Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate is another idyllic overnight option set on a working farm in the heart of the Cape winelands. The estate offers a range of luxurious suites situated just a few kilometres outside of the town of Stellenbosch, and there are superb mountain and vineyard views.
Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa, +27 212002537
Orange Grove Farm offers a variety of luxurious chalets set on a working wine and olive farm in the beautiful Robertson Valley. The chalets have plunge pools and patios from which to take in the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The equipped kitchen and braai (barbecue) facilities mean there’s little reason to leave your chalet, though given the attractions in the surrounding valley, you’d be wise to do some exploring.
Orange Grove Farm, Noree, Robertson, South Africa, +27 231000067
Kersefontein farm, with its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and selection of outbuildings, dates back to 1770. The farm has been worked by eight generations since its inception, and staying there offers a fascinating insight into the farming lifestyle without sacrificing any of the peace and tranquillity of a traditional farm stay.
Kersefontein, Hopefield, South Africa, +27 834541025
This tranquil farm in the heart of the Cederberg is an idyllic escape from the city. With little more than a few beautiful farm buildings and endless views of mountains, flowers and a small spring-fed dam, there’s no choice but to relax on this incredible farm. If you start to feel restless, there are hiking and mountain bike trails, as well as several nearby farms that serve up rooibos tea at source. There are several accommodation options on the farm, from a standalone, off-the-grid cottage through to campsites and chalets.
12A Ou Kaapse Rd, Clanwilliam, South Africa, +27 4822869