|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Klaasvoogds Cottages is well equipped for long stays.
Both the cottages lie in the beautiful Klaasvoogds valley, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains and have lovely views of vineyards, mountains and orchards. Both cottages are situated on a working wine farm, completely separated by vineyards. No Wifi but access to internet via mobile dongle at own cost.
Klaasvoogds Cottage accommodates three people
The cottage is light and airy with views of mountains and vineyards from every room. It has warm wooden floors, hand made French shutters, sash windows, beautiful hand-crafted wooden furniture and oil paintings. It has a spacious double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a separate shower and open-plan living/dining and kitchen area with garden, patios and veranda.
It is ideally suited for a couple but can accommodate one more person. The couch in the lounge can be converted into a single bed. It is well suited for long stays with a fully equipped kitchen, including washing machine, satellite TV, CD player, fire place, air conditioner gas and electric heater.
We regret we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10.
Klaasvoogds Opstal accommodates four people.
The solar powered heritage cottage was built in 1894 and was the original homestead on the farm. We have recently renovated the derelict building, keeping the vernacular style and the charming old beams but adding contemporary features such as large sash windows and wooden glass-paned doors which bring in the light and beautiful views. It has wooden floors, hand-made French shutters, beautifully crafted wooden furniture and oil paintings. It has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a queen sized bed and the original ball and claw bath with a separate toilet. The second bedroom has two single beds with a big en-suite shower and separate toilet. The lounge/dining room/ kitchen is open plan with a wood burning stove. The cottage has a big garden with a patio and veranda and lovely views. It is well-equipped for long stays. We have good kitchen equipment, a fireplace, two gas heaters, two fans, a washing machine, a microwave, satellite TV, CD player and a kettle barbecue.
We regret we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10.
Service included: Towels will be changed every three days, bed linen once a week and cleaning will be done once a week.
Enjoy lovely views of the mountains, vineyards and orchards from every room. On chilly nights settle in with a book in front of a roaring fire. Picnic and walk/cycle along picturesque country roads. As the day cools relax on the porch and watch the fiery sunset give way to a night sky sparkling with stars.
Food and Wine: For really fine dining, walk to BBC featured Fraai Uitzicht 1798 (literally 900 metres away) and enjoy a glorious setting and food to make you swoon. For the lazy it’s a three minute car ride. Twenty minutes away, in Robertson, award-winning chef Reuben Riffel’s Restaurant provides gorgeous food at the exclusive Small Hotel. Other good restaurants in the area include Mimosa Lodge, Karoux, Simply Delicious and Tebaldis. .
Our neighbours, Kranskop and Fraai Uitzicht – within a very short walking distance
The following within 5 to 20km
• Bon Courage
• Graham Beck
• Van Loveren
• De Wetshof
And a host of other exclusive wine farms.
Besides wine farms and numerous restaurants there are:
Olive tasting and tours
Nature reserves and hiking trails
River cruises and river rafting on the Breede River
Tractor Rides and Potjiekos Lunch
Bird watching: Birding route – Van Loveren
Cycling: Cycle hire, Mallowdene Gardens, Montagu Cycle Hire
Hands on farming: wine and lavendar
Art and craft route
We also have artisanal bread, hand crafted olives, speciality cheeses, free-range pork products, chutneys and jams...
Nearby charming historical towns and heritage architecture:
Montagu 22 km
McGregor 30 km
Swellendam 55 km (South Africa's third oldest town
We have just moved to farm and now run the cottages personally. (up to now it was run by a manager with us in Pretoria, 1400 km away)We hope to expand the accommodation, make wine, establish organic vegetable gardens and orchards and live off the land as far as possible. Charles is a garagiste and wine drinker of note moonlighting as a quantity surveyor. Jane is a hedonist and wine drinker of note who dabbled in the media world for twenty years.
Jane Barnard purchased this cottage in 2009
What totally captivated us was the beautiful setting, the mountains, crystal clear mountain water supplying us, the vineyards and orchards. We love the fact that it is so rural with tractors and small trailers heaped high with fruit that come chugging past taking us back to the sixties and yet we also have fine restaurants. We feel safe here and can walk anytime during the day or night and we sleep on balmy summer nights on the veranda.
Staying in luxurious accommodation in a spectacularly beautiful rural setting with fine dining restaurants and wine cellars on our doorstep.
The cottage is in the countryside 10 km outside of Robertson. The space has more windows than you can imagine, which really brings the outside in. We especially enjoyed the quiet mornings with plenty on sunshine. Classic cottage, well appointed, and it was a pleasure to visit. It gave us a glimpse of rural South Africa. The owner was very accommodating to our needs.
The cottage is beautifully furnished with antiques and plenty of comfortable chairs and sofas, and large doors and windows looking out onto the lovely views of mountains and vineyards. It is located next to a road but there is almost no traffic so it is very quiet and peaceful; it is close to restaurants, wineries and olive oil farms for tastings as well as a lavender farm where you can buy handmade lotions and potions. Generally much quieter and far less touristy than Stellenbosch. Highly recommended!
thank you so much for the great time we had in the opstal cottage! This year was the second time we spent our holidays in the Klaasvoogds cottages and we can't wait to come back next year again! The cottages are the perfect place for people who enjoy privacy, peace and beautiful nature! Both cottages have a very nice and cosy interiour and all rooms have big windows and doors to the garden. It feels a bit like beeing outside even when you are inside. And we love the cool bathtub with view to the wineyards! For those who want to go out there are several restaurants and wineries near the cottages. But of course it is just great to hang around on one of the terraces with a book and listen to the birds.
Had a great time - all we could hope for and more. Beautiful surroundings, blissfully quiet and very tateful, clean cottage. A treat of a place to relax, read, go for walks - and to have a few sneaky swims in the pond. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat and this definitley wasn't our last visit!
Michael and Dorothea
A special thank you to our hosts at Klaasvoogds Cottage! We had the most wonderful time in your charming cottage which has been designed so beautifully that it made us feel at home instantly. We certainly recommend it to everybody who visits South Africa and the Cape to get the real feeling for the unique chacter of this part of the world. The beautiful surroundings, the peace, the stunnning views all around, the cleanness and comfort and the entire setup made Klaasvoogds Cottage a very special place for us to visit during our trip. We already are looking forward to coming back on our next journey to South Africa! Thank you again for your hospitality, Lisa and Johannes Brandtner
Klaasvoogds Cottages are situated on a working farm in the breathtakingly beautiful Klaasvoogds Valley between the charming, heritage-rich towns of Montagu and Robertson in the wine lands of the Western Cape. It is surrounded by sprawling vineyards and orchards and the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains. They are centrally located in the Robertston wine valley on Route 62 within easy reach of many places of interest. It is a lovely 2 hour scenic drive from Cape Town. The area has many well-known and highly regarded wine farms.
Golf: Robertson Golf Course : An 18 hole course with breathtaking views.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates and reservations
Check in time: 14h00
Check out time: 11h00
We regret that currently we cannot accept credit cards
The tariffs include a basket of wood, a bathroom kit comprising shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower get, a day’s supply of coffee, tea, milk and sugar, use of two cotton bath robes and slippers.
To secure a booking we require 50% of the total accommodation costs.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.