
(Denise Bateman, visited Dec 2016)
"What an amazing spot. Our hosts thought of absolutely everything! We were 3 adults with 5 kids and every one of us had a great relaxing time. The boys loved staying in Pondok all on their own. We are on a waiting list for any available days in December."
(Sandra Kotze, visited Dec 2016)
"We stayed in Ou Waenhuis; the setting is lovely and tranquil, the house is homely and well-equipped. With the Breede River a stone's throw away, it's a great place to go in summer, although the bugs are rather annoying! Close to plenty of wine farms, wine tasting is a must - Weltevrede was our favourite. We had a very pleasant stay, and would be happy to return!"
(Nola Viglietti, visited Nov 2016)
"Amazing views and the perfect stoep for a party. The owner was very accommodating. Everything was clean and in good condition."
(Nicole Dippenaar , visited Nov 2016)
"The setting is fantastic. The accommodation is more than adequate. It is clean, spacious and comfortable. The water is always hot in the showers and the kitchen. There is amazing bird life. We all loved it, even my fussy teenage grandchildren who are difficult to please. The only negative (which has nothing to do with Peet se Plek) is the fishing is very bad, not a bite nor a nibble in 3 days."
(Mandy Broodryk, visited Sep 2016)
"We had an amazing extended weekend at Peet Se Plek! The weather, the view, the facilities were all top class. The renovations added to the aesthetic appeal of the cottage."
(Stephen Arendse, visited January 2015)
"Peet's se Plek invites you to rest and to put feet up. Sitting on the stoep overlooking the river, the different times of the day brings new experience from the sound of birds to fish jumping in the river to sounds of laughter from people swimming in the river and good times around the braai. A lot of thought and care has gone into providing a hospitable places from the comfortable beds to providing noodles to use when swimming. The owners checked in regularly to see if we needed anything. The house absorbed 12 people but was also comfortable with three people. There are five bedrooms. This was the only crit was the one bedroom which had two double bunks with little to no space. There is an overflow area of an enclosed stoep where mattress could be moved to."
(Mandy Denoon-Stevens, visited January 2015)
"Peet se Plek was amazing. Extremely clean and had all the amenities for a perfectly relaxing weekend. So much so, I am going back in January. Highly recommend it."
(Paula Fabe, visited January 2015)
"The couple who run Peet se Plek are lovely! Maretha is so very welcoming. From the minute we arrived we felt the beautiful energy of the space. A three-minute walk to the Breede River, we swam, played and felt like kids during our stay. It was honestly incredible. Being away on the farm, no tv, we felt so free and happy. We can't wait to go back! Thank you for the wonderful stay."
(Monique Rodgers, visited January 2015)
"Attended the Breede River Canoe Marathon and Peet se Plek is perfectly situated and close to some time out at good wine farms."
(Sue Flanagan, visited January 2015)
"A brilliant place to relax and recharge. Excellent setting and most friendly hosts. Will certainly visit again."
(Patrick Wingrove, visited May 2015)
"We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back!"
(Yvette van Zyl, visited May 2015)
"What can we say... We had a lovely, amazing get away. Big thank you to Jan and Maretha for their warm welcome. This place was safe, so relaxing, warm and comfortable. We loved the horses, the vineyards and the breathtaking stars that appeared at night, it was like the movies. We have certainly made happy wonderful memories that we will treasure and we will definitely be back again. Once again 10 thumbs up, it was truly a wonderful experience See you soon."
(Shumerah Davids, visited March 2015)
"I spent two enjoyable days at Peet se Plek with my son and two friends. I'd heard about nice sized carp being caught at the Breede River near Bonnievale. I was very surprized at the size of the carp here. I landed a nice 6kg mirror carp caught on Supercast cinnamon mielies at Peet se Plek. I released the fish afterwards. Two large full scale carp were also hooked, around 8 kilos each, which both fell off the hooks just as I was about to net the fish. If you are interested in catching big carp I would recommend Peet se Plek. On my next visit I will try for black bass, I noticed the splash of a large one jumping just before sunset!"
(Huey Marriott, visited January 2015)
"This is my third visit to Peet se Plek over the years. I always find it a magical little getaway cottage overlooking the river simple, peaceful, sleepy, comfortable, rustig! I will be back."
