The 800 ha reserve of farm 215 lies at the foot of “fynbos”-covered mountains in the unspoilt Southern-most region of the African continent and has panoramic views over the Agulhas Plains towards the ocean.
Far removed from the daily grind of life, Farm 215 is a private and secluded retreat where you can enjoy tranquility, an overpowering sense of space and the unique nature of the “Cape Floral Kingdom”.
Meals, made from local ingredients and with an eye to detail, are served in the spacious dining- and bar-area. The 25 m heated lap-pool is reached via a wooden boardwalk from the old homestead. A covered courtyard provides shelter against the mid-day heat.
Farm 215 has been certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa
for its environmentally compatible operations include waste and water recycling, solar power, solar heating and use of bio-degradable detergents. All employees are local and all products are sourced from the area.
Current projects include sustainable harvesting of field flowers to contribute to local employment and various innovative and economical activities.Accommodation
The guesthouse offers three accommodation-types :
* The fynbos-suite (of which there are three) is the most luxurious accommodation of Farm 215. The freestanding fynbos-suites are spaced out along a meandering path to ensure privacy and undisturbed views.
The suites are contemporary and very spacious and consist of three inter-connected spaces : lounge, sleeping area and bath-area. A covered deck stretches out over the whole length of the suite.
* The two rooms on the first floor in the homestead are divided by a hall. With large sash-windows the spacios rooms are light and airy, yet have a more traditional feel than the suites.
The homestead is the highest-lying accommodation of the retreat and the homestead rooms have the widest and furthest of views.
* The cottage is 500 m from the main buildings and accessible by car. This orginal 19th century Overberg clay-brick farm house has been renovated and is ideal for a family. It is more rustic than either the suites or the homestead rooms, but has every level of comfort.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom en-suite. Two small bedrooms have each two single beds and share a second bathroom. The lounge has a fireplace and ample communal space. The large covered veranda looks out over the flats of the reserve and a lowland wetland. Please note
Farm 215 is not a place for televisions. There is, however, an large book-collection on many subjects, and a remarkable music collection.
Farm 215 Activities:
This region is excellent horse-country. Several one- to more-day guided horse trails from beach to mountain are organised by the African Horse Company from farm 215.
If you want to go on a shorter or longer walk in the reserve, you can do so on your own (detailed map is available), but you can also go on a guided walk. A local FAGASA accredited guide, Kim Breach, is available. It is recommended to book in advance.
Bird-watching & guides in the area :
Birdlife Africa has selected Farm 215 as a "birder friendly establishment". There is a surprising abundance of birds in the reserve and the greater area.
Treatment / massage by trained and experienced shiatsu masseur can be arranged in the privacy of your private quarters.
Whale & shark watching:
Danger Point Peninsula is considered to be one of the best places in the world to observe Great White Sharks from the safety of cages lowered from boats.
Danger Point Peninsula is also reputed to offer the finest land- and boat-based whale watching in the world
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Farm 215 Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
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Die verblyf in die Fynbos Suite is uitsonderlik. Die afwerking is van hoogstaande kwalitiet en vakmanskap. Baie vriendelike ontvangs van Ciska, het mens sommer tuis laat voel. Aandetes iets besonders.
Rating: Reviewed by Louis De Klerk over a year ago