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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
R400pp

Tumbleweed Cottage

McGregor, Western Cape

Stylish three-bedroom cottage with swimming pool - in McGregor

Beautifully restored and set in a lovely garden with splash pool close at hand, Tumbleweed Cottage is a gem of a getaway. It sits proud in McGregor itself and features oodles of charm, style and mod-cons to ensure an über comfy stay. Sleeping six in t...

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R250pp

The Fazenda Log Cabins

Swellendam, Western Cape

Large farm below the Langeberg, with two rustic timber chalets - 4km from Swellendam

Cue the banjo! "I wanna be a lumberjack, I wanna be a lumberjack..." Well, now's your chance! We haven't got out there yet, but judging by the glowing feedback The Fazenda sounds like the perfect antidote to compulsive weekend mall trawling. Especially if y...

From
R370pp

Stanford Stay

Stanford, Western Cape

Three restored historic cottages and a suite - in Stanford

Old world charm and a pleasant setting against the backdrop of the Klein River Mountains makes this pair of historic cottages a choice getaway for small groups or two families looking for a weekend in Stanford. Kicking off with the larger of the two, Cobble...

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
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 ...

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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.”...

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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...

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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
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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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
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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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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R150pp

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...

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R150pp

Boesmanskloof-Die Galg Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Fully-equipped hikers accommodation near the start of the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail - 16km from McGregor

Keen on tackling the Boesmanskloof hiking trail between McGregor and Greyton and need a no-nonsense spot to bunk down for the night? Read on... Boesmanskloof - Die Galg sits near the trail head on the McGregor side (start or finish here depending on the dir...

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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
R400pp

The Barracks

Colesberg, Northern Cape

Guesthouse in town with six B&B ensuite units - in Colesberg

Lets face it, the trip from Jozi to Plett isn’t for the faint hearted, what with today's sugar-loaded kids and the Venter buckling under it's load of surf boards, bikes and XBoxes. The SA motherland is a monster and even in the Voortrekker days, gettin...

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

At Rivers Edge

Stanford, Western Cape

French-Provencal-styled cottage on the banks of the Klein River - in Stanford

You’ve just finished Peter Mayle's In Provence… a small French village, rambling countryside, a picturesque cottage under moss-covered terracotta, children skipping around the garden, lilting laughter following in their wake…   Good...

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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...

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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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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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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
R200pp

Keisie Cottages

Montagu, Western Cape

Gooseberry farm with three rustic cottages and a big house - 24km from Montagu

A rustic and homely mountain retreat on a small fruit and wine farm in the beautiful Keisie Valley - 24km outside Montagu - Keisie offers a row of three converted cottages (Lavender, Vine, and Fig Tree) and a four-bedroomed house (Gooseberry).  The cot...

From
R350pp

River Edge Accommodation

Ceres, Western Cape

Riverfront farm close to Bainskloof with five comfortable stone cottages and a campsite overlooking the water - 26km from Ceres (& 27km from Worcester and 26km to Wellington)

You’ve been living life on the edge lately - late boozy nights, work deadlines, domestic chaos, the general humdrum of life in the fast lane. Maybe what you need is a change of edge to hang out on? In this case it's River Edge, a tranquil escape with...

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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
R300pp

Berry Cottages @ 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

13 Pondokkie

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Rustic family beach house within Agulhas National Park - 5km from Cape Agulhas

13 Pondokkie is a rustic seaside holiday house in Suiderstrand, which falls within the Agulhas National Park. The house is circled by fynbos and the lilting sounds of birdlife, with great views stretching into the blue yonder. The pebbled musical beach is ...

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...

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R200pp

Assegai Rest

Robertson, Western Cape

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

Fifteen kays from Robertson and tucked away 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 s...

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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
R250pp

75 on Hoofweg

Yzerfontein, Western Cape

Four-bedroomed holiday house along Yzerfontein's beachfront - in Yzerfontein and 35km Darling

Waking up to rolling Atlantic breakers, sandy buckets and spades heaped at the front door, a griddle of fresh langoustines on the lunch braai… All within an hour or so from Cape Town. 75 on Hoofweg is a spacious holiday home along Yzerfontein's seaf...

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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...

