Enjoy these 10 refreshing country stays in the beautiful Western Cape area
Wolseley– The Riverstone House , From R900 per person
For a tranquil country getaway, without compromising on luxurious finishes, The Riverstone House offers everything you’ll need for the perfect Wolseley accommodation.
Oudtshoorn – De Zeekoe Guest Farm, From R630 per person
This 2500 hectare lusern farm is privately owned and nestled between the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains on the banks of the Olifants River bed.
Stanford – Blue Gum Country Estate , From R900 per person
Blue Gum Country Estate is a 52 hectare estate hidden in the valley that ascends towards the small town of Stanford, 30km just outside Hermanus. It comprises 3 hectares of vineyards, 40 hectares of grazing pastures (ideal for horses), approximately 1km of river frontage, 10 hectares of mountain Fynbos and a one hectare olive grove.
Paarl – Mooi Bly , From R750 per person
Mooi Bly offers 5 well appointed, charming thatched cottages that can sleep up to 6 people, situated in a big garden with a swimming pool. They are fully equipped, serviced daily, have private verandahs with braai facilities and a magnificent view over the Mooi Bly vineyards and Paarl Valley.
Greyton – Hemelsbreed Farm , From R950 per unit
The farm lies nestled in the foothills of the Sonderend mountain range. After discovering the farm during the winter of 2012, Christo and Estelle van Loggerenberg fell in love with its breath taking vistas and quiet charm, and soon set to work on a process of loving restoration. Today, Hemelsbreed farm offers luxurious country hospitality in a beautifully renovated farmhouse and two farm cottages.
Franschhoek – Auberge La Dauphine , From R550 per person
Auberge La Dauphine is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley surrounded by majestic mountains only 50 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and 2 minutes’ drive from Franschhoek Village. Set in 4 hectares with its own vineyards, orchards and dam, it offers wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation in a sympathetically converted former wine store and cottage.
Tulbagh– Kloofzicht Estate Country Guesthouse, From R350 per person
Kloofzicht Estate is the first wine estate as you approach the valley from the Nuwekloof Pass (R46) and is about 4km before the picturesque Tulbagh Village. This self-catering accommodation includes the Main Farm House, The Loft and two Cottages in a tranquil setting surrounded by mountains on all sides.
Hoekwil – Libertas Guest Farm , From R500 per person
Guests have the opportunity to experience living on a working dairy farm while staying in one of 2 accommodation options: A comfortable, spacious and lovingly renovated 150 year-old farmstead OR a modern, sunny, spacious accommodation unit with great views over a farm dam and the Outeniqua Mountains.
Swellendam – Swallow Creek Cottages , From R700 per unit
Swallow Creek Cottages are situated in Buffeljagsrivier on a quiet small holding with a beautiful view of the mountains. The cottages are centrally located in Buffeljagsrivier, exactly 200km’s between George and Cape Town and just 10 km’s from Swellendam.
Riebeek Kasteel – Vineyard Views Country House , From R1300 per unit
Vineyard Views Country House is purpose built luxury country house, offering four well-appointed guest rooms in the picturesque Swartland town of Riebeek Kasteel. Set within a Colombard vineyard and bordering working wine farmlands, there could not be a more apt name for this splendid guest house offering.