South Africa Guest Farms / Farm Stay

Visitors exploring the South African countryside will find staying on a farm both enjoyable and economical. Guest Farms in South Africa offer an idyllic holiday retreat. Enjoy farm-life, warm hospitality, hearty country breakfasts and overnight accommodation ranging from comfortable to luxury. This type of getaway is particularly popular with families. With milking to watch and animals to stroke, children are entertained and educated.

Sample mother nature at her best. Working farms offer overnight accommodation for the enjoyment and education of guests. You can choose between a self catered farm stay in private self-contained cottages or catered accommodation in a traditional farmhouse (with delicious farm-fresh breakfasts and dinners).

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Western Cape

 Pictured: De Zeekoe Guest Farm in Oudtshoorn, Karoo
Affixed to the tip of Africa as it is, the Western Cape lies bordered by two oceans - the Indian Ocean to the south and the Atlantic to the west - which goes a long way to clarify its allure. It is not the coastline alone that draws the ...

Garden Route

 Pictured: Arabella Guest Farm in George
The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber coloured rivers and golden beaches. The coastal drive links a series of charming towns interspersed with natural beauty ...

Eastern Cape

 Pictured: Kinmel Guest Farm in Rhodes
Whether you're in the mood for an informal seaside escape, an encounter with the 'Big Five' on safari, or a choice of scintillating city diversions, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Eastern Cape. Scenic diversity is one of...

KwaZulu Natal

 Pictured: Ardmore Guest Farm in Champagne Valley, Drakensberg
KwaZulu Natal is a world in one province: to the North of Durban you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and temperate Midlands while to the South there awaits...


 Pictured: Random Harvest Country Cottages in Muldersdrift
Stretching all the way from Pretoria in the north to Vereeniging in the south, Gauteng was created by the ANC in 1994 after the country's first all-race elections, uniting six regions, including part of the old Transvaal province, into what...


 Pictured: Drinkwater Guest Farm in Ermelo
Mpumalanga, formerly known as the Eastern Transvaal, is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealt...


 Pictured: Kuhestan Farm Cottages in Magoebaskloof
Home to the Kruger National Park and South Africa's northernmost province, Limpopo, borders onto Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana, making it the ideal entrance to Africa. Named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern ...

North West Province

 Pictured: Adem Guest Farm in Rustenburg
From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package. Nature has blessed the North West with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowe...

Free State

 Pictured: Amohela Ho Spitskop in Clocolan
Embraced by several of South Africa's provinces and sharing a border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, the Free State lies in the heart of the country, between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the south ...

Northern Cape

 Pictured: Middelfontein Farm in Sutherland
The Northern Cape boasts a colourful history and a variety of cultural tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. An utterly beautiful coastline and a number ...

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