All Comments for The Farm

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Awesome experience
Annah Gumbi, South Africa - 19 December 2016
What an amazing experience, awesome view while enjoying the fresh air.
Tebo DoubleMM, South Africa - 14 December 2016
Beautiful view no doubt we stayed in the luvut room. We had very bad service from the place no one checked on us at all and we needed a few things such as toilet paper cleaning our rooms and emptying bins. I would not recommend anyone to go there. Electricity went out and we weren't even offered candles only after we called to request was it brought up to the room we only stayed two nights and left. When we arrived there our room was occupied for someone having a massage i think it is very inappropriate as we drove from far and we were exhausted we had to wait for the room to be emptied of the occupants the only claims he was not aware im not sure how that's possible if you own the place.
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Nhlaka Nhlapo, South Africa - 29 November 2016
Great place to relax and bond.
Beautiful views and scenery. It would be awesome to have a public pool for all guests.
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Bernard Buisset Buisset, South Africa - 24 October 2016
Dit was baie lekker rustig en die uitsig is vantasties sal weer besoek. Die luvt was heerlik om in te bly net jammer jy kan nie met jou voertuig ry tot daar nie die opdrande is styl vir ouer persone verder geen klagtis nie die reserant se kos is vantasties
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lood muller, South Africa - 24 October 2016
the pappas is a nice view chalet, wit a nice view-
Mbavhalelo Denga, South Africa - 04 October 2016
Mike was welcoming and he made our stay pleasent, nonetheless the place has an amazing view, but really need renovation. kitchen, sitting area equipments and bedroom equipments/ bedding need a revamp

Great Views
Badirile Rapodile, South Africa - 12 September 2016
An awesome stay in the Farm House. It was spacious, views are amazing, Mike along with the staff were very friendly and a very sweet Great Dane.

We got lost on the way and called Mike who gave us simple directions.

We will definitely go back.
12 Sep 2016
Kentlafetse Babusi, Botswana - 12 September 2016
Everything was perfect, the luvut room we were staying in was out of this world and it had and amazing view...Mike is friendly and goes that extra mile for his guests.....We are surely coming back soon.


Kentlafetse, Botswana
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Siphiwokazi Mcoseli, South Africa - 30 August 2016
So peaceful with the most beautiful views!! We barely saw anyone which was amazing, felt like we were in our own little town. Thank you to the gentleman who welcomed us and the lady who saw us off. Weekend getaway defined.
Marilyn Little, South Africa - 29 August 2016
Stayed in the guesthouse with family including a toddler. Very ample and comfortable accommodation.. Rustic feel with very good service.Tried the restaurant once and surprised by the great quality and choice of menu/food. It is only 40 mins from Joburg so ideal weekend break.
Coralie Scott-Mackie, Netherlands - 01 August 2016
This is a magnificent house with an amazing view,
But it lacks love and seriously needs to be maintained.
The rooms were large but cold in Winter.
The kitchen needed better equipment in it.
Light switches did not work, external doors did not lock( which in SA is a priority).
Mike was great, but the property needs TLC and for the price we paid we felt that it was not worth it. We had done a road trip around SA and stayed in various places and this was the least satisfactory property. for the price.
It fails to tell you that it is right next to a very busy mainroad so the traffic noise was rather load until about 11pm each night.
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Megan Bridge, South Africa - 01 July 2016
The Farm House is spacious and very comfortable.  The farms surrounds most beautiful.  Mike is friendly and goes that extra mile for his guests.  An awesome stay - thank you - !",!
A peaceful weekend away
Shandre Dalais, South Africa - 16 May 2016
We stayed at the Papas and it had the most gorgeous view. Mike, the owner, is so warm and charming. I do hope to return. 
Great boys weekend
Jacques Nel, South Africa - 04 May 2016
The main farmhouse is very spacious and we had a really fun boys weekend there (although it would also be ideal for a couples weekend). Mike was very helpful and we had a really good time.
Great Service/ Lodge
Phumzile Dlamini, South Africa - 29 March 2016
First of all  I would like to thank Mike for being such a great host. He welcomed us so warmly and was always available to assist. He is one of the few lodge owners who truly know how to treat their guests.

We had a lovely stay at The Farm and it was so easy finding the place:)

The view form our chalet was breathe taking, I am definitely going back soon :)

Keep  Up the great work Mike :)
Lovely view
Errol White, South Africa - 22 February 2016
The unit had a lovely view. Would have been perfect if it was self catering and you were able to get to the unit with your vehicle.
Awesome service
Palesa Kekana, South Africa - 15 February 2016

Our stay at The Farmwas soo awesome Great service from Mike and his team. It is so quite and tranquil. The view of Hartebeesport Dam was magical.

