Homegrown Blogger – Accommodation Category
It was a rare treat for me to visit the farm. On a crisp early winter’s day we set out for Stanford. I love the Overberg countryside so it was sheer bliss for me. From Stanford we took the gravel road out to the farm. Sheep grazed peacefully in the fields as we drove past, while their newborn little lambs skipped beside them.
The farm is signposted so you should not miss it. The road to the farm, however meanders through other farms so it is a bit confusing, so just carry on driving the road. You will know when you have arrived at the entrance to the farm, by the stone pillars with the white lions resting on top.
The Farm Manager is a lovely man who exudes good old fashioned hospitality (not found much any more these days) and a sincere love for the land he works on. He is very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora. He offered to take us on a tour of the farm, so off we went on the back of the farm bakkie with the wind blowing in our hair and the honeyed smell of fynbos all around us, it was an experience I will never forget.
The farm has several self-catering cottages that you can book. For me this would be the ultimate get away. The cottages are run on gas and oil lamps (which means you have a good excuse to leave all the technology at home). You could walk every day and discover something new, or just curl up on the comfortable couches and enjoy the views. All the cottages have indoor fireplaces and I can just imagine how that would be in the winter with a full bodied red wine, the warm glow of the fire and good company. Even the outdoor braai areas have a fantastic view.
There is a waterfall in the kloof we climbed up to. It is only a trickle at the moment but after the rains it should be fabulous. I have to imagine if you stayed on the farm for a week you would be able to do a different walk every day. There is even a picnic area in the fynbos up the mountainside. I would also just love to walk in between the vineyards that smell of earth, dust and honeybush.
So next time you feel yourself flagging and need some solid peaceful rest and country air…make that booking! Find Hermanuspietersfontein at www.hpf1855.co.za , all the information you need is on the website.