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Cape Winelands Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Klaasvoogds Cottages offers two luxurious, self-catering holiday cottages

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. Free Wifi available at the Opstal (free WiFi at the cottage from May 2017)

Klaasvoogds Cottage, 90m2, 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, 130m2, 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. .

Also see:



Our neighbours, Kranskop and Fraai Uitzicht – within a very short walking distance

The following within 5 to 20km

• Bon Courage

• Springfield

• Graham Beck

• Van Loveren

• De Wetshof

And a host of other exclusive wine farms.

Leisure Activities

Besides wine farms and numerous restaurants there are:

Olive tasting and tours

Nature reserves and hiking trails

Rock climbing

River cruises and river rafting on the Breede River

Tractor Rides and Potjiekos Lunch



Bird watching: Birding route – Van Loveren

Hot Springs

Cycling: Cycle hire, Mallowdene Gardens, Montagu Cycle Hire


Hands on farming: wine and lavendar

Horse riding

Beauty treatments

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

More Details

Jane Barnard
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2018

About Jane Barnard

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

Why Jane Barnard chose Robertson

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying in luxurious accommodation in a spectacularly beautiful rural setting with fine dining restaurants and wine cellars on our doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Robertson in Overberg District Municipality

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet , Cottage Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • The luxurious bathrooms have views of the vineyards from the bath and large cotton towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The spacious cottage bedroom has views of mountains and vineyards with a queen bed, cotton percale sheets, duvet and quilt. The opstal main bedroom has views of mountains and vineyards with a queen bed, cotton percale sheets, duvet and quilt. The opstal second bedroom has views of mountains and vineyards with two single beds, cotton percale sheets, duvets and cotton blankets
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
2610 Wilrijk ; Belgium

10 lovely weeks in The Opstal

  • 5 of 5

We are two “early retirees” escaping winter in Belgium.

The Opstal was our home during 10 weeks.

The house is in a quiet location but not remote, and safe. In the distance you can see the neighbours. Some kilometres away, in Robertson, you will find everything you need.

It is located between the vineyards and olive trees.

Privacy is guaranteed. The hosts, Jane and Charles, keep their distance but if a problem occurs, they are there immediately to solve it for you. We, however, preferred the occasional contact, to get to know them. After 10 weeks, it feels like a genuine friendship.

The Opstal is spacious, light, airy and cosy. Even on hot days the cottage can be aired naturally, keeping it comfortably cool. It is decorated tastefully and with style, preserving the original elements like the heavy beams supporting the ceiling, and antique elements have been added. All mod cons are there, into the smallest details. Solar energy provides hot water and WIFI. There is an ensuite bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower.

In the morning, you wake up to the sound of wild guinea-fowls, in a comfortable bed.

The ground plan of the cottage is roughly a square. Each side has a terrace, different in size. The largest one, directed SW, gives you the view to a different sunset each evening. At any given moment, there is the option of the warmth of the sun or the cool shade on a terrace or under a tree.

Contrary to Cape Town, here there is no shortage of potable water, which comes straight from a well high up in the mountains, and has a strong throughput. It is drinkable and tasty! Endless showers, pure luxury in 2018!

Klaasvoogds is situated roughly on the crossing of Route 62 and the Gardenroute, at the end of the wineroute and 100 km away from Cape Algulhas, the most southern point of Africa!

We wish you a wonderful stay at The Opstal (or The Cottage). As for us, we are definitely coming back!

Rita & Eddy

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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A gem away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous Cottage, we stayed for a week in January 2017 and had a delightful stay. Jayne and Charles made our stay even more enjoyable, they are helpful and friendly and know South Africa very well. The cottage is spacious and has fantastic natural light. Great for reading these books you have not read! Don't go anywhere else in this area until you have visited Klaasvoogds. Excellent resteraunts and great places to visit within an easy driving distance. Highly recommended by expereinced travellers.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex ! It was a delight hosting the two of you. May you enjoy many more travels en we hope to see you back in South Africa and at Klaasvoogds Cottages soon Best Regards Charles + Jane
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Relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quiet place.If you are not into parties and want to relax you are at the right place.Very nice and helpful owners with two nice dogs living nearby.

Don`t miss to taste the the Kranskop wines in short walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ralf and Gaby it was a big pleasure hosting you and a special thanks for leaving the cottage immaculate. We are looking forward to your next, is it 4th or 5th visit ? Regards, Jane and Charles
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rural beauty

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favourite escape

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jane,

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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Cape Town International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Fraaiuitzicht 1792 (BBC Featured restaurant)
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Robertson, South Africa

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.