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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
R350pp

Arendsig Self-Catering Cottages

Robertson, Western Cape

Five farm cottages on a wine estate - 25km from Robertson

A mere 300m from the Arendsig Cellar and tasting rooms, on a working wine and fruit farm near Robertson, Arendsig Self-catering Cottages offer tranquil vistas over the vineyards and orchards, with the sluggish waters of the Breede River nearby. The five far...

From
R350pp

Babylon's Tower Cottage & Shepherd's Hut

Hermanus, Western Cape

Private farm cottage and shepherd's hut with open views over the Hemel en Aarde valley - 15km from Hermanus

Big on farm vibe and gob-smacking mountain vistas, this one will have you in it's grip in no time. Whether you're opting for the Cottage's long voorstoep spilling gentle Hemel en Aarde vistas, an elegant understated interior of muted tones, exposed beams and...

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R200pp

Barn Owl Farm

Ladismith, Western Cape

Restored historic barn on a Klein Karoo farm - 16km from Ladismith

The charm of this organically-styled ex-barn lies not only in the fact that many moons back it housed farming implements and livestock, but that its quirky charm has been lovingly carried over into the present. A generous dollop of modern day comfort has als...

From
R325pp

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
R350pp

Blomerus Guest Farm

Gansbaai, Western Cape

Modern 10-sleeper farmhouse with a sprawling garden and farm dam - 10km from Gansbaai

Trawling the big bad Net for Blomerus Guest Farm reviews reveals a whole lot of super content travellers, who have nothing but high praise for the place. To summarise our research..  1. It’s big: “What a lovely house - a mansion I would say...

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 known as Sunflower Cottage. Both are pe...

From
R175pp

Blue Gum Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm along the Breede River with two laid-back cottages - 5km from Bonnievale

About 5km out of Bonnievale, Blue Gum Cottages is a laid-back and family-friendly spot with two cottages spread along the banks of the Breede.   First off is Blue Gum Cottage itself - a private and rustic cottage tucked, as the name suggests, in the sh...

From
R500pp

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
R600pp

De Wilge

Worcester & Hex Valley, Western Cape

Citrus Farm in the Nuy Valley, with three 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
R200pp

Desert Wind Private Game Farm

Montagu, Western Cape

An adventure game farm with a 10-sleeper self-catering guest house, a 4-sleeper self-catering guest cottage, a 4-sleeper stone cottage and two luxury self-catering king suites - at the end of a 40km gravel road north of Montagu (and 40km from Touwsrivier)

A few choice guest snippets to get our wordy review of Desert Wind rolling…  "For me Desert Wind Private Game Farm really is the ultimate getaway. I love the vast open spaces of untouched raw natural beauty that surrounds the farm… The ho...

From
R100pp

Die Houthuis, Die Wyntenke & A Snoozer's Cottage

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Persimmon, pomegranate and grape farm on the Breede River, with a rustic barn overlooking the water, a casual house set 200m back and a converted wine cellar for groups - 7km from Bonnievale

As far as rustic weekend getaways go, Die Houthuis is the last of a dying breed – a place where not even Triple-X Gel can keep the hair up. It’s the oldest getaway in Bonnievale, dating back to 1968 when the Milnerton Jewish Guild sold what was t...

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R150pp

Drie Kuilen Nature Reserve

Montagu, Western Cape

Proclaimed Nature Reserve in the Waboom Mountains with a farmhouse, three farm cottages and a group venue with 54-bed dorm - 50km from Montagu (towards Touwsrivier), 23km from Touwsrivier

It started off with an idea for a romantic weekend for just the two of you. But then the troops and your buddies got wind of it, who in turn informed gran and gramps… And now your sister’s just called to say that her three hooligans are strapped...

From
R425pp

Elephant Rest Forest Cottages

Knysna, Western Cape

Two timber cottages set on a smallholding at the edge of the Knysna forest - Rheenendal (25km from Knysna)

Down the Rheenendal road and nibbling a fringe of gorgeous Knysna forest, this pair of timber abodes on a smallholding has already generated its share of gushing feedback. But two examples: “Go for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!” &ldq...

