About Fairhill Nature Reserve
Fairhill is a self catering guest house that sleeps 10 people and is rented out as a unit, however, special rates are available for 2-4 people on request. Treat yourself to a unique fynbos experience in the heart of the beautiful Cape Overberg. Fairhill is a private nature and game reserve with fantastic sea and mountain views. The guesthouse is situated on some 200 hectares of pristine coastal property just outside Stanford, on the Stanford - Gansbaai road.
The estate is part of the Walker Bay fynbos and Nature Conservatory and has direct access to the secluded 17km long walker Bay beach. Access to the beach is only by 4x4 vehicle and can be arranged with the owner on request, for a small fee. The property is ideal for family and friends. Take a leisurely walk through the estate and savor the smell of indigenous herbs and fynbos flowers.
Self Catering Accommodation
The house is fully furnished and serviced with 5 large en-suite bedrooms; spacious lounge and dining room as well as a separate smaller TV lounge. The well-equipped kitchen has all modern appliances including a dishwasher. Enjoy fantastic sunsets over Hermanus and Walker Bay from the front veranda, which has a 10 seater outside dining table.
The house has 4 spacious bedrooms inside. 3 rooms have king-size or double beds. The 4th room has 2 single beds. Attached to the house is a loft room with a queen size bed downstairs, and a loft room with 4 single beds upstairs (no bathroom upstairs). All bedrooms are en-suite and all bathrooms have baths and showers. All the bedrooms open onto an outside veranda.
The house is serviced daily. Personal laundry can be arranged on request at an additional fee.
• 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms all opening to patio
• Under floor heating
• Large open-plan lounge / dining room
• Fully equipped kitchen with gas and electricity
• CD player
• BBQ (Braai) facilities on patio
• Pool with panoramic views and cave shelter
• 24 Eland and several species of small game on property
• Abundant bird life
Activities and Attractions
Things to do and places to visit:
At Hermanus Golf Club or nearby Arabella Estate
During Whale Season. The annual Whale Festival at Hermanus (which incorporates the Art and Environmental Feast) is a legendary event drawing people from all over the world.
Are abundant in the area and the Hermanus Wine meander commences at the Wine Village in the Hemel-En-Aarde Valley. Try our Raka, Weltevreden, Hamilton Russell and Sir Robert Stanford Estates.
• Fairhill’s “private beach” in the Walker Bay Conservancy (arrangements with owner on request at an additional fee).
• Grotto Beach Hermanus
• Voelklip Beach Hermanus
• De Kelders beach De Kelders (Gansbaai)
Contact the Overberg Paragliding Club.
On the estate or surrounding trails.
At nearby Gansbaai
Stanford has a number of exquisite restaurants. Also try some nearby estates like Grootbos just a few kilometers from Fairhill in direction of Gansbaai.
Food and Groceries:
Purchase all your fresh fish at Gansbaai Harbor. (10kms)- Gansbaai also has modern supermarkets that should satisfy all your grocery and fresh produce requirements.
Hermanus has a large selection of shops, boutiques and markets and is also an option for superb dining venues although very crowded during peak season!
Alternatively, Just Chill Out:
At Fairhill: bird watching, game viewing, walking, swimming, BBQ (Braai)
Fairhill is situated just 7 km south of Stanford on the coastal road to Gansbaai. Hermanus (famous for it’s whale watching) is a mere 10 kilometers north of Stanford (back in the direction of Cape Town).The drive to Hermanus takes you across the Klein River bridge at Stanford, along the base of the famous Overberg mountains on your right, with the Hermanus Lagoon on your left. Cape Town, via the scenic Sir Lowries Pass, is less than 90 minutes drive from Hermanus.