Drayton is one of the oldest farms in the Overberg and the original mill, that dates back to the mid 1700's, is still on the farm, as well as part of the original wagon route. The farm is only 8km outside Caledon, on the N2 in the direction of Riviersonderend. Visitors can reach the cottage by car and will only have to travel 800m of gravel road.
On arrival guests will receive a freshly baked bread and home baked rusks. A menu from which guests can order homecooked meals and fresh baking, to be enjoyed in the privacy of the cottage is also provided. Guests can relax on the veranda and enjoy the scenery, or take an easy hike to the waterfall in the nearby mountain. A small mountain stream also flows past the cottage.
* Braai / barbecue - on site.
* casino (less than 10km).
* DSTV in living room.
* nature trail on site.
* safe & secure parking.
Set against the backdrop of the Swartberg, surrounded by fields of barley and wheat, is the little town of Caledon, just 110 km east of Cape Town.
Caledon is famous for its hot springs, discovered by the early Khoi-Khoi people before the Europeans attributed healing properties to the iron-rich waters and opened a sick house and later a sanatorium, which was destroyed by fire. The seven springs, one of which is cold and the other six thermal, are warmed by contact with rocks heated by pressure deep under the ground to a steady temperature of 49.5° Celsius. Interestingly, the waters of Caledon are also free of any organic matter and when submitted, in 1893, to the Chicago World Fair, they were awarded first prize as the world’s top quality mineral waters.
The Caledon wild flower garden is world-renowned and forms part of a reserve at the entrance to Venster Kloof, so called because of an interesting rock, which looks like a window.
The Caledon garden has an annual show during September at the time of year that best displays the abundant array of indigenous wild flowers that bloom in this season.
You can hike through the Nature Reserve to experience the indigenous fynbos vegetation, indigenous trees, prolific bird life and flowers, as well as the gorgeous mountain views of the Swartberg.
In Room Facilities:
The cottage has two bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and the other with four single beds (of which two are a bunkbed). The beds all have crisp white percale linen and good quality mattresses.
The bathroom has a shower and a bath with a separate toilet. For the adventurous there is also an outside shower. Towels are provided.
The open plan kitchen is fully equipped with: fridge / freezer, microwave, two plate hob and a fireplace.
* mountain biking
* bird watching -- Blue crane are in abundance here!
* A tour of the farm can be organised, should guests be interested.
* On the neigbouring farm there are:
- flyfishing facilities as well as a
- 4x4 route.