Frog Mountain Getaway is a dreamlike escape situated on a nature sanctuary at the end of a farm road in the heart of the Langeberg mountains near Swellendam in the Western Cape. Five years ago, Frog Mountain farm became the cherished home of the current owners, fulfilling a decade-long dream of finding the "Perfect Place." For the owners, this idyllic farm is more than a destination; it's their vision of "Heaven on Earth." Apart from being their home, they continue to share this breathtaking setting with nature-loving families, as a unique, secluded family getaway accommodating up to 45 guests. A place where children can run barefoot and free in nature, and families can make magical memories together, in a spectacular natural setting.
Frog Mountain has six private self-catering houses, including three enchanting, cosy thatched rondavels for small families. All the houses are private except for two small rondavels which are close together - perfect for sharing families or friends. All offer an unforgettable stay. They are natural sanctuaries of simplicity and beauty, with special touches such as Egyptian cotton linen, king-size beds, wood-fired hot tubs and many other extras to make your stay comfortable. There is also a spacious fully fenced, private farmhouse with a swimming pool that sleeps 12 – perfect for groups of friends or families travelling together. With a strict no-music policy, Frog Mountain offers an oasis where nature thrives and serenity is par for the course.
Frog Mountain Getaway is a 40-hectare property hidden away in a secluded valley just 18km from the historic town of Swellendam in the Overberg region of South Africa. A true nature lover's paradise, it's surrounded by the majestic Langeberg Mountains and a meandering river that runs through the farm. There is abundant birdlife, farm animals and a waterfall and rock pool close by. The farm's diverse ecosystem hosts key species, fostering an appreciation for conservation.
Guests can enjoy an array of nature-based activities in the surrounding area, such as swimming in the river and rock pools, canoeing on the river, walks and hikes in the Langeberg Mountains, a heart-stopping foefie-slide, a walk to a sacred labyrinth, catch and release fishing in the river or dam, enjoying the farm animals and enjoying the wood-fired hot tubs under the stars, relaxing to the sounds of nature.
This is our second year coming here and every-time we come it just gets better. We have decided to make this our yearly vacation. It is so peaceful, beautiful and homely. It is so hard to leave. Everything you need to just relax and have a good time is here. Friendly people, dogs and we love seeing the farm animals daily. We'll be back next year.
No barefooted, frog holding, mud pie baking, cloud spotting, puddle stomping, bird calling, wild foraging, moon gazing, firefly chasing, fort building, creek following, rock hunting moment with Mother Nature is ever wasted.
Wow!!! What a beautiful experience! We are so privileged to have stayed in Sam's Place, as well as in Firefly - each so unique, warm and welcoming. Enjoyed the wonderful activities, the majestic waterfall, kayaking with the mountain view and stargazing in the hot tub. Everything was absolutely perfect....we can't wait to visit again.
Frog Mountain Getaway stands out as a catalyst for positive change in the local ecosystem. Committed to environmental sustainability, regenerative farming, and an eco-friendly ethos, Frog Mountain Farm has implemented various initiatives that showcase a dedication to the well-being of the land it inhabits. The farm's ambitious plans encompass waste management through recycling and composting, regenerative soil building using Nguni cattle, and the cultivation of organic produce for the family at this stage. The commitment to self-sustainability is reflected in their recycling and composting project, where organic waste is fermented and turned into nutrient-rich compost using the innovative Bokashi process. Guests are actively involved, collecting recyclables that are then responsibly sorted and utilized by a local recycling entity, thus contributing to the support of nearby businesses. Frog Mountain Getaway's unwavering dedication to indigenous biodiversity conservation and rehabilitation is evident in their extensive invasive alien clearing program, and riverine forest restoration project. The completion of the first phase a few years ago, including the removal of the invasive Black Wattle forest, marked a significant milestone in the farm's commitment to restoring the indigenous riverine corridor. Continued alien management and indigenous planting are continually underway. Additionally, their use of 100% biodegradable and Earth-friendly products, from soaps to detergents, underscores a holistic approach to sustainability. Frog Mountain Getaway is not merely a destination but a model for fostering community development, inspiring learning, and serving as a sanctuary for families to immerse themselves in nature in a place that “has it all while preserving the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Visitors are invited to recharge, relax, and connect in this haven of green tranquillity, symbolizing a harmonious blend of human life and ecological stewardship.