Duikersdrift is a 34 hectare (85 acre) working farm in the age-old Cape tradition, and includes a vineyard, olive orchard and paddocks with horses, donkeys, cows and amazing birdlife. Being surrounded by mountain wilderness, there are also a number of wild small animal species that call the farm home (see species list here). Visitors to the guesthouse are treated to gorgeous mountain views, laid back farm-style living, and a range of on- and off-site activities that will cater to most interests. On offer are tours to the west coast, Cape Town and the surrounding wine valleys, and your hosts will happily provide detailed information for self-guided exploration of the cultural, historical and viticultural highlights of the Tulbagh Valley itself.
The property hosts a number of attractions. The family-orientated Obiqua Café Restaurant is open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner with breakfasts on weekends (currently suspended on Saturday until the return of the Duikersdrift Parkrun that usually takes place every Saturday at 8am). On Sundays the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, closing early evening.
The Duikersdrift Deli & Farmstall offers a diverse range of products including cold cuts, cheeses, an expansive selection of artisanal products and delectable picnics. The farm produces an award-winning extra virgin olive oil and excellent wines and is home to the Buchanan’s Brewery Tasting Room where a unique range of craft beers can be enjoyed. There is also an extensive picnic area around a dam and a children’s playground.
The tranquil pool area overlooks the impressive Saronsberg Mountain that dominates the western skyline and is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. Guests and visitors can make use of the full range of activities such as picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, bird-watching and viewing & feeding of the farm animals.
Although the farm has changed names many times over the years, the current owners chose to restore the older name of Duikersdrift in honour of the small bush duiker antelope that still call the farm home. They also had a vision to transform the purely agricultural Duikersdrift into a typical Cape Winelands tourism destination, offering warm hospitality, family activities, fine cuisine and contemporary farm-style accommodation.