A true getaway / escape into nature
“Vermaaklikheid” is directly translated to be “entertainment? / “amusement”. The area is under-developed and situated within an agricultural municipality zone prohibiting residential developments. The Vermaaklikheid River (Duivenhoks) is protected by a conservancy. There are no lodges or hotels, just a few houses every km along its banks.
Accommodation between Cape Town and the Garden Route
An ideal spot to break up your journey between Cape Town and the Garden Route
Off grid eco design
No load-shedding (renewable energy system) and no water shortages (an abundant natural spring). A unique “Rustic-Lux” design – the property is integrated with nature and super comfortable.
Estuary fishing, boating and swimming
Recreational fishing is accessible from the property. Take a slow drift to the river mouth where you picnic on a wild, totally unspoiled beach. Drift or paddle home with the incoming tide. Kabeljou, Spotted Grunter, Leervis, White Steenbras are caught.
Fresh bread is delivered to Thorn & Feather guests – the product of local baker, Chesslin Michaels.
The Blombos Cave
Take a scenic drive on the Blombos road (translated as flower bush) to visit the ancient fishing traps near Jongensfontein and the Blombos Cave. The site is one of the most valuable archaeological and paleontological sites in the world.
Nearby Stilbaai – Inverroche Gin Distellery; The Press Room Café and great surf
Get a tour of the Inverroche Gin distillery. Founded by the Scott family, Inverroche is the pioneer of the craft gin industry in S.A. The Press Room Café was founded by the Anderson family. It serves a small seasonal menu of delicious and innovative cuisine; olive oil pressed on site; and the superb Anderson beer on tap.
For surfers, this area possesses some world class breaks with relatively uncrowded line-ups. Towel up and drive 30 minutes back to the farm (no traffic lights!).