The farm offers eight bedrooms and accommodates a maximum of 14.
Designed in the local vernacular style and built to give the impression that it’s always been there, the farmhouse has those deep stoeps that face onto unimaginably distant views. The walls are washed a bone colour, shuttered sash windows are a contrasting mahogany, and the roofs are tin.
Come the rain, the pattering conjures up memories of childhood. But come the sunshine, those deep stoeps provide welcome respite from the heat of the day. They’re furnished so that life led outside is as comfortable as it is indoors. There are sofas out here, deep armchairs, storm lanterns and woven rugs. Everywhere you look, both in and out, there’s an elemental style to the materials chosen, from the rough roof beams to the latte ceilings, the polished elephant-grey cement floors to the Nguni hides dotted about on them. Baskets, wicker and riempie define the look of Bobbejaanskloof, as does the muted colour scheme. Everywhere there’s an obsession with nature, its textures and patterns. And there are scrubbed wooden bowls, brass lamps, raffia shades, heavy, handmade glass, and armchairs dressed in rough linen slip covers.
In the kitchen at the heart of the house, a huge table invites long lunches or dinners while you cook. Sink into a leather-covered armchair in front of the fire. Or run a bath in one of the deep tubs in bathrooms kitted out for contemporary living.
There are five bedrooms in the Farm House. One king-size bed in the main bedroom, one queen, two three quarter beds that can be changed to a king in the family suite plus a pull out lounger which creates a double (the family suite can accommodate 4). The family suite can function for a couple with a child or as a giant teen den – it is equipped with Apple TV and a mini kitchenette. Each bedroom in the main house has its own shower and loo. The master suite has a separate loo off an interleading dressing room which is equipped with a single bed and can serve as an extra bedroom for one.
Nguni Cottage is completely separate from the main house and is itself a delightful retreat. It has three large bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a kitchen-dining area. The third bedroom has a separate entrance, its own bathroom, own stoep and a small kitchenette. This room is ideal for an aupair, personal chef or pilot. Nguni cottage is close to the farm vegetable garden and has its own medicinal walled garden. It is a 10 minute walk to the main house.