Klipfontein Keep is set on a working farm in the Overberg District close to the southernmost tip of Africa. This beautifully restored, original thatch farmhouse provides all the comforts of city life – from wi-fi, flat screen television, DSTv, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and much more – in a quiet and tranquil setting with sheep, cattle and wildlife your nearest neighbors.
Situated between Bredasdorp and the captivating fishing village of Struisbaai and close to Aghulhas, this self catering “home” is the ideal stylish spot for solitude… to exhale, unwind, relax and recharge you batteries.
Klipfontein Keep sleeps 10 in four beautifully appointed bedrooms, all with their own color schemes and themes complete with local artworks, en-suite bathrooms and delightful finishing touches. Meals can be enjoyed either at the dining room table, in the kitchen, the indoor braai area or outdoors on the patio. The thick walls and screened concrete floors keep the house cool during summer, while the indoor fireplace warms it up and creates a charming ambiance in winter.
With its location on working farm you may see the odd tractor drive past but otherwise uninterrupted views stretch across the farmland to the mountains.
Crops include golden fields of canola, wheat and barley. There are also chickens, sheep and cattle on the farm as well as springbok, bontebok (indigenous to the area), eland, kudu and buffalo. Bird life is plentiful so binoculars are a must pack.
The word Keepcomes from the middle English word kype, meaning to hold or protect.
Early on it became associated with the idea of a tower in a castle that would serve both as a fortified, high-status private residence and refuge of last resort.
Bredasdorp – with its quaint shops, pubs, restaurants, shipwreck and agricultural museum and fine examples of Cape Gothic style architecture dating from the 19th century – is 18km away.
Struisbaai – a 10 minute, 10km drive to the harbor with its colorful fishing boats and beaches.
Agulhas- boasts several tidal pools and the lighthouse, established in 1849, offers you an opportunity to step back in time. The Agulhas National Park is close by plus there are hikes and walks in the area which is rich with fynbos. Also an ideal place to mountain bike.