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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Oakhurst Farm Cottages. It is a heaven for the families with children. But be very carefful for the fences with electricity. You receive fresh egg and milk, which taste much more different than available in Spar.

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

thank you for the review the electric fence is not always on and we are happy to put it off if quests prefer that. it keeps our huge herd of black angus and dairy cows away from my precious garden! Great that you had a good time!

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

we really loved this place because it is such a well kept place with a lots lovely details. The interior is cosy and stylish and the terrasse and surrounding is wonderful. We and espacially our sons loved the forest with the dam and the mountainbike track. Claire is a wonderful host. Unfortunatly we stayed just one night. For sure we...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

well its families like you which we LOVE having on Oakhurst. Absorbing every little detail, making use of all the facilities and appreciating all that we have to offer on the farm! I remember you all very well...thank you for your positivity and appreciation hope we meet you again but for longer

Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Oakhurst to break a trip almost perfectly in half between the Eastern Cape and Cape Town. After a day's driving, being able to relax in such beautiful serene surroundings was a fantastic way to feel revived the next morning. There's plenty for the kids to explore and do on the forest edge, and sitting around the fire...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Nicholas Thank you for your review..i don't think we have had a barefoot runner on our trails yet so I am sure to remember that! Pity the waterfall is not gushing at the moment ..we are desperately needing rain! Its a great swimming spot after good rains! We are improving and working on our trails on a daily basis,...

Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The self-catering accommodation consists of 5 separate cottages. Ours slept 6 people but we were the four us, sharing a small bathroom. I found the beds comfortable but there were others who felt that the mattresses were hard. There is a nice veranda with barbecue facilities overlooking the forest. It is also possible to cook in the open inside kitchen,...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your pleasant review. Pity you found the matresses a bit hard, most people comment on how firm and great they are. Its quite a personal preference I guess. The reason we don't have microwaves is because we do not have enough power supply to have them in all the units. remembering these cottages were all very old...

Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

we couldn't have enjoyed our time are Oakhurst more. We spent our first night in the Forge which has got to be one of the most special places that we have stayed in as a family. The alfresco feel of the living area is an absolute delight and cooking meals in the open air is definitely one of life's greatest...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there That's such a lovely review. Thank you. The Forge is a very special place! Hope we see you on Oakhurst soon again! claire

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week and will be back for another. Lots of thought had gone into catering for families with small kids - extra toys, box with crayons and blackboard/chalk on the verandah... The farm dam-swimming pool was a real pleasure on the hot days. Well equipped kitchen. (Have to have the Cheese Cake in Hoekwil town.)

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your message. Jake and I are always thinking of ways to improve the units, play area and surroundings. Having three kids of my own I am constantly thinking of how I can add and make things more fun for the kids...happy kids= happy mom and dad!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A work trip during the December holidays resulted in a one night stay for my family and I at Oakhurst Farm Cottages. We were delighted with the beautiful, clean and well equipped cottages. The farm is breathtakingly beautiful and the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Mountain bike trails on the farm as well as in the nearby surroundings (Garden...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Tracy Next time you will need to stay longer! working on our trails daily so will have extra when you do visit again Regards and thank you claire

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband has threatened many times to disconnect the WiFi in our home, much to the horror of the kids and I. Oakhurst was a dream come true for him! We spent 2 nights enjoying quality bonding time ( board games, braais etc), which was fantastic for city slickers like us. There is a myriad of activities on the farm...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend, two friends, and I, had a magical experience staying at Oakhusrt Farm Cottages - The Flat. What a breathtaking vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The farm offered a serene, tranquil, and relaxing environment with so many activities. We enjoyed the forest walks, the abundant wildlife, canoeing in the dam, the fresh milk and...

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Claire C, Owner at Oakhurst Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Grant that is so sweet and kind...the day I met you four I knew you were all uncomplicated, easy going and just great! you left the cottage clean, tidy and respected your surroundings you made full use of what we have to offer and appreciated everything...I hope to see you guys again! the best guests

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed for four nights in December - it was an outstanding experience - that we will repeat again soon. We enjoyed the outdoor activities - canoeing, the dairy and trails. The daily dose of the milk from the dairy was perfect for our tea and "home made" sour milk. Very friendly and welcoming hosts and support support

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 150 year old stone cottage was one of the first building to be built at Oakhurst and today is the main bedroom, with thick stone walls and exposed timber beams. The living area wraps around the cottage and is made up of a dining area, equipped kitchen with gas stove and cosy lounge area. The entire side of the building can be opened up, by way of canvas roller blinds to maximise the spectacular forest views from here.The Forge sleeps two in a double bed, with two extra kiddies beds on a mezzanine in the loft. A central log fireplace takes the chill away during the Garden Route winters. The open-air shower and bathroom offer the same breathtaking views onto the forest fringe.Each cottage is privately positioned and fully set up for self-catering, with a well equipped kitchen and cozy living area with wooden floors. The living are in turn opens out onto a large wooden deck and braai area. This is the spot where you can either enjoy a good meal around the large wooden table or simply enjoy some of Oakhurst’s fine mountain air while getting stuck into a good book.Each cottage has three bedrooms (One double and two twins) and sleeps up to 6 people. There is a central bathroom with shower. Garden Route winters can be cold, and a fire roaring in the kitchen’s woodburning stove sets the perfect atmosphere for farm winters.Ideal for families, a group of friends or even larger groups ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oakhurst Farm Cottages

Address: Hoekwil, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: RM447 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakhurst Farm Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed in no 4 Hans's Hollow and it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles LoekieH, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you stay at the Forge and have your kids with you, take a torch or a little touch light for them in the upstairs little loft level as we didn't seem to find a light that was accessible once you were up the ladder and it can be a bit dark and scary, not to mention precarious when you trying to negotiate the ladder to go to the toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles 962ruthm, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“Try book at the cottaged if you have kids!”
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 of 5 bubbles LeejaySA, 1 May 2015 | Read review
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“The farm houses are ideal for families”
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