|Need a break? Come and visit Seweweekspoort Guest Farm.
Seweweekspoort Guest Farm is the ideal getaway to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Far away from the city's hustle and bustle. No cellphones! Only the Karoo's peace and quiet and the sound of crickets and birds that's awaiting you. Enjoy our clean, fresh air, make a nice braai with real Karoo Lamb on the fire while savouring the tranquil beauty as only mother nature can provide. Recharge you batteries and find peace and tranquillity.
WHERE TOT FIND US ?
Seweweekspoort Guest Farm is 45km from Ladismith (western cape) on the R62 and 100km from Oudtshoorn. If following the N1, 300km from Cape Town, 70km from Laingsburg (the 1981 Flood Disaster Town) at the Northern entrance of the Seweweekspoort.
We renovated cottages on our farm as a result of visitors to Seweweekspoort and area, who often stopped at our farmhouse and enquired about overnight accommodation.
At present we have two identical cottages, Ribbok (no TV) and Koedoe (TV), named after the antelope that have roamed freely in this area.Each cottage consists of the following:
The living area has a large table for enjoying unrushed meal, lengthy conversations and games. (boardgames available on request) Gazing outside you will be enthralled by beautiful mountains and occasionally treated to the sight of antelope passing by. There are two single bed in the living area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electrical kettle, microwave oven, refridgerator, stove, toaster, cutlery, crockery and glasses for six people. Running hot and coldwater is available.
The bathroom is equipped with toilet, handwashbasin and a shower in the bath.
The main bedroom has a comfortable double bed. Here you can wake up, open the window and absorb the surrounding nature views.Bedding accordingly to the season and towels are provided.
The second bedroom has two single beds, and from here you can see the Seweweekspoort Peak, which is the highest mountain peak in the Western Cape. Bedding and towels are provided.
Each cottage has its own veranda. Here you van sit and enjoy a sundowner while watching the sunset. There is a outdoor braai for preparing a delicious Karoo Barbeque.We provide grids and firelighters.
• The poort itself.
• Gamkapoort dam via the scenic Boschlyskloof.( the dam was build in the late 1960 for the farmers near the Gamkariver in Calitzdorp. By finishing the dam the route to Prince Albert from here was closed.
• See the wide variety of plantspecies on the farm and area. A wide range of birdlife an also be spotted. Cape pheasant, stork, Egyptian Goose, African Coot. Predatory birds like owls, black eagle, Fish Eagle
• Other predators in the area like Leopard, Jackal, Lynx, and Cape Wild Cat. Other animals like Baboons, Rock Hare and Rock Rabbit is frequently seen.
• Get physical and go for a hike on the farm.
• Bring your mountain bike along. Cycle part of the route of the 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge that is running over a part of the farm.
• Stay up for stargazing. Clean, clear skies that you just want to reach out and touch.
• Anysberg Nature Reserve - offers walking trails, abseiling
• Laingsburg (70km) visit the Flood Museum and Dutch Reformed Church and see what happened to this little town 25 January 1981. Laingsburg also have a Golfcourse next to the Buffelsriver that washed the town almost away.
• The Anglo Boer War Blockhouse
• Matjiesfontein Village
• Ladismith (45km) - visit the Cheese Factories Golfcourse, 4 x 4 routes, nice restaurants, SPAR
• Calitzdorp (50km) well known as the Port Capital of South Africa. Visit the local wine cellars, the Dutch Reformed Churh Hall with handmade wall-hangings of Life of Jesus. The warm water SPA, Hennie Cloete Nature Garden with a wide variety of succulents (vetplante)
• Scenic Groenfontein Route along the Swartberg Mountains that leads you to Cango Caves
• World reknown Red Stone Hills
• Oudtshoorn (100km) Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch with cheetas, tigers, crocodiles, Safari and High Gate Ostrich Show Farm, Wilgewandel for Camelrides.
• George (150km) nearest big Airport
Seweweekspoort Guest Farm is situated on the farm Bezemfontein. Bezemfontein is a working farm and is owned and managed by Jaco and Liezel Hunlun
This 2600 ha farm produces lucern vegetable seeds and bulbs like onions and carrots. We also have sheep and cattle.
Vegetable seed and bulbs are planted from July to October. Early in September is time of shearing sheep. The wool is classified and made into bales so that it could be transported easily.
From October the Lucerne is cut, raked and made into bales on a regularly base.
Harvesting of onionbulbs takes place in December.
• Jaco is one of four Hunlun brothers.
• The surname originated from Ireland where it is O'Hanlon.
• In the 1800's Charles Hanlon emigrated to the Cape colonie. He married an Dutch speaking girl and they had 5 kids. The spelling of their surname became a problem (and is still today aswell).
• In the Laingsburg Dutch Reformed Church Register that originates since 1883 it was spelled Hanlon but since 1894 it became Hunlun
We provide accommodation right through out the year without seasonal price changes!
A 50 % deposit have to be made within 48 hours after you made a booking. Once we received the proof of payment you bookings will be confirmed.
When a booking, that is already finalised, is cancelled 7 days en longer before date of arrival, we will pay back 50% of your deposit. If you cancel 7 days and less we will not make any paybacks.
The outstanding amount is payable upon arrival.
R400 for first two people, thereafter R165 per person. Kids up to 12 years R85.
Die van Hunlun was vroeër Hanlon, dis nou in die jare 1817 toe Charles Hanlon hom in die Kaapkolonie kom vestig het. Hy is 1821 met Alida getroud en hulle het 5 kinders gehad. Die van se spelling was toe ‘n probleem (vandag nog), want dit het Hanlin geword, maar in Laingsburg se lidmateregister wat vanaf 1883 dateer word dit altyd Hanlon gespel tot in 1894 toe dit Hunlun geword het.
Hanlon / Hanlin / Hunlun Familie-wapen