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R800
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39 Marine Drive Rondawel

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Renovated rondawel with sea views - along Struisbaai beachfront

Now, back in the day (mid-seventies), Marine Drive - the seafront track linking Struisbaai to Cape Agulhas - hadn't seen much in the way of development. In fact, one of few beach shacks was a rough and ready little rondawel that offered many a happy holiday,...

From
R1350
per unit

5 Camp Street Self-Catering, City Bowl

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Guesthouse and 5 luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Cape Town - Gardens, Cape Town

This fairly new establishment located just off Cape Town's happening Kloof Street is a a good-value option with an accompanying package of convenient bells and whistles. 5 Camp Street features both a guesthouse (which can be taken as a self-catering whole)...

From
R950
per unit

Aloe Cottage

Darling, Western Cape

Luxury cottage on the outskirts of the village - in Darling

Located within a small fynbos estate of ten houses on the outskirts of the village, Aloe Cottage offers arguably the best views and, rand for rand, the most luxurious self-catering stay in Darling.  Hogging a good position at the edge of the estate, th...

From
R250pp

Arum Lily & Aloe Cottage

Stanford, Western Cape

Working farm with two private cottages - 9km from Stanford

Lying 9km from Stanford, on a small working farm of vineyards, springbuck, a bonsai nursery and dams stocked with trout, black bass and tilapia, Arum Lily Cottage and Aloe Cottage are a pair of rustic cottages framed by beautiful views of the Kleinrivie...

From
R1000
per unit

Avondson Cottage

Grabouw & Elgin Valley, Western Cape

Well-appointed flat on a farm in the Oak Valley - 27km from Grabouw (and 17km from Villiersdorp and Botrivier)

A handy base for couples or a small family staying in the Elgin Valley near Botrivier - not to mention a useful option to soak up overflow from neighbouring getaway, Underhill Farm - Avondson Cottage is new on the scene and already striking the right note. ...

From
R300pp

B's and Dove Cottage

Stanford, Western Cape

Two characterful thatched cottages in the village with picturesque garden and mountain views - in Stanford

Set directly across the way from Stanford’s tiny stone church and Market Square, in an English garden of lavender, daisies and roses, B’s Cottage has achieved minor gem status in her short existence. Only a few years old, she has the rustic cha...

From
R300pp

Beloftebos Farm Cottages

Stanford, Western Cape

Large farm adjacent to Salmonsdam Nature Reserve with a wedding venue and four privately-appointed traditional cottages - 15km from Stanford

Only 15km from Stanford, privately appointed and circled by magnificent Overberg views, Beloftebos offers homely traditional farm ambience and a useful springboard to the surrounding area.  Easy access to picnic spots, hikes in the veld, good mountain ...

From
R250pp

Bergen Dam Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Large dairy farm with a secluded renovated worker's cottage - 17km from Bredasdorp

Bergen Dam is a very nicely renovated worker's cottage sitting stoksiel alone on the foothills of the Soetmuisberg mountains. The uninterrupted views spilling out from all sides of the cottage include wide open stretches of undulating veld, low-slung mount...

From
R250pp

Beyond the Moon Guest Farm

Wilderness, Western Cape

A 24ha family-friendly farm in the beautiful Outeniqua foothills with five self-catering cottages - 15km from Wilderness in the Hoekwil area

This beautiful spot in the majestic Outeniqua’s is no Dark Side of the Moon. In fact, a few days at Beyond the Moon Guest Farm is guaranteed to bring back the sparkle and have you, err... shining on like a crazy diamond. Spread across 24ha of lush gr...

From
R200pp

Blommekloof Country Cottages

Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Farm along the Robinson Pass with a three-bedroomed cottage and a two-bedroomed 'eco' cottage - 35km from Mossel Bay (& 55km from Oudtshoorn)

Sixteen hectares of lush mountain paradise along the off-the-beaten track Robinson Pass, Blommekloof offers two farm cottages, the renovated and spacious Old Cottage and a recently completed and off-the-grid, eco abode know as Sunflower Cottage. Both are pe...

