Mtwentwe Farm – home to OppiePlaas Haga Haga Wedding and Function Venue, Accommodation, Pub and Restaurant – somehow offers everything magnificent that the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast and the Haga Haga countryside specifically have to offer.
In a setting that could best be described as in equilibrium with nature, the first thing that strikes you upon arrival is the genuineness and sincere hospitality of Niel and Erna Taljaard, owners of this working farm on the Wild Coast.
Nature dictates the mood:
Settle down, and soon you’ll start to wonder whether these folks have managed to create a setting where the landscaping around the homestead extends into nature, or whether it’s actually nature that extends right up to the cosy veranda – OppieStoep – where many a jubilant occasion is celebrated.
A word of advice, though. Those booking accommodation with us, or planning to celebrate their special event at OppiePlaas, should take into account some extraordinary add-ons which come as part of the deal and, believe it or not, at no extra cost! One of these is the nearness of the lush and green hills close by that form a backdrop to and natural décor for your function. And don’t be surprised if your guests are mesmerized by a lone fish eagle soaring in the distance as if keeping watch over what is special for you at that moment.
As if this is not enough, the undulating landscape in the opposite direction could have continued forever, if it wasn’t for the ocean in the distance jealousy insisting to be a part of this picture-perfect panorama.
A working farm:
But add-ons do not only come in the beauty of the surroundings. Being a working farm, OppiePlaas offers the bonus of an authentic farm experience as guests are able to participate in the day-to-day farming activities. Accompany or observe the herdsmen taking the sheep out into the veld to graze, lend a hand when it comes to taking care of the chickens, assist with feeding the bottle-fed lambs, even get your hands dirty while helping to harvest the vegetables for supper that evening.
And talking about mealtime, the lamb and chicken served in the farm’s restaurant are in fact free-range meat from the farm, as is the A-grade beef which is matured to perfection in the farm’s cold rooms. The mouth-watering hamburger patties, the selection of scrumptious pies, as well as the variety of pizzas – all available for on-site consumption or takeaway – are carefully prepared in the farm’s kitchen according to proven family recipes and with honest-to-goodness ingredients. This even applies to the must-have rusks that guests munch with their morning coffee!
A photographer’s dream:
If possible, plan your event to coincide with the setting of the sun. Observe how the changing light playfully covers the surrounding veld in tints ranging from burnt orange to vivid yellow, while the blue sky gradually changes from bright blue to a deep copper. Invite your photographer along to watch this pageant from the farm pond as an observation point. With wild geese graciously floating in the reflection of the setting sun, the camera won’t stop clicking away to capture and embrace the slowly-changing ambiance.
If you’re lucky, watch the full moon covering the surrounding landscape with its soft glow after night-time has fallen. At OppiePlaas we believe that this is to guard over us and to make sure that everything remains in place for the sun to rise to yet another perfect day the next morning.
- 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.
One two-bedroom unit for 2 adults and 2 children. Another studio unit for 2 also available (Listed separately as ‘Hadada Self Catering Studio).
Hadada Studio is a modern air-conditioned studio apartment for two guests that comprises a bedroom, a bathroom, a living area and a kitchen. The bedroom is furnished with a Queen bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, and dresser.
This B&B room is a luxury queen en-suite bedroom in the farmhouse with a private entrance, verandah and panoramic views of the game farm and the sea. The room has a queen bed and a bathroom with a shower, basin and a toilet. Guests have access to Netflix.
This small cottage is ideal for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years. The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, a kitchen, and a lounge area. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second interleading bedroom has a bunk bed.
OppiePlaas Haga Haga is situated on the Mtwentwe Farm 2 km from Haga Haga on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast and approximately 60 km north of East London.
The cottage has a second bedroom with a bunker bed suitable for children below 12. Regrettably, it has no facilities for infants.