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R400pp

Amy's Place

Prince Albert, Western Cape

Upmarket Victorian-style self-catering house - in Prince Albert

Set a windmill's shadow from the center of Prince Albert, is Amy's Place - a bright, Victorian-style house with enough space to sleep six of your nearest and dearest. Each of the three bedrooms are air-conditioned (a life essential during the sweltering sum...

From
R550pp

At The Rocks Guesthouse

Langebaan, Western Cape

Upmarket guesthouse with breathtaking views over the West Coast National Park - in Langebaan

Sporting unobstructed views over Schaapeneilandand the Langebaan Lagoon, At The Rocks Guesthouse offers comfort and great service for weekenders looking to get acquainted with the West Coast. Accommodation comes in the form of a Standard, Classic or Luxury ...

From
R600pp

Avenues Guest Lodge

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

B&B guesthouse in Stellenbosch with eight double ensuite rooms - in Stellenbosch

You'll find Avenues Guest Lodge in the heart of Stellenbosch, along its jacaranda–lined streets. This lovingly restored nineteenth-century home with its wooden floors and simple, yet tasteful furnishings, offers a sense of quietude and dreaminess like...

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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...

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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.”...

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
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
R355pp

Chetnole Cottages

Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Two well-appointed family cottages with open views - in Wakkerstroom

Set off a quiet street (is there any other type in Wakkerstroom?) are two well-appointed and private country cottages trading under the name Chetnole. Claystone and Westover Cottage are simply furnished and decked with quality linen, towels and fully equipp...

From
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...

From
R250pp

Clifton Cottage, Kei Mouth

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Rustic beach cottage right on the sand - 1.4km from Kei Mouth

Literally two steps off the beach at Kei Mouth, Clifton Cottage is the stuff of classic beach holidays. It's the kind of place where you'll drift off to the beat of crashing waves, where you'll spend your days barefoot, where a sprinkling of sand in the...

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R150pp

Cremorne Estate, Port St Johns

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Family resort on the banks of the Mzimvubu with B&B rooms, self-catering suites, Fisherman Cabins, and a camp site - 4km from Port St Johns

Spanning the lush banks of the mighty Mzimvubu River near Port St Johns, Cremorne Estate offers a no-nonsense pack of self-catering timber bungalows, a campsite, a relaxed and vibey sports bar, restaurant and swimming pool - all gazing ac...

From
R400pp

Forest Hall Guest House

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Luxury guest house with 10 en-suite rooms - Port Elizabeth

Set within the leafy suburb of Walmer, a historic and posh area of Port Elizabeth, Forest Hall offers a convenient and very comfortable oasis en route to the Eastern Cape's big names: Addo, Hogsback and the Wild Coast. Ranked right up there on Tripadvisor,...

From
R1100
per unit

Harbour Heights Cottage, Simon's Town

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Family cottage with 180-degree views over False Bay and Simon's Town Harbour - in Simon's Town

Now here’s a stylish and cosy little cottage tailormade for a family jaunt to Simon’s Town. Tucked into a rambling fynbos garden above the harbour, Harbour Heights lives up to the name. From these cosy quarters, you’ve got the most go...

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R350pp

Kareekloof Game Farm

Rustenburg, North West Province

Game farm with thatched chalets, lodge suites and a campsite - 6km from Rustenburg

Here’s a getaway that’s more than just bushveld accommodation. It's full turnkey experience all of its own. From your hosts incredible knowledge of the natural surrounds, to the range of accommodation options, to the activities on offer, to the ...

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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
R750
per unit

Knysna Glampackers @ 52 on Main

Knysna, Western Cape

Eclectic wooden chalets set in a forested garden - in the heart of Knysna

Glampacking is a fairly recent addition to the Budget Getaways pages, and this one looks like a good example of the fast-growing trend. Slapbang in the very heart of Knysna, and just off Main Road as you head out of town towards the lagoon, Knysna Glampacke...

