Is there electricity?
At Keurbosfontein there is only solar to charge devices. In an emergency, there is a generator, but we rarely, if ever use it. Candles and Paraffin lanterns are provided. At Klipwerf, there is no electricity whatsoever and paraffin lanterns are provided
Is there Wifi?
Yes, there is WiFi at Keurbosfontein but we don’t like to let you use it unless there’s an emergency. Escaping from the city is not the same when you continue to get bombarded by messages and emails. There is no Wifi at Bakkrans and Klipwerf.
How do we book Bakkrans?
Drop us a mail at [email protected] with your requirements and we’ll tailor an offering.
What is the best time of year to visit the Red Cederberg?
South African winter and cooler months are great (April – October). The mornings and nights are crisp and the days are wonderful. Flower season begins from end July and can extend into October! November is also a good month but be aware that temperatures are starting to rise. Over summer months, temperatures can soar as high as 43 degrees C but that’s what swimming pools are for. We believe there’s a season for everybody in the Cederberg.
How far are the Red Cederberg Escapes from Cape Town?
Keurbosfontein is approximately 3 hours 30 minute drive from Cape Town. Klipwerf is a further 30 minutes from Keurbosfontein. Bakkrans is a 90 minutes drive from Keurbosfotnein (17km’s on a 4x4 road).
Do I need a 4x4 to reach the Red Cederberg Escapes?
As Keurbosfontein is accessed along dirt road, ideally a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle is better suited for the journey, but not a deal-breaker. Sedan’s can travel to Keurbosfontein but we would suggest at low speeds of no more than 30km’s an hour from the top of the Uitkyk Pass.
What is the closest town?
Clanwilliam and Citrusdal are approximately a 60-90 minute drive from Keurbosfontein depending on your vehicle.
Are the Red Cederberg Escapes child friendly?
Children are absolutely welcome at Keurbosfontein and Klipwerf - however - there are safety risks for children that parents need to be acutely aware of, and make an informed decision as to whether or not to bring the little ones along. Please enquire with us for detail.
Are Red Cederberg Escapes pet friendly?
Sadly not. Both Bakkrans and Klipwerf Stone Cottages are in wildlife conservancies and Keurbosfontein is a working farm with domesticated animals. That said, chat to us…
Is there DSTV?
No. Red Cederberg Escapes are off the grid.
Is servicing included?
At Keurbosfontein, there are two housekeeping staff taking care of you. At Klipwerf there is no servicing. Bakkrans is a fully hosted Escape.
Do we need to bring our own bedding and towels?
At Keurbosfontein and Bakkrans, all linen, bedding and towels are provided.. At Klipwerf please bring your own.
What do we need to bring in terms of catering for ourselves?
If you have booked either Keurbosfontein or Klipwerf, you will need to bring all your own foods and beverages, importantly including ice and coolers (as we are off the grid). We do provide condiments such as salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, tea, coffee and sugar. If you have booked an Escape with Justin, everything will be catered for. Please be sure to let us know if you have any special requirements, or take these along.
Is there phone reception on the farm?
We have a landline for emergencies as well as Wifi at Keurbosfontein The wifi allows for Whatsapp, Skype and Zoom meetings. There is no signal at Klipwerf or Bakkrans.
Do you take corporate or group bookings?
Yes, please send an enquiry to Kerry at [email protected]. and she’ll assist you.