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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
R200pp

Asher Riverside Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Four spacious cottages overlooking the Breede River - 16km from Bonnievale

Fast becoming an established kid on the Bonnievale block, Asher (meaning ‘blessed’) has a growing following. And the reason is clear to see. It occupies one of the best spots along the Breede River - a broad stretch of tranquil water, flanked by ...

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
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
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
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
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
R550
per unit

The Empire (unit M006)

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

One-bedroom apartment off Muizenberg's beachfront - in Muizenberg

Taking a trip to the Mother City and need a comfy pad to hunker down for a night or two? Well then, this might be your spot. The Empire (unit M006) is right across from Muizenberg’s upbeat beachfront, with restaurants, coffee shops and oodles of surf ...

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
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
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
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
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...

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
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
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
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
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
R400pp

Klipspringer

McGregor, Western Cape

Secluded mountain-top cottage, only accessible by 4x4 with good ground clearance - 10km from McGregor

Best we set the record straight before we get cracking on this one: those new low-profiles on your Corsa bakkie ain’t going to cut the mustard here. Klipspringer on the Groot Toren mountain top requires a suitable 4x4 with good ground clearance just to...

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
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
R400pp

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Montagu, Western Cape

Eco-friendly, mountain getaway with three cottages & a small campsite - 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
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
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
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
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
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
R250pp

Boskloof Forest Cabin

Robertson, Western Cape

Secluded off-the-grid forest cottage in the Klaasvoogds area - 15km from Robertson

Part of the wider Assegai Rest family, you'll find Boskloof Forest Cabin tucked under a secluded Alabama-style thicket of trees at the end of the Assegai Rest farm road (high clearance vehicle recommended). It’s all about blissful isolation and g...

From
R290pp

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
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 &...

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
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
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
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
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
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...

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