Rooms: 3 cottages: Misty Point honeymoon cottage (sleeps 2); De Wet se Huisie (sleeps 2); Eenuurkop Family Cottage (sleeps 8).
Prices: Misty Point and De Wet se Huisie: R400 - R450 pppn sharing. Eenuurkop Family Cottage: R1,200 for the cottage.
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Meals: Self-catering. Lots of lovely restaurants to choose from in nearby Swellendam.
Directions: From Swellendam on the R60, turn right just after the Cheese Shop and drive towards the mountains.
When artist Tersia asked husband Jeremy to build the cottages, she asked that every window be a frame for an ever-changing oil painting. Tersia's wish being Jeremy's command, the master craftsman brought her request to life. Whether you're waking up in bed at Misty Point and looking out of the semi-circle peephole at the sheep in the field, or admiring the view from the loo in the family cottage, whose stable door opens onto the mountains, the pictures paint a thousand words. Eenuurkop – go on, have a go! - was named for Eenuurkop Peak (one o'clock peak), the most imposing of the stunning Langeberg Mountains which envelop the farm, by farmers who used it to tell the time. There's an 11 o'clock and a 12 o'clock peak too and conveniently, the lunch 'hour' between 12 and one is the longest! Speaking of lunch, Eenuurkop is a picnicker's delight, with hiking in the Marloth Nature Reserve right next door, a picturesque dam and a mountain rock pool on the farm if you fancy a dip. It's really no surprise that the entire Puren family is so creative. You may well feel inspired to reach for the paint box when the late afternoon sun turns the fields beneath the mountain into liquid gold; or by the colours of bright red berries and crisp yellow leaves that peep through the mist that clings to the valley floor on autumn mornings and rises like steam from the indigenous forest that Jeremy has lovingly and painstakingly cleared of invasive alien species. Eenuurkop is a masterpiece.