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Werfhuisie on the Du Bois Farm

Farmstay on a working organic vegetable and fynbos farm

Werfhuisie is in the middle of the Du Bois (organic vegetable and fynbos) working, farmyard. This is where we live, move, and have our being together with our Great Dane dog, the birds, and our chickens - the rooster loves announcing the beginning of each new day. Here the air is clean, the water in the taps is fresh from the spring in the fynbos mountain. The house is not fully self-catering, which is why we have a menu for meals from our farm kitchen, made with our farm ingredients.

The area around the Du Bois farm is safe and quiet for cycling, hiking and strolls through the fynbos.

This is a working farm and there is a good chance that you will meet the people working on the farm during working hours, and sometimes you will hear them working joyfully together. Our farm, Du Bois, is situated in the Overberg in the mountains between Stanford and Elim. We’ve been farming in this area for the past 20 odd years. We value the clean air that comes from the ocean in the East and West. Gravitation brings the freshwater for our gardens from springs higher up in the mountains – we don’t own a pump! This suits our ideal of organic, sustainable farming. We grow all our vegetable soil focused; not plant-focused. Meaning, we sustain and feed the soil as well as the organisms that live in it. Good soil takes care of the plants.

Get in touch with Karien to BOOK +27 82 926 6579

Come and enjoy a refreshing farm stay!

  •   Loved our stay in this sweet little cottage surrounded by natural beauty! A home away from home. Karien is a wonderful host - so thoughtful and caring with all the extra touches, and delicious home cooked meals!

    thumb Kirstie
    1/19/2020
  •   Karien's cottage on a farm in the Overberg mountains is a wonderful getaway. Karien is a magic cook. The birds, the runner duck, mortherly hospitality and the beautiful flowers will certainly have us coming back again.

    thumb Rayne
    8/23/2020
  •   Karien and her family are warm and considerate hosts, who went the extra mile to fetch us when we arrived in the dark and when we needed extra fuel to make it home. The space is wonderfully warm and simple, with all the necessary amenities for both warm and cold weather, and there are beautiful walks in various natural spaces all around the farm and surrounds.

    thumb Benjy
    7/13/2020
  •   Lovely warm home made bread for breakfast:-)

    thumb Tom
    10/10/2020
  •   Everything about our experience at Karien's place was magical. From her outstanding food to their warm hearted welcome. The farm is absolutely beautiful, we felt very at peace there. Inspirational to see people living in harmony with the land and farming organically. Highly recommended! We wish we could move in : )

    thumb Hayden
    1/02/2021
  •   Karien’s place was peaceful, comfortable and homey, surrounded by beautiful gardens. There is a lovely short stroll to a shady stream to stretch your legs after the drive there. Don’t miss Karien’s exceptional home grown and cooked meals - she offers generous servings of delicious, healthy food.

    thumb Katherine
    12/28/2019
  •   Our stay was so tranquil. We were treated like a King and a Queen. Karien's hospitality is above and beyond what we expected. The view from the front door is magical with trees and flowers and the mountain in front of you. You're allowed to view the Organic vegetables they grow and take a relaxing walk on the farm. Bella the dog, the duck and the chickens come and say Hi and then leave. Karien should become a chef her food is Awesome. Her family is such warm people and it is definitely a place you must book in at, you wont be sorry

    thumb Edwina
    12/22/2020
  •   What a nice experience, beautiful view, beautiful space and great host.

    thumb Stephan-Wessel
    3/08/2020
  •   This is a gem of a getaway. Karien has added wonderful personal touches to her rustic cottage. Her cooking is incredible, and that alone is worth the trip.

    thumb Steve
    3/01/2020
  •   Homey, lovely host, with a beautiful and peacefull space - Absolute amazing stay! Be sure to order the home made dishes - Karien knows how to cook!

    thumb Riana
    6/28/2020
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