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About Blue Crane Farm Lodge

Blue Crane Farm Lodge is a beautiful self-catering retreat perched on the slopes of the Houwhoek Mountains along the breathtaking Van Der Stel Pass in Botrivier, Western Cape. As you pass through the farm gate, discover a private paradise overlooking a serene dam where peace and tranquillity await. Considered a home away from home, the newly built, self-catering farm cottages, namely Woodpecker, Suikerbekkie, Piet my Vrou, and Fish Eagle, embody warmth and comfort. Each cottage, named after local birds by owner Bennie Engelke, features two bedrooms, an indoor braai/fireplace, a pizza oven, and a delightful wood-fired hot tub overlooking gorgeous Overberg mountain views. Enjoy daily deliveries of freshly baked bread and farm milk through the kitchen hatch, enhancing your stay with a touch of rustic charm.

Blue Crane Farm Lodge Setting

Blue Crane Farm Lodge, located on the Van Der Stel Pass in the beautiful Overberg region of South Africa, is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Houwhoek Mountains. The small village of Botrivier, enriched by the Bot River and fertile valleys, serves as a picturesque backdrop. Engage in outdoor adventures, from hiking in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve to zip-lining in Elgin. The area, teeming with diverse birdlife and fynbos, is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Explore nearby attractions like the Southern Right Charters in Hermanus and the African Queen River Cruises in Stanford, making Blue Crane Farm Lodge the perfect base for a memorable escape.

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  • Perfect nature getaway

    This little oasis is everything you need for a breakaway from the city and a breath of fresh air. We had such an amazing time. The units are all so beautifully decorated and very well appointed and the hot tub is a must. They are also very private and even feature an outside shower.

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    K. Van Zyl

  • The best stay

    Incredible three night stay in Woodpecker cottage. The absolute quiet was definitely needed. Truly a different experience.

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    T. Brereton

  • Highly recommend this place!

    What a lovely place to chill and relax. Everything is of good quality. Love the peace and quiet. Great views from the hot tub. Great sunrise and the stars at night are just so beautiful. Loved seeing the springbok drinking water from the dam and grazing so close to the cottage. The bread delivered each morning with farm fresh milk is just next level delicious.

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    E. Taylor

Blue Crane Farm Lodge impact highlights

Blue Crane Farm Lodge, as a working farm, delivers a unique experience to its guests, providing fresh farm milk every morning—a tangible connection to the sustainable and organic practices that define its ethos. In essence, Blue Crane Farm Lodge exemplifies a holistic approach that intertwines economic development, cultural preservation, environmental conservation, and a genuine farm-to-table experience, creating a sustainable and harmonious relationship with its surroundings.

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