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 photographer’s paradise in Spring. Included in the many attractions on this beautiful road are the famous Avalon hot springs resort, Protea Farm’s 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 Burger’s 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 three charming farm cottages. They are next to each other but separated by screens and gardens for privacy and all have their own parking area. All are fully self-catering, all linen (comfy feather duvets) except towels are provided and they all have braai facilities and indoor fireplaces for the cold winter months. Vine and Fig Tree have sofa's in front of the fireplaces/ built in braai, one double room and an open-plan kitchen for R600 per night, for the cottage. Lavender which has 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, is R850 per night, for the cottage and has the fireplace/ buildt-in braai in the kitchen/living area. Lavender also has a partially enclosed verandha with big comfy wicker chairs for reading your book in comfort.
All have a kitchen, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, kettle, mini oven, microwave and toaster. The bathrooms have gas showers and toilets.
Views are stunning, it is very quiet and peaceful and if you're really lucky you might even have a visit from a rhee buk or a mountain tortoise. Gooseberry House :
This is a gem! Gooseberry House sleeps 8 to 10 people in four bedrooms. There are two double rooms with queen size beds, a double room with a king-size extra length bed and a single bed and a fourth bedroom with a bunker bed and an additional single bed for the children. There is a large well-equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezer, large gas oven and stove, microwave, toaster, kettle . Gooseberry House has a separate dining room with a fireplace and a lounge that also has a wood-fired Dover stove to keep you warm in winter. The lounge also includes a large 52 inch flat screen TV with the full range of DSTV channels. There are two bathrooms and a separate toilet as well. There is a large outside stoep with a 12-seater table and lovely braai area. Gooseberry House is surrounded by wonderful gardens (especially fragrant in Spring) . Gooseberry House is R1800 per night.
A small quantity of coffee, tea and sugar is provided in order to make your first night comfortable.
Keisie Cottages Activities:
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.
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Keisie Cottages Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
Very beautifull walks,hikes and cycling paths.Cottages could do with better lighting,better equipped kitchen and more convenient furniture.Staff was friendly,and the price was very reasonable.
Rating: Reviewed by Harm Meijer over a year ago
We were looking for child and pet friendly accommodation with lots of hikes and outdoors type things to do in a safe enviroment and that is what we got:) And the preserves were absolutely outstanding! I would love to go back again.
Rating: Reviewed by Brenda Perrin over a year ago
Extremely clean; all the basics (and more) in very good condition; good bed. Consider to do: dirt bin outside; each bedside light on separate switch.
Rating: Reviewed by Jacobus Snyman over a year ago