From
R750
per unit

Excelsior Guest Farm

Porterville, Western Cape

Working farm with a large farmhouse, equipped caravans, and a wedding venue - 9km from Porterville

Excelsior Guest Farm offers everything an old-style family farm holiday should. Simple and comfy accommodation, lots to keep you busy (and not so busy) and plenty of space and soft touches for the gang to unwind in. Let’s set the scene...  1. A s...

From
R300pp

Fisaasbos se Huis

Tulbagh, Western Cape

Fruit farm outside Tulbagh with a privately appointed eight-sleeper cottage - 13km from Tulbagh

Dozing among the foothills of the Klein Winterhoek mountains (13km from Tulbagh), Fisaasbos se Huis sounds like your classic thatched farm cottage/house: you know, that archetypal fantasy of ancient oak trees, the sweet smell of thatch, soft views down a lon...

From
R1750
per unit

Goedvertrou Guest Farm

Stanford, Western Cape

Working dairy farm with a Cape Dutch cottage - 25km from Stanford

Gracing the gentle slopes of the Overberg hills and off a farm road 25km from Stanford, Goedvertrou Guest Farm is the quintessential rustic country escape. The farm itself is a working dairy farm (fresh farm milk and rusks await you on arrival), circled by ...

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
R450pp

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
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
R400pp

Kranskloof Country Lodge

Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Guestfarm with four restored cottages at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains - 15km from Oudtshoorn

When last did you join the hordes at the Cango Caves, wrestle a croc and snap that obligatory pic of the missus perched upon an ostrich egg - praying for her sake it doesn't shatter under the load? If the kids are itching to see the Caves, and you wan...

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
R425pp

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, L...

From
R750
per unit

Ladera-Vista

Paarl, Western Cape

Well-appointed 'urban-rural' guesthouse with four suites, a pool and valley views - in Paarl

Sitting on the outskirts of Paarl, up against the Paarlberg and its soothing views down the Paarl valley and Drakenstein Mountains beyond, this well-appointed guesthouse offers a homely and comfortable atmosphere, with plenty of welcoming communal living spa...

From
R400pp

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
R140pp

Leopard Trail Guestfarm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Sprawling farm on Langeberg slopes with a massive farmhouse, a cottage and a bushcamp - 20km from Bonnievale (& 20km from Swellendam)

Perched high on the Langeberg slopes, Leopard Trail Guestfarm offers an action-packed nature weekend. Walks, hikes, kloofing, mountain biking and three 4x4 trails, six farm dams for swimming and fishing, educational tours of the farm and mountain, herds of...

From
R550pp

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
R2500
per unit

Marigold Villa

Darling, Western Cape

Upmarket villa with swimming pool in the village centre - in Darling

Slapbang in the heart of Darling, Marigold Villa is a neat and well-appointed abode tucked into a gorgeous garden. Spacious, beautifully furnished, and a homely vibe to boot, this is a top-drawer getaway where a group of friends (sorry, no kids under 12) ca...

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
R300pp

Matzikamma

Bonnievale, Western Cape

30 hectare farm below Langeberg mountains with private upmarket cottages - 15km from Bonnievale and 23km from Swellendam

A 30ha farm framed by the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range – Matzikamma is a well-rounded package offering two cottages in a serene setting. As such it’s a perfect getaway for both families and couples, within easy reach of Bonnievale, Swellenda...

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

Mooi Bly

Paarl, Western Cape

Wine farm with six Cape Dutch-style cottages - 8km from Paarl (& 6km from Wellington)

Like your friendly host says, "Mooi Bly is not a 5-Star hotel, but it's very nice and peaceful for those who like to be in the countryside between vineyards and a beautiful garden." On offer at this pleasant spot that's just a short N1 cruise from Cap...