From
R200pp

Breede River Queen

Malgas, Western Cape

Luxury house on the banks of the Breede River - 5km from Malgas

Old Queen E and her entourage of corgis wouldn't scoff at this Breede River beauty. Especially not after the gushing feedback coming from the commoners who've already graced its halls. “We had such fun staying in the gorgeous, comfortable house.”...

From
R350pp

Bronze Grove Farm

Barrydale, Western Cape

Farm just outside Barrydale with three luxury cottages - 2km from Barrydale

A mere 2km from Barrydale and tucked into a corner of the Langeberg foothills that incorporates a chunk of the scenic Tradouw Pass, Bronze Grove Farm will appeal to couples and families looking for an exclusive self-catering escape. River Ikhaya (...

From
R1200
per unit

Buren Cottage, Noordhoek

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Equestrian smallholding in Noordhoek with a luxury thatch cottage - in Noordhoek

Buren Cottage is situated in the horsey heart of Noordhoek, on a pastoral smallholding circled by magnificent mountain views and within earshot of the crashing waves on Noordhoek beach. Horse paddocks frame one side of this luxury thatch abode, a p...

From
R335pp

Camphor Tree Cottage

Wilderness, Western Cape

Beautifully renovated farm cottage with soothing mountain views - in Hoekwil (8km from Wilderness)

Set on a smallholding facing the Outeniquas, just two kays from Hoekwil village, Camphor Tree Cottage is a beautifully renovated 1940’s farmhouse. With exposed timber, gorgeous interior, stacked stone walls and impeccable attention to detail, Camphor ...

From
R400pp

Cape Point Cottage and Villa, Simon's Town

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Stone cottage and double storey villa between Simon's Town and Cape Point Nature Reserve - 7km from Simon's Town

Cape Point Cottage comes pretty close to fitting the fantasy weekend cottage. What's more, you don't need to drive forever and a day to live the dream. Situated just five minutes (by car) from the front gate of Cape Point Nature Reserve and 7km along ...

From
R300pp

Carneddie Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Rustic thatch cottage near the town centre - in Bredasdorp

Carneddie is a lovingly renovated thatch cottage set in a quiet and pleasant garden in the heart of Bredasdorp. The guest feedback for Carneddie tells of a no-nonsense, easy-going stay: “Brilliant rustic and relaxing setting with very obliging and fri...

From
R100pp

Champagne by the River Campsite & Cottage

Greyton, Western Cape

Fruit farm with a private campsite and a cottage on the Zonderend River - 15km from Greyton

A fruit farm on the Zonderend River, Champagne offers a small campsite, a new bushcamp and a cottage, all set on the water and with a lovely open outlook towards the mountains. The campsite is sheltered and private (great for a single gr...

From
R800
per unit

Cheverells Farm Accommodation

Grabouw & Elgin Valley, Western Cape

Smallholding with two nicely appointed couples cottages - 12km from Grabouw (along the Viljoenshoop road)

With two beautifully renovated cottages spilling soothing views over orchards and vineyards, it’s easy to see why the pages of the Cheverells guest book paint such a rosy picture. “The cottage was just gorgeous, with everything you could want for...

From
R350pp

Clouds End Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Two characterful cottages with mountain vistas on a fruit farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley - 11km from Hermanus

Clouds End Farm (11km from Hermanus) gets its name from the wisp of cloud that so often blankets the tallest peak of Babylon’s Toring. Not only might this creamy wisp be a familar sight on your weekend visit, but so will the awesome mountain views and...

From
R550pp

De Wilge

Worcester & Hex Valley, Western Cape

Citrus Farm in the Nuy Valley, with a pair of adjacent luxury apartments and two en-suite rooms in the Manor House - 16km from Worcester

Let’s dive right into the guest book on this one: “Rural luxury.” “This is an absolutely beautiful place to be.” “Gorgeous luxury decor.” “The accommodation is superb, the scenery beautiful.” You get the ...

