HESSEQUA – The beautiful Hessequa region is known as an agricultural hub within the Garden Route and offers some of the best farm stays in the Western Cape.
The following off-the-beaten-track farm stays are ideal for memorable family moments within The Explorer’s Garden Route:
1. SKEIDING GUEST FARM
Skeiding Guest Farm is a working farm approximately 17km from Heidelberg and comprises of 6 guest rooms and 4 cottages – each with their own bedroom(s), bathroom and coffee/tea facilities. The cottages are equipped with an inside and outside fireplace while three of the rooms also have a fireplace inside. Skeiding Guest farm also provides campsites. Some of the onsite facilities includes a swimming pool, farm tour, hiking/walking trails, honesty bar and mountain biking routes. The accommodation is also wheelchair friendly and offers Wi-Fi.
https://www.skeiding.co.za l 082 451 4965
2. OUDEBOSCH MOUNTAIN LODGE
Oudebosch Mountain Lodge is located 23km outside Riversdale, close to the Korentepoort Dam. The venue offers three self-catering units, which can accommodate up to 4 guests each. The self-catering units comes standard with bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, television and outdoor braai area. Oudebosch Mountain Lodge offers horse riding as guest activity. Some of the onsite facilities includes a gorgeous swimming pool, braai areas and walking trails.
https://www.oudebosch.co.za l 082 787 2000
3. KWEEKKRAAL GUEST FARM
Kweekkraal Guest Farm is located 9km outside of Riversdale along the N2 highway. The farm offers authentic self-catering units and can sleep a total of 34 guests. The farm offers beautiful grounds, bird watching, swimming pool and beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountain. The Kweekkraal Guest Farm also acts as wedding venue and is one of the most popular wedding venues within The Explorer’s Garden Route.
https://www.kweekkraal.co.za l 076 312 7518
4. GOURITS RIVER GUEST FARM
Gourits River Guest Farm & Camping Venue is located about 16km from Albertinia towards the famous Gourits River. The farm offers guest house accommodation (sleeps 6); glamping cabin (sleeps 6) and eco-camping plots. The guests house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette and braai area, while the cabin offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchenette and braai area. Some of the onsite facilities includes water activities, mountain bike trails and walking trails.
https://www.grguestfarm.com l 076 398 0892 (WhatsApp available)
5. OUDEWERFSKLOOF OLIVE FARM
Oudewerfskloof Olive Farm, is located just outside Stilbaai and offers a charming slice of rural bliss for the entire family. The farm offers tranquil accommodation units with breathtaking views of the Goukou River and an abundance of things to do for kids and adults alike. Oudewerfskloof Olive Farm offers 4 self-catering units, which are all well furnished.
https://www.oudewerfskloof.co.za l 083 283 0543