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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
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

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
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
R330pp

Berry Cottages & Apartments @ Wildebraam

Swellendam, Western Cape

Self-catering cottage, garden suite and two loft-style apartments on a youngberry farm in the Hermitage Valley - 2km from Swellendam

Whether for a comfortable and convenient overnight stay or a full romantic weekend of it, Wildebraam is a failsafe option for either individuals, couples or small families. An enterprising berry farm in the picturesque Hermitage Valley just outside Swellend...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 (...

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R400pp

Clouds End Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Three 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 ...

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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
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
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...

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
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
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
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
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
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...

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R350pp

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
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
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
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
R300pp

Littlestone Cottage

Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Stone cottage backed by indigenous forest on the banks of a river - 30km from Mossel Bay

Tucked away on a shaded river bank backed by thick indigenous forest and dramatic kloofs and mountains behind that, Littlestone Cottage is one of those getaways that you and the fam will have no problem settling into for a night or five. This little gem sit...

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
R287pp

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
R340pp

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
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
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
R250pp

Stormsvlei Riverside Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

250ha farm on the Sonderend River, with five self-catering units - in Stormsvlei (20km from Bonnievale and 40km from Swellendam)

Stormsvlei? Where's that? If you've been to Bonnievale (20km away) you would have passed through it, coming off the N2. For the rest of you untravelled lot, it's a tiny hamlet spread around the banks of the Sonderend River; and as yet, untrampled. ...

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
R370pp

The Potting Shed Accommodation

Hermanus, Western Cape

Upmarket security estate with three sea-facing self-catering apartments - in Tobago Bay, 3km from centre of Hermanus

Fact: At some point or another everyone suffers from the Hermanus itch...  Be it the chance of getting up close and personal with the barnacles of a Southern Right whale, sitting at a pavement cafe watching half of Cape Town drift by, chilling under a ...

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 cottage 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
R175pp

Van Zylsrust Country House

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Farm with a sprawling and good value historic farmhouse - 18km from Bonnievale

This is the ideal group getaway. Combining a mix of several architectural styles - a bit of old Cape Dutch, a bit of Victorian - the house was built in the late 1920s. It's a real macoy traditional farmhouse, combining a total of six bedrooms and t...

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
R165pp

Wolfkloof Boerdery

Swellendam, Western Cape

Farm in Alpine-like setting with two rustic cottages, a backpacker dorm, and a small campsite - 7km from Swellendam

About seven kays from Swellendam, Wolfkloof Boerdery lies in a gorgeous valley bordering the Marloth Nature Reserve. In fact, the scene wouldn't be amiss on a postcard sent from the Swiss Alps. All that's really missing is Heidi and her merry band of bell-ri...

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