The Area

& Surroundings

Libertas Guest Farm offers the perfect accommodation in Hoekwil, Western Cape, for all nature-lovers and adventure seekers.

Activities & Attractions

on the Libertas Guest Farm

We have a wide variety of activities on the farm for all ages.

Bird Watching

Birding List available - compiled by professional birdwatchers specifically for our area.

Visit to the Calf Nursery

Bring the kids to the Calf Nursery to help feed the calves and learn more about raising them.
Water boots available at the Calf Nursery in case of muddy conditions. Visits to be arranged with calf manager at specific times.

Visit to the milking parlour (dairy)

Bring the kids to see where their milk comes from.

Visits to be arranged with farm manager at specific times.

Jungle gym and play areas

All cottages have access to a jungle gym and play area.

Visit the alpaca boys and the farm goats

The alpacas and goats are always entertaining.

Mountain Biking Routes

The farm and gravel roads in the immediate area makes it easy to go for a challenging or laid back, scenic mountainbike outing.
Cycling along the Wilderness Lakes area is a very popular route.
While the forests of the Bergplaas area provides some awe-inspiring views as well as some challenging climbs. Permits are necessary for the Bergplaas area.

River Trail (hiking/trailrunning/MTB)

An 8km or extended trail can easily be accessed from any of the cottages.

River Trail
Picnic Dam

Picnic at the Picnic dam with wooden deck and chairs. Kayaks available. Also possible to braai here (firewood, grid and braai tongs available).

River Trail Birdwatching

Birdwatching at the Spoonbill dam (spoonbills, hamerkop and other birds often gather here).

River Trail

Tree identification along the trail.

River Trail
Swim Spot

Picnic and excellent swimming spot at the river rock pools in the Dieprivier.

River Trail
Views

Beautiful views of the Outeniqua mountains and the cow herds grazing on the farm.

Activities & Attractions

in the surrounding area

The area is a huge attraction for any nature-lover. Hiking, bird-watching, paragliding, canoeing, surfing, whale-watching and mountain-biking are just some of the activities this area is well known for. Visits to the dairy and feeding the calves are always an exciting experience for the kids. Guests are close to all the tourist activities but are able to retreat to the quiet and tranquil surrounds of Libertas to rest and plan the next days’ action.

Bird Watching

The Malachite bird hide is nestled amongst the reeds along the Langvlei. The number of birds you will be able to view from this hide will excite any keen twitcher.

Hiking

There are several day hikes in the area. The closest being the Brown-hooded Kingfisher trail which starts about 4km from Libertas and takes about 2hours to complete. It leads you up the valley along the Duiwe River and to a waterfall with a rock pool for swimming. Plenty of forest birds can be seen along the way.

Canoeing

Canoeing on the Touw river or the Serpentine river within the Garden Route National Park (8km from Libertas).

Visit local markets

Wild Oats Fresh Produce Market (Sedgefield – Saturday mornings). Outeniqua Farmers’ Market ( George – Saturday mornings) Knysna Friday Market

Fishing

Sling your hook from one of the popular fishing spots in the area, Groenvlei and Swartvlei lakes or from the beach – you decide.

Golf

The Garden Route has many courses to choose from (Fancourt, Simola, Oubaai, Kingswood, Pezula, Pinnacle Point, Goose valley, Plett, George), as well as some mashie courses (closest being 8km from Libertas).

Surfing

Some of the best beaches for swimming, surfing, kiteboarding, fishing: Herolds bay / Victoria bay / Buffalo bay / Wilderness beach /Sedgefield lagoon beach / Myoli beach

Mountain Biking

Hoekwil is mountainbike country. The number of route options will overwhelm any keen mountainbiker and is guaranteed not to disappoint. The farm owners are keen mountainbikers themselves and will be able to provide you with countless routes. The Kingfisher MTB race is a local race. It is an established MTB race and rated as one of the best in the Western Cape. It is usually held during March/April every year. Be on the look-out for the date of this adventurous and fun-filled family event.

Acrobranch Tree-top Adventures

The Garden Route Acrobranch Outdoor Activity Park is situated in Wilderness. 

Reach Us

Phone

Linda 0829291381
Johan 0834605414
Herman 0835641274
Louis 0845695920 (visit to milking parlour)

Visit

Libertas Farm, Hoekwil,
6538, Western Cape,
South Africa

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Directions

From N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield:

  • Turn north @ Hoekwil turn-off (±5km coming from Wilderness).
  • Continue with tar road for 16km (don’t turn off) and look out for Libertas (3km) road sign.
  • Take right-hand turn-off onto “Sedgefield/Rondevlei” gravel road for The Farmhouse; but continue straight for another 1km to The Dairy and the Cottages turn-off on your right.
  • Continue with gravel road for 3km to The Farmhouse; The Dairy & Cottages are easy to find once you have taken the turn-off from the tar road at the “Libertas Guest Farm” sign.

 

GPS co-ordinates

The Farmhouse: 33º57’47.28” S 22º41’47.86” E
The Dairy:  33º56’18.38” S 22º41’20.32” E

Libertas Guest Farm Map