surrounded by the Outeniqua mountains, this farmhouse offers 13 luxury en-suite rooms and 2 fully equipped self catering units each uniquely decorated to make your stay a truly memorable experience.
The Happy Camper Village
Meet Big Bertha and Waltzing Matilda, 2 Retro renovated caravans for the light at heart guest who likes something different at a more affordable price! These funky caravans are parked under our beautiful big trees where you can enjoy our relaxed country side atmosphere. You might even enjoy a visit from one of our miniature horses...
Farm & Fellow Restaurant
We know that a Happy Tummy makes a Happy Guest! On our rustic, farm style menu, you will find only the best Gourmet Beef Burgers, Sticky Ribs, Chicken Strips, Wedges, Salads, platters and much more! We are also famous for our Farmers Breakfast that is included in your nights stay. Enjoy it under the trees in our Hoi - Poloi Lounge, in the Farmers Kitchen or on the patio, the choice is yours!
The definition of a perfect day for children now involves going exploring in our very own animal touch farm, picking vegetables in the veggie garden, and having a healthy smoothie drink in the garden that overlooks the fields opposite Patria Family Farmhouse.
Situated in a fertile, rich valley, surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains, forests, rivers and prosperous farmlands, George lies just 420km from Cape Town and 320km from Port Elizabeth, making it a perfect stopover from which to explore the Garden Route.
Regarded as the administrative capital of the Southern Cape, George is a rather big town with a sophisticated infrastructure. It has redressed its former image of an industrial town to that of a major tourist mecca - not hard to do when you have two of the top ten golf courses in South Africa, theatres, a wide expanse of forest, rivers and the Indian Ocean on your doorstep.
If history is to be believed, then this beautiful part of the world was only explored in 1688, well after Dias had landed in Mossel Bay in 1488, in the hope of finding meat and fresh water. To the Khoi people, who lived in this rich valley, the region was known as Outeniqualand - the "land of milk and honey" - which aptly describes this lush and green paradise. A settlement was established here in 1811 and named George Town after the reigning monarch of England at the time.
In Room Facilities:
Free Wi-Fi, selected DStv channels, coffee and tea facilities, showers, baths, wash basin, hair dryer, heaters, extra blankets, mini fridge in selected rooms,
The Cradock Pass, a route over the Outeniquas north of George, has been described by some as 'treacherous'.
Fancourt has four golf courses to offer the golfing visitor. All the courses are renowned for their amazing year round condition and the attention to detail that is shown.
Situated at the top of Caledon Street, in the town of George, the Garden Route Botanical Garden is worth a visit for its value as a 'green lung' but also for the role it plays in raising awareness about the unique kind of flora that exists in the Garden Route.
The Garden Route produces some fantastic wines. The cool, wet winters and temperate summers (with their own fair share of rains) make for the perfect conditions in which to cultivate a range of red, white and rose wines.
Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains, George Golf Club is among the oldest courses in the country. George Country Club has for many years maintained a worthy rating amongst the top ten golf courses in South Africa.
Situated only 8km from George, in the design of the Oubaai 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Driving Range, Ernie Els and his team have taken full advantage of the spectacular site they are working with.