Traveller's Rest Cottages Clanwilliam
Western Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Traveller's Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam on the Wupperthal road, over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations. Koos and Haffie Strauss farm here with essential oils (from rose geranium), sutherlandia (kankerbos) for medicinal purposes, grenadillas, sweetcorn and rooibos tea in a place with a long and rich history. Haffie was born and raised on the farm and pioneered the provision of holiday accommodation in this area of the Agter-Pakhuis. The farm was named after the fact that long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant was built, passing travellers would outspan and water their horses and oxen before tackling the Pakhuis Pass or the dry Karoo to the north. The sense of history precedes even those years and a fascinating glimpse can be experienced of the world of the San, who inhabited the area for thousands of years, by visiting the rock art sites they left behind.
Traveller's Rest offers 12 cottages in total, spread over a huge area in wide open settings. The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well-equipped comfort. Some are renovated labourers' cottages and some newly built in the same earthy style with local stone. Interiors are eclectic and colourful with natural reed ceilings, homely furniture, huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings and electric fans for hot weather. All the kitchens are equipped with cutlery and crockery, fridges, stoves and microwaves. Bed linen and towels are provided and an outdoor braai area (barbecue) completes the picture, for which fire wood can be bought on the farm. A shared swimming pool near the river and the restaurant brings relief after a hot day spent exploring the farm's hiking, mountain biking or 4X4 trails.
TRAVELLER'S REST COTTAGES: These cottages are on the same farm as the Sevilla Trail and Khoisan Kitchen Restaurant, ranging in size from cosy and intimate to rambling family-size units.
WOLFDRIF COTTAGES: The farm Wolfdrif also belongs to the Strauss family and is about 10km away on the Elizabethfontein road. Three fully-equipped cottages, all with huge fireplaces and a shared swimming pool, sleeps between 5 and 8 guests comfortably. Another bigger house sleeps groups up to 20 and all facilities except bedding are provided.

Traveller's Rest Cottages Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa Traveller's Rest Cottages Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa Traveller's Rest Cottages Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa

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