Budget Getaways Logo

Berry Cottages & Apartments @ Wildebraam

230km from Cape Town
Self-catering cottage, garden suite and two loft-style apartments on a youngberry farm in the Hermitage Valley - 2km from Swellendam
  • Berry cottage entrance
  • Berry cottage main bedroom
  • Berry cottage extra bed and dining area
  • Berry cottage dining and lounge area
  • View of the mountain and berry fields
  • Berry cottage kitchen
  • View of the mountain and berries in season
  • Garden suit entrance
  • Garden suit main bedroom
  • Blueberry and Cranberry entrance
  • Blueberry apartment open plan with hideaway bed
  • Blueberry apartment king + single (incl hideaway bed under single)
  • Blueberry apartment kitchen
  • Blueberry / Cranberry bath and shower
  • Blueberry/Cranberry weber
  • Cranberry view of the mountain
  • Cranberry apartment open plan
  • Cranberry king bed+ single + hideaway
  • Cranberry apartment open plan lounge and dining
  • Function room
  • Tasting room

Rate Guide

From R330pp - R400pp, seasonal specials available on enquiry.

Budget Getaways Review

Whether for a comfortable and convenient overnight stay or a full romantic weekend of it, Wildebraam is a failsafe option for either individuals, couples or small families.

An enterprising berry farm in the picturesque Hermitage Valley just outside Swellendam, Wildebraam offers a single farm cottage namely Berry Cottage - and a separate Garden Suite. Both lie alongside your friendly host's own home, and overlook green pastures and dramatic mountain views.

Kicking off with Berry Cottage, a spacious and soothing abode enjoyed by folks from across the globe, is filled with light, thanks to plenty of glass and simple design. It's also filled with generous and quality touches, a bag of free wood, tea, coffee, etc. The bedroom has a queen size bed and is air conditioned.

The lounge and kitchen is open-plan, with a three-quarter bed and a couch that pulls open in front of the fireplace - all you need is a bear rug to complete the picture. The living area (with DSTV 'Select') opens to a wide patio with giant braai.

Besides Berry Cottage, there is the Garden Suite to accommodate guest overflow and overnighters looking for a shorter stay. Like the main cottage it's very comfortably furnished and has a lovely outlook. It sleeps two and is also air conditioned.

In addittion to this you'll find the newly added Blueberry and Cranberry Apartments, both located on the scond floor of the cellar with pretty impressive views of the berry fields. Both of these country-style units are open plan and fully kitted with all the bells and whistles - including aircon and DSTV. They can each sleep four guests is a combination of double or single beds. Each also sports its own undercover verandah with a Wber braai.

Sitting in a hub of potential activity (golf, mountain biking, hiking, restaurants, etc), Wildebraam also has its own attractions, namely berry picking in season and year round sampling of their interesting concoction of berry liquers and other gourmet delights at their tasting room.

Quick Facts

Where
2km from Swellendam
GPS
S 34°01'07''
E 20°25'17''
Sleeps
4,2,4,4
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
many restaurants nearby
Pet-Friendly
By request
Activities
birdwatching, farm animals, golf, golf, museums & galleries, restaurants, walking, wine routes
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 8 reviews)
Standard of facilities
Appeal of setting
Professionalism
Value for money

"Absolutely stunning! We loved every second of it!"

"We enjoyed every minute of it! I wish we could've stay longer. We will definitely come back."

"I had a lovely time."

"Really lovely."

"One thing that the owners of the Wildebraam Berry Estate have is passion! They honestly love what they do and it shows. We received a wonderful service and they created a very welcoming environment. It's the little things like how we were helped with directions over the phone and how their son waited for us at the entrance as we arrived around 7 in the evening. The tastings fee was included in our rate, which is a great perk and the costs for goods is reasonable - we actually purchased a few things. It was a pity that my boyfriend was recovering from a cold, so we didn't do any outdoor activities. We would definitely recommend the Wildebraam Berry Estate to our friends and family. The drive from Cape Town was easy and with lovely scenes, and you arrive at a friendly and homey place with loads of peace and quiet. Also, it was affordable. Every now and again we deserve a little treat and breakaway, but the truth is life is pretty expensive. We enjoyed our quick escape over the long weekend."

"This is an excellent place and I will definitely go there again. The people are really friendly."

"We did not plan to stay, but when we saw the berry season sign, we could not resist. Berry Cottage catered for all our needs and was home away from home. Even the two farm dogs were part of the welcoming party. We had a braai on the veranda with purchases from the local butcher enjoying the garden views. We picked our own berries, went for long walks in the mountain and returned to a clean unit which was very refreshing. We ended up staying for three days. Next year we will reserve in advance for a longer stay. Little bit of heaven on earth!"

"The new apartment was of the best quality stay during on our road trip heading home. Top quality hotel linen and mattresses ensured the best night's rest in a long time. The walk-in shower with bath was a big treat. It's perfect for a family with small children. The extra bed in the open plan apartment has a hideaway bed too and was perfect for our needs! Excellent facilities with the bonus of liqueur and jams tasting, as well as great and friendly service by all staff. We had everything we needed for the units are fully equipped and we enjoyed a braai on the weber. The tranquility of the farm was also a plus. We will definitely visit again!"

"The Berry Cottage is fantastic, the tastings of products is great, the berry picking was also nice. However, there is some rubble and old farm implements just lying around and rusting, the farm needs a good clean up. The berry festival was small and not really something to make the trip to Swellendam worth the drive. The town of Swellendam is a very clean town and a has a great atmosphere. The Old Goal is a must. "

"Beautiful surroundings. Mattress not so good."

