Gaia's Gift is an off-grid small holding in Rietkuil accessed via a gravel road, nestled between the canola fields of the Overberg Region. Shepherd's Cottage is a 2 sleeper off grid self catering unit. Enjoy hot summer days on the large deck with plenty of shade. Listen to the sounds of nature all around you. Take a stroll along the shaded river path and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. On a clear night lie back and relax on the deck while gazing in wonder at the incredible night sky.
“Gaia's Gift - an apt name for this beautiful part of our beautiful country! The space is off the grid. The compostable toilet is a unique experience! The property is unspoilt. We had a peaceful stay.”
Come and experience peaceful farm surroundings and be rejuvenated and refreshed by our awesome Langeberg mountains and lush pastures. You can also relax in our 25 m pool and have safe parking. We are situated only 1 km from the BP Garage on the N2, Buffeljagsrivier. We are 10km away from the lovely historical town of Swellendam. There are beautiful hiking trails, a variety of birds to watch and incredible cycling routes in the Marloth Nature reserve in Swellendam.
“The cottage was a perfect spot for an overnight stop for our family of four (including 2 young children). Anna-Lucia met us on arrival and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was nicely finished and had everything we needed, including a lovely deck and outdoor space and some board games. We didn't use the braai, but it was available and all set up for us if we'd wanted to. Anna-Lucia also welcomed us to use her pool, which was a great treat for both kids and adults on a hot day.”
The Cottage is a beautifully renovated Cottage on a working Overberg farm. It is fully equipped and has a lovely, big inside fireplace.It is the perfect base to explore De Hoop nature Reserve with variety of birdlife, wild animals , whales and beautifull beaches.
“Beautiful place! Lot of wind when we were there but we really enjoyed the cottage and the nature reserve (20 minutes drive to get to the entrance and another 20 to get to the beach front). When it comes to amenities, both the inside and the outside fireplaces were really cool. I recommend the place”