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WHERE IT IS: Werfhuisie is about 20km east of Bredas­dorp, 4.5km of which is on gravel.

WHAT IT HAS: The cot­tage is equipped for self-cater­ing and has a small liv­ing-cum-kitchen area with a com­pact din­ing ta­ble and sin­gle bed in it, a large bed­room with beds that can be con­fig­ured as a king-sized dou­ble or two sin­gles, and a modern bath­room with a pow­er­ful rain­type show­er­head. There are rus­tic benches un­der a tree next to the equally rus­tic braai and a small pri­vate stoep nook out­side the front door.

WHY GO THERE: Werfhuisie is on the 500ha Ei­lands Val­ley Farm, with sheep, pigs, spring­bok, bee­hives and a friendly dog and cats. This is a typ­i­cal farm­stay. As a guest you and your chil­dren are wel­come to ob­serve and par­tic­i­pate in what­ever the farmer is busy with at the time, such as sheep shear­ing, har­vest­ing and bee­keep­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. If that’s not your bag, there’s am­ple space to walk and moun­tain bike, pic­nic in the veld un­der a milk­wood tree, bird­watch, stargaze, swim at nearby Ar­niston, visit De Mond Na­ture Re­serve or the South­ern Tip of Africa at Cape Agul­has and taste wine at the many good wine farms in Elim.

THE FOOD: Self-cater­ing but there are a num­ber of good restau­rants in nearby towns.

RATES: R600 for the cot­tage per night. The cot­tage sleeps up to three peo­ple.

CON­TACT: Call Henry Pratt on 072 216 6394 or visit lekkeslaap.co.za

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