Welcome to Boesmansdrift, for the genuine country-living experience! Come and relax in our fully furnished self-catering farm house, surrounded with a beautiful enclosed garden on the one side and fruit orchard along the other.
LIVING THE COUNTRY LIFE
The river is a sensible 1.4km stroll through the orchards - meaning you won't have to spend the entire weekend fretting about your little critters and can actually enjoy yourself for a change. We are situated along the main road, far enough out of the towns hustle and bustle but close enough for those last minute “forgotten things”. AT A GLANCE
Self-catering farmhouse / fully equipped kitchen
Sleeps 8 (white linen & towels provided
2 Bathrooms (one with shower & one with shower and bath
Living room with cosy fireplace + Outside 'built-in braai on patio
Plenty of grass for kids to play
AgriTourism Notes On Farm Visit:
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: Boesmansdrift, Bonnievale
Date of visit: 26 - 29 Jan 2018
This is an old farmhouse, renovated and modernised. With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it can sleep 8 people. Large spacious rooms. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated. During hot summer days, an airconditioner will be a welcome and perhaps needed improvement.
This is a relative safe area with no incidents for years. There are no special safety equipment or technology, but all outside doors of the house are protected with a lockable metal bar door, and all windows are equipped with burglar bars. The house is close to a public road, closed off with a sliding gate. We never felt unsafe.
Boesmansdrift is the gateway to the many attractions in the area. Visitors come here to explore the Breede River valley with all its wine cellars, cycling routes, 4x4 routes, fishing, and other activities. On the farm and at the house are enough to keep the children busy.
This is a working fruit and citrus farm which means there are agricultural activities all year round. Visitors are welcomed to explore the farm and view all the activities. There are a few farm animals such as chickens, pigs and cattle. Visitors are encouraged to interact and feed the animals.
Value for money
Overall, this is good value for money. It is a true family getaway with relative safe surroundings and many attractions within short distance for the farm house. When the house is occupied by 8 people, the rate per person is well below the acceptable rate for this class of accommodation.
Contact Person:Christine van Deventer
Mobile:+27 (82) 842 6949
From Cape Town on the N1:
Follow the N1 to Worcester. Take the R60 to Robertson. At the Robertson circle take the right turn to Bonnievale(R317). Follow the road to Bonnievale for ±29km. Drive through Bonnievale until you see the Parmalat Cheese Shop on your left. It is the first house after the Parmalat Cheese Shop on your right hand side. (Black gate at entrance)
From Cape Town on the N2:
Follow the N2 past Caledon and Riviersonderend up to Stormsvlei. Turn left towards Bonnievale. Follow this road up to T-junction with Bonnievale main road & turn right. It is the first house on your right-hand side. (Black gate at entrance)
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