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 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.

 

 

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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…