Getaway Reply

Dear Reinette, thank you for your comments. We are very privileged to live in such a beautiful part of South Africa with an amazing view, surrounded by the berry fields. We are pleased to inform you that the mattress has been replaced in June last year. Hope to be of service in the near future.

(Jeanette Liebenberg)

"We had a lovely stay and especially enjoyed the deli/tasting room."

Add Your Review
Have you recently stayed at this getaway? If so, we'd love to hear all about it.
Rate It
Standard of facilities
Appeal of setting
Professionalism & hospitality
Value for money

Thanks!

Thanks for submitting your review.

Getaway Map
Berry Cottages & Apartments @ Wildebraam, Swellendam, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.0186   E 20.4213
Request a Quote
Berry Cottages & Apartments @ Wildebraam, Swellendam
 
 
 
 
 

This is an obligation-free enquiry forwarded directly to the establishment for reply.

Berry Cottage
(sleeps three, minimum stay one night, minimum rate applies)
  • 2018-11-01
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2019-02-01
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-04-01
  • 2019-05-01
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-12-01
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-04-01
Garden Room
(sleeps two, minimum stay one night, minimum rate applies)
  • 2018-11-01
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2019-02-01
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-04-01
  • 2019-05-01
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-12-01
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-04-01
Blueberry
(sleeps four)
  • 2018-11-01
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2019-02-01
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-04-01
  • 2019-05-01
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-12-01
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-04-01
Cranberry
(sleeps four, minimum rate applies)
  • 2018-11-01
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2019-02-01
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-04-01
  • 2019-05-01
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-12-01
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-04-01
  Booked        Public Holiday

The above is a rate GUIDE. Exact rates should be confirmed on enquiry.

Thanks!

Other Handpicked Getaways in the area
From
R200pp

Rivierplaas Cottages

Swellendam, Western Cape

Fruit farm on the Breede River with a timber cabin and a stone cottage - 16km from Swellendam

River House and Stone Cottage are secluded cottages appointed on a fruit farm along the banks of the Breede River. Both have a relaxed rustic personality suited to Budget...

From
R450pp

Uitkyk Guest Farm

Swellendam, Western Cape

Comfortable farmhouse with mountain views and a pool - 25km from Swellendam

Country living doesn’t get much much easier than Uitkyk Guest Farm. Oodles of space both in and outside this stylish abode, a lovely pool, plenty to do on the farm ...

From
R800
per unit

Aloe Canyons Guestfarm and Wildlife

Swellendam, Western Cape

Rustic game farm with a house, a cottage and a converted wagon along a river - 28km from Swellendam

Off the beaten track and tucked along the banks of a river - with an outlook over rugged hills - Aloe Canyons Guest Farm and Wildlife is nature lovers territory. The riv...

From
R495pp

Rotterdam

Swellendam, Western Cape

Historic Overberg guest farm with private rooms and suites - 10km from Swellendam

Rotterdam is an historic gem. This sprawling estate dates back to the late 1700’s and incorporates a mix of old Cape charm with contemporary boutique accommodation....

From
R300pp

Frog Mountain Getaway

Swellendam, Western Cape

Self-catering luxury guest farm offering 3 family thatched rondavels, Nguni Cottage, Willow Lodge and Sam's Place - 18km from Swellendam

Frog Mountain is a popular family getaway, which we first came across in the form of a glowing review in The Big Issue. The farm is ideally appointed in a rur...

From
R475pp

A Hilltop Country Retreat

Swellendam, Western Cape

Country retreat in town with several stylish self-catering units - in Swellendam

Snuggled on the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, just above Swellendam, A Hilltop Country Retreat is country decadence in its various forms: lush green lawns, t...

From
R300pp

Die Hoenderhok & Plaashuisie

Swellendam, Western Cape

Small farm below the Langeberg with a pair of restored century-old cottages - 12km from Swellendam

Pastoral bliss and a skyline dominated by the jagged peaks of the Langeberg are surely sufficient reason for a stop-over near (12km) Swellendam? Be it a midway break bet...

From
R250pp

Lismore Farm

Swellendam, Western Cape

Historic farm near Suurbraak village, with a basic cottage overlooking a river - 25km from Swellendam

Barring the odd bark or human voice floating on the breeze from the tiny mission village of Suurbraak, Lismore is cut off from civilisation as we usually know it, and the...

From
R200pp

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Swellendam, Western Cape

Beautiful valley farm at the foot of the Langeberg, with a river and dams, a farmhouse and four rustic-luxury cottages - 16km from Swellendam

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm nestles in a beautiful valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains, just 16km from Swellendam. Combining an idyllic an...

From
R500
per unit

Spanspek se Plek

Swellendam, Western Cape

Farm on the Langeberg slopes with two spacious cottages for larger groups, and five converted labourer cottages for couples and small families - 30km from Swellendam (21km from Montagu & 15km from Bonnievale)

Spanspek has all the ingredients for a great weekend getaway: a chocolate box setting of manicured fields and vineyards merging into rugged fynbos-covered mountains, seve...

From
R300pp

Bibi's Joy

Swellendam, Western Cape

'Rustic-modern' solar powered cottage in a secluded setting outside Suurbraak village - Suurbraak (20km from Swellendam)

Let’s set the tone with a recent guest comment: “If you need peace and tranquility away from the city bustle, this is the place to go. Rustic, comfortable, se...

From
R350pp

Die Stal

Swellendam, Western Cape

Restored milking shed in the Hermitage Valley outside Swellendam - 4km from Swellendam

The sweeping views from Die Stal towards Eenuurkop, Twaalfuurkop and Tienuurkop in Swellendam’s Hermitage Valley were once only appreciated by a few mooing cattle a...