(Louise Jones, visited January 2015)
"Going away with four teenagers ranging in age from 14 to 19 is never easy, but with the wonderful setting, and the awesome atmosphere that exists at the Ou Waenhuis at Peet se Plek made for a truly memorable long weekend. This in the middle of winter, but because of a warming fireplace, an abundance of wood, and really comfortable beds it was such a pleasure to stay here. We will be back here again."
(Gavin Nicholls, visited July 2014)
"We enjoyed our stay at Peet se Plek over the weekend. Was very quiet and the kids just explored the grounds and made it their own."
(Audrey Missing, visited July 2014)
"We spent the weekend at Peet-se-plek, Bonnievale and were accommodated at Die Ou Waenhuis. We have to support the views of previous guests and threaten to take out a hit on Budget Getaways staff for exposing this serene haven. The owners have taken such great care in ensuring the comfort of their guests. One cannot help but be struck by the thoughtfulness that went into everything from the decor to the manual whisk in the kitchen. The pristineness of the cottage was especially appreciated. One could literally pick up any piece of equipment/ utensil and use it without fear of catching some weird disease. I haven't been this relaxed in a very long time. Thanks to the beauty and peacefulness of Peet-se-plek."
(Stella Smith, visited April 2014)
"We had a really pleasant stay. There were three couples and we were comfortable in Die Ou Waenhuis. We really enjoyed the canoes on the river and the hospitality of the owners. The river access needs to be tidied up a little and maybe made more comfortable by gravelling or grassing the area, the river is beautiful and improved access would really add to an otherwise wonderful venue."
(Dylan Dukas, visited March 2014)
"Stayed at Ou Waenhuis. Really lovely setting, evenings were fantastic, enjoyed the braai area under the tree. The river is a short walk away, unfortunately they experienced heavy rains prior to our arrival so the river was in flood. One thing that could be improved is the launch area for the canoes as well as an area to fish off the bank of the river."
(Mark Delbridge, visited January 2014)
"We have a lovely stay with great facilities available!"
(Pierro Louw, visited November 2013)
"Ou Waenhuis was really surprising - when we first parked out front we thought: "Oh no, what have we done!?" But the minute we opened the doors, we knew we had stumbled upon a gem. It literally has everything you need, and then some. We loved the cosy fireplace, Victorian-style bath, down duvet inners, instant hot water (enough for the 9 of us), vintage brass trimmings and stretching back- and front gardens. The covered wind-free braai area at the back was a real godsend since we visited in chilly August. We enjoyed the scenic walk up to the river and it's clear the owners Maretha and Jan have lovingly paid attention to every detail. Sunday we took full advantage of the sunshine and had breakfast on the lawn followed by a braai until 6pm! This was the first time we stayed at any place later than 11am. If we could've change one thing, we would've wished for a little more workspace in the kitchen but hey, Ou Waenhuis is still really great value - the perfect group getaway."
(Kim Brandt, visited September 2012)
"We stayed at the Peet Se Plek cottage with a group of friends and had an absolutely stunning time. Most of the time was spent sitting on the outside patio and enjoying the peace and quiet while braaiing. If you looking for a break away from the city life, I would definately recommend it. The accomodation is very basic, but I can't think of anything else I would need. It is also located very close to the town and wine farms which makes going for wine tasting, or boat trips on the Breede river, extremely easy. Thanks Maretha & Jan."
(Clinton Roman, visited August 2011)
"Staying in the Ou Waenhuis for a weekend early December was an absolute delight. For a family of seven, like us, such a spacious and well equipped house is wonderful, even two bathrooms; one en-suite. Saturday morning's breakfast we enjoyed on the stoep and lawn on the river side of the house and the tranquility and exceptional views made it a breakfast I'll remember, not for the food as such, but for the setting. The gardens, vineyards and orchards all around are really exceptional and each room has a door that opens to the garden. We had a wonderful time walking on the farm and canoeing on the river and we thoroughly enjoyed the visits to Bonnievale Cellar and the cheese shop in town. While the fire for the braai was burning we all enjoyed a late afternoon game of cricket on the lawn. I agree with the other comments that Jan and Maretha are wonderful hosts who really care for the well being of their visitors. We can really recommend this guesthouse and we will certainly return."
