White Water Farm

White Water Farm

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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Escape to historic White Water Farm. We offer guests a welcoming rural haven with magnificent mountain scenery in the Kleinriver valley near Stanford, South Africa. The accommodation, wedding and conference facilities have all been recently renovated to a high standard of comfort and hospitality with the warm and personal touch of the owners. The ambience of the farm is relaxed, comfortable and eclectically elegant. This picture-perfect and historical venue is the ideal place to escape - whether it is for some much needed R & R, an adventure, a business conference, a wedding or a private retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Charlotte D wrote a review Feb 2020
Worthing, United Kingdom174 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was told how beautiful White Water Farm was and how much I would love it and oh boy, they weren’t wrong.

Rob and Alex have the most incredible farm that is welcoming, peaceful and utterly stunning. Ravi was super helpful with anything that we needed.

We stayed in Barn 2 which was perfect - complete with big fluffy white towels and the luxurious toiletries made the whole place smell like a spa.

The pool area is divine, never too busy and you can lie back and listen to the birds, donkeys and other wildlife in the sunshine.

The food was absolutely delicious and we were even provided with a fruit platter for a very early start on our departure day.

More than anything, the farm has a wonderful spirit. Peaceful, relaxed and happy.

I would go back in a heartbeat and could stay forever.

Thank you Rob, thank you Alex. What a truly special place you have.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dimitri646 wrote a review Apr 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an absolute gem!

I just got back from a weekend at White Water Farm together with my wife and daughter, and we were absolutely blown away at how truly magical it was! From the second you arrive and look down on the beautiful farm with horses, cattle, sheep and most magnificent buildings you know you have arrived somewhere special….so much pride in everything they do.

We were greeted with the warmest reception, and throughout our entire stay all the staff could not do enough for us. We had food delivered to our room by candlelight, ate in their most quaint restaurant area and we were practically licking our plates clean after every meal.

Our room, or should I say house, was truly magical with a beautiful large grand room, clean and large bathroom, plenty of space, and had the cosiest fireplace in our lounge. What a combination of beautiful rooms, well-manicured farm, delicious food and charming staff makes White Water Farm a permanent fixture on our family holidays throughout the year.

Thank you White Water Farm…I cannot wait for our next trip there!
Dimitri
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: We saw all the rooms and they are all amazing!
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Rhoda F wrote a review Feb 2021
Claremont, South Africa458 contributions62 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay at the farm. The hospitable welcome made the trip worthwhile. We stayed at Barnyard 2 and the amenities was 5 star. Indoor fire place, towels for the pool and bathroom. Snacks of chips, biscotti and jams in the room. A beautiful view and lovely farm walks with plenty of animals and a fresh proce garden. We took a stroll up to the dams and had a feast for breakfast. Take the 1st turn off from Stanford village and drive about 7km on a dirt road. The next turnoff is a much shorter drive on the dirt road but takes a sharp bend off the road. No TV in the unit, but good wifi. There are also board games and books to read. The hot water supply was very good and mosquito nets on the windows keeps the bugs out. I would suggest keeping the door close as there are crickets that will quickly find their way inside. Take good walking shoes for the farm walks. Evenings and mornings can be chilly so pack socks and a warm jacket. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marc wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed in the Milk room 3 for 3 nights. We had our own lounge and mini kitchen in our lovely room which is alongside a conservatory room with an honesty bar. We swam in the best pool we have ever seen at a holiday resort lying under a double bed canopy at the pool to protect us from the sun. The food is outstanding prepared by one of the owners, a qualified chef, who has a passion for food. We fed carrots to the horses and donkeys at the farm.Were surrounded by springboks and cows at times and adopted one of the owners dogs for our stay who came with us on walks. Truly a wonderful restful place to have a holiday at a reasonable rate for a 4 star establishment!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Milk room 3
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Response from AlexGJohnstone, Owner at White Water Farm
Responded 31 Jan 2020
We are so glad the two of you enjoyed your stay. The pool here is very popular, you don't get that many 20m pools around, especially with our European beach club style cabana beds. Sincerely hope that we see you back again in the future.
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Scott & Midge wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our third year in a row with this time staying for 8 nights. Hosts, Rob & Alex, ensure that from time of arrival to departure nothing is too much trouble. We choose the Dairy Suite 3 which is spacious and well appointed. Always nice to wake up to the farm's 3 donkeys munching away in the field close by. There is a nice touch of having freshly ground coffee plus the best home made tasting biscotti in your room!
The swimming pool must be one of the best in the Western Cape as is the sunbathing area.
If you love walking this is the place for you, either around the farm or nearby Hermanus.
Don't miss having dinner at their Garden Grill. Some lovely craft gins to have as you peruse the menu with a first class wine list to accompany the excellently prepared food. All the staff are friendly & helpful.
The very antithesis of a large impersonal hotel. Hope to see you all next year!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Dairy Suite 3 is close to all the amenities Good A/C.
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Elaine G wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa51 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at WWF in March for my Husband's 50th birthday. we were 15 people. From the moment we arrived, everyone was helpful and everything was just perfect. The Rooms were spacious, neat, comfortable and beautiful with everything one would need. We rented the farmhouse, dairy suites and barn suite. All of these have met a high standard of comfort and class. The breakfasts were excellent and the dinner on the evening were just delicious! Even the dogs that came for a short visit were well behaved and made the place feel even more real and welcoming! This is definitely a place I would recommend and come back to! Thank you Ravi and everyone at White Water Farm!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All the rooms are very, very nice!
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John D wrote a review Feb 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom32 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This ranks as one of the very best hotels I've visited across five continents. In terms of an experience, it makes such a change from the usual busy city centre hotels. Peaceful, relaxed and with superb personal attention from the owners, it's no wonder that guests return time after time.

Still a working farm, you approach between horses and cattle to the cluster of low buildings. Each little accommodation unit has its own character, with just a short walk to the pool and restaurant. Perfect location for visiting Panthera Africa or an overnight on the way to Cape Agulhas.

On the morning we left, a herd of Springboks leapt gracefully out of the way as we drove down to join the road - just a perfect ending to a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mfranks911 wrote a review Feb 2023
Edgware, United Kingdom1,007 contribution470 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in the Gatehouse Cottage, a massive suite with kitchen and sitting facilities, really comfortable and a nice patio outside.

The whole farm is delightful well run by Chanel and Cameron. Springbok and Cattle roam around and there are plenty of birds around.

Breakfast is bought to the room with fresh local produce each morning. The restaurant is not open now as many guests bring their own food but Cameron recommended two local places to eat dinner both of which were very good.

The farm is quite close to the main road so there is not far to travel on gravel and dirt roads so easily accessible without a four wheel drive.

We would certainly stay again should we be in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Gatehouse Cottage has everything you need
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Marc and Billie wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights in Milk Room 3 which had its own lounge and mini kitchen and was ajdacent to a conservatory glass room.We swam every day in the best swimming pool we have seen at any hotel with double bed canopy beds around the pool to protect one from the sun. We fed carrots to horses and donkeys and were often surrounded by springboks,cows and guinea fowl.We ate great food prepared by one of the owners, a quality chef with a passion for food. Many of the vegetables are grown fresh in the farm garden.We adopted one of the owners' dogs to accompany us on walks around the farm. All round a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from AlexGJohnstone, Owner at White Water Farm
Responded 31 Jan 2020
We are so glad the two of you enjoyed your stay. The pool here is very popular, you don't get that many 20m pools around, especially with our European beach club style cabana beds. Sincerely hope that we see you back again in the future.
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SueJS wrote a review Feb 2023
Knightwick, United Kingdom110 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two nights at White Water for my birthday. The accommodation was beautiful and although they do not have a restaurant, unless it is for a function, they do provide a good selection of ready meals and braai food to cook yourself with minimum effort required.
The swimming pool is a good size and the water was surprisingly warm.
Beautifully maintained grounds and helpful staff.
Breakfast was brought to our rooms in a basket delivered by staff and had a good selection of food.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,348 - R 2,441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
White Water Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandStanford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Water Farm
Which popular attractions are close to White Water Farm?
Nearby attractions include Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary (5.3 km), Phillipskop Mountain Reserve (1.7 km), and Klein River Cheese (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Water Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at White Water Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at White Water Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at White Water Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Water Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tasting Room, The Zesty Lemon, and De Postkantoor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Water Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Water Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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