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The Rest Farm

8 reviews
Self Catering
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 11:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 12:00
  • Address: The Rest , Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R500 per night (sleeps 5)


The Rest Farm is situated at the top of the water catchment deep in the Sneeuberg Mountains in the Karoo, approximately 16 km on a dirt road from Nieu-Bethesda. This is the ideal place for families, couples and solo travellers to enjoy the silence with the option of taking part in farm activities. Enjoy the stream which runs through the old forest, enjoy long mountain hikes, mountain biking, bird watching and star gazing, watch the cows being milked, or help with herding the cattle.

Accommodation is offered in 2 rustic, family sized self-catering cottages. The Shepherd’s Cottage is beautifully situated with a magnificent view of Alwynkop and Compassberg. The cottage comprises a fully equipped kitchen, an open-plan lounge and dining room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a small braai area where guests can enjoy views of the setting sun, and in the summer a large peach tree provides shade and the thick walls of the old building keep things cool. In the winter, a fireplace heats the whole house.

The Garden House is nestled in the trees near the main house. The house is lovely and cool in summer, and is kept cosy and warm by the old stove in winter. The cottage comprises 1 bedroom with a double bed and two curtained off areas with double bunks as well a small, well-equipped kitchen, a lounge area, and a bathroom. There is also a hot shower outside and compost toilets near to the house if you need them.

Homemade bread, farm-style meals, grass-fed Karoo choice meat and eggs, when available, can be purchased on the farm. The farm is approximately an hour away from the nearest grocery shop, so guests are advised to shop before they arrive. Snow is not uncommon in winter and summer floods create dramatic patterns in the landscape. The spring is celebrated with beautiful veld flowers and the fruit trees are at their best when in blossom. Hot summer days are enjoyed in the river sheltered by the poplar grove, and the autumn months are dramatic, as the forest turns from green to red, gold and orange.

We invite you to experience an authentic farm experience. You will not find city chic on this farm. You will experience the intensity of the seasons, the dusty droughts, the muddy roads when it rains. We run our farm on strict conservation principles and ask you to join us in this effort.

Please also inquire about our solo, couples and group retreats.


Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Babysitting By Arrangement
  • Guided Game Drives As Extra
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Personal Safe
  • Self Catering
  • Serviced On Demand
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Game Viewing
  • Guided Walk
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Guided Walk
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Dinner By Arrangement
  • Picnic Baskets By Arrangement
  • Meals By Arrangement

Conferencing Facilities

  • Break Away Rooms
  • Venue Up To 10 Delegates

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

3.7 out of 5from 8 reviews for The Rest Farm
Value for money


  • The Rest , Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Eastern Cape
  • Guests think The Rest Farm is in a very good location
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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 11:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 12:00
  • Address: The Rest , Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome From R500  per night (sleeps 5) 8 5 1 4 The Rest Nieu Bethesda 6286 Eastern Cape 0860 022 102 11:00-19:00 12:00 -31.788826202638 24.661290481448
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