The food was delicious (Especially the Pork Belly).

Will definitely visist again soon.

Great place!!!!!
Freddie Mlaba, South Africa - 25 January 2016
We have enjoyed our stay at The Farm and Mike the owner was friendly too.....
Great views, walks, swimming Pool and Restaurant!
Elise Bonett, South Africa - 09 January 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Farm even though it was in the middle of a heat wave! The pool was amazing...

There was lots of space for our family and even our 2 dogs came with us.

It is really is worth a walk to the top of hill - the views are spectacular! There are old stone structures at the top, I assume from the Anglo-Boer war.

We also enjoyed the meals we had at African Swiss, the food (Pork Belly, Fillet Medallions, Rump Steak and especially the Pizza was delicious!)

Thanks Mike for everything - see you again soon...

Leonard Sindana, South Africa - 04 January 2016
Very nice and quite place.
Awesome stay
Khazamola Maluleke, South Africa - 10 December 2015
Our stay at the farm was fantastic, i wouldn't recommend Luvut hut/chalet, it is very untidy however the rest of the chalet are reasonably tidy. I did not enjoy the food at the restaurant and i recommend self-catering. The place is next to many adventures places, you can basically wake up and go to any place of your liking. I will definitely go back but opt for self-catering stay 
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Kentse Metjane, South Africa - 11 November 2015
We had an amazing stay at The Farm, the place is beautiful and the history behind it is makes the place even more amazing. Lovely restaurant and amazing caring staff. I would go recommend it to everyone.   
Very friendly and welcoming
Unathi Momoti, South Africa - 26 October 2015

My daughter and I had a very pleasant stay at The Farm this past weekend. The place has a 'homey feel' to it. The owner, Mike and his staff are very warm and welcoming and made our stay even more enjoyable.

Thank you for the amazing service.

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Menzi Tshabalala, South Africa - 12 October 2015
Mike the owner of the place was awesome and the food at the SwissAfrica restaurant was on point and we really enjoyed it.

The chalets how ever are in desperate need of upgrading or normal maintenance, we found leaking basins and dirty dishes and linen.

If the place can be upgraded to have DSTV in the rooms, Television sets it would be awesome.

Pity about the veld fire that destroyed one of the chalets.

