Farm 215 Nature Retreat: A Secluded Sanctuary in The Overberg

Farm 215 Nature Retreat: A Secluded Sanctuary in The Overberg Images by Teagan Cunniffe

This remote getaway in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom is every nature-lover's dream.

Situated in the breathtaking Uilkraal Valley between Stanford and Cape Agulhas, Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve is an awe-inspiring escape surrounded by the beauty of the area. A mere two-and-half-hour drive from Cape Town, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway or a romantic reprieve.

The sweeping vista views, fragrant fynbos, and quiet call of the country create a sense of peaceful seclusion, while the wonderful lodgings offer ultimate comfort.

With just three suites (free-standing) and three rooms (in the Old Homestead), this private paradise offers unlimited access to miles and miles of unspoilt nature.

The lodgings

Three Fynbos Suites

Farm 215 Fynbos Suite
Farm 215 Interior Of Fynbos Suite
Fynbos Suite Farm 215 Western Cape

The open-plan cabin-like suites feature a wooden sun deck and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise the uninterrupted views of nature, allowing you to lose yourself in the spectacular surrounds.

Features:

  • floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glass sliding doors
  • covered wooden deck with a seating area
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • free-standing bath
  • wood-burning fireplace
  • open-plan lounge area
  • writing desk
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • ceiling fan
  • fynbos toiletries
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost R1 320 per person per night sharing

The Homestead

Farm 215 Setting

The Tuscan-style farmhouse boasts magical views over the Agulhas Plains and the Kraaibosch Dam in the distance, and exudes an air of classic authenticity and laidback comfort.

Features:

  • three spacious bedrooms with king-size or twin beds
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • balcony (the downstairs rooms has a private garden terrace)
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • ceiling fan
  • wood-burning fireplace
  • small lounge area
  • writing desk
  • large selection of books
  • fynbos toiletries
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost R950 per person per night sharing

Dining at Farm 215

The on-site restaurant, overlooking a dam, vineyards and towering mountains in the distance, serves a wonderful selection of dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients and farm-fresh produce.

It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – for Farm 215 guests only – and can be accessed at any time, should guests feel like a drink between meals.

For those seeking an alfresco lunch, picnic baskets can be arranged by prior arrangement, and there’s a large lap pool (filled with fresh mountain water) that can be reached via a boardwalk leading off the restaurant deck.

Exploring the area

Farm 215 Horse Trails

In addition to the tranquil pool, the 800-hectare reserve offers over 30 kilometres of hiking, mountain-biking and horseback-riding trails for those looking to get out and about. The neighbouring wine farms, such as Black Oystercatcher and Lomond Wine Estate, are perfect for day trips, tasting sessions, or bite to eat. Marine lovers will enjoy the whale-watching in nearby Walker Bay.

Good to know The entire retreat is solar-powered and eco-conscious
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Farm 215, Gansbaai, Western Cape

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