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R250pp

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
R100pp

Waterfalls

Hermanus, Western Cape

Rustic thatched house on the Kleinrivier lagoon - 10km from Hermanus (& 10km from Stanford)

Waterfalls is a rambling thatched house, 10km downstream from Stanford and a similar distance upstream from Hermanus. It is also the stuff of happy holidays, past and present. Lying across the way from host Elspeth and Richard’s home and surrounded by...

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
R750
per unit

Brinksfontein

Sutherland, Northern Cape

Rustic Karoo farmhouse with sweeping views - 65km from Sutherland in the Moordenaarskaroo

If you're seeking true escape, Brinksfontein is the real deal.  Sixty-five kays from Sutherland and jammed against a rugged backdrop of Moordenaars Karoo peaks, this tastefully renovated farmhouse offers big skies, oodles of space and deafening silence...

From
R200pp

Beacons View Seaview Apartment, Kalk Bay

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Restored 1930s apartment overlooking Kalk Bay - in Kalk Bay

A well-appointed urban pad overlooking the delights of Kalk Bay, Beacon’s View Seaview Apartment ticks the right boxes. It's one of those classic 1930s Cape apartments, with Oregon floors, high ceilings and sash windows. Sitting on the first floor a...

From
R850
per unit

UnderHill Farm

Grabouw & Elgin Valley, Western Cape

Smallholding with a farmhouse 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
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
R250pp

Cape Point Cottages, Scarborough

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Nature farm near Cape Point with two cottages - between Simon's Town and Scarborough

Now, here is one getaway that smacks of classic Cape - two traditional cottages built by early farmers at Cape Point over a century ago. Stone Cottage and Top House lie at the foot of the Swartkopberge, virtually opposite the gate at Cape Point. This prime ...

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
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
R250pp

Klein Paradijs

Gansbaai, Western Cape

Farm near Pearly Beach with five rustic cottages (and an upmarket guesthouse) - 21km from Gansbaai

Q: What’s the quickest way of getting the Swiss flying squad to your house? A: Forget to take a library book back on time. Corny jokes aside, if the owners are Swiss you can bet the place is clean and run to cuckoo-clock perfection. Maybe i...

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 ...

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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
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
R350pp

Appelhuis

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
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
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
R350pp

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
R140pp

Breede Escape

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Working farm on the Breede River with two River Camps - 14km from Bonnievale

A Zulu camp on the Breede River is one way to describe this excellent group getaway, comprising two separate River Camps with mini reed-and-thatch rondawels and a lapa.  The River Camps can accommodate a tribe of 24 and 16, respectively. The ...

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
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
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
R1400
per unit

Watercolours

Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Luxury family home within walking distance of Seal Point - in Cape St Francis

Right in the heart of Cape St Francis, within easy reach of Seal Point and the beach, Watercolours is a stylish and modern family pad. Flicking through the guest book, the feedback paints a pretty picture. “The house has generous proportions, is brigh...

From
R200pp

Petersfield Mountain Cottages

Citrusdal, Western Cape

Citrus and Rooibos tea estate with four rustic-luxury cottages - 6km from Citrusdal

Both Dassieklip Luxury Farm Cottage and De Kom Mountain Cottage have become something of legends on the self-catering map – thanks in no small part to a mix of great setting, attention to detail, and a professional (yet relaxed) host. So successfu...

From
R300pp

Bibi's Joy

Swellendam, Western Cape

'Rustic-modern' solar powered cottage in a secluded setting outside Suurbraak village - Suurbraak (20km from Swellendam)

Let’s set the tone with a recent guest comment: “If you need peace and tranquility away from the city bustle, this is the place to go. Rustic, comfortable, serene... after one day you don't want to leave.”  Another one:  "It...

From
R250pp

Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm

De Rust, Western Cape

Permaculture farm in the Swartberg foothills with a restored eco-cottage - 33km from Oudtshoorn (and 12km from De Rust)

Dozing under Karoo skies 12km from De Rust in the Swartberg foothills, Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm is a fusion of rural surrounds and organic lifestyle. The lovingly restored cottage, with its roughly plastered walls and solar energy, is the jewel in th...

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...

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
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
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
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
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
R240pp

Geelbos Cottage

Greyton, Western Cape

Renovated labourer's cottage in secluded farm setting - 19km from Greyton and 20km from Caledon

Geelbos Cottage is a secluded renovated labourer's cottage on a typical Overberg farm at the foot of the Kleinswartberg mountain.  This white tin-roofed cottage lies about 1km from the main homestead and consists of two bedrooms and a sm...