From
R600pp

Kob Inn, Qora Mouth

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Family resort on the ocean's edge with full board rooms and honeymoon suites - 48km from Qora River Mouth

An old family favourite on the Wild Coast circuit, Kob Inn offers a familiar mix of warm hospitality, great food, plenty of adventure, relaxation and home comfort. Located right on the seafront, the lodge sports 44 ensuite room...

From
R250pp

Maple Grove

Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Three comfortable and well-appointed cottages in a maple grove above Hogsback - in Hogsback

Finding a spot to hunker down in the wilds of Hogsback can be a little like walking the labyrinth - you could end up going round in circles. Hello, Maple Grove - your near ideal Amatola retreat just three kays on from the village centre.  Snooping ar...

From
R375pp

Oak Tree Cottage

Riebeek West & Riebeek-Kasteel, Western Cape

Cozy couples cottage with a vintage flair - in Riebeek Kasteel

Lazing around Oak Tree Cottage is sure to evoke a distinct feeling of nostalgia. This homespun cottage sits pretty alongside a tree-lined street in the sleepy little town of Riebeek Kasteel. The layout is perfect for a romantic, leisurely weekend away from t...

From
R425pp

Pondok

Paternoster, Western Cape

Upmarket cottage a short stroll from the beach - in Paternoster

With its white-washed walls and bright blue window frames, Pondok is a lavish little beach cottage that will serve you well as a mellow haven for a romantic retreat. Pondok offers a double room with bathroom (shower only) and an open-plan living, dinin...

From
R450pp

The Cock House

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Victorian guesthouse with National Monument status with a range of rooms and cottages - in Grahamstown

This pretty Victorian property retains the same graceful charm when it was built back in the 1820's. Beautifully restored, and a declared National Monument, much of the restoration work is thanks to well-known and prolific South African novelist, Andr&eacu...

From
R350pp

Uitsig Cottages

Ladismith, Western Cape

Two beautifully appointed off-the-grid cottages with mountain and valley views - in the Hoeko Valley, 14km from Ladismith

Overlooking the fertile farmlands of the Hoeko Valley near Ladismith, Uitsig Farm has two gorgeous farm cottages in private settings, which we have a hunch are just the thing to soothe those weary city bones...  Hemelrand and Gelukstroom are a tasteful...

Klein Nektar

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...

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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
R340pp

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
R225pp

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

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
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,...

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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
R300pp

Landmeterskop Homestead & Farm Cottages

Stanford, Western Cape

Working sheep farm with a renovated farmhouse and two cottages with outlook over surrounding farmlands - 22km from Stanford

Farm life sure don’t get much better than this… A fine Overberg farm escape where the whole family or group of mates can chill out in style, Landmeterskop is the real Macoy: 560ha of working sheep farm, 200ha of natural fynbos (no extra charge...

From
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
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
R200pp

Tree Spirit Cottage

Knysna, Western Cape

Organic farm with two rustic-luxury cottage 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 wholesome...

From
R250pp

Fairways Luxury Apartment

Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Luxury apartment on the Mossel Bay Golf Estate - in Mossel Bay

The guest comments pretty much sum it up: “Wow!” say a couple on a golfing trip. “Excellence in a nutshell,” says another. "Very friendly hostess, good value for money, private and fantastic setting," says Ria. Clearly, Fairways...

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
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
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...

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

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
R400pp

Klipspringer

McGregor, Western Cape

Secluded mountain-top cottage - 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 vehicle just to get to the cottage. ...

From
R250pp

South Winds Oceanfront Bungalow, Simon's Town

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Oceanfront bungalow in Castle Rock Maine Reserve - 5km from Simon's Town

South Winds personifies "beachfront bungalow". In fact, if this stylish seaside cottage in Castle Rock Marine Reserve was any closer to False Bay's lapping waves, we would have to call it a house-boat. The cottage, literally hanging over the large boulders ...

From
R350pp

Clouds End Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Two 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...

