Course Accommodation

About the venue

Pendennis was established in 1875 and the Cape Dutch farmhouse was built shortly afterwards. Today on 42 hectares grapes (Pinotage, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon), apples, and olives are grown. Sheep, cows, ostriches, and horses spend their days happily grazing in a picturesque setting.

The farm just over 100 kilometers from Cape Town close to the village Villiersdorp, known as the Pearl of the Overberg, in the breathtaking beautiful valley Bossieveld.

A historic blacksmith barn from 1903, Dasbos Barn, has been renovated and today is a perfect setting for any event like birthday parties, company functions, and weddings. Pendennis provides guests with a unique and authentic South African farm experience, one they will cherish long after leaving the valley.

There is plenty of activities to enjoy on Pendennis Farm, including scenic walks through the vineyards and apple orchards, swims in the Dasbos dam, mountain biking on neighbouring farms. The area also has plenty of additional interesting activities to offer. 

Accommodation options: Cottages

The Pink Lady

The Pink Lady is a beautifully restored historic Victorian manor house that can accommodate up to eight guests. It features four spacious bedrooms, two large bathrooms, and a sunroom with two additional bunk beds. The open-plan living room and kitchen are perfect for entertaining, and the stoep outside has loungers to enjoy the stunning views. There is also a braai and dining area in the spacious garden. Free Wi-Fi.

Cost: R500 per room, per night.

The Lavender Cottage

The Lavender Cottage, the oldest building on the farm, has been converted into a two en-suite bedroom cottage. The open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area lead to an outside stoep for dining.

Cost: R500 per room, per night.

The Lemon Cottage

The Lemon Cottage is the smallest of our guest houses, with two double rooms sharing one bathroom. The open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area lead to the fenced garden with an outside seating area.

Cost: R400 per room, per night.

The Container House

The Container House, made from three large containers, is a modern and spacious house that can accommodate up to 8 guests. It has three double rooms, one bunk bed room, and two bathrooms, one with a shower and bath, and the other with a shower. The open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area lead to a large stoep with an outdoor dining table, braai area, and fire pit.

Cost: R500 per room, per night.

Accommodation options: Camping

Safari Tents

Two safari tents share a stunning outside braai area with a dining table, off-the-grid kitchen with a gas stove and small fridge, and four solar-heated showers and toilets. Each tent has a private outside area with a table and chairs.

Cost: R450 per tent, per night.

Tipis

Two tipis tents share a stunning outside braai area with a dining table, off-the-grid kitchen with a gas stove and small fridge, and four solar-heated showers and toilets. 

Cost: R450 per tent, per night.

Camping: Bring your own 

Pitch your own tent and make use of the communal showers, toilets, and kitchen.

Cost: R250.00 per tent, per night

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Everybody needs to bring:

  • All basic foodstuffs and other necessities for your breakfasts and dinners

Campers you need to bring:

  • Camping gear and bedding
  • Headtorch

Depending on the season you may want to bring:

  • Hot water bottle
  • Mosquito repellent or nets (not a serious problem)

During the course:

You will receive vegetarian lunches and two teas daily.

What else is available:

  • Farm dam for swimming
  • Birding 
  • Scenic walks
  • Mountain biking trails

And of course….. very important to bring to this experience:

  • Old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Good walking shoes
  • Gumboots, flip flops, and hat
  • Swimming gear
  • Rain gear
  • Clothes for cold and heat
  • Water bottles and containers
  • Towels
  • Torch
  • Sunscreen
  • Notebook, pens, pencils, coloured pens, and a ruler
  • An open mind as you will be sharing an experience with a diverse group of people