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About The Rest Farm

At the top of the water catchment deep in the Sneeuberg mountains of the Karoo you will find cosy cottages.

The Garden House is a quaint cottage nestled in the trees is a wonderful summer hide away. You will find a queen sized bed in the master bedroom. There are two more bunk beds and an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. There is a shower and toilet and a hot outside shower which is not to be missed. An old style stove keeps the cottage warm in the winter. The authentic Shepherd's Cottage is comfortable and cosy. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed with beautiful views. There is a room with two single beds and a small room with one single bed. The inside bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet. There is an additional outside toilet. The kitchen is large and well equipped with a fridge/freezer and gas oven and double sinks. The lounge/dining room is spacious with a comfy couches and chairs and a dining room table. It has wonderfully effective bosca fireplace keeping you warm on the coldest Sneeuberg night.

Take a deep breath of pollution free air, listen to the sounds of the earth, take a break from screens and go for a walk in the mountains and enjoy views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Enjoy an experience of a working cattle farm and stay in a fully equipped authentic farm cottage. Perfect for a young family holiday. Spend time paddling in the river that winds its way through the forest. Take a mountain hike. Walk the labyrinth. Watch the cow being milked. Help with herding the cattle. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Order some grassfed, ethically reared on the farm, beef from us, have a braai and enjoy the night sky with more stars than you knew it was possible to see. Take a scenic 30 minute drive to the famous village of Nieu Bethesda to visit the owl house, browse in a book shop or eat the local fare. Take a break from self catering and order a wholesome, home made meal from us. Our cottages are perfect for families, couples or solo travelers. You might be awoken by an eland grazing in your garden or find a zorse while strolling through the Karoo veld.

If you are travelling on your own we can offer reduced rates out of season.

Family friendly: This is a perfect place for a family to spend time together, play in the river, go for walks and experience farm life.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Shona
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

This is a no smoking establishment
We are a working farm and the farm must be treated with respect.

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Reviews for The Rest Farm

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Helena Groeneveld
06 July 2021

We loved the quirky and comfortable cottage made even more cozy by the very effective indoor fire . The karoo views are pretty spectacular .

Carol Hardy
20 December 2020

Off the beaten track. A lovely experience and a great stop over on the way to the garden route. Something different.

Courtney Hundermark
09 December 2020

A lovely, rustic and cosy cottage at the foot of a great big mountain - fantastic views from sunrise to sunset, and absolute silence in the evenings. The owners are kind and welcoming, making you feel right at home - including freshly baked bread! A real gem in the Karoo. Will definitely be back.

Tyrone Ping
05 October 2020

Paula was a fantastic host, throughly enjoyed our stay.The cottage has typical Karoo charm - small fire place in the lounge really warms the cottage such a nice touch.The bed and bedding was superb, well the cottage is rustic and has the Karoo charm one visit for the bedding and linen were what I'd expect in a far more expensive B&B! Upon arrival there was a beautifully baked farm style loaf of bread - such a great gesture after a long day on the road.If wasn't a problem for us, but being isolated you are a good 30mins drive away from any shops (although Paula does offer meat and eggs for purc...
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Christo Strauss
13 August 2018

It is real - not Glamorous. loved it. Great People.

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The Rest Farm is 14.9km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 265.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling