We had a fantastic time at Good Hope Farm (booked 3 of the Dam cottages, early September). The kids (aged 3) had a great time feeding the chickens, collecting eggs, bottle feeding the lamb, joining us for a row on the dam and seeing all the visitors at the cottages. The 2 pot-belly pigs, Black Jack the dog and a flock of peacocks were always close by. The cottages were great and well stocked (we also "took over" the communal kitchen) and we loved the large shower with 2 shower heads (Dam Cottage 1). The pool was a bit cold, but the kids loved it although it isn't enclosed, so keep an eye on youngsters! The communal hall with DSTV and large flat-screen TV was a hit amongst the men for the Rugby game. The hosts were fantastic and went out of their way to help with any queries,…
We stayed in the chalets above the dam which was perfect as we were five families and we each had our own chalet. Then there is the communal space between the first and second chalet were we spend most off the weekend. The kids enjoyed all the animals and the open space. This is definitely a hidden gem deep in the mountains that will see me again.
Remember the film "Babe"? I am sure it was filmed here... Stunning views looking down on the valley, over green fields, vineyards and olive groves. Pigs, goats, dogs and cats roam free, and are happy to make your acquaintance. For a couple, Lavender cottage was perfect, but we are keen to come back with a group of friends and book out the Dam or Mountain cottages - it would be tough to choose between them, but the pizza oven at Dam cottages may just win out. Fabulous hosts, Taryn and Tienie, for whom it seems nothing is too much trouble. This is an unpretentious place to stay, for all those travellers that like to get away from it all, and enjoy the lifestyle we should all be living!
Recommended by people from the Robertson Valley - we spent one night at The Good Hope Farm without much chance to explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We stayed at the Dam Cottages as the Mountain Cottages were booked out (these seem very popular). Although rustic, lovely view over dam and if you took all four units, you would be able to enjoy the communal area all to yourselves. We will definitely consider this venue for a summer visit with friends - lovely pool, nice sized dam and discretely tucked away in the mountains.
We visited Good Hope Farm for a weekend of 30th birthday celebrations for a friend. She booked some cottages and we had a rather large group. It was perfect for this kind of event as there was something for everyone and a good entertainment area. Being Valentine's weekend we booked a couples massage through the farm, which was really lovely. The guy - Renato - was really good. It is quite far along a dirt road from Robertson but it does feel nice and remote, also there is no reception. We stayed in the farm house cottage (3 bedrooms) which was nice although would be amazing if bathrooms were upgraded slightly. All in all a beautiful farm with nice walks and mountain pools and we took our dogs along who had a ball.