Au d’ Brandy Route is located on Arbeid Adelt farm. Farm Cottages at Au d’Brandy Route was part of the original farm De Doorns, one of the first four farms to be in the Hex River Valley in the year 1731. The old carriageway in those days always followed the easiest route near water for the sake of the animals.
Many travelers and adventurers travelling between Cape of Good Hope and the Karoo visited this farm to buy cases of brandy, as well as to experience the hospitality of the farm. The Victorian manor house on the estate, built-in 1897, is the only remaining so-called “Brandy Palace” of the Hex River Valley.
The self-catering farm cottages comprise two double bed units with each its own kitchenette and open plan bathroom. Furthermore, there is also a standalone 2-bedroom cottage situated across the road from the main estate. The units are equipped with all the appliances to make your stay comfortable, including WiFi and DStv. The kitchenettes are stocked with tea, coffee and milk.
d’Kraal Café & Bistro is also situated on the estate and offers a selection of delicious coffee, breakfast, light meals, charcuterie plates and mouth-watering home-baked cakes, to name just a few. The Café is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 08h00 to 17h45, as well as the first and last Saturday of each month from 09h00 to 14h00.
Activities in the area include walking trails through the vineyards, hiking trails, rock climbing, golf, wine tasting, 4x4 trails, mountain biking, and game fams. Alternatively, guests can unwind and relax under the estate's large oak trees.
Rooms and Units Available:
This unit entails a King bed with a private bathroom. Equipped kitchenette stocked with tea, coffee and milk. Workspace and Lounging area with a TV. A covered porch along the front of the unit connects it to the serenity of the estate’s oak trees.
Sleeps 2 Adults
This unit features a double bed and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin, Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, lounge a TV and Wi-Fi. Guests have access to braai facilities and secure parking.
Sleeps 2 Adults
This unit has lovely views of the vineyards and Matroosberg mountains and features a double bed and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet, and basin. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchenette, lounge with a TV, and Wi-Fi.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Ou Winkel Cottage
The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a built-in fireplace, and a lounge area that is equipped with a TV and DStv. It’s ideal for a family or a group of friends.
Sleeps 4 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Babies Children under 12 Elderly Honeymoon Couples Pets Pets only by Arrangement Self-Braai / Barbecue
Restaurant Internet Access Parking (off-street - open) Wi-Fi Afrikaans English Communal Satellite TV
Hiking Mountain Biking Birdwatching Arts and Craft Safaries
- If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. - If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit. - If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit. - If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.
Terms and Conditions
Check-In Time: 13:00.
Check-Out Time: 10:00.
We kindly ask that after 22h00 your respect the silence and relaxing atmosphere of the farm as well as its neighbors.
When smoking please use an ashtray. Smoking is only allowed on the Cottage stoeps.
After your BBQ, please make sure the fires are completely out before you crawl into bed.
You are more than welcome to go for a run or walk in the vineyards, however, please refrain from any grape picking.
Directions from Cape Town International Airport
Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490
Get on Settlers Way/N2 in Barcelona from Airport Ring Rd and Airport Approach Rd
5 min (3.8 km)
Head northeast on Freight Rd toward Airport Ring Rd
Freight Rd turns toward right and becomes Airport Ring Rd
Left toward Airport Approach Rd
Continue straight onto Airport Approach Rd
Use the left lane to merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset
Take N1 to Voortrekker St in De Doorns
1 hr 28 min (133 km)
Merge onto Settlers Way/N2
Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville
Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300
Use any lane to merge onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester
Turn left onto Voortrekker St
Destination will be on the left
3 min (2.3 km)
Farm Cottages at Au d'Brandy Route
60 Voortrekker St, De Doorns, 6875