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Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve
Ranked #13 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kalk Bay, South Africa
1 review
“Superb getaway”
Reviewed January 17, 2011

Farm 215 is absolutely amazing! A stunning retreat in the the middle of the Overberg. We stayed for 2 nights with our children and we all loved the experience. Maarten and Natasha and the rest of the staff were very friendly,and helpful. We loved the pool, the big rooms, the horse riding with Howard. Only 30 minutes from the town of Stanford where you can browse in the antique stores or enjoy a superb meal at Mariana's restaurant or a coffee at Graze or the Art Cafe. We opted to have Dinner at the Farm both nights. Meals were excellent served with a very good selection of local wines. The Farm is This is the perfect place to getaway for a weekend or longer to recharge and appreciate the beauty and tranquility of nature. We will be going back soon.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

I have visited a lot of places all over the world and there are just a few spots which leave you speechless. Farm 215 is definitely one of those spots. At first, when you try to find the place, you ask yourself where on earth am I? But once you have managed to find Farm 215 the reward is great. Take a glass of wine and enjoy the view, the silence, the wind, basically everything! Also the staff, Natasha, Maarten and Saskia, is great. Thanks for the fantastic service and the delicious food! See you guys next time (soon!).
Ertan

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 8, 2010

Our two-night stay was excellent! After a lovely welcome we took one of the take-it-yourself-wines and had it whit a specaculair view over the vineyards. Then a delicious meal made by the very entousiast cook. Then a good night sleep in the enormous room. The next day we went for a horse ride, saw some whales and went back for a real 'braai' and well choosen cheeses from the neighbourhood. Such a piity the next day was for check-out...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

Stayed with my partner at Farm 215. We had a fantastic restorative experience. Stayed in one of the 3 Fynbos Suites which was so beautiful. The suite is contemporary architecture subtly built into the hill side with uninterrupted views of the landscape and Atlantic Ocean beyond. We had a fixed menu dinner each night which was simple but very good quality. Much of the produce is from Farm 215. We also availed of the great wine menu of local vineyards in the honesty bar. Maarten and his team, including two dogs and two cats, were incredibly welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

Maarten and his team are living the dream and we got to experience it for a short while. What a privilege to break away from the hustle and bustle of our city lives and come and unwind. The fynbos, silence and the views are what rejuvenated us. Add to that the fynbos suites, the hospitality, good food, wine and the company. Definitely going back again.

Hartelijk bedankt!

Johann

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2010

A wonderful location, everyone was more than helpful and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable, informed and memorable.
May Farm 215 prosper.
Tim & Anne Oldham, Newbury UK

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

We stayed here near the beginning of our two week holiday in South Africa. After an incident in Hout Bay we found our ideal escape at Farm 215. Maarten welcomed us with a glass of whisky and an upgrade to a Fynbos suite to get over our unfortunate experience in Hout Bay. We couldn't have asked for better hospitality, surroundings or accommodation. We have stayed in many boutique retreats but this one surpasses all. The surroundings are so glorious, the architecture unique and the finishings extremely tasteful. The food was excellent and we would recommend the Horse Riding with Howard. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. If you want to really chill out and breathe in nature this is the place for you but of course you do so in the most stylish surroundings. It's chic and unique - the best place we stayed in South Africa - we would say to anyone visiting to put this on their MUST DO list even for one night. The business.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve
Address: Hartebeeskloof, Baardskeerdersbos - Overstrand | PO Box 1314, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Farm 215 is located in the Cape's undisturbed Overberg. Farm 215 offers luxury, tranquility, privacy, space, original food and exceptional floral beauty. Panoramic views over the plains towards the ocean, vineyards hugging the lake and endless mountains. Located in a pristine private nature reserve of 800 hectares, farm 215 is a shelter from the daily routines of life and a haven for the conscious traveler. Certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. ... more   less 
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