If you are ever for the perfect getaway, Halfaampieskraal in the Overberg is heaven. In the book Halfaampieskraal: The Way We Live, the first quote reads, “The perfect place to do nothing at all.” It captures the farm, which opens its arms to guests so generously and completely. Turning off from the N2 at Caledon and driving in the Stanford direction, it is situated amid the rolling wheat fields of the beautiful Overberg. It is still very much a working farm and when paging through the book, I was reminded of a friend’s 50th birthday celebrated there a few years back. It’s all about the place and its people, the way you become part of the farmstead, while luxuriating on recliners under huge trees with homemade cocktails and unusual snacks, with farm animals coming to peek at the latest arrivals. The rooms, just behind the main house, are drop-dead gorgeous and quite unique in their design. This is obviously someone’s passion and it shines through. Owner Jan-Georg Solms (with partner...

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