There’s nothing that rejuvenates the soul and sets the world right quite like heading out to the countryside and enjoying a farm stay. Thankfully, the Western Cape is home to a few gems in which idyllic animal and fruit farms are just a booking away.
Here are five of our favourites:
White Bridge Farm
White Bridge Farm is a beautiful place to “rediscover romance” while enjoying a rugged adventure. Situated on a working fruit farm, you’ll have ample opportunity to meander past rivers and orchards while admiring the breathtaking mountain views. This natural wonderland is located 90 minutes from Cape Town and provides a range of accommodation options to suit your pocket, including a riverside cabin that sleeps four or an affordable guest room for two.
- Location: Wolseley, Western Cape
- Contact: www.whitebridgefarm.co.za
Karusa’s Family Farm Cottage
Farm stays are all about understated luxury and comfort and that’s certainly the case with this accommodation. This cottage is minimalistic yet stylish and oozes and old-world charm you’d expect from the rugged landscape of Oudtshoorn. This perfect accommodation is situated on Karusa Estate – renowned for its quality fruit and wines. Spend your evenings sipping on Cap de Classic while listening to the enchanting sounds of nature.
- Location: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
- Contact: www.karusaaccommodation.co.za
Langberg Cottage is a stunning accommodation which is situated on a small working fruit farm only 1.5 hours from Cape Town. Spend the day exploring this abundant landscape by enjoying fynbos walks, trail running, hiking, and mountain biking before enjoying the comfortable amenities of this two-bedroom cottage. Unforgettable mountain views and a sea of lush greenery only add to your getaway experience when choosing to call this your home away from home.
- Location: Piketberg, Western Cape
- Contact: www.retreatguestfarm.co.za
Sometimes we prefer a little history with our farm stay, and when a sense of nostalgia hits, there’s no better place to visit than Pendennis Farm. This working farm was established in 1875 and provides two accommodations to help you kick back and relax. All accommodations are located in the heart of the Bossiesveld Valley where guests can enjoy walking through apple orchards, olive trees and vineyards – heaven!
- Location: Villiersdorp, Western Cape
- Contact: www.pendennisfarm.co.za
Is there anything more magical than waking up to the sight of blooming wildflowers and a sprawling lake? That’s exactly the views you can expect when enjoying a tranquil getaway at Bartholomeus Klip. This accommodation is located on a working farm and offers a luxurious farm stay like no other. There are three options to choose from, including their Wild Olive House which offers direct access to Elandsberg Nature Reserve and a swimming pool.
- Location: Hermon, Western Cape
Picture: Bartholomeus Klip