An Oakhurst farm stay

Oakhurst Farm offers a healthy slice of rural bliss for the entire family. From stylish and comfortable accommodation options to plenty of good ol’ fashioned farm fun for the kids and adults alike. A visit here will remain a family memory for years to come.

For couples, The Forge, a gorgeously restored and converted stone blacksmith’s forge, offers a unique combination of rustic luxury, while the Farm Cottages are ideal for families or groups looking for that perfect spot right on the forest fringe. The Schoolyard offers three charming semi-detached units, each with a private patios and gorgeous mountain views.

Recently added is Pastures Cottage, a lovely little four-sleeper unit, light and airy in design and set amidst the Oakhurst pastures.

Whatever your choice, be it hiking trails to the waterfalls, fishing on the dam or cycling on the forest single track, this is a farm stay like no other, the kind of place you and your kids will never want to leave.

What a jewel!
Just what we needed to refuel in body and spirit. The accommodation provided was an utter joy, from the scenery to the unique design of The Forge, the warm fireplace, the crisp white sheets, the fresh décor, the views and falling asleep to the sounds of nature.
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Your Choice of Accommodation

You’re spoilt for choice at Oakhurst. From the historic Forge, one of the very first buildings on the farm, to the beautifully restored and fun-filled Farm Cottages. All of Oakhurst’s accommodation comes with oodles of personal touches, extra comforts and a great spread of farm activities. Here it’s all about comfort, relaxation and if you’re up for it, getting stuck into the Oakhurst action.

All Oakhurst accommodation has free WiFi.

Pastures Cottage

Welcome to our beautiful, newly built 4-sleeper. This special unit is in-fact built within one of our grazing pastures, and frequently has very curious Oakhurst cows come up to the fence to welcome our new guests.

Pastures has two spacious queen rooms, each with a private bathroom. Both bedrooms and living spaces have large slider windows, boasting beautiful views of the rolling pastures and mountains. The living room and one of the two bedrooms, opens up onto an expansive wooden deck, offering incredible, uninterrupted views. This unit has a large built in braai, a secluded outdoor shower and a private wood-fired hot tub, that is located just a step off of the stoep. We add a large amount of complimentary wood, so that you can get the braai and hot tub going as soon as you arrive!

Pastures Cottage boasts the perfect balance of indoor & outdoor living and dining, and is certainly the perfect place to find peace and tranquillity away from the daily hustle and bustle. This is a fully self-catering unit that offers all that is needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible! Percale linen, bath towels and soaps, as well as free WIFI are included with your stay.

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The Forge

A combination of wow factor, rustic country elegance and romantic charm second-to-none, has made The Forge at Oakhurst a top retreat for anyone looking for the ultimate in rural piece and quiet. (Although you may hear the distant banter from the feathered producers of our fresh farm eggs, who reside nearby.)

Sleeping a total of six, The Forge has two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, as well as a mezzanine loft room with two more kids beds. The main bedroom is ensuite while there is an additional shared bathroom off the living area. This 150 year old stone cottage was one of the first building to be built at Oakhurst, still retaining its thick stone walls and exposed timber beams. The living area wraps around the cottage and is made up of a dining room, equipped kitchen with gas stove and a cosy lounge with fireplace.

The living area opens out via glass doors onto a lovely covered deck with soothing views onto open fields and forests. Outdoors there is a secluded, open-air hot shower, dining table and braai area, hammocks as well as a private plunge pool and permanent wood-fired hot tub. Easy access to the forest trail is via the gate alongside the cottage.

Percale linen, bath towels and soaps, as well as free WiFi are included with your stay.

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The Farm Cottages

Our Farm Cottages have been a part of Oakhurst for the past 40 years.

Kween’s Kaya, Awies Attic, Leenies Lair, Hans’s Hollow and Nick’s Nook are set along the edge of a section of forest, intersected with a gurgling stream that flows during the rainy periods. The cottages are about 15m apart, separated by hedges and have a large lawned area in front of them. They’re all a stone’s throw from the action, with the forest walking trail, large swing, kids playground and communal braai area being right there.

