Welcome to Bramble Cottage on SA-Venues.com, offering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route.
GLEN FAYE FARM
Glen Faye Farm lies 15 kms out of Knysna on the Rheenendal Road close to historic gold mines and pristine forest reserves, home to the last surviving Knysna elephants. Within the reserves are wonderful forest walks, biking trails, historic sights and picnic spots alongside enchanting streams.
Views of the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous Yellowwood forests and green pastures surround the farm. A tranquil place for you to relax away from the bustle of the city. A birder friendly place where care is taken to enhance the birding potential of the area and your enjoyment of it. There are a number of paths leading to quiet spots in the fynbos. Take a book or binoculars and soak up a few precious moments with nature. Scramble down the Glen forest path early in the morning and chances are youíll see monkeys, bushbuck or wild boar. In the evenings youíll quite often experience the most exquisite sunsets. Take a glass of wine and a few snacks. Youíll love it.
Enhance your stay with an enjoyable activity. Whether learning an art or craft, bird watching, horse riding on beach or in forest, paragliding or golfing on a first class course, we have a list of contact numbers to make the connection effortless. Bird watching in Knysna is very rewarding, offering a variety of forest specials, grassland LBJís, coastal waders and, with the Lakes District close by, a variety of ducks and geese are waiting for you. Spend a night exploring the taverns and restaurants on the waterfront, then come home to your cottage and sleep as late as you like. This is Knysna and youíre on holiday.
On Glen Faye Farm we are kept pretty active with growing Blackberries and Figs and making Cheese or dry cured Ham and Bacon. In season fresh fruit is available and out of season we always have a stock of Blackberry Jam, Fig Jam and Green Fig Preserve.
Bramble Cottage is tucked in amongst the fynbos and old gum trees. The traditional Cape architecture incorporates long verandahs for all seasons with enclosed built-in braai facilities for those rainy days. There are two en-suite bedrooms (one with Queen-size bed, the other with 2 singles) and an open plan lounge / dining area.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering with modern gas hobs, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and all the necessary pots and pans. The living area has a cozy log-burning fireplace for winter evenings (firewood is supplied free of charge) a Hi-Fi / DVD player, DSTV and a selection of fine music CDs selected to encourage the romantic in you.
Your choice of leisure activities is limitless. Water sports are big here and we are equidistant from a variety of lakes and beaches for swimming, fishing, boating, horse riding or simply beachcombing. Walking and hiking are also among the favorite pastimes with safe forest, coastal and countryside trails right on our doorstep. For those of you who love nature we have a number of game reserves and animal parks within driving distance (including the Elephant Park, Cheetah Program, Crocodile and Ostrich farms, Monkeyland and Birdworld) and our coastline has wonderful Whale and Dolphin watching spots in season.
The more adventurous will find forest canopy slides, bungee jumping and wreck diving close by. But if its wining and dining youíre after, Knysna and Sedgefield abound with pubs, taverns and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
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