Keisie Cottages (Keisie means Sweet Water in the San language) offers self-catering, pet-friendly farm cottages in the beautiful Keisie Valley, 24 kms outside Montagu on the R318, the road less traveled which leads to the Koo Valley and on to the N1. Keisie Cottages has four self-catering cottages in a stunning mountain setting yet close enough to Montagu to enjoy all that it offers.
The Keisie Valley which is on the R318, is a photographers paradise in Spring. Included in the many attractions on this beautiful road are the famous Avalon hot springs resort, Protea Farms tractor ride to the top of the Langeberg, the new Zip slide at Karoo Adventures and of course the Koo valley at the top of the spectacular Burgers Pass, the source of much of our fruit!
Hiking, swimming (lovely pool deck surrounded by roses), mountain biking, stargazing and bird life abound. We have a lovely pool deck next to our rose garden where you can pick your own roses. We are situated on Vredendal (Peace in the Valley) Farm and we grow grapes, gooseberries, quinces, pecan nuts and plums and you are welcome to pick in season, by prior arrangement. Guests may also pick organic herbs and veggies from our garden for their salads or potjies! We are also the proud owners of Montagu Gooseberries and you can visit our packing shed to see work in progress and taste our product!
We have a lovely cement dam which we built for swimming, with steps and a ledge to sit on and a quaint pool deck surrounded by roses and a fabulous view|!
We are perfectly located to enjoy the Robertson Valley Wine Route which is a great way to while away the day
The Tractor Ride up to the summit of the Langeberg is a long time favourite of visitors and locals alike. Look out for your cottage, which can be seen from the ride. Afterwards you can have a potjie lunch which is delicious and great value for money.
Avalon Hot Springs resort offers hours of fun and relaxation and you can benefit from the healing powers of the springs which are amongst the most pure of any in the world.
Adventure Sports are very popular in this area, especially rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and 4x4 trails. Our farm is perfect for mountain biking so don't forget to bring your bike!
Other pursuits nearby include horse riding, quad biking and photography courses.
Hiking trails are many and vary from very relaxed to quite challenging hikes. We will provide you with information on your arrival.
Restaurants and farm stalls in the town provide great food at reasonable prices.
There are a few game farms around with some or all of the Big Five.
From the 711 Friendly Store in Montagu on left - Docks Restaurant on your right. This road will lead on to the R318 to Touwsrivier.
We are 24 kms along this road on the left hand side in the Keisie Valley, just before ascending the Burger Pass to the Koo Valley. The sign says Vredendal Farm Keisie Huisies.