Each cottage is fully set up for self-catering, with a well equipped kitchen and cozy living area with wooden floors. The living area in turn opens out onto a large wooden deck and braai area. This is the spot where you can either enjoy a good meal around the large wooden table or simply enjoy some of Oakhurst’s fine mountain air while getting stuck into a good book. For those who’re after a wood-fired hot tub, Leenies Lair, Hans’s Hollow and Nick’s Nook, have permanent tubs installed on their decks.

Each cottage has three bedrooms (One double and two twins) and sleeps up to 6 people. The double bedroom is self contained, while the two twin bedrooms are interleading, the second twin can only be accessed via the first twin bedroom. Each cottage has a central bathroom with shower. Garden Route winters can be cold, and a fire roaring in the kitchen’s wood-burning stove sets the perfect atmosphere for farm winters.

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The Schoolyard

Once the school to Oakhurst’s farm children, this building has been lovingly restored and converted into three character-packed, semi-detached (they all sit alongside each other), fully-equipped units, each with a double and twin bedroom.

The three units, namely Landon’s Loft, Holly’s Hangout and Anna’s Apartment each sleep 5 guests in total. They have one double room, plus a second bedroom with a single bed and bunk beds with ladders. The units share a full length covered patio, with views out over the farm and mountains in the distance.

Holly’s Hangout and Anna’s Apartment are ideal for families or groups sharing, as these two units inter-lead via internal doors. All units have indoor fireplaces, independent braai areas, kitchenettes and a bathroom with shower.

The Schoolyard puts you within easy reach of the farm shop and within walking distance (500m) of the children’s play area, the farm dam and the swimming reservoir. You’re also guaranteed a front row seat from your patio, as the Oakhurst herd passes by enroute to the dairy at milking time. With those gorgeous rural views, fresh country air and a setting like this, you’ll wonder how the kids managed to concentrate during their school day.

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Africamps at Oakhurst

Africamps now has eight beautiful canvas tents set up at Oakhurst. Overlooking rolling green fields and the Outeniqua Mountains beyond, the views from the Africamps tents are breathtakin. Two tents are positioned along the banks of one of the farm ponds, teeming with local birdlife.

Each tent sleeps 5 and has two queen beds and a single bunk bed. The tents are fully equipped with everything you need, including aircon for summer, electric blankets and fireplaces for winter, wood-fired hot tubs and a lovely deck and braai area.

At Oakhurst there is no shortage of healthy outdoor fun to keep you and your kids busy. Kilometres of well-maintained single track through the forest is ideal for mountain biking or trail running and the farm’s majestic waterfall makes for an adventurous forest hike. The kids can visit Oakhurst Dairy to watch cows being milked and calves being fed either early morning or afternoon.

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Oakhurst Action
Our Glorious Tracks and Trails

At Oakhurst there is no shortage of healthy outdoor fun to keep you and your kids busy. From many kilometres of well-maintained forest single track for mountain biking or trail running, to hikes through the forest to the farm’s waterfall, the action at Oakhurst just keeps getting better. Try your luck at a spot of fishing in the farm dam, where canoes are ready and waiting for you. The kids can visit the Oakhurst Dairy and watch the cows being milked or play on the climbing wall and jungle-gym in front of the cottages. There’s no doubt about it, at Oakhurst the action never stops.

Trails on the Farm

Oakhurst has 6 km of pristine forest single track, designed with mountain bikers, trails runners, bird watchers and kids in mind. Whether you’re an avid mountain biker looking for a challenging ride or just want to get out into the forest with the kids in tow, you’re spoilt for choice on our well marked routes. There are a number of short walks and hikes on the farm, the most popular one running down the Klein Keurbooms river to the spectacular viewpoint where the river can form a waterfall after heavy rain.

The MTB pump track is a hit amongst those honing their trail skills, with the wooden launch drop set to test even the most fearless of riders.

For cycling and trail running groups, Oakhurst is ideally suited as a central base from which to run training camps. Beautiful surroundings, quality accommodation and easy access to challenging and varied training grounds.

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Horse Riding at Oakhurst

A visit to Oakhurst Farm isn’t complete without a horse riding trail. We provide helmets and all tack, while our careful and considerate guides will help you and Oakhurst’s gentle steeds along…every step of the way. We currently offer three riding trails:

PONY LAPS: This short, easy ride is designed specifically for young children. Our guide will lead the horses on this trail and include some time for the kids to feed the horses afterwards.

DOWN THE AVENUE: Suited to riders aged 6+, this 30 minute ride heads out via our famous tree-lined avenue, led by guide on foot.

FOREST, FIELD: This 45min trail cuts through forest, fields and different vantage points. It has an interactive element, with your guide pointing out bird and plant life along the way.

HORSE CARE is our popular workshop for kids which focusses on feeding, grooming, stable and tack care and general horse maintenance. Run at the Oakhurst stables, it gives a handy insight into what it takes to own and care for your horse.

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...And In The Surroundings

Oakhurst Farm is located along the well-know Seven Passes Road, which runs inland between George and Knysna. Apart the exhilarating single track on the farm itself, there are a number of running and MTB trails nearby, either heading inland towards the Outeniqua Mountains or into indigenous forest areas. Many of these can be taken on as self-guided trails.

You can also enjoy a number of spectacular day hiking trails, many of which start within a short drive of Oakhurst Farm.

There is almost no end to the variety of riding and running available in the nearby surroundings. Better still, your bike will barely touch tar.

Oakhurst For Kids
They'll Never Want To Leave

Simply described as sheer bliss for kids, Oakhurst is the kind of place your kids will never want to leave. From watching the dairy cows going to milk to venturing off on their bikes along farm roads and forest trails or to the farm shop to buy sweets, kids are guaranteed some serious farm fun. The Crow’s Nest, a platform built into the trees, the climbing wall and big swing are all on the forest fringe in front of the Farm Cottages, allowing you to keep a watchful eye. So, abandon the iPads, put on the gumboots and let them play like kids did back in the good ol’ days.

Our Adventure Jungle Gym

Situated at our AfriCamps glamping site, this is the perfect set-up for kiddies, moms & dads. An adventure packed experience is sure to be had! Whist the kiddies explore this newly extended jungle gym, mom and dad sit back and relax on of our lawn chairs, perfectly nestled under a canopy of blue gum trees.

Good Ol' Farm Fun

It’s all about the outdoors at Oakhurst, kids can run wild and experience life on a large dairy farm, not to mention the farm walks, fishing on the dam or bike trails just ready and waiting for them. So bring the bikes, fishing rods and plenty of sunscreen, at Oakhurst there more than enough to keep them running wild for the duration of your stay.

Visits to the Oakhurst Dairy

Oakhurst is a working dairy farm and accompanied kids are welcome to come and watch the cows being milked on our scheduled dairy tours. Here the Oakhurst staff will explain the process to them and offer them an insight into where their milk comes from and how it reaches the breakfast table each morning. Please book your dairy tour at reception.

Oakhurst Shop
Eats, treats and Essentials

Our farm shop is well stocked with unique treats, farm produce and kids toys to make your stay at Oakhurst even more fun. We’re proud to offer our guests a real taste of the surrounding farming community with a collection of fresh produce for sale. These products include Oakhurst’s famous Jersey milk, free range eggs and farm honey. We also stock locally sourced braai meat (sosaties, boerewors, lamb chops) for your convenience, as well as firewood from our alien clearing program, matches and firelighters.

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Weddings at Oakhurst
The ideal setting to tie the knot

Oakhurst Farm provides the ultimate setting for a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime. From the picturesque All Saints Church, built on the property by Walter Dumbleton in 1876, to the breathtaking backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains and our purpose-built wedding reception venue.

Our accommodation facilities can accommodate a large number of guests and the chapel can seat up to 150 people.

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175 Years of Farming History
The History of Oakhurst

Oakhurst Farm is one of the few remaining, large working farms along the Garden Route. Covering some 640 hectares, 200 of which are pristine fynbos and indigenous forest, the farm is today run commercially by the Crowther family, sixth generation descendants of the original purchaser, Henry Dumbleton.

