Farmer Redbeard
Farmer Redbeard
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Trail43073317346
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
We visited Farmer Redbeard on two occasions. Both were day visits and involved various activities. It was a work trip and involved both adults and children. Farmer Redbeard is professional, an amazing host and always provides an experience that is memorable. I love visiting this place. Things have changed a lot since our first visit which was about 5 years ago. The farm is a lot more established, offers beautiful farmstyle accommodation (didn't stay, but viewed and would definitely want to go back to stay a few nights) and has added unique elements and upgrades. If you're looking for an authentic experience, laid back living and a farm life experience this is a must. It always makes me feel like I am part of a wholesome way of life and allows me to forget the hustle and bustle of city life. The owners are a lovely family who put their heart and soul into everything they do.
Written 18 January 2019
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John P
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
We arrived at 9am, served coffee made on the brai and then equipped with bee keepers clothes and safety lecture. Then off on a tractor ride up the valley to the hives. First he opened a hive and checked the bees, then it was our turn. We learned about bees and the effects of drought on them, water shortage impact on fruit farming, about 50% of fruit ploughed back into ground because consumers want perfect looking fruit. Equally interesting was that this farm right up to the mountain behind has belonged to the same family with Hugenot and Dutch origins since 17th century. A fascinating morning rounded off with more coffee, home made bread, and fresh honey.
Written 30 January 2017
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Paulagoofy
Sandton, South Africa176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Peaceful scenic, the best old farm house in Ashton. Farmer Red beard and his wife's attention to detail and hospitality is truly fantastic. The house is furnished with period pieces but the finishing touches are modern. The kitchen is equipped with everything you may need. The best garden is beautiful and peaceful and you can even book a massage on sight if you feel the need.
Written 10 December 2016
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CarmiS
Durban, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
A lovely peaceful break.. away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The friendly hospitality and homely accommodation was awesome. I am definitely going back in the summer to experience the fruit picking and jam preserving. Thanks so much Johanna.
Written 10 October 2016
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lorry217
Somerset West, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
the accommodation was excellent - furnishings beautiful - well equipped
lovely people - beautiful surroundings - peaceful and quiet
highly recommended for a get-a-away in nature
Written 21 March 2016
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Adventure boys
Benoni, South Africa91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
we did a bee keeping course it was just great and very friendly people vintage farm settings the fresh baked farm bread was very good and do the jam preserve course its worth it
Written 21 January 2015
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Tania D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So my 9 year old daughter had a project on animals that help us and insisted she wanted to visit an active bee farm. How does a mother say no...so we set out to visit with Farmer Red beard.... to witness the patience and knowledge of two generations of family legqcy help my daughter understand the Honeybee was priceless.

A warm and huge thank you to you guys... We will post some more review post her project review.... you will definitely be seeing us again.

I recommend this experience to anyone...
It's rare to find genuine people like this who make you feel like you are part of the family...

And yes the 2 hr drive from Cape Town was well worth it.

Davids family from Cape Town...
Written 16 November 2014
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peasplease
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
What a lovely experience! We had booked with the children for the beekeeping experience, but the rain came and Patrizia (Mrs. Farmer Redbeard) quickly made an alternate plan by involving the children in bread-making until the weather broke. When it did, we were able to aid in collecting honey from a hive and then extracting it from the honeycomb. We were able to keep the raw honey we extracted, and when we went inside for a bottle at Farmer Graybeard's house there was a freshly skinned duiker on the table. Doesn't get much more authentic than that! Honey tasting with the children's freshly baked bread rounded out an incredible experience. You won't find nicer people or a better representation of a South Africa working farm that is diversifying to maintain viability. From our experience, I am confident they will tailor an experience to your needs and desires. Highly, highly recommended.
Written 29 September 2014
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Linda_Schoombee
Sandton, South Africa24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
Spending a day hands on - wine making was a most enjoyable experience. Experiencing the beauty and real farm hospitality on a grape farm in the mountains in Ashton. Worth a visit
Written 20 March 2014
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Clare S
York, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
We visited Farmer Redbeard's for a tractor ride to the top of the mountain followed by a bush braai (barbeque). A unique and enjoyable experience.

The farm is a working farm and the young couple are passionate about their land and what they do. The farm has been in Farmer Redbeard's family for 300 years - so you get a sense of history and connection.

We were a party of five plus 1 large dog and were warmly welcomed. We chugged up the mountains in the tractor - sitting in fruit crates (getting a feeling of how the peaches and apricot feel at harvest) with benches and cushions. Stunning views and great to get a feel for the land and what goes into working the land.

After the stop at the (almost) mountain top with a tasting of Farmer Redbeard's homemade schnapps varieties (5!); we wended down to a clearing in the forest where we had a bush braai.

Quibbles: no light - not easy eating in the very dark. But an enjoyable; unique and delightful experience nonetheless.

Highlight: chugging back to base under a moonlight night (Albertus able to traverse with no lights) so all you can see is the majestic night-sky that we never see in the city. MAGICAL!

Note: take lots of layers/jerseys. When the sun goes down it gets cold!!

Highly recommended!
Written 24 April 2013
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