Many people enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city; some enjoy this fast paced and convenient lifestyle with everything conveniently at hand when you need it. What if you wanted to enjoy a holiday escape away from the city and simply blend in with nature on a slower beautiful pace?
A farm stay is what you need and this post gives you some good farm accommodation all around SA. What’s more is that with the winter season on our doorstep, what better way to enjoy not only a great getaway but also excellent affordability for you and your family.
Close to Johannesburg
Fairview Estates – Fouriesburg
Fairview Estates brings you a wonderful farm experience with livestock sales, as well as self-catering accommodation to suit your needs. Its location provides the visitor with plenty of outdoor activities like fishing, birding, nature walks, and the surrounds including abseiling, quad bikes, river rafting and 4×4 trails to name a few.
Idle & Wild – Hayzyview
At Idle & Wild you not only get the beauty of nature all around you but magnificent accommodation. Idle & Wild brings you beautiful thatched rondavels, pool, sauna and lots to do nearby like panorama tours, abseiling, night safaris, hiking trails and more.
Hermitage Huisies – Swellendam
This charmingly cute farm accommodation offers visitors a family run farm with plenty of friendly hospitality. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain, and great amenities like free wifi, swimming pool, braai (barbeque) area, plus plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas.
Angel’s Rest Farm – Plettenberg Bay
Here you will find serenity and the beauty of nature all around with this gorgeous self-catering accommodation. Angel’s Rest Farm does not offer any TV viewing in their units because the goal is to be in touch with nature. The natural ambiance and sounds of the animals residing on the farm is what you can look forward to.
Wild Berry Guest Farm – Mooi River
This 3 star rated self-catering guest accommodation offers you a relaxing setup with gorgeous surrounds, and plenty to do. Every room offers en-suite bathrooms, panel heaters, braai (barbeque) areas, and conference venue to name a few.
Langforntein Guest Farm – Graaf Reinet
This accommodation bears a wonderful history dating back to the 1800’s. The 1830 Cottage sleeps 4 to 6 people and features a cosy fireplace, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Westbrook Cottage accommodates larger groups of 6 to 12 people and Dot’s Cottage is a cosier 2 sleeper perfect for that romantic experience. Colonial designs and decor brings you a historical feel whilst on your stay and with lost to see and do you’ll truly enjoy your getaway.
The great thing about a farm stay is that it’s so much different to your average accommodation in the city. Something about being closer to nature is what makes you truly unwind and forget your troubles in the city. You get to enjoy nature at its best and take home beautiful memories.
Safe travels and peace to all!