From
R266pp

Dreamcatcher

Tulbagh, Western Cape

Renovated self-catering house (with pool) in the centre of Tulbagh - in Tulbagh

How about a slow jaunt through wine country, a weekend swigging back some of the Cape's finest merlots and chenins, a backdrop of impressive scenery, historic sights and decent dining under ancient oaks? Add to your weekend of sniffing and spitting an eleg...

From
R200pp

Driftwood Cottage & Gumtree Cottage

Napier, Western Cape

Two characterful cottages overlooking Napier - in Napier

For starters let's dip into Driftwood's guest book. "I loved the single space cottage - decor fitted my personality. If I had a home like this I'd be the happiest person alive" (Adrienne from Pretoria). "Absolutely lovely. We enjoyed being in an environment ...

From
R230pp

Elands Bay Guesthouse

Elands Bay, Western Cape

Four spacious self-catering houses/units 200m from the ocean, offering a variety of options for both small and large groups - in Elands Bay

Finding decent accommodation Elands Bay is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. For the moment don’t even bother looking at the paltry alternatives – head straight to Elands Bay Guesthouse. Backdropped by mountain, and with neighbo...

Emett's Country Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Upmarket farmhouse and three cottages in the Hemel and Aarde Valley - 10km from Hermanus along the R320 to Caledon

Take a deep breath, 'cause this review is jam-packed… First off, they don’t call this the Hemel and Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth Valley) for nothing. And in this case you have 10ha of hemel to make your own for a few days. Lying in the prote...

From
R250pp

Enjo Nature Farm

Clanwilliam & Cederberg, Western Cape

Nature farm in the Biedouw Valley with five thatch cottages and three private campsites - 65km from Clanwilliam

The philosophy at Enjo Nature Farm is a simple one: Escape, breathe, relax and chill. Not a difficult undertaking when the surrounding scenery leaves your mouth hanging open at every turn. From mountain peaks to natural springs, fynbos galore to night skie...

From
R250pp

Fairfield Mountain Cottages

Ceres, Western Cape

Large fruit farm with three private mountain cottages - 6km from Ceres

Fairfield takes the form of three tastefully renovated cottages at the foot of a serrated wall of rock that's draped in a sheet of cascading water in winter. A relatively new getaway, Fairfield has now come into its own. The area around the cottages has de...

From
R250pp

Fairways Luxury Apartment

Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Luxury apartment on the Mossel Bay Golf Estate - in Mossel Bay

The guest comments pretty much sum it up: “Wow!” say a couple on a golfing trip. “Excellence in a nutshell,” says another. "Very friendly hostess, good value for money, private and fantastic setting," says Ria. Clearly, Fairways...

From
R400pp

Forest Hall Guest House

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Luxury guest house with 10 en-suite rooms - Port Elizabeth

Set within the leafy suburb of Walmer, a historic and posh area of Port Elizabeth, Forest Hall offers a convenient and very comfortable oasis en route to the Eastern Cape's big names: Addo, Hogsback and the Wild Coast. Ranked right up there on Tripadvisor,...

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 rural cul-de-sac; this means even the most hyperactive child is able to roam...

From
R250pp

Fynbos Retreat

Stanford, Western Cape

Three comfortable and privately appointed houses set in the fynbos hills of Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy - 20km from Stanford (and 24km from Gansbaai)

Tucked away in fynbos-clad hills between sleepy Stanford and Gansbaai, is the 2500ha Grootbos Nature Reserve. Heading into the reserve and motoring a further eight km's along gravel (a high ground clearance vehicle is recommended) brings you to Fynbos Retrea...

From
R1500
per unit

Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Converted milking shed on a private nature reserve near De Hoop - 40km from Bredasdorp

Located in a remote area midships between Swellendam and Bredasdorp (40km), your accommodation at this WWF-owned nature reserve comes in the form of a converted milking shed. Accommodating a total six guests, Haarwegskloof combines thick mud-...

From
R350pp

Kareekloof Game Farm

Rustenburg, North West Province

Game farm with thatched chalets, lodge suites and a campsite - 6km from Rustenburg

Here’s a getaway that’s more than just bushveld accommodation. It's full turnkey experience all of its own. From your hosts incredible knowledge of the natural surrounds, to the range of accommodation options, to the activities on offer, to the ...

