our Story

Travel down the Van der Stel Pass from the quaint little town of Botriver and you will find the Van der Westhuizen’s family farm Krakeelpoort in the heart of the Bot river Valley.

 

One of the last farms with the a Pine forests, Wessie & Jen decided to build the first cottage , Assie from left over building materials from another project. The dream was to up cycle these materials & create luxury accommodation that blends into the natural beauty of the farm & forest. 

 

Using a mixture of wood, stone & steel the cottages each with its own private wood fired splash pool, is the perfect location to escape to from your busy life.

 

The cottages are 100% eco friendly, off the grid & WiFi free. Connect with your partner, explore the valley & reset your soul.

 

Our vision for you is to experience traditional farm style hospitality in an unbelievably beautiful location with your special person, whilst creating memories for a lifetime.

 

Welcome to Krakeelpoort Herberg