“The Tuffin family from Cape Town have owned the farm since 2010 and look forward to sharing the peace and beauty of this Klein Karoo piece of paradise with their guests who can stay in the farm cottages. self-catering or meals on request.
Just 19kms off the R62 in the Western Cape, you will find the Country Garden Guest Farm. From Ladismith town it is a very scenic drive through fertile valleys of vineyards and orchards.
Flower Arranging Courses are now also being offered on the farm in the beautifully renovated Manor House.
Bird watching – there are over 80 species of birds on our farm. Many migratory birds, one of which is the European Bee Eater, visit our farm during the summer months. What to Do on The Farm:
Firstly, enjoy the peace and quiet of the Little Karoo
Walk all over the farm and let the serenity of our surroundings enter your soul
Bird watching – there are over 80 species of birds on our farm. Many migratory birds, one of which is the European Bee Eater, visit our farm during the summer months
Bass fishing with our boys – just arrange it with Dominic
Help our children to feed the farm animals – usually at about 7.30am in the morning and about 4.30pm in the evening
Bring your bike and go mountain biking along the farm roads
Hike up the mountain – no paths – takes between 5 and 7hrs to reach the very top
Swim in the swimming pool – an old farm reservoir behind the farm house filled with mineral water and no chemical additions – not always clear but very refreshing
Look out for the wonderful and varied flora on the farm. Proteas (at least 4 different varieties), leucadendron, mimetes and other fynbos abound on the higher mountain slopes
Visit the farm shop at the Farmhouse and stock up on our homemade jams and vegetables and fruit in season
Help us with chores on the farm if you feel like some farm work – eg. digging, weeding, etc.
Take a short hike to the “Kloof” and enjoy the hidden beauty of our mountains. Please leave only your footprints behind.
Stargazing – the sky is usually amazingly clear, and you should see a falling star as well as satellites moving across the Milky Way.
Have a good rest
Places to Visit:
Coffee shops and restaurants in Ladismith
Parmalat Cheese shop & Ladismith Cheese
Scenic drive through Hoeko Valley
Scenic drive through Seweweekspoort – is a circular drive back to the farm via Vleiland, Middelplaas, Hartland & over Rooinek Pass back to Voorbaat
Calitzdorp – Port capital of SA
Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back via Klaarstroom and Meiringspoort
Visit Riversdale over the spectacular Garcia Pass and return through Vanwyksdorp
Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves, Wilgewandel Farm (with camels and fun activities), Cango Wildlife ranch and Ostrich Farms
Drive the crescent drive through Dwarsrivier Valley
Explore the Vanzylsdamme valley and drive the gravel roads to Laingburg spotting wildlife along the way
Cottages and Rates:
The Klein Karoo’s unique country retreat! Positioned at the foot of the Klein Swartberg Mountain Range in the unspoilt fruit producing Valley of Voorbaat only 19kms off the famous Route 62.
This cosy cottage has a queen bed and a single bed and can sleep 3 in an open plan style with en-suite bathroom with a bath and hand-shower and toilet. It has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, two-plate electric stove, kettle and toaster. Covered stoep with lovely views over farm and of mountains. There are braai facilities in the garden. Beautiful mountain view.
Has three bedrooms and can sleep 6. The rooms have twin 3/4 beds. There is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, two-plate electric stove, kettle, toaster and large fireplace. A bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet as well as a separate toilet are in the cottage. Covered stoep and outside braai facility. Lovely views of the mountains and Towerkop. All linen and towels are provided. A Birders Paradise.
Blue Gum Cottage:
There are two bedrooms – one with queen bed and single bed and the other with two 3/4 beds and can sleep a total of 5 people. There is a bathroom with bath and shower over the bath as well as a separate toilet. Fully equipped kitchen with 2 small fridges, microwave, two-plate electric stove, kettle, toaster and fireplace. Lovely covered stoep with views over the farm. Situated privately under giant Blue Gum trees. This cottage has a fence surrounding it with a gate which makes it ideal for families with small children and pets.
This open plan log cabin is privately situated with a double bed, en-suite shower/toilet and is perfect for two people. It has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, two-plate electric stove, kettle and toaster. Lovely stoep with views over the farm and braai facilities.
(Per person per night sharing)
R300pppn for adults and children 12 and over.
R150pp for children 3-11yrs
Toddlers 2 and under stay free.
Optional Meals: (to be booked in advance)
Bed & Breakfast Only (per person per night sharing)
R385pppn for adults and children 12 years and over.
R192.50 pppn for children 3-11 years.
Toddlers 2yrs and under free of charge.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (per person per night sharing)
R545pppn for adults and children 12 years and over.
R272.50pppn for children 3-11 years
Toddlers stay and eat free.
(Discounted rates can apply for larger groups and for the longer stays)”