Set in the quietest corner of the Klein Karoo, on the outskirts of the little hamlet of Vanwyksdorp, is ‘Paddavlei’. Our lifestyle farm offers quiet and comfortable self-catering accommodation for your perfect getaway from a busy city. This is a working small-holding with free-range chickens, fruit trees, bee hives, vegetable garden, olive orchards and an apricot orchard.
Take a hike up the Rooiberg mountains, go for a mountain bike ride up the Rooiberg Pass or just chill and hang out in the garden or on the stoep or swim in the pool or in ‘Tin-Tin’, our farm dam.
The farmhouse has 5 bedrooms (2 double, 6 single beds), 2 bathrooms and a big open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. There are two open bedrooms upstairs. Enjoy the vine-covered stoep and swim in the pool on hot summer days while you hear the cries of fish eagles circling over the Groot River. Sleep on the stoep at night and enjoy the sound of frogs, ostriches, jackals, baboons and guinea fowls as they settle down for the night.
Paddagaste Farmhouse Flat:
Separate from the farmhouse is a flat with one bedroom (with double bed), bathroom, kitchen, dining area and lounge. This unit has a private covered stoep that opens to the fruit orchard and free-range chicken area.
Across the road from the farmhouse and up the koppie is a cottage with 1 bedroom (double bed), 1 bathroom and dining/lounge/kitchen area. There is also an annex with its own bathroom, a bedroom (two single beds) and a lounge with a double fold out couch. There is no kitchen in this annex.
This cottage overlooks town and has a spectacular view of the Langeberge. It is situated adjacent to the apricot orchard, lucerne field and ‘Tin-Tin’, the farm swimming dam.
Sometimes there are dairy cows or sheep in the fields.