Magnificent Western Cape Farm Stays

  • Breede River Valley

  • Exterior of Weltevrede Cottages

  • Exterior of a cottage at Laaiplaas Farm.

  • Selfie with a smiling zebra

  • Cheetah Lounging on a rock

  • Mountain pool at the Buitenstekloof Mountain Cottages

Are you looking for a holiday that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? A farm stay in and around Cape Town is what you need.

Cape Town is one of the most desired locations for film sets, celebrities’ holidays and a place to unwind for international travelers alike. According to Lonely Planet, Cape Town is high on the list of Top Cities to visit in 2017.



Laaiplaas Farm – 90 min from Cape Town

Situated on a working fruit farm at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, the farm is a self-contained property offering clean, comfortable, furnished accommodations for visitors who are also provided with the means to prepare their own meals in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The farm has several hiking trails and a large dam for swimming.

The farm has limited cell phone reception adding to a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

Buitenstekloof Mountain Cottages – 75min from Cape Town

The cottages are located in a ravine just outside Robertson. The cabins are stylishly decorated with all the necessities and perfect for couples, families or friends who want to relax around a fire.

The farm offers mountain pools, an organic winery, over 100 different bird species and unspoiled views of the stars at night.



Weltevrede Wine Estate – 120min from Cape Town

Three quaint self-catering cottages are situated in the middle of the vineyard on this working farm. This is the setting for one of the most breath-taking views of the Breede-River valley.

Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and farms, this breakaway caters to honeymooners, tourists and anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a green lush valley.



Moreson Farm – 40min from Cape Town

The hosts of this working farm recently opened their home as a guesthouse and serve dinner and a full breakfast buffet. For the hot summer days, the farm has a swimming pool and dam.

Located just outside Malmesbury and Darling, famed for their music festivals, fields of flowers and craft beer; the farm is ideal for a weekend getaway.



Cornellskop Animal Encounters Farm – 130min from Cape Town

Located just outside Bot River, the farm offers two self-catering cottages with indoor fireplaces. Don’t fret if you hear a few roars, a lion camp is situated 50m from the cottages.

Experience authentic farm life with a variety of animals including fallow deer, impala, springbok, ostriches, lions and cheetahs. Make sure to take a tour around the farm for the full experience.

Cape Town, also referred to as the “Mother City”, has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations and named the 2014 World Design Capital. With breath-taking scenery, a new wonder of Nature – Table Mountain and a gateway for international travel, the buzzing city and its surrounding tranquil farmlands provide striking balance and provide that any visitor and reach nature with a 30 minute drive.

Cape Town is a beautiful city, thanks to its location, nature and its people. Cape Town is awaiting your arrival!


This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Driaan J. Are you interested in traveling to Cape Town? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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