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Skilpadgat Guest Farm near Albertinia

Self-catering accommodation for 6 people on the farm Skilpadgat, 5 km from Albertinia, Western Cape. A small rural town at the foot of the Langeberg Mountain range on the N2 route. Between Riversdale to the west and Mossel Bay to the east along the beautiful Garden Route with its unique fynbos. The original farm house from the middle 1800s was renovated in such a way that it is a reminder of an era long gone by. But also upgraded with many a modern luxury and comfort to make it the perfect place to reclaim your inner peace.

Enjoy an ‘olde world’ charm and hospitality at this Guest House in a farm setting with ostriches, cattle and calves. Yellow fields in the canola season, proteas, fynbos as well as aloes and quiet, peaceful freedom in nature away from the rush and noise of life in the city. With enough exciting things to do only a short drive away so that you can rest until your inner being is fully recovered, without feeling cut off from the rest of the world.

Sit on the veranda at night and enjoy the stillness and see how bright the stars are where there are no city lights to spoil the darkness. Hike or bike around the farm on the dirt roads or in the veld and take time to spot interesting flora as well as fauna. Unbeatable, irreplaceable, unique and unforgettable.

There is also an Entertainment Venue which is ideal for weddings, parties and dances. Also year-end functions, corporate dinners as well as intimate music performances. There is also enough space in the garden for an outdoor function.

Accommodation at Skilpadgat Guest Farm

The accommodation consists of a self-catering house sleeping 6 people. The house has 3 bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other two with two single beds each. Each room has bed lamps and linen, bedding and also towels are supplied. The house has 2 shared bathrooms, one bathroom with a bath, toilet,washbasin and shower and the other with a shower, toilet and washbasin.

The lounge has comfortable furniture and a stable door which means the top part can be opened while the bottom part stays closed. This way most unwanted creepy things stays outside while the fresh mountain air comes in. There is a dining room as well as other dining spaces such as in the room with the indoor braai. Next to the indoor braai is a black Defy Dover coal stove. There is also a dart board mounted on the wall.

The self-catering kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed for self-catering. Items such as an electric kettle, stove with oven, microwave oven, fridge, table and chairs, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, etc. The scullery is separate from the kitchen.

You may not smoke inside the house, but there is a lovely covered veranda (stoep) in front of the house where you can enjoy the view and smoke.

Facilities at Skilpadgat Guest Farm

  • Braai/barbecue indoors and outdoors
  • Cash payments
  • Children welcome
  • Entertainment venue for events such as weddings
  • Free parking on site
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen and towels,
  • No smoking inside
  • Pets not allowed

Activities and Attractions on Skilpadgat Guest Farm and Surrounding Areas

  • Bring your mountain bike and do some splendid biking in the natural surroundings on the gravel/dirt roads on the farm.
  • This is also a beautiful, peaceful and safe place to enjoy some hiking in the unique natural flora and perhaps see some of the fauna of the area.
  • Take a packed lunch and have a picnic out in the veld.
  • Visit the well-known aloe factory, the House of Aloes at Albertinia where they produce cosmetic products from aloes. You can also take a seedling home and grow your own aloe.
  • Albertinia shops, restaurants and coffee shops are only 5 km away.
  • Visit the Albertinia Museum where they preserve the historical and cultural artefacts of the town.
  • Play golf at the Albertinia Golf Club (9 holes)
  • Visit the Garden Route Game Lodge for an open jeep drive along the animals, only 10 km from Albertinia on the N2.
  • Or visit the Reins Coastal Nature Reserve only 7 minutes away by car.(+/- 40 km)
  • Do the Gouriqua Hiking Trail – a circular trail which starts at the Gouriqua camping site. The trail is 14 km and is not too strenuous.
  • Visit the nearest beach, Gouritsmond, which is about 45 km away from Albertinia. Blue flag beach and Gourits River estuary offering swimming and fishing opportunities in a quiet setting.
  • Visit Still Bay which is slightly further. Still Bay also offers various shops, restaurants, as well as historical places to visit. Utterly worth the drive with its blue flag beaches and the Goukou River estuary.
  • Mossel Bay also offers shops, restaurants, golf courses, a bowling green, tennis courts, beaches, water sports, fishing as well as deep sea fishing, boating, shark cage diving, etc. This is about a 50km drive.

Skilpadgat Gasteplaas Boek Direk en Spaar

Selfsorg akkommodasie vir 6 persone op die plaas Skilpadgat, 5 km van Albertinia in die Wes-Kaap. Die oorspronklike woonhuis wat in die middel 1800s gebou is, is so gerestoureer dat dit al die moderne geriewe bied, maar ook aan die vergange dae herinner.

By hierdie gastehuis op ‘n plaas met volstruise, beeste, kalwers en geel canolalande in seisoen, kry jy ouwêreldse sjarme en gasvryheid. Dit is vreedsaam, rustig en weg van die stadsgeraas en gejaag, maar tog is daar genoeg opwindende dinge te doen nie ver van die plaas af nie. Die beste plek en manier om jouself weer te vind so in die veld op ‘n bergfiets of te voet. In die aand is dit so donker dat jy die sterrehemel onbelemmerd kan bekyk terwyl die insekte rondom jou hulle eie musiek maak. Onoortreflik, onvervangbaar, uniek en onvergeetlik.

Daar is ook ‘n Onthaalarea wat ideaal is vir troues, partytjies, danse, jaareindfunksies, besigheidsetes, musiekuitvoerings, en so meer.

Akkommodasie op Skilpadgat Gasteplaas

Die verblyf bestaan uit ‘n selfsorg huis waarin 6 persone kan slaap. Die huis het 3 slaapkamers, een met ‘n koningsgrootte bed en die ander twee met 2 enkelbeddens elk. Daar is bedlampies in al die kamers en so ook beddegoed en handdoeke. Twee badkamers – een ‘n volledige badkamer met bad, stort, toilet en wasbak. Die tweede badkamer met ,n stort, toilet en wasbak.

Die sitkamer het gemaklike meubels en ‘n staldeur waarvan die boonste gedeelte oop kan staan vir vars lug. Die onderste deel kan toegehou word om meeste ongewensde ongediertes en grillerige goed uit te hou. Daar is ook ‘n eetvertrek en so ook ander eetruimtes soos die vertrek met die binnebraai. Langs die binnebraai is so ‘n regte outydse Defy Dover koolstoof. Daar is ook ‘n veerpyltjiebord teen die muur gemonteer.

Die selfsorgkombuis is ten volle toegerus met alles wat nodig is. Daar is items soos ‘n elektriese ketel, stoof met oond, mikrogolfoond, yskas, tafel en stoele, potte, panne, breekgoed, messegoed en so meer. Die opwasplek is apart van die kombuis.

Rook word nie binneshuis toegelaat nie, maar daar is ‘n lekker onderdak stoep voor die huis waar jy die uitsig kan geniet terwyl jy ‘n dampie slaan.

Skilpadgat Gasteplaas Fasiliteite

  • Bedlinne, beddegoed en so ook handdoeke
  • Binnebraaigeriewe en so ook buitebraaigeriewe
  • Geen rokery binneshuis toegelaat
  • Gratis parkering op die perseel
  • Haardroër
  • Kinders welkom
  • Kontantbetalings
  • Onthaalplek vir troues en ander geleenthede
  • Troeteldiere word nie toegelaat nie

Annemarie van Zyl