From
R250pp

Langrug Lodge

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Farm on the Soetendalsvlei with a secluded traditional cottage - 15km from Cape Agulhas

Nearly a decade on the block and we have finally discovered a perfect reason to spend an entire weekend on the southern tip of Africa: Langrug Lodge. The brochure calls it “a perfect peace (sic) of Africa,” and for once, the blurb is spot on &n...

From
R300pp

Paddasang River Farm

Vermaaklikheid, Western Cape

Four thatched cottages for exclusive use on the banks of the Duiwenhoks River - in Vermaaklikheid

Spread across an oasis of rolling lawn on the banks of the Duiwenhoks River, Paddasang River Farm offers a four-pack of gorgeous thatched cottages daubed in whitewash. Riverside living doesn't get better than this. Before you drift off into weekened fantasy...

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...

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R350pp

Kampala Guest Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Guest farm with a range of accommodation options and a function venue - 14km from Bonnievale

Sitting 14 kays from Bonnievale, Kampala Guest Farm is a lovely spot offering a wide range of accommodation and a function venue for that family bash, wedding or team bosberaad.  Diving right in, the venue area forms the central focus here, with a numb...

From
R200pp

Rainbow Glen Self-Catering Chalets

Montagu, Western Cape

Family- and pet-friendy venue with seven cottages - in Montagu

The cousins and their kids are out from Perth and you’re keen to rub their noses in it - just to prove, despite young Julius Malema, that good ol' SA is still top of the pops when it comes to beauty and local hospitality.  Trick is how to do this...

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
R150pp

Bordeaux River Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Three timber cottages with own jetties on the banks of the Breede River - 8km Bonnievale

Surrounded by orchards and vineyards in the broad Breede River valley, and eight kilometers from Bonnievale, lies the farm Bordeaux and its three rustic timber cottages. It's the type of weekend spot you’ll find yourself lazing about on your wooden de...

From
R240pp

Meijers Rust Farm

De Rust, Western Cape

Guest farm in Meiringspoort farm with secluded accommodation and a campsite for 4x4ers - 4.2km from De Rust

A 2000ha working farm in the midst of the Swartberg Mountains near De Rust, Meijers Rust offers a secluded escape into the mountainous wilds of the Klein Karoo. Decked with a spread of accommodation options, the farm offer oodles in the way of action and R&...

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

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
R350pp

Protea Wilds Retreat

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Self catering studios, a Cape Dutch cottage and a Victorian style house on a farm in the forest - in Harkerville

A lot of places along the Garden Route, particularly Plettenberg Bay, have become such popular holiday destinations that being able to enjoy the quiet beauty and tranquil natural surroundings on offer seems almost impossible. But, away from the rushing crowd...

From
R400pp

Aviator Hangar House

Prince Albert, Western Cape

A private estate with a luxurious stone guesthouse - 20km from Prince Albert

About 20 kays from the center of the Prince Albert Valley, you will find the elegant Aviator Hangar House. Skirting the airplane hangar on the edge of the private airfield, this stunning house is set amid even more stunning surrounds of lush vines and loomi...

From
R350pp

Nature's Valley Guest House

Nature's Valley, Western Cape

Family-friendly guest house with double and ensuite room options - in Nature's Valley

A family-friendly guest house that will go the extra mile to ensure you AND the kids a comfy stay is generally hard to come by. Add to the wishlist a gorgeous setting with a combo of sea, mountain and forest, you're really talking a big ask. Nature's Valley ...

From
R100pp

Bretton Beach Crest Holiday Cottages

Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

Nine beach cottages set in a natural dune forest - 2.5km from Port Alfred

Your toes don't get closer to the sand than this!  Three kays from the Kowie River Mouth, Bretton Beach Crest Holiday Cottages is a family-run resort with nine rustic seaside cottages tucked away in a natural dune forest.   The cottages offe...

From
R300pp

Swell Eco Lodge, Mdumbi

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Traditional thatched rondawels overlooking the Mdumbi River - 1.2km from Mdumbi Beach

Sharing the same rolling grass as the untouched rural Mdumbi settlement, Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering in traditional thatch rondawels that are perfect for couples and families. With soothing views over rural hills and the Mdumbi River's&nb...

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