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Wildekrans Country House
Wildekrans Country House
Houw Hoek Village, Near Elgin, Houw Hoek, Overberg
Phone: +27 28 284-9827
Cellphone: 083 284 6226
Rates High Season: From R755 - R925
Rates Off Season: From R755 - R925
Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape. 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 with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option. For those traveling on business, all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The homestead has three double rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the homestead is perfect for families or travelers wanting kitchen facilities.
The gardens are perfect for mellow summer weddings.
Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country House offers a relaxing interlude away from the hurly burly of city life.
Just one hour from Cape Town it is an ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.
Direction from Cape Town International Airport:
Take exit road out of airport, follow signs to the N2(Somerset West) take left off ramp onto the N2 towards Somerset West, stay on the N2 bypass Strand/Somerset West, go over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Continue past the first Grabouw turn off and Orchard Farm Stall on left and then second Grabouw turnoff and Peregrinee Farm stall on right. stay on N2. approx 15kms from Orchard Farm Stall you will find the Houw Hoek farm stall on the right. Turn left off the N2 at this intersection (there is a sign on the N2 directing one to the Houw Hoek Inn, follow it) and then left again at the Houw Hoek Inn. We are just up the road on the right(just before the railway crossing), after the orchard and the corn coloured house.
Directions from Caledon & Bot River:
Continue on the N2 past Bot River and up the Houw Hoek Pass. When the road reduces from dual to single lane at the top of the pass, slow down & keep to the right. As soon as it reverts to dual lanes keep in the right lane and indicate that you will be turning right. you will find the Houw Hoek Farm Stall on the left. Turn right off the N2 at this intersection (there is a sign on the N2 directing one to the Houw Hoek Inn, follow it) and then turn left again once through the boom gate and in front of the houw hoek inn. we are just up the road (just before the railway crossing) on the right, after the Orchard and the corn coloured house.
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Services, Features and Activities
Wine, art, walks
Ensuite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, TV in Room, Satellite, Internet, Languages Spoken: English & Afrikaans, All children welcome, Breakfast, Dinner