Fisaasbos se Huis

Perched on a hilltop surrounded by fruit orchards and guarded over by the towering peaks of the Winterhoek mountains, the cul de sac valley location of Fisaasbos is hard to beat.

Fisaasbos – its name derived from ‘Fisante Bos’ meaning Pheasant’s Bush – is located on Remhoogte, a working fruit farm 13km from Tulbagh. The harvest: apples, pears, peaches, plums and prunes.

The thoughtfully restored thatched cottage has served as secondary house and bachelor’s cottage to the main farm since the 1940s. The cottage is an extended rondawel with three bedrooms: two doubles and one sleeping four on bunk beds. One double room claims a fireplace, the other the en suite bathroom (shower and bath). A second bathroom serves the rest. All linen and towels are provided.

The pleasant kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering purposes, with dishwasher, stove, a 2 plate gas hob, microwave, fridge and coffee machine. The living room opens up onto the front stoep, with views stretching across the valley, all the way to town and beyond.

A backyard braai is set in the shade of giant oak trees and with a view up the mountain slopes, cliffs and kloofs. The yard fence is secure for pets and small children with two gated driveways either side of the house. Some decent size oak and pecan trees provide plenty of shade for lazy lawn days, boulle or ball sports. We provide a braai grid, utensils and wood.

Guests have private access to all spaces in and around the house and yard. Hiking and biking are allowed on all farm roads but driving is allowed on access roads only. Interaction with guests Your host, Jan, lives in the main house and will offer an alternative contact on days/weekends when he is not available or around.

Fisaasbos is just perfect for two families sharing, a group of friends, hikers, bikers and adventurous mountaineers or rock climbers.