Farm 215 Nature Retreat Accommodation in Gansbaai
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  • Guests12
  • Rooms/Units6
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Farm 215 Nature Retreat is a highly recommended Gansbaai Bed & Breakfast providing accommodation in 6 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Cape Overberg region.

About Farm 215 Nature Retreat

The reserve of Farm 215 is located mid-way on the tar road from Gansbaai to Baardskeerdersbos, Elim and onwards to Cape Agulhas.


The original residence is surrounded by indigenous gardens, has two spacious rooms en-suite upstairs with balconies and a room with private garden downstairs. Three modern and private freestanding fynbos-suites, spaced out along a meandering footpath, stand in the middle of pristine nature of the “Cape Floristic Kingdom”. These large suites are open spaced and have a lounge with woodstove, fan, bedroom, bathroom and - over the whole length - a covered deck as well as a sun-deck. State of the art solar heating is the only energy source of these suites.

Homestead Rooms Upstairs (x2):
Spacious rooms on first floor of villa with bathroom en-suite with bath and separate shower. One has a King-size bed, the other a twin in a King fram / study table / comfortable chairs / woodstoves / ceiling-fan. An additional bed can be made up in each room on request.

Homestead Room Downstairs (X1)
Groundfloor room with twin bed in a King fram, lounge with woodstove, en suite bathroom, separate toilet. Covered deck and private garden.

Fynbos Suites (x3):
Large (70m²) freestanding units connected with meandering footpath to the homestead and restaurant (75 m apart). Three spaces (lounge / sleeping / bathing) in open connection (but separated by walls). Woodstove / ceiling-fan / bath and separate shower. Study table / comfortable chairs. Large covered deck. These units are purely electrified by solar power resulting in one minor concession to the level of luxury and comfort (you cannot use a hair dryer). The suite in the middle has a twin bed in a King frame and the other two each have a King-size bed. In all suites a bed can be made up for a child under 12 on the sofa couch on request.


Meals, made from local ingredients and with an eye to detail, are served in the spacious dining area. Advance dinner reservation for night of arrival is appreciated as is information about dietary requirements. Sweeping views from all rooms and suites in all directions: over the Agulhas Plains towards the coastline, over the lake of Kraaiboschdam and surrounding vineyards and over endless fynbos and rows of Overberg mountains.

Farm 215 Facilities

Communal areas are heated by woodstoves and chilled by thick walls and fans. Extensive library (with a certain bias towards the nature of the Western Cape). Terraces overlooking Kraaiboschdam and surrounding vineyards, ocean beyond the Agulhas Plains, the Overberg-Mountains. Closed courtyard with covered terrace.

25 m lap pool

On a short distance from the house there is a lap pool of 25 m long with a wind-protected deck. The pool (surrounded by a succulent garden) is connected to the buildings with a board-walk.

Attractions & Activities

Farm 215 is clearly off the beaten track in a very natural area and its houses are in an isolated position. Nature rules supreme. Where all attention is given to the comfort and quality of the accommodation and its amenities, Farm 215 is not a resort, but a place where people can retire in rural and natural surroundings. We claim to cater for a niche: people that want to enjoy space, undisturbed views, tranquillity and the special nature of the “Cape Floral Kingdom”.

The Reserve

The reserve is covered with unspoilt natural vegetation of the Cape Floristic Region. The 800 hectares of the fynbos-reserve roll up to the highest mountain-peak in the area and down into deep and steep gorges. Several different vegetation types (fynbos, mountain swamps, lowland-wetlands, riverine scrub, scree-covered slopes, ancient indigenous forest-remnants) attract all kinds of living creatures and a multitude of bird-species.

Enjoy splendid isolation, an overpowering sense of space and the special nature of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • International plug point(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • German

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Fynbos Suite

Freestanding open-plan suites, spaced out along a meandering path in the middle of nature. Lounge with woodstove, sofa, lounge chairs and desk, bedroom with king bed or twin in a king frame, bath area with bath and separate shower. Large covered deck.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Homestead Room

Spacious rooms with a king bed, or twin in a king frame, in the homestead with sweeping views and bathrooms en suite with bath and separate shower. Lounge chairs and desk. Woodstove. Two upstairs rooms have balcony. Downstairs room has private garden.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 4-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

EXCELLENT!! We loved our stay, thank you.

February 2018

Geoffrey (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

One of the most magical places on earth. The owner Maarten is an incredible host and together with his team, made our weekend a memorable and exceptional experience. The fynbos suites are maginificent and the horseride through the fynbos reserves should not be missed.

September 2008

Ursula Gray (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Response timeFarm 215 Nature Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 145km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 15h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since April 2006

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