Clanwilliam

Travellers Rest

Self Catering
(15 rooms)
(3 customer reviews)

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Traveller's Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam on the Wupperthal road, over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations.

Haffie Strauss and her son Dr Frikkie Strauss, farm here with sutherlandia (kankerbos) for medicinal purposes, granadillas, cattle, sheep and rooibos tea in an area with a long and rich history.

Haffie was born and raised on the farm and pioneered the provision of holiday accommodation in this area of the Agter-Pakhuis.
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Room types


Traveller's Rest Cottage's

(11 rooms)

Room information


  x 1 (Double)
  Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)

Max


Description: The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well-equipped comfort. Some are renovated labourers' cottages and some newly built in the same earthy style with local stone. Interiors are eclectic and colourful with natural reed ceilings, homely furniture, huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings and electric fans for hot weather. Read More ›
Facilities:
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Towels
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Provisions Shop on site

Wolfdrift Cottages

(3 rooms)

Room information


  x 1 (Double)
  Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)

Max


Description: The farm Wolfdrif also belongs to the Strauss family and is about 10km away on the Elizabethfontein road. Three fully-equipped cottages, all with huge fireplaces and a shared swimming pool, sleeps between 5 and 8 guests comfortably.
Facilities:
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Towels
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer

Farmhouse with 7 Bedrooms

(1 room)

Room information


  x 2 (main is Double)
  Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)

Max


Description: 1 Farmhouse with 7 bedrooms. 5 Double beds and 11 single. All 7 bedrooms has ensuites. The farmhouse is only available for 8 people and more. No bookings for less people will be accepted. All facilities except bedding are provide.
Facilities:
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Towels
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer

Reviews

(3 reviews)

PEACE AND QUIET

(South Africa)
anonymous
27 January 2015
Hi we had a great time it was nice and quiet. We really enjoyed it.

Rustic Retreat

(South Africa)
Mrs Daly
3 October 2012
If you need to get out of the frenetic city and see the real night sky, self cater and relax with no TV or cell phone reception, the farm valley around Travellers' Rest is our favourite. The cottages are solidly built, simple but adequately furnished, and have all the necessary utensils and appliances for self catering. They are electrified, and have hot water. Solitude and peace are guaranteed. Take your own food and liquids, books and puzzles, and good walking shoes and you are set to have a wonderful retreat. We have been to the various cottages over the years, and always enjoy staying there, even in winter because the indoor fireplaces are wonderful. This time we stayed in Loes Cottage. The Pakhuis Pass is now tarred making the journey in much easier, but there are other gravel roads in the area that lend that sense of bush waking adventure 2 and 1/2 hours from Cape Town.

Location


ADDRESS:

Clanwilliam , South Africa
Directions:
Turn off the N7 to Clanwilliam. Continue straight (main street of Clanwilliam - turn off to the right) over the Jan Dissel River bridge and continue straight on the road to Calvinia. Read More ›

Facilities


Languages:
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
Environment:
  • River
  • Mountains
  • Countryside
  • Mountain Views
Dining:
  • Restaurant on premises
Leisure facilities:
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Flower Viewing
  • Farm activities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Walking / Hiking
General:
  • Curio Shop
  • Family friendly
  • Fireplace on premises
  • No Pets allowed
  • Secure off-street parking
  • Parking available
In all rooms:
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Towels
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer
In some rooms:
  • Fan
  • Provisions Shop on site

Policies


Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00
Kids policy:
Children age 13 and over are charged as adults.