Kalmoesfontein: The Silo

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom

This is your chance to overnight on the Paardeberg farm of legendary Swartland winemaker, Adi Badenhorst. You’ll find a complimentary bottle of his chenin in each of the four self-catering cottages – which are clean and uncluttered, with a predominantly white palette, polished screed floors, simple antique pieces and lots of high-quality luxuries.

The authentic farm setting is a delight for kids, with cats, dogs, pigs, horses, bunnies, as well as free-range fowl of every stripe (from chickens and turkeys to peacocks and geese). The scenic surroundings and hospitality, meanwhile, are a balm for the adult soul. Added attractions: pizza nights and outdoor movie, tasting lunches and wine-paired dinners, culinary workshops and more.


The farm’s converted grain silo features an open-plan master bedroom with stunning Swartland views, and is often booked as the honeymoon suite.

Indoor living

  • Open-plan bedroom with king-size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Heating and air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette with two-plate induction hob, microwave bar fridge and Nespresso coffee machine

Outdoor living

  • Outdoor dining and seating area in glasshouse
  • Braai facilities
  • Private farm-style plunge pool


  • Freshly prepared home cooked meals can be booked in advance and delivered to your room
  • Farm shop for fresh bread, butter, eggs, ice cream, preserves and braai packs
  • Wine tasting farm lunch at 11.30am on Wednesday and Friday
  • Paardeberg Pizza Night at 6.30pm on Thursday


On the property

  • Farm walks through old-vine vineyards and vegetable gardens
  • Swimming in the farm dam
  • Fishing (bring your own rods and equipment for catch-and-release)
  • Picnicking (baskets on request)
  • 5km hiking trail across four neighbouring farms
  • Mountain-biking trails
  • Wine cellar tours and tastings
  • Treasure hunt map for children
  • Playground with ziplines, swings and cricket net

In the area

Restaurants, shops, wine and olive tastings in nearby Riebeek Kasteel and Wellington


  • WiFi
  • Braai
  • Heating
  • Pool
  • Coffee Machine
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Dam
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Serviced

Best for

  • Couples


Low Season
R2,300.00 Per Night

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