Zoning: Agricultural and Residential
Erf size: 68.6 ha
Key features: Few properties come with such a magnificently abundant water source that’s not only clear and pristine but has rock pools big enough to swim in and waterfalls to stand under.
The spectacular Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape is a vast landscape that’s fertile and rich in indigenous vegetation like natural fynbos and wild flowers, an abundance of birdlife and free-roaming wildlife, as well as its rugged rocky terrain, woody ravines and kloofs, that shelter ancient Khoisan art dating back the region’s earliest inhabitants thousands of years go. It’s a land of splendour and history, embedded in cultural significance, where Cicadas break the silence of its enchanting remoteness on a hot, summer’s day. It’s also home to citrus orchards and olive groves, where the quaint little village of Citrusdal earned its name from the powerful, alluring scents of orange blossom, pervading the air annually between the months of August and October.
Just a short drive from Citrusdal, no more than two hours from Cape Town, a glorious working Citrus farm sits amongst the orchards. Waterfall Farm answers to the call for simple, country living, with its beautiful, large farmhouse – that accommodates ten, comfortably – and its adjacent houses, Honey Cottage and Weaver’s Nest that accommodate an additional seven and four respectively. It’s rustic, laid-back and beautiful, with generous living spaces and plenty of stoeps to hang out on, as you overlook the land, taking in the sweet scents wafting in the breeze. Waterfall Farmhouse is the quintessential South African holiday home, away from home. It’s the heart and soul of the property where all of the activities and excursions pivot from. Cosy, characterful and charming, the rooms are spacious with loads of light flooding in from the outside, large open fireplaces for the cooler days and nights, with outdoor bomas and braai areas for ideal evening gathering spots.
A perfect place for a quick getaway, into rural life, away from the city to an economically sound and simple homestead that’s immediately familiar the moment you arrive. Cooking, feasting, hiking, swimming, resting and exploring is all on the cards. The smaller cottage of Weaver’s Nest is a typical vernacular-style property, with a traditional bakoond attached to it, and lovely stoep.
Those who are familiar with the Cederberg’s hot, sweltering summers will appreciate how luxuriously wonderful it is to have a gushing waterfall right on your doorstep, where crystal clear rock pools and running streams await your jumping and diving. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the farmhouse and you’re in a glorious water world with the whole family. There are also plenty of places to cycle and hike on neighbouring trails where you can picnic and explore the amazing rock art.
Farm size: 68.6 ha
Main house (394m2):
4 x bedrooms
3 en-suite bathrooms
Large lounge with a fireplace
Open plan dining room
Boma and outdoor fireplace / barbeque
Honey Cottage (168m2):
Weaver’s Nest (133m2):
2 x bedrooms
Wood burning fireplace
Staff quarters: 138m2
Water rights: 38 ha
Orchards: 14.25 ha (Lemons, Clementines, Valentia and Navel Oranges) and 86 Olive trees (Calamata)
(price excludes personal items and Daisy Cottage)