Weltevrede Fig Farm: Vredenhof

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

In a tree-filled valley in the Swartberg Mountains, just 25km west of Prince Albert, this sixth-generation fruit farm is an idyllic stayover, with different lodgings to choose from. Privately located Fonteinskop cottage is ideal for a hilltop romantic getaway; plus there are three larger houses for families, with big, view-drenched verandahs and gardens. Last (but far from least) is Klein De Hoek, a smaller cottage that serves as the ideal writer’s retreat or painter’s dream.

All the cottages are furnished with antiques, plush upholstery and old-style wood-burning stoves – and they have no electricity, creating the authentic feel of a historic Karoo family farm. (Don’t worry; they come fully equipped with a gas stove, fridge and geyser). Here, your evenings will be fire-warmed and lit by the rosy glow of paraffin lamps and starlight/moonlight. Peaceful days can be spent chilling, exploring, walking in the orchards (picking fruit in late summer) and swimming (in the pool or dams).


Bedrooms + bathrooms

  • 3 bedrooms (one with king-size bed and the others with two extra-length single beds)
  • 3 bathrooms with Victorian bath (main ensuite) and showers
  • Bathroom amenities

Indoor living

  • Kitchenette with gas appliances, table and wood stove
  • Living room with dining table
  • Old black stove for cold evenings
  • Coffee and tea facilities

Outdoor living

  • Furnished verandah
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Stone braai boma (firewood provided)
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden


On the property

  • Buy farm produce and enjoy coffee/tea and cake at the shop
  • Farm tours (especially during fig season)
  • Fruit picking in late summer
  • Swimming (in pool and dams)
  • Stargazing
  • Braaiing

In the area

  • Pick up heirloom produce, fresh bakes and jams at the Saturday market
  • Take a guided Storyweaver walk to learn about Prince Albert’s history
  • Go wine-tasting at Bergwater, Fernskloof, Reiersvlei and SoetKaroo
  • Visit the Fransie Pienaar Museum (and try some “witblits”)
  • Enjoy a range of products at O for Olive, Prince Albert Olives or Kredouw Estate
  • Stock up on artisanal cheese at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy
  • Drive (or mountain-bike) the Swartberg Pass
  • Visit the art galleries and studios of local artists
  • Connect with nature at Gamkapoort Dam
  • Hike up Gordon’s Koppie for a view over town (trailhead on Bergsig Street)
  • Take a biodiversity walk at Wolwekraal Nature Reserve
  • Browse local hand-crafts at Karoo Looms, Cape Mohair and Avoova
  • Eat at local restaurants (see our guide) and drink at the Green Prince Gin Bar


  • Braai
  • Pool
  • Bath
  • Dam
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Best for

  • Families


Low Season
R2,600.00 Per Night

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