Dumbleton bought the farm without laying eyes on it, while serving in the British Army in India in 1820. It was not until 20 years later that he sent his son, Henry Dumbleton Junior out to this wild and remote part of the Cape to develop the farm. Henry built The Forge (today used as one of our accommodation options) and the original farmhouse, before choosing to move to the genteel surrounds of Cape Town.

His brother Walter Dumbleton arrived in 1860 and took the farm to the next level, with the development of a 4.5km water furrow from the Outeniqua Mountains to the new farmhouse, which he built in 1868 to accommodate his wife and 13 children. This home is still used at the main farmhouse today.

In the mid 1870’s he built the Oakhurst Chapel, which still serves the local community and is a popular wedding venue. Next he built a school, followed by a water mill, which was still in use up until the 1960’s and is fully intact today.

As a top dairy and beef farm in the Southern Cape, Oakhurst Farm’s rich history and spectacular beauty draw visitors form across the globe.

Getting To Oakhurst
Finding The Farm


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    Please note: Oakhurst is a working dairy farm, there are 5 delightful farm dogs who roam freely around the farm and often visit guests at the cottages. Baboons, monkeys, spiders and other wildlife associated with farm life may also appear from time to time.  While none of these are a threat to you as a guest, if this is likely to bother you, then we recommend a more urban accommodation experience for you.  There is limited cell phone signal at the main farm house and The Forge. Our manager can be reached via What’s App or via SMS 064 384 1266.


    Due to our dairy herd, horses and farm dogs, Oakhurst is not a pet-friendly establishment.


    In the event of a cancellation more than a month before arrival, your deposit of 50% will be non-refundable.
    In the event of cancellation within a month before arrival the entire booking amount is payable to Oakhurst. In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable to Oakhurst.

    · More than 1 month before arrival: 50% Cancellation fee. (50% deposit is non-refundable)
    · Less than 1 month before arrival: 100% Cancellation fee. (Full amount is due and non-refundable)
    · No refunds will be made for bookings made over peak periods i.e long weekends and holidays.


    To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must paid in full to Oakhurst, at the latest, one month before arrival. In the event of a booking made within one month before arrival the entire booking amount must be paid immediately. In the case of a late or incomplete payment you are in default. Oakhurst will reserve to the right to cancel the booking within immediate effect. You are responsible for all damages which suffers or will suffer as a consequence of this, as well as all costs which Oakhurst has made with regard to your booking and the cancellation.


    In order to make the stay on the farm as pleasant as possible for all guests, we expect all the guests to stick to the general rules of behaviour and appearance based on common sense and basic etiquette. Breaching these regulations can lead to removal from the farm without a refund of the rental sum or a part of it. It is possible that maintenance activities may take place during your stay on the grounds or at the accommodation(s) such activities will not entitle the customer to a refund. No day visitors are permitted on the property unless prior arrangements have been made and approved by Oakhurst Farm Cottages.


    No music or excessive noise is allowed at any of our accommodation unless you have booked the entire property to host a function. Please consider your fellow guests and quiet down completely at 22h00. The enjoyment of nature and tranquility is our first priority. Please notify us if fellow guests are not adhering to our no-noise policy.

    Our Rates

    Pastures Cottage

    Sleeps up to 4 guests
    2 spacious bedrooms with queen beds, each with private bathroom.

    See our cancellation policy

    The Oakhurst

    Sleeps up to 6 guests
    2 large bedrooms with king beds & three additional single beds for kids.

    See our cancellation policy

    The Farm

    Total of 5 cottages.
    Each cottage sleeps up to 6 guests
    1 queen room and 2 twin rooms

    See our cancellation policy

    The Oakhurst

    Total of 4 units.
    Each unit sleeps up to 4 guests
    1 queen room and 1 twin room

    See our cancellation policy

    Africamps at

    Total of 8 glamping tents.
    Each tent sleeps up to 5 guests
    2 queen beds and a single bunk bed

    See our cancellation policy