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EXPERIENCES

FROM FARM WALKS AND FISHING TO WINE TASTING AND 4X4 ROUTES, DE GOEDE HOOP FARMSTEAD IS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY GETAWAY IN THE WINELANDS

De Goede Hoop Farmstead lends itself to a variety of activities both on the farm and in surrounding areas.

FARM WALKS & HIKES

EXPLORE ON FOOT

Explore the beautiful natural surroundings on walks through the veld, vineyards, or orchards. If you are visiting during the springtime (September to November) you will be welcomed to a spectacular display of wildflowers.

WATER-BLOMMETJIE PICKING

A TRUE BOLAND EXPERIENCE

n the ‘waterblommetjie’ season (late August-September), depending on availability, guests can experience the true Boland activity of picking fresh waterblommetjies in the Draaivlei wetland. This is a very fun activity (especially for kids) but the water tends to be quite cold so we do recommend coming prepared with extra dry clothes, or even a wetsuit.

Cost: The experience is free, but to take your waterblommetjies home will be charged at R40/kg. A farm representative will guide you through the process of picking the waterblommetjies and should you like, the waterblommetjies you harvested can be cleaned at an extra cost of R10/kg.

FISHING

CATCH-AND-RELEASE

During the summer months, freshwater fishing enthusiasts can look forward to the opportunity to catch a large-mouth Black Bass straight from our farm dam. Other nearby fishing spots include the Breede River or Quaggaskloof Dam, both of which are located on private property and will require special permission from the owners. Please contact your host Christine Viljoen for more information.

BIRD-WATCHING

AT DRAAIVLEI

De Goede Hoop Farmstead is situated close to a wetland, named Draaivlei, which attracts a large variety of bird species in the area. This is also where you will find the “waterblommetjie” flower during spring.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

FOR ALL LEVEL RIDERS

Our ideal location offers a variety of mountain biking routes on and off the farm that can be enjoyed by the entire family. From easier and shorter routes through the vineyards and orchards (ideal for families) to jeep and singletrack routes for the more adventurous rider, the terrain caters to every cyclist.

For riders who want to explore further afield, longer circular routes are also available to pursue in the surrounding area.

Want to explore further afield? Our central location in the Breede Valley makes a day trip to nearby attractions accessible and easy. Discover the best of the Boland during your stay at De Goede Hoop Farmstead.

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