About Bon Tempo
Bon Tempo farm is on top of a small hill in the beautiful Manley Flats valley just 20 km from Grahamstown, the cultural Mecca of South Africa. We have lived here for more than 10 years and eco-art, using glass bottles and various other materials, and the priapic garden have become the characteristic features of our garden and home.
The Phall's art exhibition premiered at the National Arts Festival 2012 and is now our permanent gallery. We are farming with honey bees and keep a group of zebras and some buck. The grassland with acacia, aloe, euphorbia, trees, shrubs and herbs slopes down to dense riverside thickets.
Wild animals living in this area, besides the ones that we keep, are small buck, bush pigs, jackals, caracals, genet cats, porcupines, baboons, small monkeys, huge land tortoises, iguanas and other reptiles, and a vast variety of birds ranging from the African fish eagle to minute sun birds, not to forget the arthropods - the quiet observer might just be lucky to spot several species of them.
Villa Sunset Cottage:
Villa Sunset is a very romantic cottage with a beautiful view over the nature of the valley. The west wall has a bottle window with a sunset motive. It is furnished with a double bed and a divan and sleeps up to 3 people. The cottage has a kitchenette with a fridge, a basin and a microwave. Tea and coffee is provided. It also has a small bathroom with shower en-suite. Parking is just in front of the cottage.
Out-in Africa Cottage:
The Out-in-Africa cottage has a beautiful view over the nature of the valley. The west wall has a bottle window with a springbok motive. The cottage has a double bed, a single bed and a bunk bed in a spacious room and can sleep up to five people. A small bathroom with shower is en-suite. Parking is just in front of the cottage.
Guests are welcome to take walks on the farm, however please be aware of our bees.
area around Grahamstown is one of the most diverse ecological regions in South Africa. Four different climate zones meet here and it is not unusual to have 'four climates in a day': the Karoo desert, the sub-tropical coastal belt, the Western Cape winter rainfall and the inland summer rainfall zones.