From
R300pp

Keurkloof Karoo Cottage

Matjiesfontein, Western Cape

Karoo sheep farm with a 'rustic-luxury' cottage - 10km from the village of Matjiesfontein

Lying just off the N1 and only 10km from the pleasures of Matjiesfontein, Keurkloof is a massive Karoo farm offering a self-catering weekend at its soul-soothing best. A charming cottage, refurbished and decorated with a perfectionist's eye, is provided to...

From
R250pp

Klein Watervalplaas

Caledon, Western Cape

Smallholding in the Hemel en Aarde Valley with three cottages - 23km from Caledon (& 30km from Hermanus)

Geez, talk about setting the bar high! If the gushing and poetic feedback we've received on Klein Watervalplaas is anything to go by, this new getaway spot in the Hemel en Aarde Valley is a Budget gem in the making.  For the full unabridged versions ch...

From
R400pp

Klipfontein Keep

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Newly-restored spacious four-bedroom farmhouse on a 1600ha working farm - 10km from Cape Agulhas

Meticulously restored and framed by typical Overberg countryside of rolling wheat and canola, this gorgeous thatched farmhouse is ready and waiting 10km inland of Struisbaai and Agulhas. Deriving it’s name from the Middle English word “kype&rdq...

From
R295pp

Klondyke Cherry Farm

Ceres, Western Cape

Cherry farm with 3 cottages and an 8-stand campsite - 30km from Ceres

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 Str...

From
R750
per unit

Knysna Glampackers @ 52 on Main

Knysna, Western Cape

Eclectic wooden chalets set in a forested garden - in the heart of Knysna

Glampacking is a fairly recent addition to the Budget Getaways pages, and this one looks like a good example of the fast-growing trend. Slapbang in the very heart of Knysna, and just off Main Road as you head out of town towards the lagoon, Knysna Glampacke...

From
R550
per unit

Koensrust Sea Farm

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

A 1000ha ocean- and river-front farm with three rustic cottages and a secluded tented camp - 10km from Vermaaklikheid

A question we often ask yourselves at the BG office: Why the heck do we share Budget gems like this with the general public? When deep down our conscience tells us to report the file lost, slip it into a dossier labelled "Urgent Work To Do" and hide it under...

From
R150pp

Kouga Wildernis

Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

Historic farm bordering the Baviaanskloof, with a farmhouse, two cottages, a campsite, a bush camp, and an equipped caravan - 28km from Joubertina in the Kouga mountains

Now here’s a getaway where you can really escape in the true sense of the word - over 3000ha of historic Langkloof farm bordering the majestic Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, 28 kays from Joubertina.  Kouga Wildernis has been farmed by the Ferre...

From
R350pp

Kruisrivier Gallery Apartment

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

Farm setting with a funky Karoo studio apartment - 28km from Calitzdorp (& 48km from Oudtshoorn

The setting? Gorgeous Klein Karoo, minus the harsh edges: early morning cows on their way to be milked, the sounds of phlegmatic tractors and the occasional farm bakkie; open vistas of tobacco fields and the looming Swartberg peaks. Your hosts? Phyllis, a ...

From
R400pp

La Folie Cottages

Wellington, Western Cape

Three romantic cottages on a wine and olive farm - 3km from Wellington

Nothing like a spot of impulsive folly to get them life-affirming endorphins flowing. And here's your catalyst - three romantic cottages on an olive and wine farm below the Hawequas mountains 3km outside Wellington. The cottages, La Folie Green, La Folie Su...

From
R350pp

Lazy Leopard Forest Retreat

Knysna, Western Cape

Forest setting with two romantic 'bush huts' and a house - 15km from the centre of Knysna

Situated just off the scenic Rheenendal country road, Lazy Leopard offers three very appealing options: two romantic 'bush huts' called Forest Moon and Starry Forest and the larger Blue Hills Cottage.  Forest Moon and Starry Forest are open-plan, ...

