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Bonniedale Holiday Farm

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Located within the greater Attaquas Kloof conservancy, this 1 650-ha natural fynbos farm is set amid the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains. The Bonniedale Holiday Farm is a delightful stopover within easy reach of the Garden Route where one can simply unwind, or explore 35km of trail against a scenic mountain backdrop. One of the highlights is taking a plunge in the secluded rock pool at the end of the drive, with Bonniedale’s charming 1890 farmhouse beckoning once you’ve explored the farm.

This is a back-to-nature experience blending historic and scenic 4×4 adventure with relaxing walks and refreshing swims in rock pools. There are over 35 km of well maintained, clearly signposted and sensibly challenging trails. These trails are divided into two 17½ km sections. It’s a delightful and scenic trail that doesn’t pose too many obstacles and is great for beginners or family outings. Offering a diverse range of challenges from river crossings to rocky cambers, the trails are extremely challenging and steep in parts. The trails on the farm are well laid out, sensibly challenging and offer wonderful scenery and an interesting nature experience.

Although unsuitable for vehicles without low range, the trails are not vehicle breakers. Escape options are offered at most tougher sections. The trails are self-drive but guides are available. A chat with Nico will make the experience even more rewarding as he’s a fountain of knowledge on the area and its fauna and flora. While challenging in parts, the trail is not a vehicle breaker. Permits are issued at Bonniedale for the adjoining Cape Nature’s 16-km Attakwas Nature Reserve Trail.

There are different accommodation types to choose from, such as an option of a farmhouse, guesthouse and campsite. The Farmhouse has three e-suite double bedrooms that allows self-catering or being pampered. Guesthouse have four en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan lounge, pub, kitchen and dining room. The main campsite is well-shaded and grassed with hot and cold water and undercover lapas? situated about 400 m from the main house on the Kamma River.

It can accommodate large groups of campers. A second campsite is alongside the dam and a third, secluded site along the Kamma River. A further two bush camps in the mountains can only be reached by 4×4. The adventurous activities that the guests can engage in includes paragliding, horse riding, hiking, rock pools, mountain biking, paragliding, shooting range for catapults, crossbows, longbows and rifles