Emett's Country Cottages

Hermanus, Western Cape

Upmarket farmhouse and three cottages in the Hemel and Aarde Valley - 10km from Hermanus along the R320 to Caledon

Take a deep breath, 'cause this review is jam-packed… First off, they don’t call this the Hemel and Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth Valley) for nothing. And in this case you have 10ha of hemel to make your own for a few days. Lying in the prote...

From
R300pp

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Five romantic timber cottages and a garden cottage appointed in indigenous forest - 13km from Plettenberg Bay

You will find this haven of creative calm tucked among indigenous forest high above Whiskey Creek gorge, in a pictureque area known as the Crags.  No two ways about it, Moon Shine will knock your socks off. Created from scratch and managed by your frie...

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

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...

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
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
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
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
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
R800
per unit

39 Marine Drive Rondawel

Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai, Western Cape

Renovated rondawel with sea views - along Struisbaai beachfront

Now, back in the day (mid-seventies), Marine Drive - the seafront track linking Struisbaai to Cape Agulhas - hadn't seen much in the way of development. In fact, one of few beach shacks was a rough and ready little rondawel that offered many a happy holiday,...

From
R390pp

Aquanzi Lodge

Jozi and Surrounds, Gauteng

Luxurious lodge in the heart of Joburg's northern suburbs - 7km from Fourways

A safari-style retreat in the heart of the City of Gold?  Yip, believe it or not, such a place does exist. It's called Aquanzi Lodge, and it can be found a mere 7km from Fourways.  At the heart of Aquanzi lies its bush surrounds and salt-water swi...

From
R300pp

Beloftebos Farm Cottages

Stanford, Western Cape

Large farm adjacent to Salmonsdam Nature Reserve with a wedding venue and four privately-appointed traditional cottages - 15km from Stanford

Only 15km from Stanford, privately appointed and circled by magnificent Overberg views, Beloftebos offers homely traditional farm ambience and a useful springboard to the surrounding area.  Easy access to picnic spots, hikes in the veld, good mountain ...

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
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
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
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
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
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
R200pp

Fountainbush Cottage

Gansbaai, Western Cape

A rural-modern farm cottage with a private dam - 13km from Gansbaai and Stanford

Here’s a new Overberg getaway that has "Take me!" splashed all over it. With attention to simple detail, a decent price tag, plenty of farm action for the kids, oodles of comfort for the folks, this natty abode appears to offer that perfect rural-cut-...

From
R1750
per unit

Mountain Mist at Betty's

Betty's Bay, Western Cape

Three-bedroomed house at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain - in Betty's Bay

Far from your run-of-the-mill damp and weather-beaten beach shack, Mountain Mist is a spacious group getaway with a touch of colonial, dollops of feel-good luxury, and a chilled holiday atmosphere. Set in open fynbos at the foot of the Kogelberg in Betty&r...

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 ...

From
R1000
per unit

Avondson Cottage

Grabouw & Elgin Valley, Western Cape

Well-appointed flat on a farm in the Oak Valley - 27km from Grabouw (and 17km from Villiersdorp and Botrivier)

A handy base for couples or a small family staying in the Elgin Valley near Botrivier - not to mention a useful option to soak up overflow from neighbouring getaway, Underhill Farm - Avondson Cottage is new on the scene and already striking the right note. ...

From
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...

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
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
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
R250pp

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
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
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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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 ...

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R475pp

Saffraan

Sutherland, Northern Cape

Romantic farm-style stone cottage - 1.3km from Sutherland

A cozy little love nest in on a farm in the middle of star-lit Sutherland is what you’ll find at Saffraan. The newest addition on the Middelfontein Farm, this little stone cottage is best suited to loved-up couples looking for a hideout with little to...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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R200pp

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Swellendam, Western Cape

Beautiful valley farm at the foot of the Langeberg, with a river and dams, a farmhouse and four rustic-luxury cottages - 16km from Swellendam

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm nestles in a beautiful valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains, just 16km from Swellendam. Combining an idyllic and peaceful setting, with stunning mountain views and green pastures dotted with Hereford...

