2 Night Stay for 2 Adults in the Hannes
Cottage on a Self-Catering basis
Subject to availability and
bookings are essential. Voucher
may not be used between 15
Dec and 15 Jan as well as over
the Easter Weekend and public
holidays. It is advised that the
voucher be used within 60 days
of purchase as per our refunds
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Are you ready for an unforgettable retreat to the Karoo? Look no further than Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm, a hidden gem located in the picturesque town of Prince Albert.
When you step into your new sanctuary at Vrisch Gewagt, prepare to be enveloped by comfort and tranquillity. Nestled amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Karoo, their accommodation offers an unmatched experience.
In addition, the residents in this Karoo region are known for their genuine hospitality and love for sharing stories. Prince Albert itself boasts a rich history with 13 national monuments, including the Dutch Reformed Church and Hall. The town is a hub for authentic Karoo cuisine, featuring local wines, honey, lamb, Guernsey milk, cheeses, and unique produce.
Artistic excursions are plentiful, including tours to Bushman painting and fossil sites, hiking trails, geological lectures, art galleries, and the intriguing Fransie Pienaar Museum.
Accommodation at Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm
There are seven comfortable, self-catering accommodation options for you to choose from depending on your needs. Paradys Huis, a delightful 3-bedroom home boasting two spacious lounges and an inviting open veranda overlooking a sprawling swimming pool, is a hidden gem worth exploring. Nestled against the backdrop of a serene dam and a magnificent willow tree, this historic residence has been meticulously restored to preserve its Victorian charm, with a touch of Cape Dutch influence.
Hannes Cottage, designed for two, is a romantic haven named after a charismatic former farm employee who embodied a deep love for the Karoo, farming and the occasional indulgence in alcohol. This cottage exudes a sense of Joie de Vivre and even comes stocked with wine, ensuring a memorable stay.
Sleeping up to four guests in two double en-suite bedrooms, Cook’s Cottage marries authentic style with farmhouse simplicity. This cottage is aptly named after the fine flour used in pasta-making, Farina, which overlooks young olive trees, a Springbok feeding patch, and the picturesque Karoo hills.
The Library Cottage accommodates four guests, with two sharing each en-suite bedroom. This cottage is a haven for writers and bookworms alike, with a vast bookshelf housing approximately 100 ‘must-read’ books. This cottage exudes serenity, lightness, and sophistication. The shared lounge and dining area provide a choice of comfy or artsy furniture for relaxation.
Designed for two guests, the Artist River Cottage is situated near the riverbed, with the gentle sound of flowing water serving as a constant source of inspiration. The cottage’s quirky décor invites artistic expression, from stylish furniture to a bed with a picture frame headboard. There’s even an outdoor shower for those who appreciate the muse of nature.
Ideal for two adults, the Birdwatcher River Cottage is nestled alongside the Artist Cottage, offering an intimate connection to nature. From its braai area to its colorful furniture and natural, earthy décor, this cottage exudes rustic charm. Relax on the rustic veranda, take in the sights and sounds of the countryside, and engage in conversations about olive crops, rainfall, and Karoo lamb. For the adventurous, there’s even an outdoor shower.
Overlooking the olive groves from its hilltop perch, the original Manor House is a prime example of early Karoo Victorian architecture. The eclectic décor, a blend of comfort and creativity, welcomes guests with open arms. The Manor House features a spacious farm kitchen, four generously-sized en-suite bedrooms and breath-taking views from every window. With accommodation for up to eight guests, it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends seeking a delightful escape. The high ceilings, expansive veranda, and sumptuous meals create an irresistible allure that makes it hard to leave.
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Facilities at Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm
Guest facilities at the farm include BBQ facilities and outdoor fireplaces for delightful gatherings. They are pet-friendly; offer three exquisite swimming pools, lush gardens and year-round heating for your comfort.
Anglers will appreciate their excellent fishing opportunities. Rest assured, their free on-site parking and complimentary WiFi will make your stay hassle-free.
Things to do in Prince Albert
There is plenty to do here. Vrisch Gewagt is a haven that offers an exceptional blend of high mountains, endless blue skies and vast open spaces. While the daytime sky may not be as vividly blue, the cold, dark nights unveil a breath-taking celestial spectacle. You will not leave your telescope.
Embrace the slow morning, meditate in tranquillity, or simply lie on your back and gaze at the enchanting sky. For creative souls, there’s room to doodle, write poetry, or paint a picturesque masterpiece. Unwind with a glass of fine wine in the evening, and lose yourself in the brilliance of the night sky. Whether you’re an artist, a nature enthusiast, or someone seeking a peaceful retreat, Vrisch Gewagt promises a one-of-a-kind experience.
For bird enthusiasts, Vrisch Gewagt is a treasure trove. The cozy Bird Hide, nestled amidst an olive grove, prickly pear bushes, and a serene dam, is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, accompanied by binoculars, a camera, or a good book.
In addition, the region has a lot to offer in terms of other activities, restaurants, museums, wineries and other things to occupy your days with.
Reviews from previous Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm guests
“We stayed for three nights during winter. We just loved the setting, the decor, cozy fireplaces and the quietness. The kids enjoyed exploring the farm and just being free to be. Will definitely return!” wrote Hamman007 on their TripAdvisor page.
marlieseb2015 added; “We stayed in Cook’s Cottage for 5 nights -and could have stayed longer! The peace and quiet of the area was wonderful. The vistas of olive trees, mountains and veld added to the wonderful restorative qualities of the Karoo. The cottage was beautiful. However, better cooking utensils would have been nice to have. The home grown produce was really worth it! We left with enough olives in bottles to last us a very long time!”
“A wonderful combination of elegance and tranquillity, with spectacular 360 degree views. This is paradise on Earth. Very many thanks,” said Ray R.
In conclusion, Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm in Prince Albert is your gateway to a memorable Karoo vacation. From its exceptional location to its commitment to nature and comfort, Vrisch Gewagt is the ideal destination for your next holiday. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem; book your stay today!Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Self-Catering Olive Farm is located at Vrisch Gewagt Farm, R407, Prince Albert. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, WhatsApp +27 (0) 82 659 0469 or email email@example.com visit them online at www.vrischgewagt.co.za today.