1. Ossie & Blue Crane Rooms:
Two en suite bedrooms in the main house, can be interleading for a family room. Both with private entrances. Both with wheelchair friendly bathrooms. Panoramic mountain views from the stoep.
2. Red Bishop & Guinea Fowl:
These two cottages are next to the main homestead & swimming pool and sleeps 2 adults each. It has a living area with a fireplace and a small kitchenette, bedroom with a double/king bed and a bathroom with a shower. Outside under the veranda you can enjoy beautiful mountain views over rolling country side hills and (on many occasions) crimson sunsets.
This room is 300m away from the main homestead and next to the farm fields. Sleeps two. It is next to the Luxury Nguni Room and has an open fireplace with a sitting area, bathroom with a shower and king / twin beds. Outside under the veranda you can enjoy absolute peace & quiet, views over rolling country side hills and beautiful (on many occasions) crimson sunsets. One studio with open fireplace, sleeping two adults.
4. Aloe & Olien Family Cottages:
These family cottages sleep 4-6 each, they can be self-catering. Both has two bedrooms (one with a king/double bed and the other with twin beds), one bathroom with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen, indoor braai / fireplace and an open plan living area. In the living area is a sleeper couch where one or two children can sleep. Outside on the stoep, you can enjoy views over rolling country side hills.
5.Nguni Luxury Room:
This room is 300m away from the main homestead and next to the farm fields. It has a heated spa bath, bathroom with a shower, fireplace with a sitting area, king / twin beds and the best of all, unending mountain views over rolling country side hills from within the room. Outside under the veranda you can enjoy absolute peace & quiet, views over rolling country side hills and beautiful sunsets.
Enjoy home cooked country cuisine prepared by AnnÃ©-Lize and her small team of able and enthusiastic assistants (Allen and Aletta). Neels is the meat "chef" on the open fire, unless farm work calls him away. A three course menu is served every evening at the family dining table. Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the best culinary experience. Also let us know if you are celebrating a birthday or any special occasion that you would like us to cater for.
One of the highlights of your stay will be the farm tour with Neels. A "hands-on" experience every morning at 07:30. Feeding the ostriches, watching the working dogs (Border Kollie and Australian Kelpie) work with the sheep, ostriches or Nguni cattle.
Walk our labyrinth.
Enjoy the putting green.
Heidelberg, Western Cape, a quiet little town on the banks of the Duivenhoks River, is the gateway to the well-known Garden Route of South Africa.
The town with its scenic beauty and interesting sights offer the traveller a quiet, rustic atmosphere, but still lies unexplored to many tourists.
Heidelberg was named after Heidelberg in Germany, where the Heidelberg Catechism originated from.
In Room Facilities:
Honesty Bar, tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathrooms with strong showers, heater, ceiling fan, electric blankets, ostrich leather slippers and gown, Hair dryers and good South African Port (on the house!) to enjoy on the patio as a sundowner. 6 of the rooms and cottages have fireplaces for real cosiness in winter.
Why is Skeiding a unique location?
Apart from panoramic mountain views over rolling country side, ALL ROADS LEAD TO SKEIDING.
1. We are situated at the start of the Garden Route.
2. Close to the Tradouw Pass to join the Route 62.
3. Halfway between: Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay,
Cape Town and Oudtshoorn.
4. Two hours drive from Hermanus.
5. A day's trip from Hermanus:
(a) via Agulhas (the most southern tip of Africa)
(b) via De Hoop Nature Reserve and the pont at Malgas.
6. A days visit to Agulhas to the most southern tip of Africa.
7. A day's visit to the De Hoop Nature Reserve (excellent whale watching from July to November) over the only working ferry at Malgas.
8. Excellent bird watching and nature trails (2 - 10km day walks in Afromontane forest) at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (12km away).
At Grootvadersbosch you also get rare and endemic species, some on the Red Data List. A scenic, but challenging mountain bike trail also awaits you here.
9. 45km from Witsand (Whale Nursery of SA) for land based whale watching (from July to November) and endless white beaches to walk on where the Breede River and Indian Ocean meets.
10. Visit Swellendam, Barrydale and even Montagu!