About Anna's Farm
Anna’s Farm guesthouse (close to the N2 between Swellendam and Heidelberg on the Malgas road) is the place to be. Come and enjoy a peaceful time on our grain and sheep farm. The old majestic farmhouse was built in 1937.
“The place to explore true South-African culture and farm style cuisine.”
Arno is called the “braai meester” and socializer, and Anna is the baker, coffeemaker and the money taker! Feeding the farm animals and Arno’s knowledge of the area, make the personalized farm tour, an unforgettable experience.
Charming bedrooms with antiques, fresh flowers, tea tray and sherry (on the house) is a peaceful haven to return to after visiting places of interest in the vicinity. A perfect stay for a family or a group. Enjoy traditional home-cooked meals in the family dining room in the company of your hosts.
To sip a glass of good South-African wine at the fireplace or on the big verandah while watching the sweeping views of farmlands, birds, animals and the Langeberg Mountains, is farm life at its best.
In the immediate surroundings, Blue Crane and ostrich lovers will have an excellent opportunity to take nature photographs of these lovely bird species. You will also get the chance to watch the local birds in their own habitat. Heidelberg is also becoming as famous as Oudtshoorn for ostrich breeding.
• A guided tour including, feeding the animals, seasonal harvesting of wheat, etc.
• Open veranda for viewing.
• Bird watching in Blue Crane country.
• Nature trails to explore tranquil surroundings.
• Dinner, BBQ and picnic baskets by arrangement. Cozy private lounge with fireplace. Tea and coffee is also available.
• One bedroom with double bed, private Victorian Bathroom and separate toilet. One bedroom with two single beds – an on-suite shower (toilet and wash-basin too). One bedroom with two single beds – “called Children’s room” half-price – must share facilities with parents.
• Children are welcome. Sorry, no pets.
Activities and Attractions
Anna’s Farm is an excellent base from which to explore the hidden wonders of the Garden Route.
Swellendam (46 km), the historic third oldest town in South Africa, nestled against the Langeberg Mountains.
Malgas (20 km) with the last, still daily operating, hand-driven pontoon in South Africa, is found at Malgas on the Breede River. This nostalgic trip takes you back to bygone times.
Witsand (30 km) with its superb beach is situated at the mouth of the mighty Breede Rivier and is also well known as the “Southern Right Whale Nursery of South Africa.” The activities of the whale nursery can be watched from the beach during June until November.
De Hoop Nature Reserve (50 km) with hundreds of migrating birds visiting De Hoopvlei every year. Diverse fynbos vegetation, dunes, Bontebok and endangered mountain zebra are also opportunities to explore.
Route 62 (50 km), the world’s longest wine route, with famous wine estates is not to be missed. (Barrydale, Ashton, Montagu and Robertson)
Heidelberg (30 km), named after the German City of Heidelberg, has a treasure of beautiful old buildings of historical heritage, including a Church in Gothic architecture and a nine-hole golf course.
Anna’s Farm Guesthouse is halfway between Cape Town and Knysna. Come and share our beautiful platteland!