(David Malherbe, visited December 2010)
"It was the most tanquil and relaxing getaway from the mad rush in the city, I've had in years. My husband enjoyed the fishing and the Breede River Carp gave him a good battle when reeling in. The surrounding farm gave the cottage a hidden effect which made you think you were all alone in your own little world. The cottage was equipped with the basics and that was Great! Loved it, just loved it... will definitely be going back!"
(Janine Osman, visited April 2010)
"Had a lovely time there with my wife - the ideal place for a romantic getaway, but still close enough for lot's of things to do. Get's a bit pricey when only two people, but so worth it."
(Gerhard Gibbs, visited March 2010)
"We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend and just managed to miss the storm. We attempted to hook a few bass, but no luck. Facilities were acceptable and hosts very friendly."
(Claude Gorgulho, visited November 2009)
"It was comfortable, but small things grated like not being able to boil the kettle which someone was in the shower or the oven was on. No shower door and the charge for pets was too high based on the furnishings. My pets arrived with no ticks only to find a few in the bedroom on the carpet. It was excellent value for money but very basic - you got what you paid for and a summer visit would be better than one later in the year due to weather."
(Jane Holdcroft, visited May 2009)
"What a fantastic way and place to spend a 5th anniversary. Setting is unbeatable and value for money, hospitality excellent. Birdlife and beauty of river is unbelievable. Only downside was no jetty at Peet se Plek, which created a problem for canoe. I'm certain it will be soretd once Jan's arm has healed. Will be back soon and spend longer time there, so tranquil, majestic and away from it all. Thanks Marethe and Jan."
(John Burnell, visited August 2009)
"Ek en my kinders het die mees wonderlikste tyd gehad. Die gasvryheid van Jan en Maretha kan nie vergelyk word nie. Die huisie en omgewing moet jy self beleef want dit is onbeskryflik."
(Charmay Burger, visited April 2009)
"All Smiles! The place is lovely and the people loving! Comfortable and so quiet and restful you can't help but relax!"
(George Hugo, visited December 2008)
"Absolutely Superb, Marvelous, Fantastic, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! We as a family enjoyed it THOROUGHLY in every possible way... It was a TRULY UNFORGETABLE holiday of relaxation in the town of our dreams next to a river teaming with fish, life & beauty! We will do it again...every year if possible - thank you Jan & Maretha - you are stars!"
(Pierre Joubert, visited December 2008)
"What a wonderful setting with a warm country feeling!! An ideal place to escape the hustle an bustle of a hectic city life. Adults, kids and dogs enjoyed the stay, fishing and canoeing. We'll be back!"
(Elize Wessels, visited September 2008)
"Yes, the setting is rustic and kitchen is equipped, but hot water is insufficient, lights are erratic or faulty and mattresses and bedding should be upgraded and replaced. Plenty of gnats and the odd spider to keep you company."
(Joe Wynstein, visited December 2008)
"Loved our stay over Christmas, even though it rained most of the time and the roof leaked in various places! Rowing on the Breede was the highlight of our stay!"
(Chelsea Henning, visited December 2007)
"We had such a fantastic weekend and can't wait to go back. Our hosts were gracious without being intrusive and the homemade jams and preserves that were for sale were delicious. We stayed in Ou Waenhuis and the front lawn was great for our little one, who is only a year old. The guys enjoyed the fishing and the canoes and the ladies enjoyed all the little farm stores and coffee shops in Bonnievale. Even our staffie had a ball."
(Liza Anderson, visited February 2007)
"Nice touch that the owners provide insect repellent for guests use. Remember to close windows as it gets dark, or the flying wild beasties will get you - I am living proof."
(Geila Wills, visited February 2007)
"If I could give 6 stars I would, as we had an absolutely wonderful stay and are excited at the prospect of returning here. As a group, we had Peet se Plek & Ou Waenhuis, and they were both fantastic in their own rights."
(Noel Ross-Gillespie, visited January 2007)
"If you want a rustige experience in the country, this is it. The canoeing on the Breede was also fantastic, so peaceful and quiet and so much fun. Going back to stay in Peet in Feb 2006. We stayed in the other house, which I think may be better than Peet as it has all modern comforts."
(Loren Festers, visited October 2005)
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