From
R80pp

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
R275pp

Ottersdrift Farm Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Farm outside Bredasdorp with a spacious cottage split into two units - 10km from Bredasdorp

Ottersdrift Farm spans the banks of the Kars River, 10 kays from Bredasdorp. For kids and adults alike, the farm has it all: wide open spaces, carp fishing on the river, quiet farm roads for the bikes, kayaks ready and waiting, a swing rope hanging fro...

From
R350pp

Plaaswegbreek

Barrydale, Western Cape

1000ha fruit farm with a private cottage - 6km from Barrydale

The alluringly-named Appelhuis once served time as a storage shed for harvested apples. While the rest of the sprawling (1000ha) Doornriver farm continues apace as an active fruit-producing enterprise, Appelhuis has since switched careers - today it's a lovi...

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
R850
per unit

Riversong Farm

Stilbaai, Western Cape

Farm along the Goukou River with two timber chalets - 12km from Stilbaai

Riversong Farm is your classic Huck Finn getaway. The gentle flow of the Goukou River easing through a lush valley, birdlife galore (hence the name) and the farm itself - a rural bliss spread over 175ha soft-combo-craggy landscape. Life happens around the ...

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 &...

Rondeheuwel Guesthouse and Ouwerf Venue

Arniston (Waenhuiskrans), Western Cape

Farm with a spacious house and function venue - 9km inland from Arniston

Having recently enjoyed a make-over, along with the addition of the new Ouwerf Venue, Rondeheuwel now makes the idyllic spot to head for for that big family function or birthday bash. The venue is a gorgeous blend of laid back farm style, with a vintage twis...

From
R300pp

Rustfontein Guest Farm

Stilbaai, Western Cape

Riverfront farm with a large restored farmhouse - 14km from Stilbaai

As far as group getaways go, you don't come closer to the ideal than this. Hugging the banks of the Goukou River and 14km upstream from Stilbaai, Rustfontein ("Fountain of Rest") is exactly that: a place to kickback, relax, and put aside those urban wor...

From
R300pp

Rustic Hideaways @ De Werf Country Estate

Hermanus, Western Cape

Two rustic farm cottages and a modern house on a Hemel en Aarde Valley farm - 11km from Hermanus (along the R320 towards Caledon)

Beautifully positioned amidst the rolling hills of the Hemel en Aarde Valley, Rustic Hideaways not only lies within easy reach of Hermanus, but is also within easy strike of a platter of quality wine estates, good mountain bike trails and some gobsmacking sc...

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
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
R450pp

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
R750
per unit

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
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
R190pp

The River Siding

Ceres, Western Cape

Farm on a river with a romantic rondawel, a cottage, a luxury log cabin and adjacent campsite for extra guests - 9km from Ceres (& 7km from Wolseley)

The River Siding is a page from a children’s fairytale. It is also a page from a recurring suburban fantasy: “Once upon a time a harassed couple from the city dreamt about a romantic escape on a river...” Tucked under towering trees and v...

From
R800
per unit

Tree Spirit Cottage

Knysna, Western Cape

Organic farm with three rustic-luxury cottages 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 whol...

From
R1000
per unit

UnderHill Farm

Grabouw & Elgin Valley, Western Cape

Smallholding with a farmhouse and two cottages set under oak trees next to a stream - 27km from Grabouw (and 17km from Villiersdorp and Botrivier)

An easy-to-reach bolthole from the Mother City, UnderHill Farm offers a soothing setting under giant oak trees and a poplar-lined river bank. Totally off-grid and solar-powered, the farm lies just off the Van der Stel Pass, 17 kays from Botrivier village an...

From
R400pp

Wavesong

St Helena Bay, Western Cape

Three-bedroomed house along St Helena's Golden Mile beach - in St Helena Bay

There’s little standing in the way of you and the beach at Wavesong in St Helena Bay. In fact, a short jaunt down the dune path and you’re wriggling your toes in the sand. Wavesong is a well-appointed home with gorgeous Atlantic vistas from just...

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...

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