Welcome to HILLBILLY FARM

Hillbilly farm is nestled in the Breede River Valley,  on the R43,  at the foot of Mostertshoek Mountain, only 90 minutes from Cape Town CBD. Hillbilly Farm is sure to be an unforgettable visit. Our small working farm holds the best of both worlds - a yin and yang mixture of free-range farming with the mountain wilderness.

The majority of the property is rugged koppies, which stretch into the Mostertshoek mountain range. The terrain is home to baboons, dassies, mongooses, genet and a host of birds such as spurfowl, guinea fowl, Black (Verreaux's) Eagles, Jackal Buzzard, Cape Eagle owls, gymnogenes and more. You can often hear the enthralling cry of fish eagles soaring over the valley. The mountains are even home to leopard and caracal (although none have been seen here).

Down on the arable land, we are breeding Nguni cows, goats, chickens and hopefully one day the geese will be a bit more useful than just security... We are trying our hand at various crops and fruit trees, and so far we aren't doing too badly...

We hope to make it a self - sustainable property, through agriculture and accommodation, as well as delving into some arts and crafts, which we make right here with our farm equipment – like amazing windmills in all shapes and sizes, upcycled odds, lamps, hides, clocks, leather work and more.

We offer rustic accommodation.

Visit our Farm Stall for fresh farm produce, local crafts, Nguni hides and more.

Hillbilly Farm is only 10km from Ceres, and 9km from Wolseley.

Accommodation

At Hillbilly Farm, we want guests to enjoy a unique experience, surrounded by free-range farm animals. Our accommodation is rustic, and outdoors people love it here.

We actually do wait for the cows to come home… And we wake up to hens laying breakfast.

Self-catering accommodation is available in wooden cabins, namely the Bunker which sleeps up to 6 people, the Roost which sleeps 4, and the Cow Shed which also sleeps 4. They are rooms only, with shared outdoor ablutions.

“Nou gaan ons braai”, but if not – cooking happens in the communal Galley, equipt with fridge, microwave, stove-top etc, or in a 100-year old wood stove in the lapa.

Some non-perishables, cooldrinks etc are also available for sale, and the farmstall stocks a range of braai meat etc. Catering for guests can be done with prior arrangements.

Some of our reviews to date:

Fantasties! As die stadslewe te veel raak, dan is Hillbilly Farm net die regte plek om by te kuier! Diere, berge en natuur op sy beste. Die kinders het dit baie geniet. Daar is baie plaasdiere en ‘n mens raak weer een met die natuur. Ons sal dit enige tyd aanbeveel.

Within its price range, Hillbilly Farm is certainly the best accommodation you will find. Although not luxurious, we stayed in a clean room with all the necessary amenities. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We walked up the mountain (on the Hillbilly premises) to watch the sunset and braaied afterwards, both of which we enjoyed very much. We even fed the goats! I would certainly recommend Hillbilly Farm.

Was ‘n fantastiese en unieke ervaring. Om tussen die bokke, eende en hoenders te bly was ‘n belewenis. Ons kamer was pragtig en ruim. Die buitestort en toilet het iets nostalgies daaraan gehad. Ek sal verseker Hillbilly Farm aanbeveel en sal definitief weer daar gaan bly!

Pure plaas. Het baie lekker gekuier. Eienaars baie vriendellik en hulpvaardig.

Tanith en Steven was baie hulpvaardig en vriendelik en die kinders het dit baie geniet. Lekker plek vir kinders en vriende om saam te gaan. Daar is baie om te doen op die plaas en in die omgewing. Dit was baie gerieflik om kos by die padstal te koop. Kamers was netjies en goed toegerus.

Ek dink ek het dalk nie veel verwag omdat die prys so billik was, maar te same met ‘n baie gemaklike verblyf, het die eienaars ons ook baie lekker tuis laat voel. Die plasing van die verblyf was ook baie maklik om te vind en die padstalletjie het als wat ons benodig het (en meer) verskaf.

Rustic, maar lekker. Hillbilly farm is ‘n baie unieke verblyfbestemming, met ganse, hoenders, honde, beeste en bokke wat oral op die erf doenig is. As jy dol is oor jou luukshede dan is dit dalk nie vir jou nie, maar as jy die plaas- en buitelewe geniet sal jy jou verblyf baie geniet hier. Definitief ‘n besoek werd! PS: Vra vir die Chilli Vodka.

Dit was baie verrassend aangenaam. Die plek is iets anders. Baie gerieflik reg langs die pad Ceres toe. Hulle het regtig moeite gedoen om dit nie ‘n vyf-ster hotel te maak nie. Selfs die toilette, stort, en kombuis is buite. Daar is diere om te sien en selfs die hoenderhaan het ons 5 uur wakker gemaak. Vir iemand wat iets buitengewoon soek is die plek aan te beveel.

Steven, Tanith en 5 viervoet kinders het ons dadelik tuis laat voel. Om in die natuur te wees omring deur die plaasdiere is so asemrowende gevoel. Ons het so ontspanne gevoel en het te lekker gekuier saam met Steven en Tanith. Hul laat jou dood familie in plaas van ‘n gas voel. Sal beslis weer en weer gaan kuier.

 

 

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Farm Stall

Our little farmstall offers regular items such as coffee, cooldrink, various perishables, preserves, pickles etc. There is an assortment of delectable goodies to choose from, and a beautiful spot underneath the trees where you can go enjoy your picnic platter of your own making. We have local braaivleis and ice in the freezer. Fresh produce grown on the farm is also available (seasonal, of course…). Arrangements can even be made for you to pick your own veg, subject to availability!

We stock an amazingly delicious range of artisan cheeses, made from all natural ingredients.

Windmills are an iconic South African symbol and we hand-make gorgeous windmills, in all colours and sizes. There are also wind-flowers, windmill themed lamps, clocks and more. We are constantly developing, and offering new and unique items; from ‘sparkies’ to dramatic lamps made from old motorbike parts.

We stock a range of Nguni hides and craft other leatherwork.

While visiting, you may want to feed our free-range goats, or just watch the farm-fairies (malachite and red-collared sunbirds, cape robins, batis’s and even paradise fly-catchers) flit amongst the bushes.

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In and around Ceres

A surprise awaits around every corner.

  • wine routes – award-winning organic wines at Waverley Hills about 5km’s away, and a host of other top wine farms near-by
  • ceres zip slide adventures 10km’s away
  • steam train trips with Ceres Rail
  • horse riding, hiking, mountain biking
  • matroosberg snow
  • fruit route , art route
  • transport riders museum and much more…