A sneak peek at an episode of Via’s Sien, smaak, slaap (see, taste, sleep… does not have the same ring to it) shot on Kalmoesfontein and airing on the Afrikaans DSTV channel on 23 October at 17:30.
Every day Mina and Charl prepare a hearty balanced farm lunch for the the team – using fresh produce grown right here and meat from our surrounding farms. We are now opening this lunch up to a maximum of 8 extra seats per day.
Join us for lunch, Mondays – Fridays at 12h30.
For R150pp you’ll get in on the daily menu (including freshly baked bread and farm butter) + a glass of wine + coffee.
The view, the farm atmosphere and chit chat with the team free of charge.
You’ll also be able to buy wine at cellar door prices and grab some of our locally made products (like bread, butter, ice cream, capers, preserves and more) and free range eggs.
Please note – no tastings or cellar tours will be on offer unless specifically arranged in advance.
Book a seat 24 hours before via email@example.com or on 079 6526 101.
We are proud to share that we are now an award-winning authentic South African experience!
Charl, Mina and the team were honoured by The Wine and Food Tourism Conference with the honour of The VINPRO Authentic South African Experience Award 2020.
“This award acknowledges original initiatives that create authentic South African experiences in which individuals can fully immerse themselves, and at the same time promote our cultural heritage through food and wine.”
To find out more about booking a food and wine experience on the farm, click here.
Occasionally we like to remind followers of (and visitors to) our blog to also follow and like our other online pages. We are much more active on the likes of Instagram and Facebook with going-ons, like
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About The Kalmoesfontein Box:
From the rusk recipe that Yoliswa started baking with when we first arrived on the farm and Judy’s long beloved marmalades to Charl’s ice-cream successes and the butter Hanneke started churning during lockdown – we’ve always been baking and making, preserving and preparing things grown on the farm in order to elevate meals served from the kitchen.
So, since it seems boxes are the new baskets and we now make enough products of origin Kalmoesfontein, we’ve put together OUR OWN BOX.
delivered to your door*.
The specific weekly box combo gets sent out on (most**) Tuesdays – let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be on the mailing list.
*Swartland, Cape Town and in between only.
**Subject to availability…
Also, coming soon, daily opportunities to lunch with the team. But, more on that via one or all of our platforms, just now…
It has been such a pleasure being able to welcome guests back to the cottages on the farm and judging by our recent reviews, the feeling is mutual.
Kalmoesfontein provides a very relaxing setting, much needed in these crazy days – to take that to the next level and offer a truly reviving weekend away we have partnered with the [w]holistic mobile treatment company.
Always keen to keep things in the family, this mobile beauty salon is run by one of our cousins, Jana. They keep everything covid-safe and sound, have a look at their treatment menu and contact them directly should you be interested.
Combine any of their menu items with your stay on the farm (or bring some close friends – book six of the same treatments and only pay for five).
for more information on our accommodation, click here.
to book, contact email@example.com
After much this way and that way, our accommodation is open for leisure travel for guests from within the Western Cape.
As stated before, we will take extra special care to ensure your visit is safe and virus free. In fact we promise that (as long as you switch off your social media) the farm will help you forget about it all.
The fresh air, wide open space and natural products will leave you feeling revived and restored. The kids can run around and play with the animals or in the various play areas (and generally just get out of your hair for a bit…)
If all this sounds like a dream, head over to our accommodation pages for more information and get in touch with Semma to make a booking.
Kalmoesfontein might be best known as the home of our diverse range of wines and liquor, but over the last few years it has evolved to much more than that. So we just launched a new website focussing on the farm as a venue, location and accommodation getaway.
We’re SO ready to welcome guests back to our cottages and to host events and celebrations… While, right now, no one knows when that will be possible again, it doesn’t mean we can’t dream and plot and plan.
Have a look at the wide range of events we can host (from weddings, festivals and birthdays for all ages, to corporate team buildings and educational workshops) and get in touch so we can help you to brainstorm your next [insert unique idea here].
If getting away from the place where you’ve been locked down for months is what you are after – check out our self-catering accommodation options and make a booking to come explore the farm.
Asseblief en dankie. Hope to see you soon!
If you’ve followed our story for a while you’ll know that we take the family side of our Family Wine business pretty serious. We believe in nurturing the flock and being inspired by each other’s creativity and talents. Half the team is related by blood or wedding band – one side or another.
During lockdown Cornelia started painting a family tree on a wall in one of the bathrooms at the Old House Venue (a WIP). This comes in very handy today as I would like to introduce you to one of the youngest talents in the clan.
Introducing Jan Hendrik Hill @jan.h_photos (14), from the Coetzee branch of the tree.
Jan recently spent a few weeks locked down on the farm and used the time to work on his new hobby – photography. He took some amazing pictures with his Nikon camera.
We hope you also got to be a little creative during lock down…
Hello Level Three – regardless of the confusion surrounding the levels of lockdown amidst the ongoing Covid-19 2020 chaos, one thing we do know is that our accommodation is back in business, for business travel.
As per our previous post we can receive Essential Service workers and now also people travelling to our area for business.
The Winemaker’s Cottage; The Stables or The Silo, we’ve got space, views, fresh air and much more waiting for you. Click here to view more details about our accommodation options.
We’re taking extra care with cleaning routines and allowing 24hrs between guests. Read all about it in the Covid-19 update post or feel free to chat to Semma if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you!
You can tune in from anywhere, using the Zoom code, at 4pm Central African Time, Friday 22 May 2020.