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Categories:Self-Catering Cottages / Chalets / Cabins
Special Categories:Eco-friendly Accommodation, Family Friendly, Guest Farms / Farm Stays, and Pet Friendly Accommodation
All children welcome.
Total number of units available: 2
Blommekloof Country Cottages – off the grid, cosy, comfortable, clean, and fully equipped. No TVs, though. No cell phone reception. So you’re set for a perfect break.
- 2 bedrooms – one with a double bed (you’ll go nuts for the brass headboards), and one with two single beds. (We can also move in a double bed or bunk beds on request.)
- 1 bathroom with bath and shower.
- Open-plan living and lounge area with wood-burning fireplace.
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area with crockery and cutlery for 4 or more people, and gas-powered stove.
- Covered patio with braai area.
- 3 Bedrooms – two with double beds, one with two single beds. There’s an additional double sleeper couch in the lounge, so the house sleeps a maximum of eight. The cottage is also equipped with a cot for tiny babies, and additional bunk beds if you’re bringing loads of kids.
- 3 Bathrooms – two have showers, and our new bathroom (added 2016) has a shower and a bath
- Lounge – a fireplace, a library, and cupboard full of games (perfect for a long, quiet evening, or for snuggling in on a rainy, wintery day)
- Kitchen – very well equipped for cooking; cutlery and crockery for eight or more people
- Dining room
- Covered patio with braai area and outdoor dining table
We’re now off the grid – so no hairdryers, please…
- Fresh linen and towels are provided – and we’ll freshen them up if you’re staying longer than a week.
- We want you to enjoy your privacy, so we don’t provide cleaning services during your stay – but we can arrange them at a fee.
- Firewood and braai-wood are supplied free of charge.
- Fresh farm milk and eggs are available on site.
- We suggest you bring the bulk of your groceries with you, but the Ruiterbos Farm Stall – 8 km from Blommekloof – carries a range of basic supplies. It’s a general dealer, craft market and restaurant with pizzeria.
Well behaved dogs, cats, parrots, goldfish – everyone’s welcome here at Blommekloof, but please contact us before you arrive to discuss your furry friend’s requirements. (And yes, we do have our own farm dogs – two friendly Ridgebacks and a little Jack Russell).
Sunflower Cottage is surrounded by a low fence (1.2 metres).
Explore the Garden Route Coast from your base at Blommekloof.
It’s called the Garden Route because it truly is nature’s garden: a loosely-defined, oblong strip of coast between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains that stretches from somewhere west of Mossel Bay to somewhere east of Plettenberg Bay.
The only part of Africa that receives rainfall throughout the year, the Garden Route is an area of transition between the Mediterranean climate of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province, and the summer rainfall regions to the north and east of us – which explains why it contains the largest stands of evergreen forest in South Africa (the famously mysterious Knysna Forests), as well as some of the country’s finest stands of fynbos (Cape macchia – a group of over 6,000 plants that includes hundreds of species of proteas, ericas, Cape reeds, bulbs, and bulb-like plants).
And, with more than 120,000 hectares under the management of South African National Parks (the Garden Route National Park) – and tens of thousands under provincial and private conservation management – the Garden Route is also one of South Africa’s favourite outdoor playgrounds.
Blommekloof is situated in the Leeukloof Valley, near Ruiterbos, off the R328 (the Robinsons Pass from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn).
From Port Elizabeth and Knysna via George:
Follow the N2 westwards towards Mossel Bay. Take the turnoff R397 Hartenbos. Turn left at the T-junction. Pass under the highway, and turn left at the 4-way stop. Turn right at the T-junction onto the R328. Drive about 23 km towards the Outeniqua Mountains. Turn right at the ‘Ruiterbos / Kleinbrakrivier’ sign. Drive on this gravel road for about 3 km. Turn left to Leeukloof. Drive about 4 km to our farm gate on your left hand side.
From Cape Town and Swellendam via Mossel Bay:
Follow the N2 eastwards towards George. Pass Mossel Bay and take the turnoff R397 Hartenbos. Turn left at the T-junction. Turn right at the next T-junction onto the R328. Drive about 23 km towards the Outeniqua Mountains. Turn right at the ‘Ruiterbos / Kleinbrakrivier’ sign. Drive on this gravel road for about 3 km. Turn left to Leeukloof. Drive about 4 km to our farm gate on your left hand side.
From Mossel Bay:
Follow Louis Fourie Drive eastwards towards George. Pass through Hartenbos and over the N2 (where Louis Fourie Drive becomes the R328). Drive about 24 km towards the Outeniqua Mountains. Turn right at the ‘Ruiterbos / Kleinbrakrivier’ sign. Drive on this gravel road for about 3 km. Turn left to Leeukloof. Drive about 4 km to our farm gate on your left hand side.
Follow the R328 towards Mossel Bay. Pass the Ruiterbos Farm stall, and turn left at the ‘Ruiterbos / Kleinbrakrivier’ sign. Drive on this gravel road for about 3 km. Turn left to Leeukloof. Drive about 4 km to our farm gate on your left hand side.
Oudtshoorn: 55 km
Mossel Bay: 35 km
George: 70 km
Knysna: 130 km
Cape Town: 420 km (C’mon! It’s just a morning’s drive!)
Port Elizabeth: 400 km (Ideal weekend travelling distance.)
- From R 250.00 per person per night for 2 people; add R 150.00 per person per night for the 3rd person and for additional people.
- Minimum booking 2 nights.
- From R 250.00 per person per night for up to 4 people; add R 150.00 per person per night for the 5th person and for additional people.
- Minimum booking 2 nights.
All children welcome.
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On the farm:
Blommekloof Country Cottages are situated on 16-hectares of agricultural land – but we (Claude and Ali Coetzee) don’t really “farm” here. Well, unless you classify “creating a peaceful haven” as farming… On the farm: Ducks, geese, chickens, cows, calves, walking, birding, wildlife, three dams (stocked for catch-and-release fishing)…
In the area:
MTB, cycling, riding, motor biking, cheese makers, tea gardens, farm stalls, game reserves, nature reserves, 4×4 routes – and (half an hour’s drive away) Mossel Bay with its beaches, championship golf courses, sailing, adrenalin activities (sandboarding, surfing, tandem skydiving), whale watching, dolphin watching, and cultural attractions (Point of Human Origins Experience, Bartolomeu Dias Museum, art route, etc.).