About Buffelshoek Farm Cottage
The Buffelshoek Farm Cottage is a lovely self-catering, pet-friendly cottage situated on a working certified organic olive and chilli farm close to the cute, rustic village of Van Wyksdorp. The cottage is only an hour and twenty minutes’ drive from Oudtshoorn and an hour and a half from Mossel Bay, making it an ideal stopover location for those on their way to the KKK festival in Oudtshoorn or those travelling to and from the Garden Route and Southern Cape.
The cottage is fully furnished and contains two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge and dining room. In addition, it has a large braai area with fabulous views over the valley and the Langeberg Mountains in the distance. There is a big, beautiful dam for swimming; however it is only full after our winter rains. The cottage is situated next to a kloof and a mountain stream, which is fabulous for walking. Mountain walks are abound and can be enjoyed for 15 minutes or for a whole day. There is also an eleven-circuit labyrinth in front of the cottage for walking and contemplation.
For nature lovers we have, to date, 75 different species of birds on the farm, as well as many other species of small to medium animals. If you are lucky, you can spot the resident black eagle pair in the kloof.
The cottage is located on a certified organic farm, the Buffelshoek Farm/Blue Sky Organics, which processes a range of organic products including olive oil, table olives, tapenade, olive jam, herb salt, assorted chilli sauces, sun-dried chillies in olive oil, and herb flavourants, dressings and salt. All of these products are available for sale.
There are six stunning mountain passes within an hour’s drive of the cottage, namely Rooiberg, Tradouw, Garcia, Zeweweekspoort, Outeniqua and Huisrivier. Our closest village is Van Wyksdorp, with its historic water wheel, and ‘Die Oog’ which is a huge stream of water coming out of the mountains that supplies the entire village with water. The Assegaaibos Game Ranch is a twenty minute drive away and the town of Calitzdorp, just over the Rooiberg Pass, is known for its port and award winning wines.
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Things to do in and around Van Wyksdorp
(35.3 km from Van Wyksdorp)
The 15 km Grysbok Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve takes hikers on an exploration of the pretty mountain fynbos and forest fringes of the Langeberg Mountains. The reserve offers varied birding opportunities. Grysbok and bushbuck can be seen...
(35.3 km from Van Wyksdorp)
Indigenous vegetation of the Little Karoo veld, as well as fauna like eland, springbok, duiker and steenbok can be seen on this beautiful walk. The circular trail is 12 km long and is rated as easy. Hikers must arrange for key collection at the...
(35.5 km from Van Wyksdorp)
Bôjaankop 4x4 Trail has an amazing history dating back to the 1800s; sharecroppers would drag their bundles straight down the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The route follows the Gamka River and offers breathtaking views. The tail is...
(36 km from Van Wyksdorp)
The 10 km Bushbuck Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve rambles through the pristine mountain fynbos and prime indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Underneath the canopy are an abundance of ferns, and numerous birds...