farm 215 nature retreat & fynbos reserve

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This 800 ha reserve lies at the foot of "fynbos"-covered mountains in the Overberg, the unspoilt Southern-most region of the African continent, and has sweeping views over the Agulhas Plains towards the ocean. The private nature reserve of farm 215 is located mid-way on the gravel-road from the fishing town Gansbaai to the rural hamlet of Baardskeerdersbos and onwards to Elim and Cape Agulhas. It is a 2 hour drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Far removed from the daily grind of life, farm 215 is a private and secluded retreat where you can enjoy tranquility, splendid isolation, an overpowering sense of space and the unique nature of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Luxury accommodation is offered in two spacious rooms on the first floor of the old homestead and in four fynbos-suites, spaced out in pristine nature to ensure privacy and undisturbed views. The suites have 3 interconnected spaces : lounge with fireplace, bedroom with king size bed and 100% percale cotton linen and bath area with bath and separate shower. A covered deck stretches along the width of the suite. The suites are powered by solar energy.
The homestead-rooms, with bathroom en suite with bath and separate shower enjoy spectacular views over the lake of Kraaiboschdam, surrounding vineyards and the mountains behind Gansbaai.

Meals, made from local ingredients and with an eye to detail, are served in the spacious dining- and bar-area. The 25 m heated lap-pool is reached via a wooden boardwalk from the deck in front of the dining-area. The homestead with 2 lounges and an extensive book-collection opens to a covered courtyard which providis shelter against the mid-day heat.

A detailed map shows the various hiking-trails in the reserve. Botanical walks in the reserve with an experienced and accredited guide can be arranged. Multi-day horse trails are offered in co-operation with the African Horse Company.

Farm 215 is a pioneer in sustainable tourism. The reserve, covered with unspoilt natural vegetation of the Cape Floristic Region, is an important local sanctuary for a plethora of rare and common plant-species and a habitat for numerous birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. All new buildings are purely electrified by solar-energy and heat-exchange. The pool is heated by solar as well and cleaned with salt instead of harmful chemicals. All waste is strictly separated and recycled. Detergents are biodegradable and used water is routed back to the stream where it came from after purification. Most products used in the retreat are locally sourced.

Sensible luxury on a road less traveled.
  • Pool

-25 m heated lap-pool, -bar and dining area

  • Swimming Horseback Riding
  • whale watching shark diving
  • nature hikes guided botanical walks

-boat based whale watching from Kleinbaai, 24 km from the reserve, -land based whale watching in De Kelders on Walker Bay, 20 km from the reserve, -shark cage diving from Gansbaai and Kleinbaai, -multi day horse trails and outrides in co-operation with the African Horse Company, -guided botanical walks through a pristine region of the richest floral kingdom in the world, -nature hikes through the reserve and neighboring estates, -Elim, unspoilt moravion mission village, 20 km from the reserve, -Cape Agulhas, southernmost tip of Africa and meeting place of the Indian- and the Atlantic ocean, -Stanford, Victorian village bordering the Hermanus estuary, a birding hotspot, -Vineyards and wine tasting in the Cape Agulhas wine region and the Hemel & Aarde valley

Overberg Bed and Breakfasts - farm 215 nature retreat & fynbos reserve
This 800 ha reserve lies at the foo...
farm 215 Overberg, 7220

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