Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this unique and special place has been called 'a hidden gem’ and 'a corner of paradise’.
Set in a kloof of the Paardeberg, Fynbos Estate has become a favourite destination for those with a love of nature and countryside, comfortable yet simple accommodation and fine quality food and wine.
A grand old Victorian farmhouse and quaint country cottages nestled amongst vineyards, olive groves and mountains, make Fynbos Estate ideal for getaways, workshops, retreats and conferences. Lovely gardens, a pavilion and an old cellar, create a magical setting for weddings, parties, and other functions.
AgriTourism Farm Rating:
Rate 5 aspects on a scale of 1 to 5:
1 = Unacceptable. Did not meet expectations. Facilities and services are not acceptable. The facility or service requires major improvements to bring this resort up to standard.
2 = Basic quality. Definitely requires additional improvements to the facilities and services before reaching an acceptable standard.
3 = Good. A good and acceptable quality noted in the overall standard. Minor improvements may still be needed to the facilities and services on offer.
4 = Excellent. A very good quality in the overall standard. Almost no improvements are necessary to the facilities and services on offer.
5 = Outstanding. Brilliant quality where the farm has exceeded the expectations of the visitor by going beyond the call of duty.
Farm: Fynbos Estate, Malmesbury
Date of visit: 4 - 6 June 2018
Various options, from large farm house to quaint cottages. Range from rustic to luxurious. Well equipped for self catering. Pet and child friendly. Free WiFi. Private and mostly with en-suite bathrooms. Earthy and minimalistic decorations.
No TV, blender, washing machine – can be used at reception.
Only one access road passing through neighbouring farm. No vehicle access possible from mountain side.
Owners and all farm workers stay on the farm.
No burglar bars, electric fencing, electric gates.
Farm and nature reserve with Paardeberg mountain.
Hiking, Mountain Biking, swimming, birding.
Library in the Farmhouse.
Interaction with farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats).
Olive picking and processing.
Lemon trees accessible.
Encouragement to participate in the wine making processes of Dragonridge Winery.
Value for money
Variety of good, safe accommodation options in a beautiful nature area, access to many activities, at a reasonable price that will benefit families or bigger groups.
Rated by: Johan Rothmann
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