Google Co-ordinates 33º56'37.14"S, 23º27'01.76"E
Sweetwater Farm is on Redford Road, a quiet, rural part of The Crags, which lies between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley. It offers a spectacular view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Garden Route of South Africa.
Sweetwater Farm word al meer as vyftig jaar deur die van Huyssteen familie besit. The current owners have only recently decided to open up this beautiful farm to guests, who can enjoy self-catering accommodation on a working cattle and fodder farm. The perfect mountain retreat, Sweetwater Farm is within a fifteen minute drive of Keurbooms beach or Nature’s Valley beach and lagoon.
The Crags is home to the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, the Cats of Tenikwa Sanctuary and now the latest, Jukani which has most of the big cats as well as zebra and many other animals.
The three cottages, Pine Tree, Oak Tree and the larger, Palmiet House, have been lovingly renovated with all modern conveniences, but retain their original charm and the grounds boast beautiful old trees, an abundance of bird life, as well as small animals like buck, porcupine and wild pigs.
You will love hiking on the farm trails, the mountain trails past the waterfall through the indigenous forest, or through the beautiful fynbos along Palmiet River. Daar is verskeie fietsry roetes in die omgewing.
The area has also become well known for polo, and has been producing very fine wines in recent years! Many artists have made their homes here and one of the annual art exhibitions is held in Sweetwater Barn. We also have a very active quilting community and would love to start quilting workshops and retreats.
But of course, the Garden Route is most famous for its spectacular beaches, the Knysna and Tsitsikamma Forests, and beautiful wide river mouths.
With Sweetwater Farm as your base, you can discover the Garden Route, from Wilderness to Jeffreys Bay, the one day hike on the Otter Trail from Storms River mouth to the waterfalls and shorter walks through the ancient indigenous forests in the area.