Buffeljagsrivier Accommodation at The Gaia Sanctuary Camping in Western Cape
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  • Property TypeGlamping
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units3
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

The Gaia Sanctuary is a highly recommended property for self catering in Buffeljagsrivier for anyone visiting the Cape Overberg region.

About The Gaia Sanctuary

The Gaia Sanctuary invites guests to visit our little slice of sanctuary, our very own heaven on earth, for a completely back-to-mother-earth experience, to leave your hectic city life behind and to come re-ground yourself and reconnect to nature and yourself, on our working farm.

The river is perfect for swimming and fishing and canoes are available for hire. The Gaia Sanctuary is ideal for bird watching, star gazing and long walks. Holiday clubs and a childminding service are also available.

Self Catering Accommodation

The Gaia Sanctuary is an off-grid organic, working farm for nature lovers and eco-warriors, set along the banks of the Breede River, with breathtaking views of the Langeberg Mountain Range.

Guests can book a lovely A-frame Cabin or a Bell Tent both of which share communal ablution facilities with showers and flushing toilets. There is a lovely, communal glamping deck which overlooks the river and is equipped with a gas cooker, sink, dining table and bar stools. Two braai areas and a fire pit are available, perfect for group gatherings.

Please see the room descriptions and photographs below to assist you with your choice.

Establishment Facilities

• Braai facilities
• Parking
• Communal kitchen
• Shared ablution facilities

Pets

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Activities and Attractions

The Greater Swellendam Farming Community includes the towns of Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Buffeljagsrivier and Malgas. These towns have a colourful history steeped in trade and include sections of the Garden Route and R62.

Stretching from the Klein Karoo, Langeberg Mountains and Wine Routes to the ocean at Koppie Alleen, each of our 'dorpies' has their own unique character, crafts and history to share. Swellendam is one of the biggest agricultural producing areas in South Africa, generating huge amounts of grain, Canola oil, meat and dairy as well as exporting citrus, berries, persimmons, wool and wine all over the world.

Attractions include berry picking at The Berry Farm, go bird watching at the Bontebok National Park, take the children to Sulina Faerie Sanctuary, walk the Swellendam Hiking Trail, spend a few hours at the Drostdy Museum and liquor tasting at Wildebraam Berry Estate.

Features you'll appreciate

  • pet friendly
  • parking
  • kitchenette
  • braai / bbq
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (communal)
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Fire pit
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Transfers

  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Rooms & Rates

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

Family A-Frame Cabin

The Family-A-Frame Cabin has all you ever needed for an off-grid glamping experience. Situated on the Breede River, with breathtaking views of the Langeberg Mountain range, the cabin perfect for a family getaway or relaxing romantic weekend away. Able to accommodate four guests, the cabin is furnished with a Queen-size bed on the mezzanine level and two single beds on the ground floor. The cabin has a private compost toilet and makes use of the communal ablution facilities. Bath towels are provided. The kitchenette is equipped with a gas cooker and tea and coffee-making facilities. The cabin opens onto a deck with deck chairs and a hammock.

  • Bathroom (communal)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-16 years are allowed; over 16 years treated as adults

Gaia Comfort Double Bell Tents

The lovely Gaia Comfort Bell Tents are furnished with comfortable double beds, small tables and towels for two guests are available. The tents have tea and coffee-making facilities and there is a fully equipped, communal kitchen available for guests to use at the glamping deck. The tents make use of the shared ablution facilities with showers and toilets. Guests need to bring their own camping equipment including tents, lights and batteries.

  • Bathroom (communal)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-16 years are allowed; over 16 years treated as adults

Gaia Comfort Twin Bell Tent

The lovely Gaia Comfort Bell Tents are furnished with comfortable twin / two single beds, small tables and towels for two guests are available. The tents have tea and coffee-making facilities and there is a fully equipped, communal kitchen available for guests to use at the glamping deck. The tents make use of the shared ablution facilities with showers and toilets. Guests need to bring their own camping equipment including tents, lights and batteries.

  • Bathroom (communal)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-16 years are allowed; over 16 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

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Verified reviewexcellent

What a magical place! Completely off the grid, peaceful and plenty of space for us all. Kids nad a ball.

March 2024

Hans I. (Pretoria)

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Need to Know

Response timeThe Gaia Sanctuary typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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