29 - 30 October 2016 & 5-6 November 2016 | 10am to 5pm
Wildekrans Country House
Barry Gould & Alison Green
Country garden punctuated by unexpected artworks. Large sculpture from waste materials by Francois Knoetze. The five-hectare garden is structured around a series of distinct spaces – a neatly clipped expanse of lawn near the historic 1811 homestead, a formal rose garden, a pear orchard – linked together by wilder areas of indigenous plantings and winding pathways that encourage discovery – Rene Slee for House and Leisure.
Entry: Donations to Bot River Education Foundation. Home made and home grown produce. Lunch, tea and dessert (bookings preferred). Off the N2 at Houw Hoek Village, as for Houw Hoek Inn.
?028 284 9827
Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the
village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape. Overlooking a rambling
garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged
mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and
contemporary South African art.
Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available
as is a self-catering option. For those travelling on business,
all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The homestead has three double
rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the
homestead is perfect for families or travellers wanting kitchen
The gardens are perfect for mellow summer weddings.
Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country
House offers a relaxing interlude away from the hurly burly
of city life.
Just one hour from Cape Town it is an
ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.