These exciting new attractions are for anyone curious about what it is like to walk in the footsteps of a farmer.
You don't have to quit your day job to be a beekeeper, drive behind a tractor, make wine or distil brandy (the old fashioned way), harvest grapes and fruit or make tasty preserves.
The story of Farmer Redbeard startedin the 1700's, but only 3 years ago in Ashton,the husband and wife team, Albertus and Patrizia van Zyl decided to bring a taste of their hidden treasure, their family farm, Wilde PaardeKloof, and farming to friends and families from near and far.
For those seeking tranquility and an opportunity to be pampered; try a couple's or wellness weekend with a massage, sunset wine tasting, farm drive, vineyard walks and wholesome dinner. This is a perfect getaway. The self catering farm cottages and authentic South African farmhouses make the perfect resting place for a fun days outing.
Farmer Redbeard is also great for children & adult's parties, end of year functions & team building events.
Hands On Beekeeping
A sweet and exhilarating adventure where one gets to walk in the footsteps of Farmer Redbeard, the bee keeper, and practice the art of smoking the bees, retrieving and spinning out the honey. One's taste buds explore the different types of honey produced in this area enjoyed on fresh homemade bread with tea or coffee in his beautiful farmhouse...
Farmer Redbeard's Tractor Ride And Bush Braai Afternoon/ Evening:
Join Farmer Redbeard for a sunset, farm tractor ride, where you are enveloped by the beauty of the mountain, orchards, vineyards, radiant Proteas, fynbos and fresh air; followed by a warm and welcoming bush braai experience at the heart of his farm. This 4 hour excursion is a wonderful, cost-effective and fun option for a romantic getaway, birthday parties (for all ages), team building and family outings...
More About Hands On Farming/ Preserve, Wine And Brandy Making:
A working holiday you have always dreamed of and will never forget.During the summer months, Farmer Redbeard is busy harvesting in his fruit orchards and vineyards. Come winter, he paints, prunes, ploughs and plants. So those budding fruit farmers, vintners and wine aficionados can have the chance to experience the magic of farming without having to quit their day job. Farmer Redbeard, a passionate wine and brandy maker gives you the opportunity to make your own wine, while Mrs Farmer Redbeard takes you into her kitchen to make sticky treats like jams and preserves.
Hands On Wine Tasting:
Taste Farmer Redbeard's handcrafted wines in the vineyard in which the grapes were grown, and listen to him tell you more about the art of viticulture and wine making. His attention to detail in his vineyards ensures that he produces quality wines, with a unique and distinct aroma, flavour and character.
More About Wellness & Couple's Weekend:
Farmer Redbeard's farm is a restful haven in the mountains to rekindle your romance with the one that you love. A body massage is followed by a sunset wine tasting in the vineyard and farm drive to a cosy bush braai for dinner. Walks in the orchards are beautiful any season of the year. Rest in the farm cottages equipped with an indoor and outdoor fireplace. Wake up to a farmhouse breakfast.
More About Farm Living:
Accommodation on the farm is in a traditional South African 18th century built farmhouse, farm cottages or for the adventurous types a 'Bush bus' tucked away in the mountain. Built at the base of the Langeberg, the views are different every day and every season. The calmness of the farm is soothing.Farmhouse food made by Mrs. Farmer Redbeard accompanies each Hands on farming event. Satisfied customers keep coming back for more.
Farmer Redbeard is a top travel premier South African destination!
Telephone:023 615 1204 (home)/ 084 205 6166(cell)