Travellers Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and...
Travellers Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations. Koos and Haffie Strauss farm here with essential oils from rose geranium and sutherlandia kankerbos for medicinal purposes, granadillas, sweet corn and rooibos tea in a place with a long and rich history.
The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well equipped comfort. Some are renovated labourers’ cottages and others are newly built in the same earthy style with local stone. Interiors are eclectic and colourful with natural reed ceilings, homely furniture and huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings. All the kitchens are equipped with cutlery and crockery, fridges, stoves and microwaves. Bed linen and towels are provided and an outdoor braai area completes the picture, for which firewood can be bought on the farm. A shared swimming pool near the river and restaurant brings relief after a hot day spent exploring the farm's hiking, mountain biking or 4x4 trails.
Haffie was born and raised on the farm and pioneered the provision of holiday accommodation in this area of the Agter-Pakhuis. The farm was named after the fact that long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant was built; passing travellers would outspan and water their horses and oxen before tackling the Pakhuis Pass or the dry Karoo to the north. The sense of history proceeds even those years and a fascinating glimpse can be experienced of the world of the San who inhabited the area for thousands of years, by viewing the rock art found here.
Discover a place where you can truly enjoy the wide-open spaces, the fascinating and surprisingly varied plant and animal life, the rich legacy of the San, inspiring night skies and so much more.