The Buffelshoek Farm Cottage is a lovely self-catering, pet-friendly cottage situated on a working certified organic olive farm 3 kms out of Van Wyksdorp in the Olyvenrivier Valley, off R327 towards Ladismith. It is situated at the top of the farm against the Rooiberg mountain range, away from all activities so is peaceful and quiet.

The cottage is fully furnished and contains two bedrooms,. It sleeps 5: double bed room and a 3 bed second bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge and gas stove, and a lounge and dining room.  In addition, it has a large braai area with fabulous views over the valley and the Langeberg Mountains in the distance.  There is a big, spring water filled earth dam for swimming; however it is only full after good rains.

The cottage is situated next to a kloof and a mountain stream which is fabulous for walking through, for an entire day or for as short as you would like.  It cuts through the Rooiberg mountains which soar majestically above you and leads to secret mountain fern filled pools, then opens out again – a photographers delight and wonderful to do with your 4 legged family who can run freely. Mountain walks abound and can be enjoyed for 15 minutes or for a whole day.  There is also an eleven-circuit labyrinth in front of the cottage for walking and contemplation.

The cottage is ideal for communing with nature and getting rest, catching up with reading or good conversations- but there is also much to do and see in the village and the neighbouring towns if staying for longer stays.

For nature lovers we have, to date, 75 different species of birds on the farm, as well as many other species of small to medium animals.  If you are lucky, you can spot the resident black eagle pair in the kloof.

The farm, trading as Blue Sky Organics, grows and processes a range of organic products including olive oil, table olives, stuffed olives, tapenade, olive chutneys, dried olives, herbal salts , and herb/dried olive dressings and seasonings.  All of these products are available for sale. Farmer Liz Eglington is passionate about working with Nature, is a dedicated nature conservationist and is always happy to do a short farm tour to explain the salient points of living sustainably, growing your own food, making compost, and giving tips for maintaining health in these challenging times of fast and mass produced foods.

The cottage is only an hour and twenty minutes’ drive from Oudtshoorn and an hour and a half from Mossel Bay, making it an ideal stopover location for those on their way to the Cape from the North or those travelling to and from the Garden Route and Southern Cape. The town of Calitzdorp is just an hours drive over the Rooiberg Pass, well known for its port and award winning wines

There are six stunning mountain passes within an hour’s drive of the cottage, namely Rooiberg, Tradouw, Garcia, Zeweweekspoort, Outeniqua and Huisrivier.


Contact us

Phone: +27 28 581 2014 or +27 83 653 3635
GPS Coordinates: -33.758892, 21.463268