Waterkloof Guesthouse, the longest established guest house in the area, is on a free range ostrich farm situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. Waterkloof is arguably one of the finest commercial farms in the Heidelberg district and has been in the family for seven generations. Your hosts, Hannes and Christine, invite you to come and experience their warm breed of hospitality and charming homestead.
The main house contains various family heirlooms. The interior speaks of days gone by mixed with a unique artistic feeling. Guests can indulge in the luxury of ostrich leather chairs and comfortable couches while studying the hand painted panels on the walls of one of the living rooms. This room invites the sunlight and garden into the interior via a charming bay window. This room has an indoor fireplace where Hannes creates his well known barbeques during the cold winter months.
The communal TV lounge has satellite and provides entertainment for the children while the parents relax with a glass of one of the famous Breede River Valley wines that Hannes stocks in his cellar. The Yellowwood fireplace with its cozy fire is the main focal point of this room during winter. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining area of this room.
During the hot summer months Christine serves her dinners on the patio next to the pool. The swimming pool area invites the tired visitor to relax with a book or just to enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery. A well equipped barbeque facility makes it ideal for outdoor dining.
Indulge in the superior taste of local cuisine. The dinners promise an eating experience for those who love home cooked meals and mouth watering dishes made with fresh farm products. The menu includes dishes like ostrich “bobotie”, “waterblommetjie bredie” and a typical meal of mutton/lamb. Your hosts also like to introduce visitors to the very traditional South African “braai” (barbeque).