De Doorns: Klipheuwel (Rocky Hill) Farm Cottage
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Klipheuwel Farm Cottage lies hidden and tucked away in almost its own valley within the beautiful Hex River Valley in Sandhills, 10 km from De Doorns in the Western Cape and only 20 km from Worcester. Visitors often describe Klipheuwel as the most beautiful farm setting in South Africa. The farm is cradled by beautiful hills (with rock art) at the foothills of the Cape’s highest mountains. Klipheuwel offers a tastefully furnished cottage that sleeps 4 persons, has a TV and fully equipped kitchen. Come and see how the grapes are packed for export to all parts of the world. Walk on the farm and in the adjoining veld and mountains – where "klipbokkies" and other small game can be seen. Trout and bass fishing can be arranged and visit numerous tourist attractions in the valley and area such as 4X4, hiking, farm stalls, historical farmsteads, the world’s longest wine Route – Route 62 and many others.

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Klipheuwel Cottage overlooks the beautiful Hex Valley and is tastefully furnished
Klipheuwel Cottage overlooks the beautiful Hex Valley and is tastefully furnished
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Activities:
Fishing Trout and bass fishing can be arranged

Game Viewing Walk on the farm and in the adjoining veld and mountains – where "klipbokkies" and other small game can be seen.

Hiking Trails Walk on the farm and in the adjoining veld and mountains – where "klipbokkies" and other small game can be seen. Follow the strip road 12 km into the mountains to a new dam with most beautiful natural splendour

Other Activities Relax at the swimming pool at the main farmstead in beautiful private nature area surrounded by rocks, hills and in beautiful garden setting. Enjoy the recreational activities in the valley and district: 4 x 4 Trails (Hex Valley 4X4, Kapklip and Nadini), San Rock Art (Ochre Trail, Nadini Nature Reserve), Hiking Trails (Hex River mountains), Boulder climbing (Agama Atra Lapa), Tractor rides. Visit the wine cellar which has the longest pressing season in the world, the veldskoen fruit stall and the Sonskyn Nursery at Otchard where there are some 4 000 rose trees in the garden.
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on Request. Bed & Breakfast or self-catering. Residents will be liable for all breakages, lost items or any other damages. The Farm cottage sleeps 4 persons, two in a double room on lower level and two in the cosy loft room, which is combined with the living area. Rates include breakfast and ingredients are supplied. Fully equipped for self-catering. Linnen and towels provided
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
Gerda at the entrance to the main farmstead (small pic) and Hex Valley (large pic)
Gerda at the entrance to the main farmstead (small pic) and Hex Valley (large pic)
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Nearest Town:
De Doorns
Distance: 10km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
THE LEGEND OF THE "HEKS" OF HEX RIVER VALLEY is a story about the beautiful Eliza Meiring, who was courted by many suitors. She eventually promised to marry the one that would pick her a disa flower from the surrounding Hex River Mountains. The admirer who captured her heart met a tragic death when he lost his footing whilst picking the flower and fell. Completely out of her mind with grief, Eliza spent a long, lonely period in the attic of the farm, Clovelly. One fateful moonlit night she jumped to her death through the attic window. The "witch" of the Hex River Valley still mourns for her long-lost love, especially when the moon lights up the mountains. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Route 62: The Hex River Valley is situated on Route 62 (the longest wine route in the world!) between the Matroos and Quado Mountains, and is the largest producer of table-grapes in Southern Africa. Some of the major attractions in the Valley include the historical buildings and homesteads. During late autumn and early winter, the valley turns into a kaleidoscope of autumn colours - one of the most often photographed scenes in South Africa. The Hex River Mountains, which run along the entire length to the valley, are dominated by the Matroosberg Peak, or "Sailor Mountain" named after the shepherd, Klaas Matroos, who lived here. Some people believe the peak to be named after a rock resembling a sailor or "matroos" standing on the bow of a ship, which can be seen from a particular angle in the Valley.

Agricultural sites of interest in the area.
Worcester is only 20 km away -- it offers golfing, yachting, a KWV brandy cellar and kleinplasie -- the famous open-air Farm Museum. Cape Town is 130 km from Sandhills.
Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Kleinberg - ha
Farming Activities: Export table grapes
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Gerda is your host ... Klipheuwel offers the ideal breakaway to the home of the table grape, peace and tranquility -- the Hex Valley Gerda is your host (small pic) and another view of the loft area (large pic)
Gerda is your host (small pic) and another view of the loft area (large pic)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made.

  Photo gallery

Natural splendour at its best (small pic) and bedroom in loft area (large pic)
Natural splendour at its best (small pic) and bedroom in loft area (large pic)
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   The swimming pool at the main farmstead (small pic) and main bedroom (large pic)
The swimming pool at the main farmstead (small pic) and main bedroom (large pic)
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