Thandi Mokoena, South Africa - 07 October 2015
Very cool place. If you want to hide away from the world The Farm is your place. Relaxation is their speciality. Great nearby attractions. 
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Mpho Maphate, South Africa - 08 April 2015
My friends and I had a really great time at The Farm. The hospitality was great, Mike is the absolute best and even the ladies who were attending to us were really nice and patient with us. The rooms are nice and spacious. I would recommend the venue at any time.
Very relaxing
Moshe D, South Africa - 09 January 2015
The service was excellent and a very good place to relax!
Bosa Menwe, South Africa - 09 January 2015
Was very dissapointed, that our room was not made up yet when we got there. The bed was uncomfortable, the kitchenette was not tidy, the carpet cld b cleaner, the Rondavel we booked was not neat at all. We had booked 4 nights but stayed one n lost one night's worth of deposit as i could not stand the unclean details.Add to that the fact that the pool is given as a facility but u get there n its for guests who rent the house only yet its not specified on the site
Christie Leonard, South Africa - 29 December 2014
Slegte ondervinding
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rob Bianchi, England - 01 December 2014
Mike was very friendly and helpful as were all the staff. Great location, fantastic views and very good food brought to your accommodation from the restaurant. Very comfortable stay.
Boniswa B Ndlovu, South Africa - 09 September 2014
We had a wonderful stay, the owner made us feel at home we will come back again.
Fantastic Hospitality
Chantal Butcher, England - 05 May 2014
We recently visited "The Farm" and were greeted by a true gentleman, named Mike. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Mike, we would like to thank you for looking after us so well and your property is beautiful! Note to all: Their African Swiss restaurant is definitely worth a visit!! We'll definitely be going back.
poloko jetro maetle, South Africa - 17 February 2014
We had a wonderful weekend at the Rondavel, A nice place to relax mind and feed the soul. With beautiful lake and nature views. A weekend well spent at The farm.
Tewie Gouws, South Africa - 13 December 2013
Robert Bezuidenhout, South Africa - 28 October 2013
What a wonderful weekend stay! I will definitely recommend "the Luvut" for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. The food at the AfricanSwiss restaurant is also divine. I look forward to going back there soon.
Michelle Grenfell, South Africa - 22 October 2013
Great stay, Mike a great host and very attentive to his guests.
Peaceful time
Thami Thipe, South Africa - 16 October 2013
The Farm is very nice and peaceful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's a great place to go and relax while not having to drive too far.
Cheryl Sounes, South Africa - 16 September 2013
The weekend was amazing and so relaxing.. The Luvut was too romantic and unforgettable.. Mike was friendly and made us feel comfortable.
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Gugu Mngadi, South Africa - 03 April 2013
I enjoyed my stay at the farm, We booked the farm house. Mike was so warm and accomodating. He made sure that our stay was memorable. The house was clean with a sparkling pool. I will defenitely recommend this place!
Zelda Mac Namara, South Africa - 18 December 2012
My stay at The Farm was very peaceful and the owner Mike was very friendly
I will be back
Nelson Mokwena, South Africa - 12 September 2012
We had a great time at the Farm, we were welcomed we open arms & our stay was made comfortably by the warm hearts of the staff. I will definitely be back..
Renee Houston, South Africa - 13 August 2012
We had a wonderful stay at The Farm, very laid back and peaceful just what we hoped for.
Loved it
Melvin Biza, South Africa - 21 June 2012
My lady and I enjoyed a fantastic escape at The Farm! Great staff, great setting and great service. Expect our return.
Natash Ross, South Africa - 27 March 2012
Great food and great hospitality. Mike made sure that we were looked after. We will definitely come again for a break away.
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Sander de Groot, South Africa - 19 March 2012
We really had a great time and Mike was very accommodating. I would recommend this to anyone for a relaxing weekend away. The Food was great highly recommended.
armand van der westhuizen, South Africa - 12 March 2012
The lodgings we booked was amazing and the food at the restaurant was very well prepared. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The overall feeling of the farm was relaxed and friendly. The weekend was simply amazing and we want to congratulate you on the successful farm you own. Thank you.
Love, love, love The Farm!
Melanie Olivier, South Africa - 05 March 2012
Thank you for an absolutely amazing weekend at The Farm. We enjoyed it so much! It really is the perfect place for a weekend away (that's not too far a drive from the city). Your staff were friendly, the rooms are beautiful, the swimming pool was a hit... and the freshly baked bread from the restaurant is SO yum! We will most definitely be back for another visit!
Brilliant vacation getaway
Samkele Nkabinde, South Africa - 15 December 2011
I had such a relaxed weekend at The Farm. The owner is also very good and goes out of his way to help. They also serve the best pizza. I will definitely come back when I need to get away again.
Just great
Albert Nijland, Netherlands - 20 October 2011
Mike allowed us to stay at the farmhouse. He also let us use two golf sets for free. The food at his African Swiss Restaurant is excellent!
vijay naidoo, South Africa - 05 October 2011
This is a quiet and restful place. We had a wonderful time.
Great stay!
Emarcia Verwey, South Africa - 05 October 2011
Great Mojitos! I sent my friend over as a birthday present for one night. Never having been there myself, I was nervous, but she came back very relaxed and impressed with the food, Mike himself and just the whole setting. I will definitely be booking a night for myself!
It's really perfect
mi ryung kim, South Africa - 12 September 2011
I was really happy to stay here. The owner, Mr Mike, is so kind, and the house is so warm. The restaurant is very good. I will go again.
Really good
Deborah Herbint, Belgium - 12 August 2011
We spent one night at the farm but could have spent a lot more. The accommodation is really good for families.
Amazing accomodation, great views and excellent service!
Chris Botha, South Africa - 10 August 2011
We stayed in the Luvut for two nights. The Luvut is an amazing experience with its king-size bed, fireplace, outdoor bath, ambient lighting and amazing views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and Magalies Mountains! Truly a great romantic experience!