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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

Forget-Me-Not

Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond, Western Cape

Two-bedroomed house within walking distance of Kleinmond beach - In Kleinmond

Looking for a functional, yet relaxed and comfortable spot in Kleinmond? Forget-Me-Not ticks the boxes. This double-story is situated within a short walk down to Kleinmond’s long Blue Flag beach. With two double bedrooms, the house is suited to a fa...

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R50pp

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...

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R500pp

Tides River Lodge

Malgas, Western Cape

Five self-catering cottages on the banks of the Breede River - on the outskirts of Malgas and 50km from Swellendam

A few guest snippets to get the juices flowing… "We had such a lovely couple of days at the Tides, just what we needed before Trev goes back to work." (Not Trevvie Manual, as far as we are aware). "The place was lovely." (That from poetic Mark.) "The ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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R280pp

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...

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R300pp

River House

Velddrif, Western Cape

Luxury West Coast-style house set on the banks of the Berg River - in Port Owen, Velddrif

With a ringside view of the Laaiplek slipway and the comings and goings of the local fishing boats, you can't get closer to the action than the River House. In fact, any closer to the mouth of the Berg River and you would have to roll up the pants. The Riv...

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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

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

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 ...

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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...

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R100pp

Champagne by the River Campsite & Cottage

Greyton, Western Cape

Fruit farm with a private campsite and a cottage on the Zonderend River - 15km from Greyton

A fruit farm on the Zonderend River, Champagne offers a small campsite, a new bushcamp and a cottage, all set on the water and with a lovely open outlook towards the mountains. The campsite is sheltered and private (great for a single gr...

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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...

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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...

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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 and Pinotage House on Thornvilla Wine Farm could be your spot - a nice mix of simple comfort, adventure and tranquillity. Lying a secluded 1km apart in a pictures...

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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...

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R400pp

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 ...

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R150pp

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 ...

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R320pp

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...

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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...

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R200pp

Peet se Plek

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit and wine farm on the Breede River with two rustic cottages - 7km from Bonnievale

A longstanding gem in the Budget crown, Peet offers accommodation in two highly appealing forms: Peet se Plek and it's annex Pondok, and Die Ou Waenhuis. Peet se Plek is the fantasy of 'quaint rustic cottage on river' made...

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R250pp

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 ...

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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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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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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...

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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 &...

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R300pp

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...

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R1350
per unit

5 Camp Street Self-Catering, City Bowl

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Guesthouse and 5 luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Cape Town - Gardens, Cape Town

This fairly new establishment located just off Cape Town's happening Kloof Street is a a good-value option with an accompanying package of convenient bells and whistles. 5 Camp Street features both a guesthouse (which can be taken as a self-catering whole)...

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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...

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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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R150pp

Bon Tempo Farm

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Two eco-cottages on a farm overlooking the Manley Flats Valley - 20km from Grahamstown

Topping a small hill in the beautiful Manley Flats valley (20km from Grahamstown), Bon Tempo is a creative eco-farm with two comfy cottages built largely from recycled materials. Out In Africa and Villa Sunset sleep five and three, respectively. Both a...

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R400pp

Bushmans Gorge Lodge

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Private game reserve with a rustic-luxury bush lodge with six B&B rooms - 30km from Grahamstown (towards East London)

An intimate private game reserve tucked away on the edge of the Bushmans Gorge, in an almost forgotten corner of the Eastern Cape, this is a getaway where you'll slip right into chill mode.  Thirty kays from the City of Saints (direction East London)...

Forellenhof

Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Three cottages with great views on a farm outside the village - 4.5km from Wakkerstrrom

A laid-back country retreat at the foot of the Versamel Mountains, Forellenhof offers a picturesque farm setting and oodles of space to stretch your legs. You have a choice of three elegant cottages - all private and all with views over rolling gr...

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R450pp

Miller's House

Prince Albert, Western Cape

Character farm cottage on the edge of town - 1km from Prince Albert

Luxurious farm living in the heart of town seems like a bit of a contradiction - but this is exactly what you can expect from Miller's House. A four-star graded Karoo Cottage offering space, serenity, and spectacular views, Miller's House is a perfect ...

