This breathtakingly beautiful farm is situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam in a lush green valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain.
The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning views of the mountain, a serene spring-fed lake, and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm. You wont be disappointed
Each season reveals its own secret beauty making the farm a special place to visit year round.
This truly is a paradise for all.
The lodge is lovingly furnished with genuine Cape Cottage antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmosphere. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a large indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. For peace and tranquility, this really is the ultimate place to unwind with family and friends.
Guests may access the whole farm which is breathtakingly beautiful, hike up the mountains to stunning waterfalls and pools, stroll through the indigenous forest along side the Buffeljags River, swim in the spring water lake, canoe, zip line, horse ride, bird watch, picnic on the river"s edge.....
Somerset Gift Getaway farm really does have something for everyone, whether you just want to relax at your cottage with friends and soak up the magnificent setting from your patio, partake in the multitude of activities on your cottage doorstep or venture into the mountain or down the river and explore this unspoilt natural treasure.
Swimming in the pristine spring water lake on your doorstep, in the river and in stunning mountain pools.
Foefie slide (Zip line) – a real hit with moms, dads and kids! Awesome fun ending in the spring lake.
Walks through glorious indigenous forest along the river to waterfalls and deep mountain pools.
WATERSKIING & BOATING
Waterskiing and boating on the Buffeljags Dam – bring your own boat, Somerset Gift is the first farm above the dam and 4km from the slipway. There is a minimal launching fee, please enquire when placing your booking.
YOGA & PILATES
Yoga and Pilates, we have a beautiful studio where guests can enjoy yoga and Pilates classes (additional fee – please enquire, subject to availability).
Canoeing in the lake and river, paddle down to the Buffeljags dam (4km each way). Canoes are available free of charge.
Fishing for young kids – kiddie’s dam (bluegill and bream), your kids will haul them out!
Private hiking trails in the Langeberg Mountains to waterfalls and stunning mountain pools.
Mountain biking trail to Grootkloof (8km return – technical), or a gentle ride on the numerous scenic farm roads.
Sunset cruises on the picturesque Buffeljags Dam can be arranged (additional fee – please enquire when placing your booking).
GOLF & OTHER
Golf and other attractions – the farm is in easy reach of tourist attractions like Swellendam (golf course), Marloth Nature Reserve, Barrydale, Witsand, Bontebok National Park and De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Kiddie’s playground with trampoline, swings and jungle gym and mini foefie slide.
Fishing – Bass (small and largemouth) fishing in the lake and river for the more serious fisherman.
Bird watching – incredible birdlife including Fish Eagle, King Fisher, various Duck, Paradise Flycatcher, Buzzard and so much more.
Horse riding can be arranged nearby (additional fee – please enquire when placing your booking).
The farm manager Tania who will be available to assist with any requests or assistance. Her cell is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
If your toddlers / children can't swim, this place is not suitable as there is water everywhere!
The tap water is pure mountain water and is brown in colour from the tannin and mineral deposits. Clear bottled water will be provided for drinking.
I love the outdoors, spending time with nature in peaceful and tranquil surroundings.