Be a wine/ brandy maker and fruit farmer OR beekeeper for a day or two or three with Farmer Redbeard
Hands On Farming
In the calmness of the Langeberg valley and a mere 120 minutes from Cape Town in the Cape Robertson wine valley, Farmer Redbeard works on his land. His self-sustaining fruit and honey farm is a hidden treasure of wildlife, Cape fynbos, shimmering fruit orchards and vineyards surrounded by mountains, which can be enjoyed on foot or by bike or by 4 x 4. A working holiday you have always dreamed of and will never forget.
During the summer months, Farmer Redbeard, a proudly South African farmer, 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 harvest and the different seasons of farming and farm life without having to quit your day job.
Farmer Redbeard, a passionate brandy and wine maker gives you the opportunity to make your own wine or brandy, while Mrs Farmer Redbeard, a home maker, takes you into her kitchen to make sticky treats like jams and preserves.
For those seeking tranquillity and an opportunity to be pampered; a body massage is a must. This is the perfect getaway. Stay overnight in the varied accommodation.
Hands On Beekeeping
It is an exhilarating adventure when 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 home made bread. (4-5hours)
Farmer Redbeard's Tractor Ride And Potjie Afternoon/ Evening
Join Farmer Redbeard for a sunset tractor ride through the vineyards and orchards to the Langeberg mountain, where you are enveloped by the beauty of the farm, magnificent Eucalyptus trees, fynbos and fresh air; followed by a warm and welcoming bush braai experience at the heart of his farm. This excursion is a wonderful, cost-effective and fun option for a romantic getaway, birthday parties (for all ages), team building and family outing. Your meal includes traditional and home cooked side dishes & meat prepared to perfection on the braai; while you "kuier lekker" ("a wonderful meeting") around a bush fire. (4hours)
Wine Tasting Experience
Farmer Redbeard takes you on a sunset tractor ride through the orchards and vineyards to the place of origin of his selected handcrafted wines, where you listen to this Master Viticulturist tell of his art of vine tending and wine making (snacks included). (3hours)
Weekly Events @ Farmer Redbeard
Week1 of every month: Hands on beekeeping
Week 2 of every month: Bushbraai and farm tractor ride
Week 3 of every month: Hands on harvest and Preserve making/ Brandy making
Week 4 of every month: Wine tasting in the vineyards of Farmer Redbeard's handcrafted wines and mampoer.
Events Can Be Organised At Times Other Than The Above For Individual Guests And By Prior Arrangement.
Mobile: 084 205 6166
Landline 023 615 1204
GPS: S33047'46.78' O/E 20 003'15.21'