Angels Rest Farm

Seventeen hectares of natural peace, Angels Rest Farm Retreat is a haven to relax in nature. Our award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps five guests comfortably with beautiful views over farmland and forest and an emphasis on peace and tranquility. Youll find quality touches such as down duvets, soft feather pillows and for winter, fur-style throws and a cosy fireplace with unlimited firewood. And if you become so relaxed you dont feel like cooking, let us arrange a delicious breakfast or evening meal. Surrounded by nature, we have one unit only so if you like to get away from the crowd be assured you will be our ONLY guests during the period of your booking. Do whatever you'd like, explore our farm, take a walk in the forest, chill on the deck at the lily pond or kick back and take in the view. At night the stars are truly amazing and the milky way so clear you'll want to reach out and touch. Explore nearby Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and the many wineries, animal sanctuaries, nature reserves, hiking and biking and adrenalin sports on our doorstep. We embrace nature and eco-sustainability. Our solar power system is off-grid and our water supply is 100% rainwater collected from our roofs. We avoid using pesticides and chemicals. Our family of 11 horses are free-roaming and our award-winning hens are free-range. A welcome basket of fresh farm eggs and herbs from our garden will be prepared specially for you. We love having guests and aim to give each of our visitors the best stay possible. A warm welcome awaits you. If you yearn to spend less time at work and more time following dreams we hope to inspire you to do just that.

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  • "Wonderful rest in great accommodation and relaxing environment"

    23 October 2018

    "Angel rest farm is really a wonderful place to relax. Liz and Hannes are attentive hosts who have furnished the accommodation with great attention to detail. The horses and nature complete the whole thing. We recommend it very much."

  • "Great time in Angels Rest Farm"

    29 September 2018

    "We had the best times at AngelsRest Farm, A beautiful place in a perfect loctation.I was up and above all our expections.Most reccomended."

  • "Peacefulness"

    23 September 2018

    "Cosy fireplace, nice view, animal's. Toilet door cannot be closed shut, not a big deal."

  • "Perfect getaway"

    07 July 2018

    "Angels rest was a great, neat cottage with friendly hosts and a great place to stay with kids. Very spacious. Very enjoyable accommodation."

  • "The hospitality and the horses."

    26 February 2018

    "We were warmly welcomed and Liz and Hannes went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable."

  • "Wonderful Stay at Angels Rest"

    05 January 2018

    "The peace and quite and the horses roaming around looking for the odd carrot really made for a wonderful relaxing holiday. The hosts were very welcoming with a basket of farm eggs, herbs and homemade marmalade all very special. The cottage is very comfortable and homely.The only thing I would try and rectify is the squeaky beds."

  • "A beautiful, peaceful and comfortable home in a great location"

    21 October 2017

    "We loved the house, the setting in the meadow, the horses, the hosts. We were sorry we could not stay longer - and we would really like to go back."

  • "Cozy, clean and calming"

    18 September 2017

    "Our weekend stay a Angels Rest was lovely. The cottage is clean, cozy well equipped. The fire place came in very handy over the cold rain weekend. The hosts, Liz and Hannes were amazing and very attentive - and the special little things they shower their guests with makes this place unforgettable. Its ideal for a romantic getaway for two - or for a family with kids. The horses and other pets on the farm make the experience of staying there, very special!!"

  • "More Than Comfortable For Family Rest"

    14 July 2017

    "We stayed at 'Merlin's Cattage' in Angels Rest Farm during 3 days wih my four kids.We're looking for the place can have fully rest farm to escape from busy city life with comfort.As we arrived at the farm, we couldn't believe the views with beautiful hugh field. The owner Liz was waitig for my family. She is so kind and friendly. explained the facilities and what to enjoy.And the most impressive one is the 'Welcome Basket'.It is filled with farm fresh free range eggs, chillies & fresh herbs which Liz&her partner 'Hannes' plant. It made us feel happy smiles. We enjoyed them!!My children are still missing 'Cuba', 'Zinzi' & friends the friendly horses. They always came to the cottage to see the children. They played together all the time.What I can say happilly is the comforters. The pillows and comforters are perfect. Liz&Hannes prepared the best quality beddings for their guests.We were there in winter time but looking forward to visit there in Spring and Summer holiday. Oh and Hannes' famous omelet.When people visit there they will know that why the cottage is called as 'Merlin's Cottage' with smile.Thank you for your friendly service and kindness.We miss you guys. Joshua, Hannah & 4 girls from PE."

  • "Our encounters with the free roaming horses"

    03 June 2017

    "We so enjoyed the peace and quiet. Angels Rest had easy and quick access to the airport where we went gliding and to Robberg and the Harkerville Market."

  • "Exactly that, Angels Rest"

    28 May 2017

    "Lovely and fully equipped cottage in a tranquil setting. Very peaceful with beautiful horses and forest surrounding the area. Away from the busy life yet close enough to still be able to make a quick dash to town."

  • "Magic"

    02 March 2017

    "If your interests and heart lie in sustainable living, nature at it's best, majestic, happy equines living free, tree lined paths, mystical forests and magical views over rolling green lawns, then Angels Rest Farm will grab you and never let go.We felt like we walked into our Life Dream. Liz and Hannes, along with their furry children, makes this a rare and unforgettable experience. We will forever cherish the still, moonlit night around the bonfire, with the quiet and unmistakable energy of the herd, keeping us company, by choice.I can highly recommend Angels Rest Farm for anyone needing to re-connect with Mother Earth and the magnificence of Nature."