From
R225pp

Libertas Guest Farm

Wilderness, Western Cape

Dairy farm above Wilderness with a restored 12-sleeper house and a converted dairy cottage - 20km from Wilderness

Occasionally ye old Captain Getaway stumbles across a gem that boldly ticks just about every box on the Show Me The Perfect Getaway show... Libertas Guest Farm near the Wilderness Lakes slots right into this category. It’s hard to say what’s mor...

From
R225pp

Long Thin Farm

Stilbaai, Western Cape

Olive and grape farm along the Goukou River, with two comfortable cottages - 13km from Stilbaai

Long Thin Farm overlooks the Goukou River, 13km from Stilbaai. And, judging by the gushing guest feedback, it looks like a Budget gem in the making... On offer are two self-catering cottages, both above a beautiful stretch of idylli...

From
R300pp

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

Historic farm with six rustic cottages and a campsite - 13km from Calitzdorp

Now, here's a farm spilling rich history and Karoo character. Matjiesvlei goes right back to 1821 and has been in the same bloodline ever since - today it's farmed by 5th generation Bennie Nel and his wife, Selma, and judging by their towering sons, the bato...

From
R200pp

Middeldam Plaashuis

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Working historic sheep farm with a four-bedroom farmhouse - 15km from Bredasdorp

It started seven generations ago with the first Uys arriving at Middeldam, unpacking the wagon and trying his luck with a spot of farming. His efforts paid off, 'cause today the Uys family is still firmly rooted at this very spot, with farming still running ...

From
R300pp

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Five romantic timber cottages and a garden cottage appointed in indigenous forest - 13km from Plettenberg Bay

You will find this haven of creative calm tucked among indigenous forest high above Whiskey Creek gorge, in a pictureque area known as the Crags.  No two ways about it, Moon Shine will knock your socks off. Created from scratch and managed by your frie...

From
R1750
per unit

Mountain Mist at Betty's

Betty's Bay, Western Cape

Three-bedroomed house at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain - in Betty's Bay

Far from your run-of-the-mill damp and weather-beaten beach shack, Mountain Mist is a spacious group getaway with a touch of colonial, dollops of feel-good luxury, and a chilled holiday atmosphere. Set in open fynbos at the foot of the Kogelberg in Betty&r...

From
R50pp

Night Sky Caravan Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Wine farm with a campsite and six timber chalets - 17km from Bonnievale (& 34km from Robertson)

Situated on a wine farm 17km from Bonnievale (and 34km from Robertson) Night Sky offers the hardy weekender a nicely laid out campsite and six Wendyhouse-style timber chalets, both arranged around a pretty farm dam and backdropped by the Rivie...

From
R340pp

Oakhurst Farm

Wilderness, Western Cape

Historic Farm with a rustic-romantic cottage, six family cottages and nine newly-restored family units - 20km from Wilderness

Sitting high above the Wilderness Lakes in rural Hoekwil, Oakhurst Farm has got the getaway recipe down to a tee: Plenty of good ol’ farm fun, clean country air, and a platter of rustic-luxury accommodation that will knock your socks off.  The Fo...

From
R250pp

Old Sam's Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Overberg farm with a restored cottage for couples - 10km from Bredasdorp

Settling into this comfy farm number shouldn't prove much of a challenge at all. For the city-frazzled couple in desperate need of WE time, Old Sam’s Cottage is both cute and cozy, and the wide open circling landscape just the thing to get your s...

From
R250pp

Pascal's of Napier

Napier, Western Cape

Award-winning restaurant with two comfortable units - in Napier

Here’s a getaway that’ll have your taste buds doing the tango. If you’ve ever been within nose-shot of Napier, you’ll no doubt have been drawn to Pascal’s Country Kitchen and its heavenly smorgasbord of finest lamb shank, spanis...

