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Private Family Run Guest Farm, dating back to 1839

Named after the 150-year old Blue Gum tree that grows on our front lawn, the estate is both a working farm dating back to 1839 and a private, family run guest house. We pride ourselves on offering visitors a unique experience in a welcoming environment. We also place great value in our staff, as a result you’ll find that everyone is actively responsible for making your stay memorable. We want you to feel like you’re in a private home – but with no obligation to your hosts. And as our guest, we’ll make sure you’re taken care of, down to the last detail.

Owners Anton and Tarryn de Kock strive to provide you with an experience that encapsulates those things we tend to gloss over in the rush of modern life – an opportunity to relax in comfortable, tranquil surrounds with good food, superb local wines, great views and plenty of fresh air.

Luxurious comfort suited to individuals, couples and families alike

Long before the first title deed to Blue Gum farm was granted, this part of the Overberg was home to the Khoisan, groups of nomadic hunter gatherers who roamed the surrounding mountains and picturesque coastline. Traditionally, Blue Gum was a vegetable and small stock farm, and as such has produced everything from artichokes to sunflowers, and pigs to sheep. Today Blue Gum is being established as a wine farm with three hectares of Shiraz and one Hectare of Sauvignon Blanc grapes under cultivation and and a further seven hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot planned for the future. The estate extends up the Klein Rivier Mountain directly behind the guest house and we encourage you to explore the estate and discover the many diverse flora and fauna that share our environment with us. Not to mention the more than 100 bird species spotted to date. For those less energetically inclined, join us for a Sundowner at the Boma patio bar adjacent to the main lounge where the views are spectacular, the sounds magical and the memories unforgettable. VIEW OUR GALLERYBLUE GUM BROCHURE

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"What an unbelievably magnificent place to visit, and in the same breath, highly recommendable. There is no way that you won’t come back from a weekend at Blue Gum Country Estate not relaxed and at peace with the world!"

CRAIG LOTTER An Exploring South African

Whether you stay in the Manor House Suites, the Mountain View Rooms or our Blue Gum Family Rooms, you’ll discover a tranquil retreat that offers something for everyone from Honeymoon Couples to Solo Travellers and large family groups. With this in mind we have two parts to our restaurant on the estate with one side catering to families and the other side catering to the more romantically inclined. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in the room rate. We also have experienced babysitters, who need to be booked in advance at an additional cost.

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"Fresh country elegance at Barke Restaurant on the Blue Gum Country Estate. Their breakfast spread is epic, with to-die-for croissants, creamy yoghurt and French toast among its yummiest offerings."

ROXANNE REID
RoxanneReid.co.z