WELTEVREDE FIG FARM
Weltevrede invites you to embark on a journey to a place in the wonderful Western Cape Province of South Africa; just off the Garden Route. A place in the Great Karoo, just 25km from the peaceful village of Prince Albert.
Here lies self-catering guesthouses, in a valley at the foothills of the mighty Swartberg Mountains: where gigantic blue gums tell the stories of forgotten treasures, forgotten times. A place where the Bushmen left their history on the walls, where Willows hang their weary heads and winds whisper ancient secrets, ancient songs.
Here you will find Time turned back: where figs still come from a tree, where you can still drink your fill from a mountain stream, where stars still show the way and time plainly… stands still…
Here a family has found their home and today, six generations later, still grows fruit, still tills the land and still lives in peace.
We invite you to come and share our secret: Weltevrede
You might want to stay forever…
Klein de Hoek:
Klein De Hoek is a lovely small cottage and has often been called a writer’s retreat or a painter’s dream. With lovely views into the Kloof, it has just what you need. Perfect for just a couple or a single person, it has two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and a lovely, well equipped kitchen. The stoep doubles as a lounge and a big shady tree calls for lazy reads.
Like all our houses, it has no electricity, but is fully equipped with paraffin lamps, gas stove, gas fridge and gas geyser. All linen and towels are provided, as well as fire wood. There is a portable braai and an extra outside shower for hot days as there is no pool. The adventurous can swim in the mud farm dams around the corner when it has water.
De Hoek offers luxury, upmarket accommodation with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The weary soul can find rest on the vast stoep, gaze at the sunset or relax in front of a fire on a cold winter’s night. Romantic lamp light enfolds everything in a rosy glow; the sputter of the wicks put you to sleep.
Early mornings will find you in the orchards, picking fruit for breakfast or to make a few bottles of preserves .In summer the pool provides relief from the heat and beckons you to take a midnight swim.
Like all our houses, it has no electricity, but is fully equipped with paraffin lamps, gas stove, gas fridge and gas geysers. All linen and towels are provided, as well as fire wood. There is portable braai, a Weber as well as an outside pizza oven.
De Hoek is peaceful, private, perfect.
Vredenhof has 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. No effort was spared to ensure that this house is a home away from home. It has a a big King sized bed in the one room and extra length single beds in the other room. A beautiful Victorian bath invites you to lay back, relax and lose yourself in the moment.
An alcove on the stoep has two beds for hot summer nights or lazy siestas. In summer you can cool down in the pool and in winter you can sit in front of the old black stove, while the fire dances and casts shadows on the walls.
Like all our houses, it has no electricity, but is fully equipped with paraffin lamps, gas stove, gas fridge and gas geysers. All linen and towels are provided, as well as fire wood. A braai is built into the stone walls for a lekker karoo kuier!
Come experience this haven; come find yourself.
A house on a hill. . .
Views without end, privacy, exclusivity and comfort.
Situated on a small, private farm, this house offers the perfect get-away: no other people in sight and that endless quiet.
Covering nearly 300 square meters, this house is the perfect honeymoon suite. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, a very well equipped kitchen with Ceaserstone tops and a 90cm Smeg Gas Stove.
You will soon recognise your heart’s voice. For that weekend you will always remember . . .
Weltevrede is one of the first fig farms in South Africa. It started out as a fruit drying farm: drying peaches, apricots and figs. Today we have about 2000 trees and we sell dried, fresh and bottled figs.
We farm mainly with Adam Figs, a big purple fig, excellent for drying and selling fresh. We use the tiny Cape Brown figs for making Green Fig Preserve and other fig products.
The fresh figs are mainly sold to Woolworths and are awaited anxiously each year.
The dried figs have been made on this farm since ouma Sienie started making them, and we have clients that had been getting dried figs from this farm, every year, for 50 years.
The jams and preserve are sold in deli’s country wide. Contact us anytime for list of suppliers in your area.
The fresh fig season is from end of January to end of April.
We now also have a lovely shop on the farm and we serve coffee, tea and cake. Visit us to taste our delicious fig tart or bake of the day!
Monday – Friday : 9am – 16pm
Saturdays : 9am -12pm
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Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00
Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 17 06
Longitude: E21 47 37
Latitude: S 33 17.104
Longitude: E 21 47.625
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