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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Guest House
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: A guest home to experience heartfelt South African hospitality uniquely to its setting.

Region: Western Cape / Overberg

Halfaampieskraal Guest Home

The perfect place to do nothin

A visit to a farm in the middle of the Overberg where you will arrive as a guest, but leave as a friend – to dogs and hosts and food alike.
Halfaampieskraal has been rooted here as a small Inn for 15 years, where dinner and breakfast are inclusive, together with a few more treats (our popular four’o clocker).
All 5 rooms are housed in an outbuilding and are decorated individually with detail taking top priority and linen sheets caress you in the night. The main house, with the unsuspectedly dark and lavishly layered interior, is there for your use as if it is your own farm house. Lounges with blazing fire places (summer time too), a plantation room and magazine room, a deep verandah and a dam-like pool on the lawn will make it all too easy to fall for the farm’s tag line: The Perfect Place To do Nothing At all.
To us, the adage – The Devil Is In The Detail – is what make us stand out from the rest and the reason we have a set of loyal guests that keeps on returning and why we were include in 2020 in Taschen’s top 50 hotels in Africa for their book Great Escapes Africa.

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Cindy du Plessis – 25.03.2022
This place is just magical…a little gem, where you are always treated to exquisite food, feast for the eyes not only on the creative decor, but the views for days. Owners and everybody there are always super welcoming .Love this place!

Bartél Janse van Vuuren – 24.03.2022
Our favourite place!

Penny Rathbone – 23.03.2022
The sheepdog dozed next to my husband, the geese kept an eye on the farm, the music played softly in the background, and all was well with the world, in this amazing place, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Table decor, beyond, food delicious, bedroom comfortable and quiet and even a tiny but fabulous shop for retail therapy. loved it all!

Irene Pieters – 23.03.2022
Absolutely loved every minute of my stay – that was too short of course! The farm, the food, the interior, the service… salf vir my siel. I hope to be back many times :)

Lilani Vlok – 23.03.2022
Always magical!

Adrienne Feldner – 23.03.2022
Absolutely loved our stay at Halfampieskraal.

Talita Engelbrecht – 23.03.2022
A magical place, transporting you into a wonderland of an era long gone. One of my favourite places in all my travels.

Karin Wellman – 23.03.2022
A truly unique get-away, Halfaampieskraal is my go-to for that special occasion, a treat for tourist friends, a spoil for a special person, or just a because-I’m-worth-it pamper. It’s a little piece of heaven filled with magic and joy.

Katharina Osterkamp – 22.03.2022
Such a beautiful & magical place: the people, the food, the atmosphere and everything is decorated so lovely. A stay at Halfampieskraal is a must when in the Overberg region.

Adelai Alberts – 22.03.2022
Always exquisite, never dull…!

Bianca Hartkopf & Björn Schütrumpf – 22.03.2022
Love this place . It’s a magic world from all aspects . Good decor and ambiance.

Sarah Hoberman – 22.03.2022
I vote for Halfaampieskraal

Nina Keyser – 22.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal is a beautiful venue where we have been spoilt rotten! The atmosphere, the food and the attention to detail are all superb.

Ansie Sevenster – 22.03.2022
The rooms are clean and have special touches to the interior. The entertainment area is nothing less than sumptuous and at the same time comfortable. Upon arrival in the early afternoon we sat outside on the verandah playing cards. The view from there is wide and feels like forever. The food that was served was absolutely wonderful and above the normal fare. Congratulations on this outstanding venue.

Attie Niemann – 22.03.2022
Great Find in the Overberg flatlands

Ilse Van Der Westhuizen – 22.03.2022
One of my very favourite places in the world! Impeccable service, wonderful meals and just the perfect amount of luxury.

Marisa Bracher – 22.03.2022
Halfampieskraal is a very special place for a getaway. Consummate host, beautifully decorated cottage, tranquil surroundings.

Elizna Fourie – 22.03.2022
This is one special place! Never to be forgotten once experienced.

Jon Steward – 22.03.2022
A Getaway in the true sense – rest and revitalisation in an idyllic setting with cuisine that would challenge any world famous restaurant. Add to that the most wonderful hosts and staff make this one of my most favourite and memorable places to stay and start planning the next visit before leaving!

Katie Smuts – 22.03.2022
There aren’t superlatives enough to describe Halfaampieskraal; it is sublime in every respect. The opulence, luxury and attention to detail in the context of a working farm lends it an authenticity that elevates it so far above the crowd that there is truly no comparison

Lydia Abel – 22.03.2022
A wonderful relaxing place with superb food and excellent service!!