Wonderful experience
Fearika Labuschagne, South Africa - 25 July 2011
The Farm is a tranquil and relaxing getaway, just outside Johannesburg. The AfricanSwiss Restaurant is wonderful and Mike, the owner, was the most gracious host. We will definitely return to The Farm again.
Something different
Anja Sales, South Africa - 25 July 2011
The Farm was a different experience, not what we expected, but in a good way. We were invited to experience the food at African Swiss restaurant, which was absolutely wonderful. Mike definitely has a passion for food and desserts; the desserts especially were amazing! Before supper we took a walk up to the top of the koppie to watch the sunset, and we were guided up the trail by The Farm's 'horse', Carla, an extremely intellegent Great Dane and her three-legged friend Jay. They guided us all the way up the trail and waited for us to see the beautiful sunset and then guided us all the way back down again. It was the highlight of our short little stay at The Farm. The beds could do with a firmer matress and some softer pillows but the trip there is not about staying in your room and sleeping so we didn't mind it. We sometimes forget what our country has to offer us. Take the time to explore all these different little places is definitely worthwhile. Thanks for a different experience.
izanda Dorman, South Africa - 18 July 2011
Had a lovely stay. Very nice and private.
What a nice time
Olga van der Westhuizen, South Africa - 11 April 2011
If you just want to relax and enjoy a couple of days to yourself, I can highly recommend The Farm and Luvut. From the time that I made the booking up until the end Mike was friendly and helpful. I really recommend this.
Very nice
Lehumo Botipe, South Africa - 29 March 2011
The farm is a very nice place, nice environment and we totally loved our stay there. We`d go back anytime!
Very good
Natalie Southgate, South Africa - 22 March 2011
The Farm was lovely, clean and comfortable. The service was very good and the food in the African Swiss restaurant was fantastic.
Gladys Malefo, South Africa - 17 January 2011
The place is so ancient, it nice. It makes you feel at home.If your ancient at heart, the place is for you. The place is beautiful, it gives you peace of mind. The dam is not far from The Farm, the view is overwhelming. The restaurant is ancient, we loved the fireplace, it warms you up while your waiting for your food. The smell coming out of fireplace revives you. For sure we will be back. I will definitely recommend the place to our friends.
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Adele Botha, South Africa - 01 November 2010
The place is beautiful. The view of the dam is good. I will go back any day. The food is out of this world. Please make some time to go and enjoy The Farm.
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Delia Hobson, South Africa - 05 October 2010
Absolutely loved it. Very relaxing, outstanding restuarant with very tasty menu. Rondawel well maintained and very comfortable. Will definitely be back.
Loved the Farm
Tumi Kgobe - 06 September 2010
I went to the farm for a week with my fiance and loved every minute there. The place is beautiful and central to so many fascinating places. The staff was great and Mike, the owner is by far one of the most hospitable people I know. I would gladly go back and suggest as a great getaway to all my friends.
Great stay!
Marie Erfurt, Germany - 05 July 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at the farm. The location of the accommodation is great with the view of the lake but still close to Pretoria and also Jo'burg. The staff were friendly and also the food in the restaurant is delicious (try the ribs!).
Full of character
Benn Marotte, Australia - 02 July 2010
A place of accommodation which is full of character - maybe not for everyone however we loved it. The accommodation in places did seem to be in a slight state of disrepair but you got the feeling that many projects start but do not always get finished. However this did not bother us at all and the restaurant was fantastic!
A wonderful stay
Busi Ngwenya, South Africa - 20 April 2010
We had a wonderful stay at The Farm, the facility is very beautiful with it natural setting. The rondavel we were booked in has a spectacular view of the dam and the night time view is absolutely stunning. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful in keeping the rooms clean. To Mike and Staff, thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend.
We enjoyed the stay.
Anonymous, South Africa - 29 March 2010
Mike very friendly and helpful food at the restaurant very good.
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Dzivhuluwani Michael, South Africa - 07 December 2009
We enjoyed our stay, the view was very beautiful and we had peace of mind because it was so cool and quiet
Lovely stay at The Farm
Anne Lodziak, United Kingdom - 05 October 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at The Farm. Mike the owner is such a nice, friendly. helpful guy. The Swiss African restaurant which he also owns has the most delicious organic food and is just a couple of minutes walk from the accommodation. We dined there on the two evenings we stayed and thoroughly recommend going there.
Very enjoyable stay
Zarius Jordan, South Africa - 11 August 2009
Very enjoyable stay – loved the dogs
We had a wonderful stay.
Karien Pretoroius, South Africa - 06 July 2009
Mike and Donovan plus all the staff are absolutely friendly and will go the extra mile for their guests. We had a wonderful stay. It is wonderful to meet people that still preserve nature and create a hide-away within a natural bush surrounding. The food are excellent. We will definitely make use of the facilities again in future.

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Nestled almost invisibly among the beautiful hills bordering Cradle of Humankind, The Farm provides a relaxed vacation base that will restore your soul. Soak up the endless views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magalies Mountains, while enjoying the lovely braai and pool facilities at The Farm.

The Main Farmhouse consists of three suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and its own entrance. All rooms have access to an open-plan kitchen and lounge with a TV, the Internet and a DVD player. Great for groups and families.

The Rondavel consists of two huge rooms each with own en-suite bathrooms. There is also a small cooking facility.

As well as being a beautiful seclusion, this safe area also boasts attractions such as walking trails, nature parks, golf courses and modern shopping facilities. Beside our self-catering options you can also head over to our well-known restaurant, African Swiss, just below The Farm.