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R800
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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 river forms the focus here - a sluggish serpent of water that's created a canyon-type lands...

From
R300pp

Assegai Rest

Robertson, Western Cape

Relaxed four-bedroom farmhouse on a small farm in the picturesque Klaasvoogds valley - 15km from Robertson

Fifteen kays from Robertson and tucked at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains on a 12ha tract of fertile farming land, Assegai Rest is a down-to-earth escape from your usual humdrum of city traffic and yapping neighbourhood pooches. Circled by pretty surrou...

From
R350375pp

Babylon's Tower Cottage

Hermanus, Western Cape

Private farm cottage with open views over the Hemel en Aarde valley - 15km from Hermanus

With a long voorstoep spilling gentle Hemel en Aarde vistas, and an elegant understated interior of muted tones, exposed beams and screed floors, this one will have you in it's grip in no time. Big on farm vibe, a weekend at Babylons Tower Cottage is center...

From
R600
per unit

BakenOord

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Citrus and grape farm on the Breede River, with four renovated cottages - 10km from Bonnievale

Four newly renovated cottages nestled in rural surrounds among citrus trees and grape vines, 10 kays from Bonnievale, mountain views, a farm dam for swimming, the river right at hand, enough tranquillity all round, Bakenoord ticks a lot of weekend boxes.&nbs...

From
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
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 known as Sunflower Cottage. Both are pe...

From
R200pp

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
R250pp

Boesmansdrift Farmhouse

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm with a spacious house set 1.4km from the Breede River - 1km from Bonnievale

From Boesmansdrift's guestbook... "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was such a treat to relax in this beautiful place. Your little touches made us feel welcome – we wanted to stay for the whole week!" "A true hidden treasure! Even though...

From
R280pp

Bonfrutti

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm at the foot of the Langeberg mountains with a traditional farmhouse and three cottages - 20km from Bonnievale

Situated at the foot of the dramatic Langeberg mountains, off the R60 between Montagu and Swellendam, Bonfrutti offers wholesome country living on a fruit and wine farm, with oodles of fresh country air and clear mountain streams, topped off with c...

From
R200pp

Breede River Queen

Malgas, Western Cape

Spacious and charming home 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
R300pp

Britannia Beach Self-catering Accommodation

St Helena Bay, Western Cape

Self-catering apartment on the beachfront in Britannia Bay - 6km from St Helena Bay

You’ll find this sparkling two-bedroomed apartment along a palm-lined avenue called Golden Mile Boulevard, in Britannia Bay. Although technically on the beach, the whale’s share of sea-view is taken up by your host’s house. This is not...

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
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
R400pp

Corgi Park

Stanford, Western Cape

Beautifully appointed three-bedroom house on the banks of the Kleinrivier - in Stanford

Stylish, spacious and charming, with lawns nibbling the banks of the Klein River, Corgi Park is a three-bedroom home on the outskirts of Stanford village - a kinda getaway the urban monarchs and their trusty pooches will feel quite at home in. On the s...

From
R375pp

De Melkportaal Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Rustic-luxury cottage in a picturesque farm setting - 17km from Bredasdorp

Surrounded by gum trees and fronted by generous green irrigation fields, De Melkportaal Cottage is your go-to for a rustic-luxury weekend on a real macoy dairy farm in the Overberg. Starting with what to do while you're there, the options are the ...

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
R345pp

Diamant Guest Farm

Swellendam, Western Cape

Renovated four-bedroomed farm house with a swimming pool and mountain views - 25km from Swellendam

Newly renovated and neatly dressed to host eight happy weekenders, this well-appointed farmhouse on Diamant Guest Farm is circled by lawned gardens and an horizon broken only by the pretty Langeberg. Access to the farm from the N2 is easy - down a good 1.5k...

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 between mother city and Garden Route, or simply an excuse to get into the countryside, Die ...

From
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
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 in 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 neig...