Kevin Mackintosh – 22.03.2022
I celebrated a very significant birthday here with all my friends and have visited frequently……a true gem of a place…..sublime food, gorgeous rooms, friendly owners….a view of the Overberg – a Heavenly place !!!

Ansa van der Merwe – 22.03.2022
Excellent experience.

heidi mansfield – 22.03.2022
Their motto “the perfect place to do nothing” is so true as we have been visiting yearly for the last 7 years… perfect place to let go of all stress and just relax in beautiful surrounds, exceptional hospitality and incredible food… just to plan your next visit by the time you leave.

Heike – 22.03.2022
What a wonderful place to escape to. Had the most wonderful “minimoon” at Halfampieskraal. I would return tomorrow and recommend it to all my family and friends! The most incredible setting and the attention to detail is on another level, where else does one dine and every meal is decorated and styled differently. The food and service is incredible and the ambiance of the place is on a level of its own. One truly receives the royal treatment at this unbelievably special guesthouse!

Tuomo – 22.03.2022
Oh.. This is my favourite place to visit in South Africa. Halfaampieskraal has never failed me. Thank you for the whole crew.

Ian Downie – 22.03.2022
One of the best places I have ever stayed. Unmatched food, hospitality and bohemian splendour in a farm setting.

Ziska Baumgarten – 14.03.2022
An absolute gem of a guest house! The attention to detail in every aspect – from decor to food to making guests feel like royalty – makes Halfaampieskraal a must-visit.

Chantelle Spangenberg – 13.03.2022
Stunning place!

Hanlie – 11.03.2022
Best place in the world

Keith Bugden – 10.03.2022
I have stayed here a few times, amazing hosts, amazing accommodation and views to die for ❤️

Tania – 10.03.2022
There is nothing more blissful than doing nothing at all… apart from eating glorious food in a unique, private, curated space, with rooms with views and skies for days. We return here whenever we want to reset and be spoiled rotten.

Lynn Chaulieu – 10.03.2022
I have stayed quite a few times over the past decade when returning to South Africa on holiday and it is by far one of my favourite places. From the dirt road leading up to the homestead to the total spoil by Jan-Georg and his delicious team. An absolute must!

Pierre van Wyk – 10.03.2022
I had the opportunity to stay at Halfaampieskraal with my wife and another couple for a couples weekend. I can confidently say that it was one of the best and most relaxing weekends away I have had in a very very long time. My wife and I are currently living in the UK and the other couple live in Switzerland (all of us South Africans). Staying over at Halfaampieskraal gave us a flavour (literally as the food was probably the best I have ever had) of everything we have been missing over the past few year living abroad. I wish that every person visiting South Africa for the first time can have the opportunity to spend a night or two at Halfaampieskraal. It will open their eyes to the beauty of South African farm life.

Tiger Lilly – 10.03.2022
Best kept secret in the Overberg. Fabulous food, impeccable style and unique location. An absolute must visit.

Klaudia – 10.03.2022
An old favourite, and the benchmark for everywhere else we stay. Pure relaxation with no digital distractions.

Anna Greyling – 10.03.2022
Finest of guesthouses in a tranquil farm setting with the best service & food you will ever receive & taste… Love Halfampieskraal!

Elna Jacobs – 10.03.2022
Such a lovely place and the best food.

Bay du Plessis – 10.03.2022
This place is insanely amazing!

Douw Fourie – 10.03.2022
Best place to do nothing!!! Absolute Gem. Best food and hosts. Magical Place

Andre du Toit – 10.03.2022

Hanlie Green – 09.03.2022
My happy place ❤️, i’ve returned 7 years in a row now, the quiet, the magic, the crisp white linen , the views and exceptional beauty of the rooms … and then the food from Marlettes kitchen…. no words can describe how everything at Halfaampieskraal just “works” for my inner soul…. i will go back , year after year ….

Angela Carney – 09.03.2022
What a rare find. Top marks for style,food, drinks but most of all hospitality. Ssssshhhh I don’t really want to share it.

Mike Iles – 09.03.2022
An absolute paradise in such a beautiful setting. Just the place to relax and unwind. Hospitality and service at its best with the most friendly and warm host.

Hanli Smuts – 09.03.2022
The absolute best place to di nothing at all. Generous hospitality

Mary-Ann Swanepoel – 09.03.2022
A place where the balance between silence, beauty and exclusive pampering leads to passionate togetherness and experience.

Jacqui – 09.03.2022
Stunning place!

Abri Du Plessis – 09.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal is just stunning!

