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Approximately 230 km from Cape Town, on the road towards Graafwater and Lambertsbay, lies Ysterfontein, a Rooibos tea farm with an almost century-old farmhouse. Ysterfontein guest farm has been part of the tourist industry for the past 30 years.

The farm is well known for its Rooibos tea. Hundreds of visitors from across the world visit the farm anually.

In town there is a Rooibos tea factory, veldskoen factory, botanical garden, museum, restaurants and the well known Clanwilliam dam.


There are braai facilities, a swimming pool and a big lawn available for children to play on (braai wood for sale). Other activities could include walks on the Rooibos farm, hiking and flower viewing in season, or visit nearby attractions such as Lamberts Bay (50km), Cederberg Mountains (45km), Clanwilliam Dam (12km) or Biedouw (55km).

Rooms and Units Available:

The Guest Farm have charming self-catering and self-contained thatch roof cottages. These cottages sleep between 2 and 6 people (in two completely separate bedrooms) and the surrounding area is quiet and peaceful. The fresh clean air and stunning views creates an unforgettable experience.

Each of the 2 bedrooms is equipped with their own bathroom and the open plan living area and kitchen are fully equipped with:
Linen, Towels, Cutlery, Stove, Kettle, Fridge, Microwave, Fans, Radio, TV (DSTV available on request at R30 per day).

Cottages are available from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure.

The rates displayed below are average. Please send an enquiry for the correct rates. The number of people will determine what the price per person will be.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Internet Access
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

In high season no deposit will be given back Aug - Oct


Directions to Ysterfontein farm:
* Traveling on the N7 from Cape Town, take the first right to Clanwilliam.
* At the T-junction, turn left onto the Lamberts Bay Road (R364).
* 10km further you will find the 2 entrance walls on your left hand side. The name Ysterfontein is displayed on it.

Directions to the Townhouse in Clanwilliam:
* Traveling on the N7 from Cape Town, take the first right to Clanwilliam.
* At the T-junction, turn right onto the Lamberts Bay Road (R364).
* Now traveling towards Clanwilliam, turn right at the first turn off (Blommenberg) onto Long Street.
* Turn right again into the first street on your right hand side.
* Now turn left into the second street on your left (Renblom Street).
* Look for number 12 (6th house on the right).

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guest Farm and Self-Catering