From
R250pp

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Stanford, Western Cape

250ha fynbos reserve in the Klein River Mountains, with five spacious six-sleeper chalets - 13km from Stanford

Phillipskop covers 250ha of gorgeous fynbos on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains. Access is via a short gravel road, 13 kays from Stanford. With soothing vistas across the Overberg and Akkedisberg, this is a getaway where you can really unwind. A...

From
R250pp

Rhodene Farm Cottages

Ceres, Western Cape

Farm below Skurweberg mountains with a farmhouse, five cottages and four more basic semi-detached units - 10km from Ceres

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 ...

From
R250pp

River Magic Cottages

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

Four spacious designer cottages appointed in a pastoral and river setting - on Vermaaklikheid outskirts (& 35km from Riversdale)

The name isn’t an exaggeration – both the setting and the gorgeous abodes, Backtrack, Glory Be, Base Huis, and Deck Plek are magical. Set 300m from the river, Backtrack is an architecturally-styled stone, thatch and glass cottage in a tranq...

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 weekenders with Huckleberry Finn leanings. River House is the more basic of the two &...

From
R200pp

Rockhaven Farm

Porterville, Western Cape

Mountain farm with two cottages - 25km from Porterville

Like a number of surrounding getaways, Rockhaven has the unfair advantage of being nestled among the spectacular Groot Winterhoek mountains. In this case, two comfortable cottages (Protea and Erica) with very reasonable price tags provide your weekend lodgin...

From
R100pp

Rooiheuwel Noord

Caledon, Western Cape

Sheep and dairy farm with a row of three rustic cottages - 3km from Bot River and 30km from Caledon

Rooiheuwel-Noord is a sheep and dairy farm found off a pleasant dirt road cutting through green folded pastures.  Set on a hill below an impressive mountain, the guest cottages are a close-knit group of three renovated labourer dwellings - so think abo...

From
R250pp

Sandpiper Cottage

St Helena Bay, Western Cape

Six-sleeper cottage with sea views and beach access - in Britannia Bay

Simple uncluttered lines, whitewashed walls, flowy beach vibe, views, Atlantic rollers offloading onto the nearby beach… If this isn't enough to have you reaching for the boogie boards, umbrellas and Frisbee, then read on… Sandpiper Cottage i...

From
R250pp

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Montagu, Western Cape

A secluded getaway with a 'rustic-luxury' farmhouse and two cottages - 50km from Montagu

Described in the brochure as “your-down-to-earth-mountain-retreat”, Simonskloof is special – thanks to a remote setting and lovingly-restored accommodation. Access to Simonskloof is courtesy of a rough farm road jutting off the gorgeous Koo...

From
R550pp

Snyderskloof Karoo Cottage

Matjiesfontein, Western Cape

Sprawling Karoo farm with a secluded rustic-luxury stone cottage - 24km from Matjiesfontein

Just in from a happy visitor to this diamond in the Karoo dust: “Everything was perfect. If you just want to get away from the city, Snyderskloof’s got it all. No electricity, beautiful surroundings and very romantic.” As far as romantic,...

From
R220pp

Sons of the King Guesthouse

De Rust, Western Cape

Simple three-bedroomed house in the village - in De Rust

Sons of the King Guesthouse is a typical simple dorpshuis on a quiet backstreet in De Rust. Sporting a rambling garden with fruit trees and pleasantly decorated interior, the house has traditonal high ceilings (to counter that Karoo heat), and oodles o...

From
R350pp

Stone Stables

Darling, Western Cape

Converted historic stone stable in the village - in Darling

The origins of this funky and romantic getaway stem back to 1925, when it served (as the name implies), as a stable and then as a jail, mopping up the overflow from the local prison! Evidence of this colourful history can still be ...

From
R100pp

Suikerbossie Guest Farm

Ceres, Western Cape

Sprawling farm in the Koue Bokkeveld with 18 self-catering camps, three of them equipped - 90km from Ceres (& 30km on rough dirt road from Citrusdal)

Suikerbossie has evolved in massive leaps and bounds since the Captain Getaway and his trusty hound, the Budget Brak, first visited a few years ago. What started out as a rough and ready experience is now the ‘safari getaway’ of the Koue Bokkevel...

