The 12 rooms at Blue Gum Country Estate are all different, as you would expect in a private home. Some are more spacious, others more family-friendly, but they all have a warm domestic feeling with an emphasis on quality and comfort. Several of the rooms have open fireplaces, which we are more than happy to light for you.
On Site Facilities include: Tennis Court, Boule Court, Swimming Pool, Communal lounge and bar area with TV and full DSTV, Boma Fire Area, Book Library, Games Library, DVD Library, Bikes for general use, Marked Hiking Trails, Lawn Croquet and a gourmet Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The picturesque village of Stanford is one of the Cape's best kept secrets. Just two hours away from Cape Town, it is fast becoming a favourite weekend getaway and the ideal stop-over en route to Cape Agulhas and de Hoop Nature Reserve.
For sports enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike there are a number of 4x4 and hiking trails to explore, a choice of golf courses in nearby towns, horse riding and mountain biking among the vineyards, fly fishing in the river and dams, shark cage diving in Gansbaai, and much more. Stanford is also well-known for its superb birding.
Take it easy on a river sunset cruise, spot the whales in Walker Bay, enjoy the excellent local wines and sample the best produce from the area at one of the many village eateries or in the surrounding areas. Shop for collectibles along the main street and stock up on delicious goodies and fresh produce at the monthly Friday evening and weekly Saturday morning markets.
In Room Facilities:
In-room Facilities include: Fan, Fireplace, Kitchenette, Mosquito Nets, Tea/Coffee Facilities, Bath Robes, electronic Safe, Private Patio, Electric Blankets, Bar Fridge and En-suite Bath and Shower.
Attractions include Whale Watching, Shark Cage Diving, Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Cheese Tasting, Picnics, Paintball, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, River Cruises, Hiking Trails and Nature Reserves. There are also many art galleries and antique stores in the historical town of Stanford.