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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 ...

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R200pp

Nautilus Beach House

Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Luxury 12 sleeper house within walking distance to the beach - in Cape St Francis

Sitting one row back from Main Beach in Cape St Francis, Nautilus Beach House features great location and oodles of style. What's more, a private pathway from the garden is all that separates you from the beach.  The house sleeps a tribe of 12 happy ...

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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...

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R400pp

Syringa Tree Cottage

Knysna, Western Cape

Nicely decorated double-storey cottage above the town centre - in Knysna

Set on the lush tree-lined street in an older part of Knysna, this double-storey home is fit for a fabulous family vacation. Starting upstairs, you'll find the open-plan kitchen and the bits and bobs you'll need for your stay. The kitchen features lovely bi...

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R575pp

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Langebaan, Western Cape

Private reserve with a group of luxury tents and cottages - 10km from Olifantskop

Sitting pretty just 20 minutes out of Langebaan is a West Coast game and fynbos reserve called Thali Thali Game Lodge. Oozing that typical laid-back West Coast attitude, Thali Thali is a nice change from what you’d usually find in this neck of the woo...

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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...

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R200pp

Arendsig Farmhouse & Cottages

Robertson, Western Cape

A spacious farmhouse and four cottages appointed 300m from the Breede River - 19km from Robertson

With majestic mountains rising up in the distance, and circled by green grass, vineyards, plum, apricot and peach trees, Arendsig appears to offer a most pleasant stay. And unlike some of the scary places we have come across on our travels into the dark inte...

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R150pp

Apricot Farm

Bonnievale, Western Cape

Fruit farm with a cosy timber cottage - 7km from Bonnievale

This looks like a lovely weekend spot - a cosy timber cabin on a working farm circled by green lawns and newly planted plum trees, with an outlook over the vineyards and distant Langeberg mountains. Stepping past the deck, inside it's all cosy sweet-smellin...

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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...

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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...

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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
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...

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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...

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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...

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R100pp

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...

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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...

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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
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
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
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...

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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...

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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...

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R350pp

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
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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R150pp

The Fisherman's Cottage

Gansbaai, Western Cape

Holiday house along the Pearly Beach seafront (200m from the water) - in Pearly Beach (20km from Gansbaai)

The Fisherman's Cottage is a neat  abode set a mere 200m from the crashing waves at Pearly Beach - a smallish holiday enclave 20km up the way from Gansbaai.  Best thing about Fisherman's are the views - lots of them, spilling out from the livingro...

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R50pp

Eikebos Campsite

Greyton, Western Cape

Farm with a 7-stand campsite under giant oak trees - 20km from Greyton

Appointed on a working farm 4km off the R406 between Caledon and Greyton, Eikebos offers a picturesque and intimate camping experience. With a grand total of seven stands, all shaded by majestic oak trees and circled by open views of rolling farmland and t...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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

Old Sam's Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Overberg farm with a restored cottage for couples - 10km from Bredasdorp

Settling into this comfy farm number shouldn't prove much of a challenge at all. For the city-frazzled couple in desperate need of WE time, Old Sam’s Cottage is both cute and cozy, and the wide open circling landscape just the thing to get your s...

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R500
per unit

Staandakkie Guest Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Garden cottage on a large Overberg farm - 15km from Bredasdorp (and 35km from De Hoop Nature Reserve)

Be it a last-minute country wedding invite or an aversion to the hefty chalet rates at De Hoop Nature Reserve, Staandakkie Guest Cottage clears all the hoops when it comes to a simple and compact base for your Overberg stay. A quick peruse through Staandakk...

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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...

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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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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 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 neighbo...

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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

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...

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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...

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R250pp

Sandpiper Cottage

St Helena Bay, Western Cape

Six-sleeper cottage with sea views and beach access - in Britannia Bay

Simple uncluttered lines, whitewashed walls, flowy beach vibe, views, Atlantic rollers offloading onto the nearby beach… If this isn't enough to have you reaching for the boogie boards, umbrellas and Frisbee, then read on… Sandpiper Cottage i...