Liesbeth Kretschmer – 08.03.2022
Best and beautiful stay ever

Ilse Kent – 08.03.2022
Outstanding venue, amazing food, best service, owners know how to make one feel special

Sune Van Rooyen – 08.03.2022
Majical place with fantastic hosts. Perfect combination

Sune Van Rooyen – 08.03.2022
Majical place with fantastic hosts. Perfect combination

Sune Van Rooyen – 08.03.2022
Majical place with fantastic hosts. Perfect combination

Dylan Wills – 08.03.2022
Beautiful place to stay with great food and hospitality.

NELIA DU TOIT – 08.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal – Perfection in every way!

W J. van Rensburg – 08.03.2022
Stunning and tranquil.!

Elle Williams – 08.03.2022
The most amazing place to stay. From the gorgeous interiors to luscious cocktails delivered to your room… simply perfect.

Sabine Plexnies – 08.03.2022
First class location, everything is just perfect.

Ursuls – 08.03.2022
My happy and precious place!

Debby Wills – 08.03.2022
Such beautiful decor and unsurpassed views for a peaceful getaway with such warm hospitality and out of this world food.

Tara Smuts – 08.03.2022
A truly unique experience and a great assest to South Africa tourism.

Clifford Wills – 08.03.2022
A truly relaxing get away

Anelise van Wyk-Beer – 08.03.2022
Best venue by far. Delicious food, spectacular scenery and fantastic hosts.

GIRDA DU TOIT – 08.03.2022
The best place in the world!

Theoda Solms Iles – 08.03.2022
A truly original experience of style and comfort in a peaceful environment.

Andrie – 08.03.2022
Beautiful and tranquil setting. Superb food and friendly people.

Jan Koster – 08.03.2022
Absolute peace and tranquility.

Mags Wilson – 08.03.2022
The team make this idyllic place even more special as their hospitality is outstanding along with the breathtaking views.

Amanda Le Roux – 07.03.2022
Been there… did nothin’, nothin’at all. Complete bliss.

Talita Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Magical place!!!

Talita Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Magical place

Talita Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Magical place

Talita Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Magical place

Talita Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Magical place

Sue Lever – 07.03.2022
My Happy Place. Spending time here with my friends and their dogs is my heaven in earth. We had our amazing wedding reception there 12 years ago. It is a very unique special place. Excellent food and impeccable service every time. Take time to discover it for yourself and you will be sure to go back again and again

Catherine Carney – 07.03.2022
Have visited the farm many times and have had fabulous stays there. Such a relaxing place.The hosts are so welcoming and the food is to die for. Would highly recommend a visit to this paradise on earth.

De Wet Ronel – 07.03.2022
The most beautifull place.quiet and peacefull and very special hosts.

Mariëtta Kruger – 07.03.2022
Nearest to heavan on earth as they come. Quiet , peace and elegance.

Lianne T – 07.03.2022
…an absolute delight – the one and only true place to be. The whole experience is sublime’.

Wynand Neethling – 07.03.2022
You immediately feel welcome and able to take a break from the real world. The food and setting are both perfect and your hosts are attentive without being intrusive. Guaranteed you will want to return!

Shannon du Toit – 07.03.2022
Have made the most special memories here.

Heidi Mansfield – 07.03.2022
Their motto “the perfect place to do nothing” is so true as we have been visiting yearly for the last 7 years… perfect place to let go of all stress and just relax in beautiful surrounds, exceptional hospitality and incredible food… just to plan your next visit by the time you leave.

Jacob – 07.03.2022
the most beautiful place!

Cobus – 07.03.2022
the most beautiful place!

Cobus – 07.03.2022
the most beautiful place!

Schalk Engelbrecht – 07.03.2022
Fantastic getaway. Great hosts and outstanding food in super surroundings

Sonja – 07.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal is the perfect guest farm experience where you can enjoy a hike or cycle, culinary treats by in-house chef as well as the famous Overberg-Canola-picture-perfect-backdrop whilst relaxing with a drink of your choice and soaking up the scenery and serenity.

Elma Tulleken – 07.03.2022
Halfampieskraal – pretty spectacular- not just a pretty face lots of personality too

Esme Van der Merwe – 07.03.2022
Halfampieskraal is a wonderful place to rewind

Jolene Conolly – 07.03.2022
Best place to go for some R&R and the personal touch guests receive sets them apart from the rest! And the most Heavenly meals lovingly and artistically created.

Bev Roberts – 07.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal – my little piece of heaven on earth. It gets under your skin. Perfect hideaway. Love love love it. Just my perfect place.

Simon Olding – 07.03.2022
Halfaampieskraal is spectacular!!

Marilyn Mori – 07.03.2022
A stunning venue. Far from the maddening crowd, with spoils at breakfast and tea time, dinners to die for and peaceful surroundings

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