The Country Garden / Beecatcher Guest Farm

                                                              A Little Piece of Paradise



  • Firstly, enjoy the peace and quiet of the Little Karoo

  • Walk all over the farm and let the serenity of our surroundings enter your soul

  • Bird watching – there are over 80 species of birds on our farm. Many migratory birds, one of which is the European Bee Eater, visit our farm during the summer months

  • Bass fishing with our boys – just arrange it with Dominic

  • Help our children to feed the farm animals – usually at about 7.30am in the morning and about 4.30pm in the evening

  • Bring your bike and go mountain biking along the farm roads

  • Hike up the mountain – no paths – takes between 5 and 7hrs to reach the very top

  • Swim in the swimming pool – an old farm reservoir behind the farm house filled with mineral water and no chemical additions – not always clear but very refreshing

  • Look out for the wonderful and varied flora on the farm. Proteas (at least 4 different varieties), leucadendron, mimetes and other fynbos abound on the higher mountain slopes

  • Visit the farm shop at the Farmhouse and stock up on our homemade jams and vegetables and fruit in season

  • Help us with chores on the farm if you feel like some farm work – eg. digging, weeding, etc.

  • Take a short hike to the “Kloof” and enjoy the hidden beauty of our mountains. Please leave only your footprints behind. 

  • Stargazing – the sky is usually amazingly clear and you should see a falling star as well as satellites moving across the Milky Way.

  • Have a good rest…


  • Coffee shops and restaurants in Ladismith

  • Parmalat Cheese shop & Ladismith Cheese

  • Scenic drive through Hoeko Valley

  • Scenic drive through Seweweekspoort – is a circular drive back to the farm via Vleiland, Middelplaas, Hartland & over Rooinek Pass back to Voorbaat

  • Calitzdorp – Port capital of SA

  • Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back via Klaarstroom and Meiringspoort

  • Visit Riversdale over the spectacular Garcia Pass and return through Vanwyksdorp

  • Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves, Wilgewandel Farm (with camels and fun activities), Cango Wildlife ranch and Ostrich Farms

  • Drive the crescent drive through Dwarsrivier Valley

  • Explore the Vanzylsdamme valley and drive the gravel roads to Laingburg spotting wildlife along the way