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
R300pp

Fossil Hills Farm Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Fossil-rich farm outside McGregor with three private cottages and a sprawling house for groups - 3km from McGregor

Up for a few days in the fossil-filled koppies of McGregor? Fossil Hills Cottage, Aloe Cottage, Lavender Cottage and Pinotage House on Thornvilla Wine Farm could be your spot - a nice mix of simple comfort, adventure and tranquillity. Lying a secluded ...

From
R410pp

Goedereede Guest Farm

Robertson, Western Cape

Fruit farm on the Breede River with five simple cottages - 8km from Robertson

Now under new ownership, Goedereede is a family-oriented getaway 8km from Robertson, with a total of five 3-star (SA Tourism) graded cottages. You’ll find two of these alongside a cute farm dam and a further three options next to the ma...

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
R175pp

Hermitage Huisies

Swellendam, Western Cape

Smallholding on the edge of town with four cottages - 2km from Swellendam

A picturesque smallholding just outside Swellendam, Hermitage Huisies has a certain quality that many guests find irresistible. There are four cottages, the original Rose Cottage, and its younger sibling, River Cottage. These have now been joined by two br...

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
R210pp

Lancewood TiPi Lodge

Robertson, Western Cape

Three TiPi camps on a small farm in the picturesque Klaasvoogds Valley - 15km from Robertson

Fifteen kays from Robertson and tucked into the slopes of the Langeberg Mountains on a 12ha tract of fertile farming land, Lancewood TiPi Lodge is a down-to-earth escape from the usual city humdrum. Circled by pretty surrounds crammed with hiking and mounta...

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
R120pp

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
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 setting is as natural as they come. The farm has been in the famous Barry family since ...

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

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

McGregor Welgedaan Farmhouse

McGregor, Western Cape

Rustic farmhouse near the start of the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail - 8km from McGregor

On a farm tucked into the foothills of the McGregor mountains, the rustic and no-nonsense McGregor Welgedaan Farmhouse looks like a chilled stay for family, friends, or couples (with or without Fido in tow, as it's pooch-friendly). What’s more, Welgda...

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
R250pp

Oshoek River Farm

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

Farm on the Duiwenhoks River with a large 200-year-old Farmhouse, a luxury cottage, a converted Boathouse and a restored labourer's cottage - outskirts of Vermaaklikheid (& 35km from Riversdale)

Getaways like this are few and far between. Oshoek, the Borain family farm, lies in a beautiful valley, along the banks of the tidal Duiwenhoks River. Besides 20ha of pristine fynbos and 600m private river frontage, on offer is a prime choice of four seclud...

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
R375pp

Ratelpost Guest Farm

Stilbaai, Western Cape

400ha coastal farm with a remote stone cottage - 18km from Stilbaai

Don’t even bother packing that 200 Terabyte hardrive or those Excel spreadsheets your boss is breathing down your neck for - Ratelpost  simply isn’t the place for reminders of the nasty outside world. In fact, you’re not going to need...

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
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
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
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, several farm dams, and a seven-pack of wholesome cottages. The accommodation comes in t...

From
R165pp

Suikerbossie Guest Farm

Ceres, Western Cape

Working farm in the Koue Bokkeveld with 15 campsites for tents/caravans, three self-catering camps and a wooden cabin - 89km from Ceres with short gravel section (& 24km 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
R425pp

Tanagra Wine & Guest Farm

McGregor, Western Cape

Boutique wine farm with five luxury units aimed at couples and a new eco cottage - 4.5km from McGregor

Let's cut straight to the chase with a few choice quotes posted on that little known website called Tripadvisor. “Lovely place, exceptional hosts, don't miss it!”; “Couldn't ask for more.”; “We loved our stay, wonderful on all l...

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
R400pp

The Goat Shed

Napier, Western Cape

Rustic-luxury open-plan garden cottage, in the village - in Napier

Like the name suggests, this humble little flat-roofed structure was once home to a pampered herd of goats. It's come a little way since and chances are the original residents wouldn't recognise their old kraal - today it's an elegant weekend refuge featuri...

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
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 itself, soothing views over the Overberg grain fields and Langeberg beyond… Wow! ...

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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