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R250pp

Arum Lily & Aloe Cottage

Stanford, Western Cape

Working farm with two private cottages - 9km from Stanford

Lying 9km from Stanford, on a small working farm of vineyards, springbuck, a bonsai nursery and dams stocked with trout, black bass and tilapia, Arum Lily Cottage and Aloe Cottage are a pair of rustic cottages framed by beautiful views of the Kleinrivie...

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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...

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R400pp

Arch Rock Seaside Forest Cottages

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Earthy self catering cottages a stones throw from the beach - in Keurboomstrand

The Forest Cottages at Arch Rock really offer the best of both worlds. Situated in a lush forested area but only a few steps from the breathtaking Keurbooms beach, these cottages offer tranquility and quietude like no other. The sea views aren’t half b...

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R1200
per unit

Buren Cottage, Noordhoek

Cape Peninsula & Surrounds, Western Cape

Equestrian smallholding in Noordhoek with a luxury thatch cottage - in Noordhoek

Buren Cottage is situated in the horsey heart of Noordhoek, on a pastoral smallholding circled by magnificent mountain views and within earshot of the crashing waves on Noordhoek beach. Horse paddocks frame one side of this luxury thatch abode, a p...

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R275pp

Eenzaamheid Holiday Farm

Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

Family holiday farm with two rustic cottages - 40km from Graaff-Reinet

About 40 kays from Graaff-Reinet, in what feels like the middle of nowhere, sits Eenzaamheid Holiday Farm. Eenzaamheid is a working farm that has been in the Theron family since 1818. Eenzaamheid offers two cosy self catering cottages where you can spend yo...

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R100pp

Elandsnes

Elands Bay, Western Cape

Self-catering surf house with separate flatlet - in Elands Bay

Elandsnes is a versatile getaway with a prime location and quality accommodation suited to surfers, birders and adventurers alike. Elandsnes offers clean, uncomplicated living with a laid-back vibe. The main house, with its two downstairs bedrooms (one Quee...

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R350pp

Lekke Ekke

Lamberts Bay, Western Cape

Self-catering apartment with uninterrupted ocean views - in Lamberts Bay

Semi-luxury beachfront accommodation with a dose of true West Coast hospitality is what you will find when booking into Lekke Ekke for the weekend. Lekke Ekke is a self-catering apartment with modern finishes, loads of light and amazing sea views. Drilling...

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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

Oasis Lodge

Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

B&B on the canals with a double, a family, and a single room - in St Francis Bay

An old St Francis Bay favourite, Oasis Lodge is a calm and tranquil base overlooking the canals. A typical thatched cottage, Oasis offers a number of B&B rooms options - all of them opening onto the pretty garden setting. The rooms come in the form...

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R400pp

Paters Haven

Paternoster, Western Cape

Self-catering house and two separate B&B rooms - in Paternoster

A combo of friendly hosts, great views and ship-shape accommodation makes Paters Haven a good choice for an uncomplicated stay in Paternoster. The self-catering unit has two bedrooms upstairs (one King and one twin) that share a bathroom with shower. Comin...

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R375pp

Pear Tree Cottage

Storms River Mouth & Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape

Cozy couples cottage in a beautiful garden setting - in Storms River Village

There's nothing quite like waking up to the smell of fynbos and the chatter of foreign bird life. Chase this with a solid breakfast on a cozy stoep overlooking a pretty garden, and you have the makings of a typical morning in Heaven.  Pear Tree Cottage...

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R400pp

Protea Guest House

Knysna, Western Cape

Three private timber cottages set in a tropical garden with lagoon views - in Knysna

You'll find this spot rooted in a bright tropical garden in one of Knysna's most heavenly corners. Protea Guest House is made up by three timber cottages, all exhibiiting individual flair. Cottage One has two generous bedrooms and two bathrooms - versus on...

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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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