The farm has been farmed by the same family since 1759, and is now in the 7th or 8th generation of Strydoms. Current owners Basie and Mandi make very friendly and down-to-earth hosts, and the accommodation is in restored original buildings. I stayed in the old stables. I think Basie was rather surprised (and pleased) to come across me during his morning farm rounds at 5:30 in the morning enjoying, and trying to photograph, the sun rising and casting a beautiful red glow on ‘his’ part of the Swartberg mountains. He stopped his bakkie, got out and came over and had a chat, had a look at what I was doing, and told me a lot about the farming activities, both past and present - I don’t think he encounters many of his guests at that time of the morning!
|Sunrise on Swartberg Mountains|
|Sunrise on Redstone hills|
|Video of Kruisrivier Guest Farm|