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R400pp

Le Bonheur Guest Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Guesthouse in McGregor with two suites tailored to couples - in McGregor

Thinking of a chilled night or two in the heart of McGregor? Gentle strolls around the village, punctuated by regular caffeine stop-offs, slow rides on sleepy country roads, well-deserved afternoon siestas, visits to local wine farms?Le Bonheur offers a comf...

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
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
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
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
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
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...

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R350pp

Kruisrivier Gallery Apartment

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

Farm setting with a funky Karoo studio apartment - 28km from Calitzdorp (and 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
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
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
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
R350pp

Die Stal

Swellendam, Western Cape

Restored milking shed in the Hermitage Valley outside Swellendam - 4km from Swellendam

The sweeping views from Die Stal towards Eenuurkop, Twaalfuurkop and Tienuurkop in Swellendam’s Hermitage Valley were once only appreciated by a few mooing cattle and their early morning milkers. Thankfully times have changed and you now have opportun...

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
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
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
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
R330pp

Boschkloof Farm Cottages

Citrusdal, Western Cape

1000ha citrus farm with two rustic-luxury traditional cottages - 7km from Citrusdal

Fringed by a rush of orange groves and oak and poplar trees, Boschkloof offers two upmarket farm cottages squeezed between folded mountains. With the Cedarberg Wilderness Area as its immediate neighbour, the farm is a most appealing combination of the...

From
R300pp

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

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
R250pp

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
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
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
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
R425pp

La Folie Cottages

Wellington, Western Cape

Three romantic cottages on a wine and olive farm - 3km from Wellington

Nothing like a spot of impulsive folly to get them life-affirming endorphins flowing. And here's your catalyst - three romantic cottages on an olive and wine farm below the Hawequas mountains 3km outside Wellington. The cottages, La Folie Green, L...

From
R495pp

Rotterdam

Swellendam, Western Cape

Historic Overberg guest farm with private rooms and suites - 10km from Swellendam

Rotterdam is an historic gem. This sprawling estate dates back to the late 1700’s and incorporates a mix of old Cape charm with contemporary boutique accommodation. If you’re a Budget traveller angling for a stay in Rotterdam’s comfy suite...

From
R175pp

Blue Gum Cottages

Bonnievale, Western Cape

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

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

From
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
R300pp

Cape Dutch Quarters

Tulbagh, Western Cape

Portfolio of heritage properties along historic Church Street, offering several self-catering options - in Tulbagh

No two ways about it, if you're on the hunt for an elegant self-catering (or B&B) base in Tulbagh, the Cape Dutch Quarters is your one-stop shop. On offer here is a unique portfolio of heritage properties dotted in and around the slow-beating heart ...

From
R250pp

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
R550pp

Snyderskloof Karoo Cottage

Matjiesfontein, Western Cape

Sprawling Karoo farm with a secluded rustic-luxury stone cottage - 24km from Matjiesfontein

Just in from a happy visitor to this diamond in the Karoo dust: “Everything was perfect. If you just want to get away from the city, Snyderskloof’s got it all. No electricity, beautiful surroundings and very romantic.” As far as romantic,...

From
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
R300pp

Klein Nektar Cottage

Montagu, Western Cape

Gorgeous off-the-grid cottage on a 3ha wine and olive farm in the heart of historic Montagu - in Montagu

There’s not much more you could ask for from a getaway; in fact, Klein Nektar's appeal will leave you a little tongue-tired after reporting back on your successful Budget Getaways weekend mission.  It sits neat and pretty against a backdrop of ra...

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
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

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
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...

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