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Kwetu Guest Farm

September 9, 2018

My Kwetu Guest Farm Visit

Recently I was asked to visit Kwetu Guest Farm to take photographs of the farm. I had no idea what the farm or area looked like, as I have never been to that part of South Africa. I flew down from Johannesburg to Cape Town, where after it is about a 2-hour drive to get there. Leaving Cape Town and its surrounding areas, the road was probably the most beautiful I have ever driven on. The scenery changes the whole time as you drive along. After about 2 hours and 20 minutes we got to the farm and the first thought that went through my mind was… “WOW!” The farm is located on a hill, allowing you to see for kilometres in all directions. On the one side, you have The Langeberg Mountain Range running past the farm. The clouds, mountains and sun make for such a breath-taking view each day.

The Farm

It has quite a few dams of various sizes, with seating at most of them where you can enjoy the quiet, while you enjoy a South African wine and watch weavers build nests. The farm also has a stunning selection of wildlife including: 2 Giraffes (Melvin and Sophie), Common Eland, Sable Antelope, Greater Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Bontebok, Grey Rhebok and Springbok as well as traditional farm animals like horses. If you move away from the accommodation towards the biggest dam and the fynbos area, you will find some gorgeous birds. (They do fly away quickly though, so I would suggest moving quietly.)

Accommodation

On the hill is 3 cottages where you can stay. We stayed in the Springbok cottage for the weekend. It is located closest to the “central” dam with a braai area and seating on the patio outside. There is a fireplace inside that is amazing on cold nights. The cottage can sleep 4 people in comfortable beds and for me working mostly on the internet the cottage has wi-fi access, which is a massive bonus.

Summary

I tried to capture the essence of Kwetu in my photographs - the feeling you get when you are there - the calm, the beauty, the view, the feeling of being in a place you can call home.

If you want to see Kwetu in the way that I saw it, the photographs are available here: https://www.pjbester.com/Kwetu-Guest-Farm. If you like what you see and want to support me, or you fell in love with Kwetu like I have and want something to remember it by, all the images are available for purchase as prints. South African residents can contact me for pricing and international guests can purchase directly from my website.

I look forward to visiting Kwetu Guest Farm many more times.

To learn more about Kwetu, you can visit their website by clicking here: Kwetu Guest Farm

Petrus Bester



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