THE COUNTRY HOUSE

   Bonnievale   
 

ABOUT

The Country House and Olive Farm is situated in the Breede River Valley between the historical towns of McGregor, Bonnievale and the popular Robertson winelands. An olive grove of 3 000 mature olive trees, fynbos and renosterveld - home to the blue Crane, picturesque river banks, shady forests and spectacular mountains are there for you to explore.

Ideal for families and for romantic getaways, this restored Karoo-Georgian country house offers three large en-suite bedrooms; spa-cious living areas; an open fire place; well-equipped kitchen; wide verandas; an infinity pool and shady picnic areas.

From the wide stoeps enjoy breath-taking views over the valley, mountains and groves. Hidden in the olive grove alongside is the Hart-beeshuisie, also recently restored with its own lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedroom.

River side picnics, hiking trails, mountain climbing and biking, bird watching, country road drives, wine tasting routes, olive picking in season, star gazing, champagne air!

Gooding's Country House was 
featured in Escapes Magazine!

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FACILITIES

COUNTRY HOUSE

Restored Karoo-Georgian country house with three large en-suite bedrooms – can sleep 8 people maximum; spacious living areas; fire place; kitchen; wide verandas; plunge pool and shady picnic areas. Fully equipped including all bedding and towels and all 3 bedrooms are en-suite, 1 with a shower/bath combo and 2 with showers - more information

HARTEBEESHUISIE

Hartbeeshuisie, lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedroom and can sleep children. - more information

KASTEELTJIE

Open plan lounge, dining and bedroom space with queen bed and sleeper couch; seperate kitchenette and bathroom. Veranda with braai area. Beautiful views.. - more information

 

GALLERY

 

THINGS TO DO

River side picnics

 

There are picnic spots along the Breede River. A favourite is the picnic boat trips on the Breede River from Viljoensdrift.  
https://viljoensdrift.co.za/river/

We also have a picnic spot on the farm under the 100-year old Oak trees down by the Boesmans River (river only flows in season).

Biking

 

There are many cycling routes and trails close to the farm.

More information on
mountain biking routes

Hiking trails

 

We have walking routes through the olive groves or along the roads on the farm with access to neighboring farms. Or you can climb our “koppie” across the road.

Other hiking trails include:

  • The Galg Road. Hiking Trail in McGregor.

  • Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.

  • Arangieskop Hiking Trail. Hiking Trail in Robertson.

  • Rooikat Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.

  • Heron Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.

  • Murludi Hiking Trails.

More info on
Breede River hiking trails 

Swimming

 

There is an infinity pool at the Country House which is not covered so guests with small children need to take the necessary precautions.

Olive picking

 

Olive picking can be arranged during the harvest season from March to early May. Please book in advance.

Wine tasting

 

For Breede River Valley Wine Routes, Brandy Routes & Local Breweries - click here

GUEST REVIEWS

"Gooding’s House was a real treat. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the pictures on their profile were in fact, an undersell. The country house was very pleasant with large open spaces and a wonderful indoor fire. The rooms each have their own ‘something special’ which is great as this means that each guest gets their money's worth. Rodgers the caretaker was very sweet and quick to help. The pool was superb and the WiFi worked well. We had a memorable weekend thanks to the Gooding’s Country House!

 

Gooding's Country House was 
featured in Escapes Magazine!

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CONTACT US

Physical Address

Boesmansrivier, Robertson District​

GPS Co-ordinates:   34° 2' 3.052" S    19° 59'  5.686" E

Postal Address

PO Box 55448, Northlands, 2116

GPS - 34°02'01.1"S    19°59'05.9"E

Telephone

Host: 083 233 1333 (intl: +27 83 233 1333)

Farm manager: 084 574 7324  (int: +27 84 574  7324)

Or you can send us a message using the form below

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