From
R250pp

Swaynekloof Farm

Caledon, Western Cape

Farm in Botrivier Valley with four rustic cottages and a luxury family home - 31km from Caledon (and 5km from Botrivier)

Here’s a fuel-friendly escape from the Mother City - a laid-back farm 5km from Botrivier that ticks most boxes for a family or group of friends. Besides easy proximity to Cape Town, what we have here is 149ha of prime real estate tucked into the gentl...

From
R100pp

Tarentaalkraal Farm Cottage

Greyton, Western Cape

Sprawling farm with a traditional cottage - 15km from Greyton

The scene is typically Overberg: rolling grain fields disappearing into a hazy horizon cropped by fynbos-coated mountains. The farm’s touted attractions include vast tracts of unspoilt nature for walking, hiking, bird and animal watching, and a ri...

From
R250pp

The Blue House

Stanford, Western Cape

Historic house in the heart of the village - in Stanford

Sitting in front of that grey screen dreamin' about that idyllic weekend escape? A place where gran and gramps are happy to tag along, where the clan can run free in a lawned garden, where you can sneak out the front door and in true Paleolithic tradition hu...

From
R150pp

The Fisherman's Cottage

Gansbaai, Western Cape

Holiday house along the Pearly Beach seafront (200m from the water) - in Pearly Beach (20km from Gansbaai)

The Fisherman's Cottage is a neat  abode set a mere 200m from the crashing waves at Pearly Beach - a smallish holiday enclave 20km up the way from Gansbaai.  Best thing about Fisherman's are the views - lots of them, spilling out from the livingro...

From
R250pp

The Place

Ladismith, Western Cape

Nature lover's retreat in the Klein Karoo, with two private self-catering units - 30km from Ladismith

One hundred hectares of wide open Karoo vlakte, huge skies, the gentle flow of the Touw River, two finely-tuned accommodation options, gregarious hosts Kevin and Lizelle... The Place ticks a whole lot of getaway boxes that will appeal to a broad range of per...

From
R1900
per unit

Thorn & Feather

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

A cluster of exclusive stone cottages and communal living area overlooking the Duiwenhoks River - on the outskirts of Vermaaklikheid (& 35km from Riversdale)

You know you're onto something good when you pry open the tap and the glowing reviews come flowing fast and furious. “Thorn & Feather is the perfect escape...” “The perfect place to get away from it all...” “What a magical p...

From
R200pp

Tree Spirit Cottage

Knysna, Western Cape

Organic farm with two rustic-luxury cottage overlooking a dam - 15km from Knysna

As the name suggests, here’s a getaway with plenty of spirit, coupled with a healthy dose of fresh forest air to rejuvenate those weary city bones. Nestled at the edge of the majestic Knysna forest at Gouna, Tree Spirit Cottage embodies the wholesome...

From
R250pp

Wayside Inn

Wilderness, Western Cape

Historic farmhouse on a farm near Hoekwil above Wilderness - Hoekwil (17km inland from Wilderness)

Hosting guests is nothing new at the Wayside Inn; in fact back in the late 1800’s this popular refuge saw many a weary traveller dismount, hang up the leathers and tuck into a hearty meal washed down by copious volumes of ale - or so we presume given t...

From
R200pp

Wild Olive Guest Farm

Stilbaai, Western Cape

Organic farm along the Goukou River with three cottages - 11km from Still Bay

This is one tranquil getaway. A 140ha property, where olives, organic fruit and veg grow amidst bushy hills, green pastures and the idyllic Goukou River, Wild Olive offers two timber chalets with decks and open views across the water, and an historic cottage...

From
R300pp

Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

Ladismith, Western Cape

Two rustic-retro cottages on a typical Karoo farm - 45km from Barrydale and 40km from Ladismith

Now, here's a nice example of funky and understated Platteland revival - an ex-ostrich farm turned chilled guest farm on the open vlakte below the Touwsberg, 30km east of Ladismith. Global trotters Ashley Brownlee and Andre Hagan saw through the net curtai...

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