Q. How on earth do we find you?
A. From Cape Town – N1 Freeway towards Paarl:
From Cape Town take the N1 Freeway towards Paarl. Take the R44 Klapmuts/Stellenbosch/Wellington turnoff and turn left. Just before Wellington turn left again towards Porterville/Ceres (R44). Once through the Nuwekloof Pass, ignore the signs to Tulbagh and continue along in the direction of CERES/Wolseley. After the 2nd sign to Tulbagh note that the road takes a long bend to the right and slightly upwards. At the very top of this slight incline are tall Blue Gum (eucalyptus) trees on the left where you will see our entrance gate. (There is a white road marker on the Right hand side of the gate). The entrance is located approximately 800 metres after the Tulbagh turning.
From Ceres/Worcester/Bainskloof Pass:
From Ceres continue on the R46 which takes you through the Mitchells Pass. Continue along this road which goes past the turnings to Wolseley. You will continue on for 10 kms once out of the pass and you will pass the Boontjiesrivier turn on the right, and the Weltervrede/Artois turnings. Once you see a large black and white sign for “De Heuvel” on the right, our entrance is approximately 1.2 kms on the right further on. Our entrance is at the top of a rise and has large Blue Gum (eucalyptus) trees.
Continue along this dirt road and after 1.75 kms you will pass through our white entrance gates. Continue along past our farm managers house and down a dip and along the post and rail fencing. Turn left at the first opportunity (i.e. at the end of the post and rail fence) and continue upwards, and this road bends to the left and as it rises up you will see three cottages.
Our GPS Coordinates are :33°20’23.22″S 19°10’54.29″E although PLEASE NOTE that quite often GPS guidance systems suggest a route via the Bains Kloof pass which, although scenic, can make your journey significanly longer.
Do you have a “minimum stay” policy?
A. Due to the high demand we get from Cape Town based visitors over weekends for two night stays, we do not accept one night bookings over weekends and public holidays. There are however B&B and guesthouses in Tulbagh which can cater for one night stays.
What do I need to bring along?
A. You only need to bring your food, drink and swimming towels. All Linen, cutlery, crockery, bath towels are provided. Tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and washing up liquid is also provided. Guests are also encouraged to bring along their mountain bikes and fishing tackle.
Q. How far is the farm situated to the nearest town?
A. Tulbagh is situated +- 6.5Km from the farm while Ceres is situated about 25 Km away (about a 20 minute drive). Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is situated approximately an hour and fifteen minutes from Tulbagh.
Q. Can you swim in the dams?
A. Absolutely! Guests are welcome to swim in all our dams but please bring your own swimming towels and bouyancy aids for those that are not competent swimmers.
Q. How far are the dams located from the accommodation?
A. Our three cottages, Guineafowl, Kingfisher and Fish Eagle are overlooking our big dam and the other two dams are within a 10 minute walk.
Q. What activities are offer on the farm and in the local vicinity?
A. Although we are not a resort, we do offer fishing and swimming on our dams, walking, bird watching, cycling (bring your own bikes) and the star gazing at night is unbelievable! Within half an hour you will find many wine estates as well as mountain bike trails, walking trails, a golf course and all the local restaurants, museums and shops, etc that Tulbagh has to offer.
Q. What fish do you have in your dams?
A. Our “bottom” dam is stocked with carp and Tilapia as well as a small (but growing) population of Bass.
Q. Do I need a 4×4 to get the farm?
A. No. Although the farm is situated about 2.5 km from the main road, the dirt road, albeit bumpy in places, is accessible by any “normal” saloon car.
Q. Do you allow pets on the farm?
A. Due to a few unfortunate incidents involving pets belonging to guests and our free range chickens and sheep, we do not allow pets on the farm.
Q. Do you accept Credit Cards?
A. Unfortunately we do not accept VISA and MasterCard credit cards due to the exorbitant charges levied by South African banks for this service.