Rustfontein is a guest farm nestled on the banks of the Goukou River Estuary a mere 14km scenic meander from Stilbaai.
Stilbaai is known for it's beautiful blue-flag beaches, fishing, surfing, water sports and archealogical history .
Rustfontein is known for it's silent peace and soul regenerating properties. The farm is 630 hectares of fynbos, river frontage, private jetty, kloofs, 800 year old Milkwoods, springs, abundant birdlife, small game and of course bushbuck.
We love the idea of sustainability and self-sufficiency. We have planted a small olive grove, a vineyard, a small nut and fruit orchard, have veggies on the go, a small flock of sheep and a few cattle. There should always be something fresh and organic, grown with love, available. From preserves to eggs, fruit, veggies, wors and now our first wine and port has been bottled.
The old farmhouse has been renovated for easy country living with relaxed rustic luxury in mind. The house reflects the charm of yesteryear, a sense of nostalgia, with all the comfort of percale cotton bedlinen and a Victorian bath. Throw in a large stone fireplace, al fresco eating under ancient Milkwoods, in a stone courtyard and you have Provence in the Southern Cape.
Two hundred meters from the house, past the orchards and veggie patch, you have full acess to the tidal Goukou River, a wide lazy river perfect for swimming or kayaking. On the banks is a private picnic spot with it's own jetty waiting for a basket of food, some good wine and a day of sun.
The house can sleep 18. It is the perfect getaway for one or more families that desire to spend a memorable time together, to be outdoors, experience nature, listen to the silence, gaze at the stars, swim in the river or hike into the everchanging scenery.
A place to sooth the soul.
Please feel free to have a look at our blog to see more photos, read more about our story, the history of the farm and what we do on the farm everyday.
Perhaps you are looking for a place in Stilbaai or for four or less people--have a look at our cottage in town--c'est la vie