A short 75-minute drive from Cape Town, Penhill Manor, Toontjiesrivier, is one of the Cape’s most beautifully situated, original Cape Dutch Farms. Its traditional white-washed, thatched-roofed buildings are nestled at the foot of the majestic Langeberg (South Africa’s longest mountain range) on 3,000 acres of private property. From here, there are quite exceptional views across the Breede Valley to the Franschhoek mountains beyond.
The farm has a Manor House sleeping eight and four cottages sleeping four, each with its own pool, except for the Granges which both have a Jacuzzi. The houses can be booked separately, however the farm is perfectly suited for gathering large groups of loved ones for family reunions, milestone birthday celebrations, anniversary parties and the like.
A key element of the vision of Penhill Manor is the focus on conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability.
A key element of the vision of Penhill Manor is the focus on conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability. From the fountain water that feeds the house and gardens, to the emphasis on indigenous planting and waste management, Penhill seeks to operate in a way that maximizes its contribution to the environment and society in the area.
The activities Penhill Manor provides are many and varied. For those who want peace and quiet, there are wonderful gardens and nature areas in which to relax. There are also numerous walks through spectacular scenery, home to some 18,000 plant species. Mountain biking, bird-watching, swimming, boulle, tennis and croquet are just some of the many things to do. In the vicinity are golf courses, some 30 wine tasting farms, hot springs, scenic boat rides down the Breede River and many other things to do.