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Wildekrans Country House

  • 4.8

  • from 63 Google reviews

A herd of sheep standing on top of a grass covered field
A herd of sheep standing on top of a grass covered field

About the garden

Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape. Overlooking a rambling garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art.

Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option. For those travelling on business, all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The homestead has three double rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the homestead is perfect for families or travellers wanting kitchen facilities. Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country House offers a relaxing interlude away from the hurly-burly of city life.

Just one hour from Cape Town it is an ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.

Opening times

Always open

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Overberg District Municipality, 7180

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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 63 Google reviews

anne mcilleron

7 months ago


It would be hard to think of a lovelier or more perfect place to spend a weekend of making and being than at Wildekrans. There is the landscape and walks, the history, the generous spaces and delicious food, the truly wonderful staff. But then also, the surprise of art placed quietly through the gardens and interiors, and not least, the pleasure of Alison and Barrie themselves. I can't imagine not loving it, and not leaving restored and awakened. A treat from start to end.

Abigail Reynolds

4 months ago


The guest house itself is gorgeous. We stayed in the garden room which had a magnificent view and is big. The garden is a wonderful rambly big thing - so relaxing and pretty to walk around. And the ability to walk through neighbours farms or directly up on the mountain and its trails is fantastic. The hosts and the staff were also excellent. I highly recommend it. (Only two gripes: You can hear the traffic on the highway a bit though, and a belt of the mountainside you can see from the guest house is full of alien vegetation which would be wonderful if it was cleared so the fynbos could grow there instead)

Flora Fontes

5 months ago


Couldn't recommend more highly staying here. The team running Wildekrans are amazing, super friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, the hosting is amazing. We had a very comfortable and lovely stay here, thank you so much to all the Wildekrans team

Clayton Boyd

6 months ago


My wife and I shared the cottage at Wildekrans Country Lodge with friends for a wedding weekend in Houw Hoek. What an absolutely lovely experience and cottage. I would highly recommend this location for a getaway weekend to explore the Elgin or Botriver wine areas or hiking/walking to get outs of the city. Alison and here team where so accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate in rerunning or booing again.

Paula de Boer

a month ago


An incredible location with impeccable service, food and artwork. Old world charm you don’t often find these days. We loved our stay and walking the Green Mountain Trail. Highly recommended

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