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  • Bustling working farm with plenty to do
  • Provides a complete break from city life in the secluded Tulbagh valley
  • A great base for exploring the far corners of the winelands

Eikelaan Farm Cottages

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

5km from Tulbagh

 

-33.3331, 19.1724

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Situated 5km from the historic town of Tulbagh and just over an hour from Cape Town, Eikelaan offers you the opportunity to break away for a totally relaxing stay in these scenic surroundings, while the kids enjoy the large play area and the farm life.

The three fully equipped, spotlessly clean, self-catering cottages offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. They have been designed to provide guests with maximum comfort during their stay. Double doors lead out from each cottage onto a large pergola covered patio, from which one can enjoy sundowners while watching magnificent sunsets. The snow covered mountains are a great attraction in winter. 

Eikelaan is surrounded by the Witzenberg and Winterhoek Mountain Ranges. It is a 200 hectare working farm with wine, olives, wheat and oats under cultivation. A Red Angus stud completes the picture.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed, bottled and sold on the farm under the label 'Eikelaan Olive Oil'.  They supply all their grapes to the Tulbagh Wine Cellars, and the wine that is produced at the Cellars can be purchased from Eikelaan. 

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3 Luxury Self-Catering Cottages

1 or 2-bedroomed
Bathroom with a bath and shower
Open plan with fireplace
Fully equipped kitchen
Tiled patio and private braai on lawn
North-facing with spectacular views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Self-catering

Kids

Kids are more than welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Eikelaan Farm offers a complete break from city life – great for recharging the batteries and clearing the mind. Enjoy the abundance of farm activity, the birdlife, the amazing sunsets across the Tulbagh Valley, walks to enjoy the fynbos, and star-gazing in the clear unpolluted skies. The fully equipped, spotlessly clean cottages at Eikelaan Farm offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and provide guests with maximum comfort during their stay. The silence, peace and tranquility should leave you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated.

Summary

  • Bustling working farm with plenty to do
  • Provides a complete break from city life in the secluded Tulbagh valley
  • A great base for exploring the far corners of the winelands

Privacy

To ensure a peaceful stay for all cottage guests, overcrowding and loud behaviour is not tolerated.

Things to consider Bringing

Torch, sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming towels, bicycle, fishing gear, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

There is a 1km dirt road leading to the farm, which is in good condition.

Activities & Attractions

  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Kiddies play area
  • Fishing in the farm dam
  • Local wine tasting
  • Polo club - 5 mins drive

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood provided
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Periodic housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Basic cleaning materials

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards not accepted
  • EFT accepted

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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