De Wagenhuis Guesthouse is nestled in the shallow valley of the Buffelsjags river lies the undiscovered gem of the platteland and Southern Cape.
The peace and quiet , surrounded by meadows and orchards with views stretching to the top of the Langeberg Mountains, is treasured and warmly shared with guests.
The complex offers two separate guest houses, the older guesthouse restored completely in 2004 is now referred to as De Wagenhuis (where Magistrate Faure stored his original wagons) This building consists of two double rooms, three suites, a two-bedroom self-catering apartment in the ground floor as well as a restaurant facility and a bar. This was also the home of Jan Auge the botanist who planted the Cape Gardens.
The newer guest house District 7 was built in 2012 in the 1860’s style. It boasts a magnificent front door that came out of the Old Salt River Post-Office in Cape Town. All 12 rooms are en suite, with traditional African decor. So we can sleep nearly 40 people per night.
This stunning property offers a humble chapel, located next to District 7, and is available for weddings/christenings or if you need a bit of quiet time by yourself. It can seat up to 50 people.
Discover the gentle life that lies beyond the N2, spend some downtime in Swellendam, South Africa’s third oldest municipality. This venue not only is a perfect introduction to the Garden Route but is awesome for a weekend away, a team building outing, a training and conference facility, yoga retreat location and or a family fun get away.
The working dairy and citrus farm offers private walks to the river, bird watching, star gazing, large private swimming pool, Lapa and BBQ area, onsite massage, as well as farm tours and a trip to the Stone House Cheese factory in Sandford that can be arranged on request.
If the farm style hospitality does not fill your stay feel free to visit The Bontebok National Park, Hermitage Liquor Farm, enjoy a lazy sunset cruise in Buffelsjachts dam, linger at the various art galleries and nearby Drostdy Museum.
For the more adventurous speak to us about River rafting, canoeing, mountain walks, mountain bike trails, cycling events, close surfing beaches. Water skiing, boating and our local flying club.
At De Wagenhuis Guesthouse you will experience tranquility and Traditional South African hospitality.
This is an experience that all travelers must feel before they can say “we have been in South Africa”.