Goedvertrou Guest Farm: Amazing self-catering accommodation in beautiful Stanford

Goedvertrou Guest Farm

Looking to escape the city? Goedvertrou Guest Farm provides comfortable, self-catering accommodation on a working dairy farm in the Overberg.

Whether you will be travelling as a couple, family or group of friends, you can expect an unforgettable experience.

If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, you will be happy to hear that the farm is part of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy, which aims to protect the local fynbos and the Cape Leopard that roams there. There are also various animals and birds that frequent Goedvertrou.

Many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about their stay at the farm and about the amazing hospitality that they received from the hosts – Philippus and Maryke De Villiers.

Goedvertrou Guest Farm

Accommodation at Goedvertrou Guest Farm

There are three accommodation options at the farm. Aptly named, the Traveller’s Cottage can accommodate up to six people comfortably. It features three double bedrooms – two of which can be turned into twin rooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, outside braai area, Wi-Fi internet, smart TV, and a wood-fired small hot tub.

Want to enjoy the seclusion of the bush? Try their Bushcamp, a charming rustic campsite set in old Milkwood Trees at the foot of the mountain. The camp has no electricity and no cell phone signal – making it the perfect place to escape from the world. Amenities include a donkey geyser, braai, kitchen sink, splashpool and a small wood-fired hot tub.

You can make an online booking HERE. See their rates HERE and their specials HERE.

Facilities at Goedvertrou Guest Farm

Guest facilities include a library, children’s play area, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, as well as a BBQ / Picnic area. There is also ample, secure parking for vehicles.

Activities at the Goedvertrou Guest Farm

You don’t need to travel off the farm for fun activities and adventures. These include walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, visits to a nearby waterfall and a self-drive 4×4 route. It’s a farm so remember visit their dairy and try a fresh glass of milk!

Other activities in the area include shark cage diving, whale watching, cave tours, river cruises, helicopter rides, horse riding, golfing, wining tasting and restaurants.

Reviews from previous guests

“The view the house inside and outside and the lovely jacuzzi Awww man just amaze ballz beautiful all in one place. Will definitely be seeing me here again!” wrote Kyle Kruger on their Facebook page.

Michèlle Phillips added; “Absolutely beautiful, tranquil and the best place to put your feet up, watch the sunset and drink a glass of gin. We enjoyed every second of it, the hot tub under the trees is such a highlight. I would definitely recommend Goedvertrou.”

“We stayed over the night before and after our wedding and what a spectacular experience! Beautiful fully equipped cottages with the most friendly and helpful owners who went the extra mile to make the day special for us. Would recommend it to anyone wishing for an amazing farm experience,” said Jané Van Niekerk.

Goedvertrou Guest Farm is located at Goedvertrou, Gansbaai. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 72 172 9545 | +27 (0) 28 313 2814; email goedvertrou@gmail.com or visit them online at www.goedvertrou.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE.


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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

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