Activities on the farm include approximately 6kms of hiking and mountain biking trails for our guests to explore. Swim in the fresh, mountain water fed dam on the farm.
Tierfontein Conservancy is home to an astonishing number of birds and is a fantastic destination of bird lovers as well as those interested in our diverse floral kingdom…. a photographers dream.
Keen fishermen and woman don’t have to travel far to access excellent angling spots along our coastline. A good resource for surf and rock angling can be found here. If this is your fancy, you could even go deep sea fishing.
There is fly fishing at the nearby Vaalvlei for rainbow trout, brown trout, bass and Mozambique Tilapia in two spring fed dams. Pssst! Wine tasting there as well!
For the brave, there are a number of shark cage diving companies operating in the area.
Horse riding trails can be organised.
De Kelders is the whale watching mecca of the Western Cape and has what is arguably the best land based whale watching in the world. there are stunning coffeeshops and restaurants overlooking Walker Bay. This is a great way to enjoy the whales, while relaxing with a delicious meal or coffee.
Platbos Forest is the southernmost indigenous forest in Africa. Take yourself off for a magical forest walk.
Baardskeerdersbos is a tiny town, just a few minutes drive from our farm. It is a haven for a number of hugely talented artists. The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route takes place twice a year and is a not to be missed event on the SA art calendar. Pop into the B-Bos Gallery and view the work of all the Baardskeerdersbos artists as well as some of the other talented artists from the Overberg.
Marietjies Pub and Grill is an institution in Baardskeerdersbos. Leave your pretensions at home as you step into the social hub of Bbos. Marietjie, the proprietor, is larger than life, with a heart of gold, a wicked sense of humour and is much loved in the community. The pub is a melting pot of local people, the old and the new. Marietjies steak, schnitzels, calamari and ribs are delicious. Just one warning: the portions are HUGE! You have been warned! No fancy, complicated, trying to be clever, fussy foods. Just real, tasty meals. There is not a wine list, so best to bring your own. The bar is well stocked with all the rest and the prices are very reasonable. Thursday night is a real locals night so if you are visiting mid week, it’s a must!
There are many other fine dining restaurants within a 25km radius of Tierfontein conservancy.
The Overberg is fast becoming the new wine growing region of the Western Cape. There are numerous wine estates producing exceptional wines. Lomond Wines, Zoetendal, The Berrio, Quoin Rock Winery, BBos Wines, not to mention the vineyards around Stanford.
Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, is close by, as is Bredasdorp, home to Kapula Tierfontein Conservancy Farm 51.
Napier has some quirky shops and restaurants and the historical village of Stanford is a treasure trove of antique shops.
These are some of our favorite things to see and do in our area. You might want to stay a while!!
If you would like to explore more, please chat with Doug and Dezzie. Having local, insider knowledge, they will direct you to find what you need.