About Eikelaan Farm Cottages
An outing to Eikelaan is viewed as a complete ‘break from reality’ and a total switch off from the buzz of the city life – great for re charging the batteries and clearing the mind. The silence, peace and tranquility should leave you feeling totally relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
On offer at this neat working farm with wheat, vines, olives, sheep and cattle are three luxury self-catering cottages all fronted by an open vista of green fields merging into blue mountains – an appealing contrast of the soft and rugged.
Self Catering Accommodation
The cottages are light and airy, fully equipped and decorated in natural hues and textures. Wide windows and double doors drench the interior in light, terracotta floors inject the rustic country edge, offset by warm sisal mats, natural cream curtains, crisp white linen and thick feather down duvets.
All have indoor fireplaces, making for cozy winters in a corner of the world where snow on the nearby mountains isn't uncommon. On the other hand, if you’re dropping in during the summer months you’ll be thrilled to know the units have air-con and overhead fans, as well as easy access to a swimming pool (with lapa).
Cottage 1 – The Witzenberg:
This spacious cottage has a single bedroom with a King size bed. It has a full bathroom with both shower and bath, a large lounge / dining room and fully equipped kitchen. It is realistically designed for two adults with or without offspring as it can accommodate up to 4 persons comfortably. The lounge has an indoor log burning fire place and a double sleeper couch which makes for extra sleeping accommodation.
Cottage 2 – The Obiekwa:
The second single bedroomed cottage is identical to the Witzenberg except it is fitted with 2 three quarter beds. This cottage is also ideally designed for two but a double sleeper couch in the lounge allows for extra accommodation. It also has a full bathroom with shower and bath, a lounge/dining room and fully equipped kitchen.
Cottage 3 – The Winterhoek:
This new two bedroomed cottage is suited to a larger family, and sleeps up to six, with an en-suite, queen-sized main bedroom and a second twin room and central bathroom. The living room has a further two single stack beds for extra sleeping accommodation.
Stepping outside, the cottages all have tiled patios and a broad stretch of green lawn, each with its own private braai.
Venturing further afield, the farm has three dams for dunking and fishing for bass, plenty of wide open space for bracing walks between high tea and dinner, cycling, as well as a barnyard of farm animals and nervous buck roaming the fields.
Activities and Attractions
A visit to the well known Church Street is highly recommended, this historic street has more heritage monuments in one street than anywhere else in South Africa. Tulbagh also offers excellent restaurants, olive estates, museums, arts and craft shops and numerous wine cellars. For the more adventurous, there are 4x4 routes, horse riding, MTB and hiking trails.
For a comfortable and undemanding weekend in the country that will suit both discerning locals and tourists, Eikelaan is the way to go.