Discover South Africa’s Secret Treasure: The Verlorenvlei with Vensterklip Guest Farm
Vensterklip Guest Farm is a haven for bird enthusiasts because of its close proximity to the Verlorenvlei, which is one of the most important estuarine systems in the Western Cape. This coastal freshwater lake is very significant as it serves as a crucial habitat for over a thousand wading birds. It provides a nesting and resting place for more than 75 species of water birds and supports over 5,000 birds in total, including the Western Cape’s Great White Pelican. At times, at least 26% of this species population congregates in this area.
Escape to paradise
Vensterklip Guest Farm and Restaurant is only 220km from Cape Town and a destination where you can experience the untamed beauty of the West Coast at the Verlorenvlei’s edge. Whether you opt for the cozy chalets, the historic manor, or camping outdoors, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind and recharge in an atmosphere where nature sets the pace and time seems to slow down.
Elands Bay, situated just 5km from Vensterklip Guest Farm, is a quaint seaside village, that has managed to maintain its relaxed atmosphere despite the increasing amounts of weekend and holiday visitors. The town is a popular destination, offering a delightful blend of activities such as surfing, swimming, and seafood.
Found in this surfer’s paradise, Elands Bay Cave, is a popular tourist attraction. Elands Bay Cave. The fascinating San and Khoe rock art has made Elands Bay Cave one of the key sites for the analysis of the Late Pleistocene/Holocene record in southern Africa. It is located near the mouth of the Verlorenvlei estuary – a short 10 minute drive from Vensterklip Guest Farm.
Available accommodation at Vensterklip Guest Farm:
Self Catering Cottages:
Choose from a selection of beautifully decorated farm-style accommodations that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 8 guests. Enjoy complete privacy from neighbours and easy access to The Rooistoor, where you can stock up on essentials and delicious treats.
● Fish Eagle Cottage
● Left break Cottage
● Pelican Cottage
● Robertson Huys
● Scott House
● Loues Manor House
Backpackers & Camp Sites:
Private Campsites: 6 beautiful 15m x 25m private campsites overlooking the Verlorenvlei, each with a braai area, sink and en-suite bathrooms. Maximum one car to be parked on site with additional parking nearby.
Overland Campsites: 5 individually screened campsites, ideal for small caravans or trailer tents, each with a braai drum, electric plug point, light and water. Shared toilets, showers and a wash up area nearby. PLUS 6 individually screened 7 x 8m tents-only campsites overlooking the Verlorenvlei, each with a braai area, electric plug point and light. Shared toilets, showers and wash-up area nearby. Maximum one car to be parked next to campsites with additional parking nearby.
Vleiland Campsites: 6 screened campsites ideal for large caravans and tents with covered kitchen area including electric plug point, light and water tap.
Flip Flop Backpackers: An upmarket self-catering backpackers, 100 meters up the hill with four single beds, air-con, shower, toilet and washbasin. Includes an indoor and outdoor braai and a large enclosed stoep area.
The perfect venue for your big event
Vensterklip Guest Farm prides itself on creating enjoyable experiences for all, and more and more people are opting to host their important family, social, and business gatherings here. Their modern and luxurious lapa, complete with stunning views of Verlorenvlei, its own swimming pool, bar, and kitchen, can accommodate up to 150 people. Whether it’s a wedding, team-building event, birthday party, or any other special occasion, Vensterklip Guest Farm is the perfect destination. The venue’s cheerful atmosphere is sure to create lasting memories.
Share your vision for your event with their team, and they will tailor a programme that suits your preferences and budget.
Take a road trip along the West Coast Way Wild Route and experience the magic of Vensterklip Guest Farm, the Verlorenvlei, Elands Bay, and the Elands Bay Cave and create lasting memories with your loved ones.