Getaway (South Africa)

A Few Fine Farm Stays


KEZLYN FARM COTTAGES, Bergville, KZN There are just three units (one is petfriendl­y), which all face the majestic mountains, and each features sleek modern finishes with a slightly bohemian flair. All have spacious verandas overlookin­g the Drakensber­g, great braai facilities and decent Wi-Fi if you need to work remotely. From R700 pps

072 244 6491 facebook: Kezlyn Farm Cottages

FARMHOUSE 58, Cradle of Humankind Answer the call to reconnect with nature by checking into one of these minimalist suites. Book a guided hike that incorporat­es mindfulnes­s and conversati­on with Epic Hikes and don’t miss a meal at And Then There Was Fire (andthenthe­ at the sprawling Nirox Sculpture Park ( across the road.

From R1 200 pps with breakfast

087 092 9097, farmhouse5­

KLEIN NEKTAR FARM COTTAGE, Montagu There are plenty of pretty farm stays in and around Montagu, but this self-catering pad is a favourite. Being within walking distance of the cafes and padstals, it enjoys the best of the village in an off-the-grid and Wi-Fifree farm environmen­t.

From R540 pps

064 908 2444, kleinnekta­

11 KARKLOOF, Howick

The Apartment might be the most popular option, but the five cottages are equally lovely (the midweek deal of R375 pps is an absolute steal) and share the same environmen­t. Shops at the artisan hub are open Thursday to Sunday and there’s even a gym with classes from R100 per session. Hot tip: order bread (there’s potato and rosemary or even snacky cheese sticks) in advance from Home Slice Cafe. Weekends from R550 pps with breakfast at The Apartment; R450 pps self-catering cottages

060 470 1218,

KALMOESFON­TEIN, Malmesbury Enjoy the fresh air, farm animals and special produce at this humble farm stay about an hour from Cape Town; there are several beautiful units scattered across the farm. Book a cellar tour in advance or plan your visit to coincide with Thursday pizza night and rub shoulders with the Swartlande­r regulars.

From R550 pps at The Stables (sleeps four; two-night minimum)

079 652 6101, kalmoesfon­


Booked up months in advance, this farm stay near the city combines handsome cabins with a range of outdoor activities on an organic estate. Enjoy mountain-bike trails, running and hiking routes, which share the farm with wild rabbits, donkeys, horses, goats, sheep and more. The latest accommodat­ion additions are The Hideout (an elevated forest cabin with a hot tub) and The Cove (a fun geometric dome). From R1 290 pn for two breakfast included 012 802 0052, rosemaryhi­

 ?? ?? The ’Berg and the beasts. The view from Hoopoe Cottage at Kezlyn.
The ’Berg and the beasts. The view from Hoopoe Cottage at Kezlyn.

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