Take a deep breath and Relax or Enjoy just a few of our activities!(For more detail, please select the Video tab above.)
In the 2 dams or in the 2 natural pools in the river – tea-coloured water but refreshing!
Hiking Trails, Walking and Hiking
There are lots of walking paths on Heilfontein Farm and our own 5km Twin Peaks Trail for you to use. If you want to access our neighbours’ land (and that includes the mountain) please speak to us in advance and we can usually arrange it. Hiking access permits are obtainable from De Postkantoor café in Tesselaarsdal. (Tel: Sonia on 084-583-7095). You can walk the historic Barber’s Trail over the mountains to Stanford (2.5 hrs) and leave a car in advance at Phillipskop Reserve, for a lift back. A safe start is to walk to De Postkantoor Café (40min) for breakfast or lunch.
Wining and Dining
Local is Lekker, if you start with De Poskantoor Cafe in Tesselaarsdal. There are 20 wineries, 3 distilleries, 2 breweries and 2 cheeseries all within a 30 min radius of Tesseaarsdal. The nearest Winery to the West is Creation Winery (20km), on the R320 in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. It also has an excellent table and there are several other good wineries in the Valley towards Hermanus. To the East, on the R326 to Stanford, is Raka Winery (25km) which has an extensive range of well-priced wines. There are fine restaurants in Stanford and several on the Hermanus route (Spookfontein, Mogg's Country Kitchen, Newton Johnson etc.), but it is wise to book before, as some are seasonal and can often be fully booked.
In the river there are indigenous Cape Kurper and these can be caught on a Catch and Release basis. Really only suitable for children but what they lack for in size, they make up for in numbers!
There are lots of quiet dirt roads open to the public, as well as a developing network of single-tracks over private land. Permits are obtainable from De Postkantoor café in Tesselaarsdal. (Tel: Sonia on 084-583-7095). The Café is also a great place to stop for breakfast, lunch or a good coffee.
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