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Categories:Self-Catering Cottages / Chalets / Cabins
Special Categories:Family Friendly and Guest Farms / Farm Stays
All ages welcome.
Your Choice of Accommodation
You’re spoilt for choice at Oakhurst. From the historic Forge, one of the very first buildings on the farm, to the beautifully restored and fun-filled Farm Cottages. All of Oakhurst’s accommodation comes with oodles of personal touches, extra comforts and a great spread of farm activities. Here it’s all about comfort, relaxation and if you’re up for it, getting stuck into the Oakhurst action.
A combination of wow factor, rustic country elegance and romantic charm second-to-none, has made The Forge at Oakhurst a top retreat for anyone looking for a little piece and quiet.
Sleeping two, with two additional beds for kids in a loft area, this 150 year old stone cottage was one of the first building to be built at Oakhurst and today is the main bedroom, with thick stone walls and exposed timber beams. The living area wraps around the cottage and is made up of a dining area, equipped kitchen with gas stove and cosy lounge area. The entire side of the building can be opened up, by way of canvas roller blinds to maximise the spectacular forest views. Firewood, percale linen, bath towels and soaps are included with your stay.
Please note: Due to the The Forge structure being a mix of canvas roller blinds, natural stone and timber decking, you’re likely to encounter a few creepy crawlies and extra drafts.
Our Farm Cottages have been a part of Oakhurst for the past 30 years.
Kween’s Kaya, Awies Attic, Leenies Lair, Hans’s Hollow and Nick’s Nook are set along the edge of a section of forest, intersected with a gurgling stream that flows during the rainy periods.
Each cottage is privately positioned and fully set up for self-catering, with a well equipped kitchen and cozy living area with wooden floors. The living area in turn opens out onto a large wooden deck and braai area. This is the spot where you can either enjoy a good meal around the large wooden table or simply enjoy some of Oakhurst’s fine mountain air while getting stuck into a good book.
Each cottage has three bedrooms (One double and two twins) and sleeps up to 6 people. There is a central bathroom with shower. Garden Route winters can be cold, and a fire roaring in the kitchen’s wood-burning stove sets the perfect atmosphere for farm winters.
DIRECTIONS TO OAKHURST
From the N2 between George and Sedgefiled: Take the HOEKWIL turnoff, which leaves the N2. Follow this road and bypass Hoekwil village to continue for 7.2km to the farm gate. Having turned right off the tar, continue for 2.4km on gravel to reach the sign posted junction to the Farm Cottages and The Forge.
Distance from Oakhurst to George: 35km; Distance to Knysna: 45km;
Distance to Wilderness: 20km
One unit, The Forge sleeps a family of 5
(1 double room. Mezzanine with 2 kids beds, extra single bed can be requested)
From R1050.00 per night for the The Forge.
(Peak season and school holiday rates apply)
Total of 5 cottages. Each cottage sleeps up to 6 people
(1 double room and 2 twin rooms)
From R1350.00 per night for the cottage.
(Peak season and school holiday rates apply)
All ages welcome.
- 15 – 21 days prior to arrival date – 50 % of total accommodation costs
- 8 – 14 days prior to arrival date – 75 % of total accommodation costs
- 0 – 7 days prior to arrival date – 100 % of total accommodation costs
- Non arrival or premature departure – 100 % of total accommodation costs
Please note: We have a strict cancellation policy to protect us against cancellations. We are a small establishment and cannot make up business lost. We also have a live calendar with Nightsbridge which connects to many websites around the world giving instant online availability. Once a room is booked it is no longer available to sell on these websites. If cancelled for whatever reason you will be liable for full payment whether we have a deposit from you or not. Verbal and e-mail bookings are binding as a confirmation of the booking.
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Our Glorious Tracks and Trails
At Oakhurst there is no shortage of healthy outdoor fun to keep you and your kids busy. From many kilometres of well-maintained forest single track for mountain biking or trail running, to hikes through the forest to the farm’s waterfall, the action at Oakhurst just keeps getting better. Try your luck at a spot of fishing in the farm dam, where canoes are ready and waiting for you. The kids can visit the Oakhurst Dairy and watch the cows being milked or play on the climbing wall and jungle-gym in front of the cottages. There’s no doubt about it, at Oakhurst the action never stops.
TRAILS ON THE FARM
Oakhurst now has XX km of pristine forest single track, designed with mountain bikers, trails runners and kids in mind. Whether you’re an avid mountain biker looking for a challenging ride or just want to get out into the forest with the kids in tow, you’re spoilt for choice on our well marked routes. There are a number of short walks and hikes on the farm, the most popular one running down the Klein Keurbooms river to the spectacular waterfalls.
For cycling and trail running groups, Oakhurst is ideally suited as a central base from which to run training camps. Beautiful surroundings, quality accommodation and easy access to challenging and varied training grounds.
…AND IN THE SURROUNDINGS
Oakhurst Farm is located along the well-know Seven Passes Road, which runs inland between George and Knysna. Apart the exhilarating single track on the farm itself, there are a number of running and MTB trails nearby, either heading inland towards the Outeniqua Mountains or into indigenous forest areas. Many of these can be taken on as self-guided trails.
The well-known Garden Route Trail Park is located on a nearby farm, 24km east of Oakhurst along the Seven Passes Road and makes for an exciting day out on a number of challenging trails and obstacles. For more info, visit www.gardenroutetrailpark.com
There is almost no end to the variety of riding and running available in the nearby surroundings. Better still, your bike will barely touch tar.
OAKHURST FOR KIDS
They’ll Never Want To Leave
Simply described as sheer bliss for kids, Oakhurst is the kind of place your kids will never want to leave. From watching the dairy cows going to milk to venturing off on their bikes along farm roads and forest trails, kids are guaranteed some serious farm fun. The Crow’s Nest, a platform built into the trees, The Climbing Wall and Slide are all on the forest fringe in front of the cottages, allowing you to keep a watchful eye. So, abandon the iPads, put on the gumboots and let them play like kids did back in the good ol’ days.
CLIMBING WALL AND SLIDE
The Climbing Wall and Slide are tucked away on the edge of the forest in front of The Cottages. The climbing wall offers an exciting challenge for all kids, while The Crows Nest is a large platform built into the trees, with a slide attached for an action packed descent. With all this within easy reach of your accommodation, all you’ll need to do is run down to call them back for supper!
GOOD OL’ FARM FUN
It’s all about the outdoors at Oakhurst, kids can run wild and experience life on a large dairy farm, not to mention the farm walks, fishing on the dam or bike trails just ready and waiting for them. So bring the bikes, fishing rods and plenty of sunscreen, at Oakhurst there more than enough to keep them running wild for the duration of your stay.
VISITS TO THE OAKHURST DAIRY
Oakhurst is a working dairy farm and accompanied kids are welcome to come and watch the cows being milked at the Oakhurst Dairy. Here the Oakhurst staff will explain the process to them and offer them an insight into where their milk comes from and how it reaches the breakfast table each morning.