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Klein Baas  From R540 /night

 

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.

This cottage consists of two bedrooms, 1 with a double ... bed and 1 with two single beds, and it enjoys lovely views. The bedrooms share the use of a bathroom with a bath. All linen and towels are provided. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, gas fridge, cutlery and crockery. The cottage is solar-powered and eco-friendly with no electricity.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

Bedroom 2

2 Single

From R540 /night

 

 

Oupa Piet  From R540 /night

 

Sleeps 6 people, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.

This beautiful house consists of three bedrooms, 2 with a ... double bed each and 1 with twin beds, all sharing a bathroom with a bath and shower. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery, crockery, a gas fridge and gas stove. Please note the house is solar-powered and eco-friendly with no electricity available.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

Bedroom 2

2 Single

Bedroom 3

1 Double

From R540 /night

 

 
Full Kitchen
TV
DSTV
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Covid-19 Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Bathrooms
Bedrooms

In the foothills of the majestic Swartberge, lies the beautiful gabled house on the hill. On the riverbanks of the stunning, ever flowing Nelsriver where the 8th generation farm cattle, tobacco and ostriches, you will rest in heavenly tranquility. Experience long walks into the mountain, braai at the river, bike, hike, watch the daily farming routine and beautiful bird life and take daily trips to the breathtaking Garden Route and Little Karoo, including world winning port wines in Calitzdorp. Watch the lost art of whip plating and the murals in the church wall, a first in the country.

On 2nd April 1760, the farmer Louis Nel received the Groenfontein farm as a loan from the South African government. Subsequently, the eldest J.P. Nel(1749-1814) inherited the running of the farm. His great grandchildren included General J.H. De la Rey from the Western Transvaal, president M.T. Steyn of the Orange Free State, and General Louis Botha, prime minister of the Union of South Africa. Upon their death it was deemed that the wooden mill, brandy still and ploughing equipment should be left to their eldest sons. The farm produce, additionally including raisins and brandy were transported originally by oxwagon into the countries interior, until the introduction of cooperative marketing. High production costs and changes in farming legislation have been responsible for a decline in farming activity. The Groenfontein Farm is still, to this day owned by the Nel family, who farm ostriches, cattle and tobacco. Roll tabocco, a form of chewable tobacco used by locals, was still produced up to 30 years ago. Flowing through the farmland is the Nels river. The water is subdivided by C.J. Langenhoven, writer of the original South African national anthem. Water extracted fron the Nels river is of extremely high quality, and thus qualifies for bottling. To ensure this continued classification, several kilometres of furrows need regular maintenance. The farmland is situated in a valley of outstanding natural beauty, a big tourist attraction for people wishing to escape the confines of city life.

River nearby
Mountain Biking nearby
Hiking nearby
Bird watching nearby
Wine cellar nearby
Self Catering Units 2
Coffee and Tea
Garden
Solar Power
Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Map

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Property Type Guest Farm, Self Catering
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Reviews

Thea Smit
28 April 2021

Absolutely wonderful. Nice, clean, kitchen well equipped. So peaceful. Would definitely go there again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Santi White
01 December 2013

A wonderful and beautiful place. Friendly people - I will treasure this experience.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Engela Harmse
06 June 2021

Art Galleries, Fig Farm - the best trip, Show room Ghost walk Morning Market, Museum, Eating places.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5