Wildekrans Country House in Elgin
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Wildekrans Country House

Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek near Elgin in the Overberg. Overlooking a rambling garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art.

Accommodation

Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option. For those on business, all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The Homestead has three double rooms including a suite. There is a separate cottage that is perfect for families.

Art Room:
This funky and fun room is eclectically furnished and filled with bits of contemporary South Africa. Traditional four poster bed with great bedding. Under floor heating for cool winters, bath and separate shower, art books and TV. Views of the garden.

Garden View Room:
This softly furnished room has the best views of the garden and swimming pool. Traditional four poster bed with great bedding contrasted with modern art. Writing table and TV. This room is the owners' favourite and makes for a tranquil and rejuvenating stay.

Mountain View Suite:
Our spacious suite includes a balcony and living room with fireplace, library and TV. Enormous views of the dramatic mountains with private breakfasts in the living room make for a real getaway.

Birch Cottage:
An authentic Cape cottage. Dramatic garden and mountain views, bordered by Birch trees. Two en-suite rooms separated by kitchenette. Four poster bed, antique furnishings. Second room doubles as living area with TV and dining. Outdoor dining and BBQ on verandah.

Facilities

Wildekrans Country House is a “No Smoking” zone and we encourage smoking guests to smoke in the garden or on the stoeps. The Wildekrans garden includes a swimming pool with stunning vistas of the Houw Hoek Mountains. The garden leads to a river across which a footbridge leads you to the mountain paths for leisurely walks and hiking. Mountain Biking trails can be found on the neighbouring lands.

For winter visits bring warm clothes and relax round one of the log fires after a beautiful mountain hike. In summer be sure to bring swim and sunning gear for long days around the swimming pool. All facilities include braai facilities and “braai packs” are available on request.

The Wildekrans Country House family make their own wines and olive oil. We encourage visitors to try these garagiste wines which are available for purchase at the guest house. An abundance of food and wines and adventure can be enjoyed on the Green Mountain Eco Route.

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Features you'll appreciate

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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

Art Room

This funky & fun room is eclectically furnished & filled with bits of contemporary SA. Traditional four poster bed with great bedding. Underfloor heating for cool winters, bath & separate shower, art books & tv.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-6 years are allowed; over 6 years treated as adults

Birch Cottage

Authentic Cape cottage. Dramatic garden & mountain views, bordered by Birch trees. Two en suite rooms separated by kitchenette. Four poster bed, antique furnishings. Second room doubles as living area with tv & dining. Outdoor dining & BBQ on verandah.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-6 years are allowed; over 6 years treated as adults

Garden View

This softly furnished room has the best views of the garden and swimming pool. Traditional four poster bed with great bedding contrasted with modern art. Writing table and tv. This room is the owners' favourite & makes for a tranquil & rejuvenating stay.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-6 years are allowed; over 6 years treated as adults

Mountain View Suite

Our spacious suite includes a balcony & living room with fireplace, library and tv. Enormous views of the dramatic mountains with private breakfasts in the living room make for a real getaway.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-6 years are allowed; over 6 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

1 Review from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The photrographs you see on the Internet don't really do Wildekrans Country Estate justice. Prepare to be transported into a magical place - this is a spectacular property! If you go you have to spend a little time exploring the garden and the grounds! Alison & Barry have clearly put a ton of love into their property and the result is pure magic! We were here in Autumn which is not the best time to be looking at gardens but this one was still gorgeous! The accommodation was excellent and the service even better! Unobtrusive, efficient, friendly - the staff made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We slept well in this lovely home, everything we needed and more was made available for us and the breakfast was fabulous - all in all it was a most enjoyable stay and we were sad to leave this wonderful Guest House. Thanks to Alison and her wonderful staff who made us feel like royalty during our short stay! We will recommend Wildekrans and will be back.

April 2017

Christine (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Response timeWildekrans Country House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 75km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2010

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