Over the Mountain Guest Farm is situated in the hamlet of Herold at the top of the Montagu Pass amidst spectacular mountain scenery on one of only 14 hop farms in South Africa. We are centrally situated for Guests to explore both coastal and inland attractions of the Klein Karoo and Garden Route.
Just 2kms off the R62, 35kms to George and 38kms to Oudtshoorn. Ideally suited for people in need of tranquility or relaxation around our swimming pool, the more active will find great bird watching, mountain biking, walking or hiking right on our door step.
Quad biking, 4x4 trails and wine tours are but 10 minutes away.
Five historic buildings namely the "Police Station", "Post Office", "School", "House of Sin" and "Welsch House", date back to 1840 and once formed the heart of the bustling town of Herold.
These historic buildings have been renovated into a delightful array of comfortable accommodation, a pub and dining area. Oregon pine ceilings & floors with yellow wood beams are characteristic features of these buildings.
Accommodation for 18 people is available.
This building with its wooden floors and thick walls really takes one back in time.
The Old Police Station houses our dining room and bar. During the renovations the original features were retained with the wooden floors doors and windows adding to the charm of the building.
Breakfasts are available and dinners are served by arrangement. The setting and interior decorating of the Dining Room is ideally suited for long, relaxing evenings with family and friends.
A fine selection of wines from the area is available.
Facilities and services include: Airport Transfers, Bar, Braai / Barbecue, Laundry, Lock-up safe, Swimming pool, Secure on site parking, Pets allowed, Coffee & Tea making
Close by attractions of this area include:
- Cango caves (30 minutes away)
- Cango Wildlife Ranch (30 minutes away)
- Ostrich Showfarm (30 minutes away)
- Quad bike & 4x4 trails (15 minutes away)
- Swartberg Mountain Range (35 minutes away)
- Swartberg Pass (45 minutes away)
- The Great Waterfall in Meiringspoort (40 minutes away)
- Wedding venue (15 minutes away)
- Wine Tours (5 minutes away)
- Beach (30 minutes away)
- Steam train trips (30 minutes away)
- Hops farming on property
- Guided Walks and Hiking up Cradock & George Peak
Post Office: (first Registered in 1847 as a Post Office)
These 4 double en-suite bedrooms with their own private entrances have a colonial feel to them. All rooms have an en-suit bathroom. Furniture is all made on the farm from Blackwood. Rooms have separate entrances.
Welsch House 1 & 2:
These 2 double en-suite bedrooms with their own private entrances and vine covered verandas offer scenic views over the valley. With their reed ceilings and wooden floors these rooms are quiet delightful.
Welsch House 3:
The "Welsch House 3" also offers self catering accommodation sleeping 4 people. With its oregon pine floors, reed ceiling and stone walls this is the perfect place for a family stay.
House of Sin:
Originally built during the construction of the Montagu Pass, it was build out of stone and mud, offers self catering accommodation sleeping 6 people with 1 bathroom and shower, small kitchen and braai facilities.
Over The Mountain Guest Farm Activities:
Hiking, mountain biking and relaxing by our swimming pool. Wine tasting only 2km's away.
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