Welcome to Barton Villas on SA-Venues.com, offering 4 star graded accommodation in Botrivier, Cape Overberg.
There are over 70 acres of vineyards situated on the south slopes of the Kogelberg, 760 metres above sea level, absorbing the cooling sea breezes from Walker Bay. Barton wines can be tasted and purchased from our Tasting Room.
Each of the three stunning villas is equipped with a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room and each villa has its own Jacuzzi and outdoor pool with breathtaking views across the valley and the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
THE BLUE CRANE VILLA
Blue Crane Villa has two en-suite double bedrooms (one with shower only) and one en-suite twin bedded room. The spacious living room leads to a well-equipped kitchen. The villa has its own Jacuzzi, pool and gazebo with views across the valley and the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
This split-level three bedroom(en-suite with shower and bath) villa has a spacious open plan living room with DSTV and log fire, dining area and well equipped open-plan kitchen that leads onto the dining veranda. Braai facilities provided on the verandas, its own Jacuzzi and swimming pool, which have views over the farm's vineyards, Walker Bay and the Kogel valley.
Heron villa has four large en-suite bedrooms. It has a spacious open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen. The villa has an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with spectacular views.
Guests can hike on the Kogelberg National Park’s trails a short distance from the farm and have use of the tennis court and adjoining golf chipping area. Guests of Blue Crane and Plover also have use of the par three-golf hole.
Barton Farm boasts world famous Fynbos and is home to variety of wildlife including the Blue Crane, South Africa’s most endangered bird species.
Attractions and Activities
Barton Farm offers a wide range of attractions and activities for the discerning visitor to the Western Cape:
The elegant Blue Crane; South Africa’s national bird, and Africa’s most endangered bird species, breeds on the farm, and you can frequently watch their courting dance in the farm’s vineyards and fields.
Other birds regularly seen on the farm include Egyptian geese, hadidas, hammerheads, bokmakeries, sugarbirds, sunbirds, plovers, herons and finches. Pelicans and flamingos can be viewed at the Botriver Lagoon, just 5 kilometres from the farm. The famous South African penguin colony at Betty’s Bay is just half an hour’s drive from the farm.
Walking and trekking
Visitors can hike through the Kogelberg National Eco Park’s many well-maintained trails, which are within a short driving distance of the farm. Alternatively guests can simply take off into the Kogelberg Mountains behind the villas.
Barton Farm is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Arabella championship golf course. There are also golf courses in Hermanus (a thirty minute drive) and Kleinmond (a twenty minute drive). The farm has its own short holes and putting greens.
Barton Farm’s hard court, with its mountain views, is available to all guests. Rackets and balls may be borrowed on request.
Guests can watch whales from several beaches and headlands in the vicinity, or take a whale-watching boat trip from Hermanus in the June to December months.
Instruction, hire of equipment and diving trips are available at Hermanus. White shark cage diving, for those with a sense of adventure, can be arranged at Gansbaai.
Barton Farm in the Walker Bay wine area, has its own vineyards, producing Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Shiraz , Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Malbec. While the majority of Barton wine is exported to the UK, a small quantity is retained for sale in South Africa and is available in restaurants in the locality and from the farm manager. A number of other local Walker Bay vineyards offer tasting and wine sales.
There are a number of world-class scenic drives within a short distance of Barton Farm, destinations include Greyton, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Swellendam, Gordon’s Bay, Betty’s Bay and Cape Aghulas (the southernmost point of Africa) .
The area has a number of excellent hotels and restaurants within short driving distance.
There are extensive uncrowded, sandy beaches around Onrus, Kleinmond and Hermanus.
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