  • "A welcome retreat and the perfect place to have a family break"

    29 January 2017

    "We had a lovely 3 days at Angels rest farm. We had our 4 year old daughter with us and she absolutely loved the horses, farm cats and dogs. We fed the horses every evening with carrots and she found it highly entertaining that they put their heads in the cottage door! The cottage is just off the N2 but feels a long way from anywhere built up which was a welcome break for us from our busy lives. Liz and Hannes were pefect hosts - there if you needed them at any time. The cottage is perfect for a family of 4 or 5 with excellent cooking and lounge facilities. If you do visit make sure you go up the hill and find the Lily pad pond - it is a lovely spot on a sunny day! We would love to return and highly recommend!"

  • "Merlin's Cottage - Harkerville"

    09 January 2017

    "It is a beautiful place to stay. The owner was very friendly and gave us a basket with fresh farm eggs and herbs. The house got absolutely everything, nothing needed. Nice peaceful and quiet. Enjoy nature and the horses. Will stay at Angels Rest Farm again. (Merlins Cottage) It was an enjoyable week. Regards Lynette Moore, Eastern Cape, Uitenhage."


    14 December 2016

    "We spent 3 amazing nights at Merlin's Cottage and loved every moment of it. The cottage is beautifully and functionally decorated and has everything one needs. We positively loved the ever present horses and I shall never forget the picture of Liz/Hannes walking their 4 dogs and the 3 cats following on their hills. We enjoyed Cashmere's visits as well as the "fireplace" - although it was unexpectedly needed in December!!! Liz and Hannes were amazing hosts. Thank you for EVERYTHING! We hope to be back soon! Jaco and Freddie"

  • "Charming cottage, quiet and peaceful"

    09 March 2015

    "Well equipped and clean, interesting to have the horses around, close enough to the N2 to take you to Plett or Knysna within 15 mins. Authentic small holding stay. Cottage heats up in sunny weather, but cools down fast enough with all doors and windows open. Loved it to spend time here!"

  • "Piece of heaven!"

    15 July 2014

    "What a fantastic weekend away at Angels Rest! Liz warmly welcomed us as we arrived and were even treated with a basket of goodies which was really unexpected and so thoughtful. Merlin's cottage is just the place if you are looking to rest and recuperate... surrounded by the beautiful surroundings and horses that freely roam the farm added that something special! With two small children this cottage was ideal! Fitted with all the home comforts. Liz has gone out of her way to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We've been to many similar accommodation types but there is definitely something uniquely different about Angels Rest - you will not be sorry! Thanks again Liz, see you next year again!"

  • "What an Amazing Place!"

    05 July 2014

    "Angels Rest. How to explain our time there? The sentence needs to have the words "beautiful, peaceful, amazing, special, service! friendly!". The list really goes on. And please do not forget the hospitality of Liz and Hannes. We had the time time and will recommend Angels Rest!"

  • "A Little Piece of Heaven"

    18 November 2013

    "Anyone looking for a little piece of heaven for a getaway should definitely try Angel's Rest farm, 20 mins from Knysna, 10 mins from Plett. We were greeted by Liz with a basket of fresh farm eggs and wild porcini mushrooms, with 11 free-roaming, apple-demanding horses in tow. With forests and dams to explore and lots of space for the kids to run around, the weekend felt like a whole week away!"

  • "Peaceful, happy place"

    11 November 2013

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Angels Rest Farm - what a happy, peaceful place. Our toddler loved the free-roaming horses! The cottage is also thoughtfully designed and very comfortable. I was very impressed by the fact that the entire farm is off the grid - rain water and solar only, but everything works as normal! We slept so well and rested out that the weekend felt like a short holiday instead. Thanks Liz and Hannes for being such kind hosts."

  • "Many thanks"

    09 October 2013

    "Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Had a wonderful time and can recommend it to anyone who wants some quiet time. Again many thanks to our hosts for sharing their farm and love of nature with us."

  • "Angels Rest - excellent"

    30 September 2013

    "Wow, what a fantastic, restful place! Clean, spacious, comfortable and private accommodation with everything you could think of. Really loved waking up to nature with the sun streaming through the windows and drinking coffee whilst watching the horses grazing. We spent our mornings exploring and mountain biking and always looked forward to returning to comfy Merlin's Cottage in the afternoon where we could spend time interacting with the friendly horses and playing Monopoly in the evening. Hannes and Liz made us feel at home, welcoming us with fresh farm eggs and herbs. Perfect for tired souls looking for some place to unclutter one's mind."

  • "What a wonderful place"

    22 July 2013

    "Were a family of four, with two children aged 8 and 10 and we spent 5 days at Angels Rest farm during July. It really was a wonderful experience despite the fact that it was winter time.The cottage is really well equipped and spacious and beautifully located on the farm. The fireplace made for cosy family evenings playing some of the games provided in front of the fire.The farm itself contains a section of forest which is big enough for the kids to have a real adventure without you having to worry about them getting lost and of course the horses and other animals make it a real farm experience. It was love at first sight between the horses and the kids and the daily handing out of carrots and apples was a definite highlight. (Hannes made sure that they knew how to be safe around the horses on day one)We also found the farm to be well located, and central to a lot of the tourist activities in the area. We did the elephant park, the big cats, the tree top adventures and we hiked at Robberg. All and all a great time.Liz and Hannes can really be commended for the way that they made us feel welcome, spoiled us with jam, eggs and chocolate cake, and patiently dealt with our kids who had lots of questions about the farm.Its a wonderful place and we will most certainly be back."

  • "Our rest with the Angels"

    27 March 2013

    "We had a most glorius stay at Angels Rest. What a welcome, what hospitality. We had the freedom to come and go anywhere on the farm and got a tour of the vegetable/herb garden. Anita even got a chicken tour. Agnes overcame her fear of horses and discovered they had the gentlest souls and Bert experienced his first South African Braai. What a fabulous time. Friends joined us for an evening meal and our hostess generously supplied herbs from the garden. We loved the decor and felt rested after two days. I most definately will return."

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