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  • Magnificent wild, mountainous fruit farm
  • Comfortable cottages tucked into the hills cater for a variety of needs
  • Large farm to explore, and easy access to the rest of the winelands

Tierhoek Cottages

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

22km from Robertson

 

-33.7121, 19.7894

About

Alison and Bruce Gibson bought the Tierhoek property in 2001 as an extension to the farm they already owned in the rugged mountains outside Robertson, expanding their land to 1500ha. Just 35ha of this vast property have been set aside for farming, with the rest comprising unspoilt vegetation and mountain views.

Tierhoek has a wide variety of self-catering accommodation, comprising six stylish, very well-appointed cottages tucked away in the mountains. These range from the romantic Pepper Cottage and Stone Cottage (ideal for honeymooners) to Fig Tree House, which sleeps 10 guests. All of the cottages have sitting rooms with fireplaces for nippy nights, while dining rooms, large kitchens and braai areas make for easy and varied self-catering. There is plenty of bathroom space for even the biggest of groups.

Perfectly private and suitably romantic, Pepper and Stone are completely secluded in the bushy mountain wilderness and have a Queen-size and King-size bed respectively. Guests here can admire the towering mountains from their own plunge pool before the undisturbed night sky appears in all its glory. Quince Cottage can sleep four adults and two children and has a lovely swimming pool with loungers. 

Sleeping four guests and an additional child on a sleeper couch, Tierhoek House is the main, colonial-style farmhouse and is surrounded by a pretty flower-filled garden. The adjacent Lucky Bean Cottage can be taken only in conjunction with Tierhoek, expanding the house to accommodate 10 guests. The kitchen has two fridges, while other facilities include a washing machine and dishwasher. You can play your favourite music on the CD player, while DStv is available if you bring your own card. Sweeping views can be enjoyed from the wraparound verandah or attractive pool. Fig Tree House is also perfectly suited for big families and large groups of friends and has similarly beautiful views down a valley. 

Due to its huge size and significant natural beauty, paired with the perfect Robertson climate, the farm is a haven for walks and hikes, on which you will come across numerous bird species and possibly klipspringers and baboons. 

Keep a lookout for porcupine quills on the ground and your ears pricked for the rare bark of a leopard. 

Guests can buy some of the farm’s organic produce, which includes mangoes, lemons, apricots, plums and a wide variety of vegetables. Tierhoek strives to be environmentally friendly, using solar heating as far as possible, recycling, and feeding unused organic matter to its livestock.

Outside the farm, guests can visit one of the more than 50 wine estates around Robertson or enjoy river cruises, fishing, horse riding, game drives or golf.

The town has some lovely art galleries, farm stalls and fine restaurants, while day trips to the beautiful Western Cape coast, as well as the Cape Winelands, are also a possibility.

Rates & Summary


Tierhoek House

Sleeps 4 in Queen and twin rooms
One extra person on sleeper couch
Bathroom with bath and shower
Dining and sitting room with fireplace
Pool and braai area

Lucky Bean Cottage

Sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms
One extra person on sleeper couch
Dining and sitting room with fireplace
Bathroom with bath and shower
Can only be booked with Tierhoek House

Figt Tree House

Sleeps 10 in five bedrooms
Dining and sitting area
Two fireplaces
Views of the valley

Quince Cottage

Sleeps 4 in Queen and twin rooms
Two additional bunk beds
Two bathrooms, one with shower, other with bath and shower
Sitting room with fireplace
Stoep with braai
Swimming pool

Pepper Tree Cottage

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath
Sitting room with fireplace
Stoep with plunge pool
Braai area

Stone Cottage

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite Victorian bath and two outdoor showers
Sitting room with fireplace
Stoep with braai and plunge pool

Pricing

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

Catering

Self-catering

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.
The swimming pools of the larger cottages are fully fenced.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on an organic fruit farm in the foothills of the Langeberg mountains outside Robertson, Tierhoek provides comfortable self-catering accommodation in cottages sleeping between two and 10 guests. All of the elegant cottages are exceptionally well equipped and secluded, occupying gorgeous locations surrounded by mountains. The vast farm is filled with indigenous vegetation, wildlife and fruit trees, making it a nature lover’s playground, and guests can enjoy the scenery from the privacy of their own pool and braai areas.

Summary

  • Magnificent wild, mountainous fruit farm
  • Comfortable cottages tucked into the hills cater for a variety of needs
  • Large farm to explore, and easy access to the rest of the winelands

Privacy

Each of the cottages is very privately situated.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, binoculars for bird watching/game viewing.

Road Conditions

The gravel road leading to Tierhoek is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pools
  • Hiking

Nearby: wine tasting, art galleries, farm stalls, botanical gardens, nature reserves, river cruises, golf, horse riding, hiking trails, mountain biking.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood provided
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast and dinner by arrangement
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Gas stove
  • Fridge or minibar
  • Basic cleaning materials

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Television

Business & Connectivity

  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops further than 10km
  • Nearest fuel further than 10km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • EFT accepted
  • Cash 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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