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Rhodene Farm Cottages

150km from Cape Town
Farm below Skurweberg mountains with a farmhouse, five cottages and four more basic semi-detached units - 10km from Ceres
  • Guinea Fowl Cottage in summer
  • The front view of Heron House Cottage
  • Peacock's Perch Cottage with undercover stoep and braai area with magnificent views of the Ceres valley.
  • The Voëlvlei House with enclosed garden, private salt water pool and close to the foot of the mountain. Sleeps max. 8 persons.
  • Voëlvlei House has a spacious lounge / dining area with flatscreen TV (DSTV), a fireplace & underfloor heating for cold winters.
  • Voëlvlei House - main bedroom upstairs with private balcony & en-suite bathroom (4 bedrooms sleeping 8 persons max.)
  • Bunkbeds (2 sets) in 2nd bedroom of Peacock's Perch Cottage
  • Spacious and modern open-plan kitchen/ living area in Voëlvlei Cottages.
  • A cosy fireplace for cold winters (Heron House)
  • The double bedroom in Guinea Fowl Cottage
  • Modern bathroom facilities - Guinea Fowl Cottage
  • Private stoep and braai area at the two Voëlvlei Cottages.
  • The Voëlvlei Units - 4 semi-detached units in 2 buildings.
  • Hiking in the Skurweberg Mountains with beautiful views of the Ceres valley.
  • Winter at Rhodene with snow capped mountains.
  • Autumn colours on display at Rhodene.
  • Views from farm dam of the mountains and Ceres valley - bass fishing in dam.
  • Spring blossoms - each season has its special charm and beauty at Rhodene.
  • Rhodene Farm is a working fruit farm, just 9km's from Ceres, only 500 m off a tarred road and at the foot of the Skurweberg Mountains
  • Rhodene is a deciduous fruit farm consisting mainly of various varieties of pears, as well as apples and peaches.
  • The swimming pool is for the communal use of all our guests (except Voëlvlei House) during summer only.

Rate Guide

Cottages: from R550 to R1500 nightly (depending on number of guests). Farmhouse: R2500 nightly for 8 persons

Budget Getaways Review

A laid-back fruit farm below the jagged Skurweberg mountains outside Ceres, Rhodene offers a ten-pack of accommodation, among it a fullblown farmhouse and three cottages, two of these tucked alongside the farm’s packshed and offering views of the Skurweberg, the other overlooking the valley and Matroosberg mountains.

First off are Fish Eagle and Kingfisher, two-bedroom units that have been recently renovated. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and full en-suite bathroom, while the second comes with two single beds and a separate bathroom with shower. A spacious living area, underfloor heating throughout, own private stoeps and outside braai are among the attractions. 

Also recently added is a spacious four-bedroomed farmhouse tucked up on its own against the Witzenberg Mountain. The house sleeps up to eight and sports views, own swimming pool and a lush garden. Indoors you'll find a modern kitchen, spacious living area, open fireplace and DSTV. The outside entertainment area looks onto the garden and pool. Good option for a group or two families.

And then there are four more basic semi-detached units (Voelvlei units 6-9) - comprising ex-farm buildings that sleep two apiece on single beds. While nothing to write home about in terms of architectural style and decor they are decently equipped (including underfloor heating!), and each has its own stoep and braai area.

A notch or two up and with more character, Guinea Fowl is a neat one-bedroom unit with underfloor heating, a fireplace in the open-plan kitchen/living area (equipped with sleeper-couch), terracotta tiled floors, telly, African theme duvets and curtains, crisp towels and a gold-clawed Victorian bath. From the cottage it's a hop and skip into the orchards and mountain beyond.

Heron House is next door to and similar to Guinea Fowl, with a large walk-in shower.

Standing more on its own, Peacock’s Perch is a large unit with a raised patio overlooking the apple orchard and golden valley. Tiled from one end to the other, the home comforts include a fireplace in the living room oil heater and a built-braai on the patio.

Linen and towels are standard in all five cottages, the farmhouse, and the Voëlvlei units, as are microwave, stove with oven, fridge with freezer, etc. 

All nine units, including the farmhouse have the added bonus of a DSTV guesthouse bouquet with selected channels, including sport, news & movie channels.

For a friendly and good-value base to Ceres and the surrounding region Rhodene is well appointed. Besides plenty beds the farm has a fair amount to offer, including a swimming pool, bass fishing and a path for hiking and mountain biking in the Skurweberg.

Quick Facts

Where
10km from Ceres
GPS
S 33°17'51''
E 19°17'54''
Sleeps
3,3,6,2,2,2,2,4,4,8
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
3 cottages, a farmhouse and 9 units total with underfloor heating
Braai
Yes
Meals
No
Pet-Friendly
No
Activities
birdwatching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, swimming
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Overall Rating (based on 3 reviews)
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"We love this place. We'll be coming back for sure."

"What an amazing holiday we had. We will definitely be back soon. What a awesome place to end off 2016.. We had a blast!"

"A brilliant place to stay. Spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery, pots, pans etc. Beds are very firm but we really slept well. We enjoyed having access to a swimming pool as it was so hot. Close enough to Ceres that should you need to get something from the shops you are able to jump in your car but far enough away from the town that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the farm. It is a good place to stay if you are planning to go cherry picking and want to stay over for a few nights. The drive takes about 45min from the cottages to Klondyke."

"In spite of our very close proximity to the packshed and the immediate neighbour in Heron's House, it was an incredibly peaceful experience. The cottage is well equipped and spotless. I would use this cottage as a base rather than a destination in itself."

"It's a very nice place, quiet and peacefull with friendly dogs and friendly people. The fruit factory was right next to our cottage and they start early. One thing bad was the flies, there are plenty to keep you busy and running around - it's unreal, so take lots of doom with."

"A wonderfully relaxing place to stay; peaceful, stunning surroundings with gorgeous gardens, friendly hosts (and dogs) and exactly what we needed to fully de-stress. Definitely one of our new favourite places to go - we are already planning on when we can go back! Thanks to both Glenda and Ean for a perfect weekend getaway."

"A very relaxed experience, for even young kids under eight."

"We have been going there for the last 3 years and it has improved every year. We love the place and will keep going back. Thanks to Ean and Glenda it's a home to home."

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Rhodene Farm Cottages, Ceres, Western Cape
GPS: S -33.2975   E 19.2984
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Heron House
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Fish Eagle
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Voëlvlei House
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