Just 28 km from Enjo Nature Farm has been a Moravian mission station since 1865 and the little village today is little changed with an old thatched church, a store and neat little cottages lining the main street, making a visit worthwhile. There is an shoe factory where the work is still original and a rooibos tea soap factory with a range of lovely products in their shop. For meals at Lekkerbeckie, the little coffee shop its better to arrange beforehand.
The beautiful, fertile Biedouw Valley hemmed in by the Biedouw Mountains to the north, and to the south by the Tra-Tra Mountains, just 32 kilometres from Clanwilliam in the Cederberg.
The essence of the Biedouw Valley is captured just after the rains, when it becomes endowed with an array of spring flowers that capture the imagination of many a visitor here. Local farmers restrict their herds from grazing in the valley during the flower season to assist this glory. Yellow-and-white nemesias nestle alongside blue heliophilas, gazanias, mauve senecios and an array of succulent vygies that are enough to take your breath away.
The Cedarberg Mountains and the area around the Biedouw Valley are a joy to explore. Hikes and walks abound and, although very hot during the summer months, the calming and impressive landscape, endless view to the Karoo and beauty of it all lets visitors return.
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If you come from Cape Town, follow the N7 to the north until you hit the turn off to Clanwilliam. Follow the sign to Clanwilliam and get petrol at the petrol station which you will see on your left when entering Clanwilliam. Continue straight past the petrol station. After 40 km (past Travellers Rest and Bushmenskloof) turn right onto the gravel road to Biedouw Valley/Wupperthal. After 14 km turn left into the Biedouw Valley and continue for another 11 km.
Watch the gates; you will pass two of them.
You made it to the farm!!
If you come from the Karoo side, be aware that the Doring River is mostly impossible to cross at Uitspankral in winter as there is no bridge there. Slightly to the north you will get a bridge at Doring Bos and then reach Enjo Nature Farm via the Botterkloof Pass.
PLEASE INQUIRY ABOUT ROAD CONDITIONS AND RIVER-CROSSING WITH US BEFORE YOU TRAVEL IF YOU COME FROM THE KAROO SIDE TO AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL-TIME FOR YOU!
Most parts of this area do not have cell phone reception.
Nestled at the foot of the Cederberg Mountain range, just over two hours drive from Cape Town lies the little town of Clanwilliam. Regarded as the only town in the world where rooibos is planted and cultivated, it is also famous for its locally made veldskoens or leather shoes.
Clanwilliam is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa and a historical walk through the town centre take you from the original farmhouse of Jan Disselsvalleij via the museum to an 1820 Settlers house.
To experience first-hand the paintings and motifs of the Bushmen, the Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project, a local empowerment programme, offers a rock art trail on which trained guides facilitate an exploration of the paintings as a journey across the landscape.
The annual Wild Flower show in August/September is renowned. The area around Clanwilliam blooms magnificent during the Spring flower season.
One route option to Enjo Nature Farm leads you through the popular town Ceres, which is situated in the Warmbokkeveld (Afrikaans: "warm antelope field") Valley about 170 km north-east of Cape Town on your way to our farm. Ceres is located at the north-eastern entrance to Michells Pass. The area around Ceres is extremely fertile and is a major producer of South Africa's
It was named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, a name which is fitting as the valley in which the town is situated is extremely fertile and is a major producer of South Africa's citrus fruit.
Ceres is famous locally for winter snow and cherries: Capetonians flock to the town during winter to ski or simply play in the powder.
A perfect weekend destination from Cape Town, in the Biedouw Valley near Clanwilliam, offers visitors exciting accommodation options. In a valley, surrounded by rugged and picturesque mountains, Enjo Nature Farm is a hidden gem in the Cederberg mountain range. It's a great wilderness area with majestic views, amazing Spring flowers (August and September), and rugged hikes and MTB trails.
Our accommodation consists of fully equipped self-catering chalets, cabins and camping facilities.
Accommodation in the Cederberg Mountain Range available in the Biedouw River Valley to help make your stay enjoyable. The accommodation on our Guestfarm ranges from basic camping to self-catering facilities. Enjoy nature in the Clanwilliam area!
On Enjo Nature Farm you will find relaxing accommodation next to the river and enjoy complete privacy and great views of the Paardeberg mountains. The farm offers different accommodation options, from self-catering chalets to camping. Each self-catering chalet boasts great views, an indoor fireplace, a barbecue area and some have their very own jacuzzi. Our Lonely Planet Cottage is a special one as its positioned very remote and runs with Solar and Gas instead of Eskom. Due to its remoteness we do not clean it in between every booking and expect you to leave it as you find it. On arrival you are given a basket with bedding and all you need which you return with your check out.
Camp sites, Barbecue areas, hiking trails, star gazing, paddle skiing, swimming dam, billiard table, playground, indoor fireplaces
Close by you will find the Wupperthal Missionary Village with its hand-made shoe factory and rooibos tea shop, while a visit to the Sevilla rock art trail with its rock paintings and caves is a must.
Enjo Nature Farm is situated far from the main tourist tracks, within the unspoilt Biedouw Valley of the Cederberg mountains. The valley is known for its magnificent spring flowers from July till September and incredibly beautiful landscape. Enjoy the quiet beauty and millions of stars at night. There are also wonderful hiking trails on the farm to the Enjo Amphitheatre and to the spring which feeds our drinking water. Choose between exploring the area on your mountain bike or motorbike. A natural dam is also on our farm with paddle skis and a canoe.
Please contact us for further information or make a booking online.
Discover nature as close and as intense as possible!
There are lovely hiking trails on the farm varying from a 40 min sundowner-walk to a 3,5 hour hike up our mountains into our stunning Oskloof and to our mountain spring. You will enjoy view points and pick-nick places along the trail and can discover the beautiful and versatile vegetation of the Biedouw Valley. For those who want to make a full day hike there is an extremely nice hike to the top of Krakadouw Mountain closeby.
Spring Flowers in Biedouw Valley
From July till September the Biedouw Valley is covered in spring flowers and guests come from all over the world to witness this spectacle of nature.
Many of our guests bring their mountain bike along and cycle up our jeep track into our impressive Oskloof and enjoy the view far over the Karoo or they brave the trip to Wupperthal with a scenic route through the Tra Tra Valley and a steep descend into the little missionary village. In Wupperthal you can see how the traditional "feldskoene" and other leather shoes are still made by hand and refresh in nice rock pools. As a nice alternative to the steep Wupperthal cycle route you can explore our beautiful Biedouw Valley into the other direction for about 24 km till you hit the Doring River bed which is filled with water from about April till January.
Swimming and Paddleing
Our Spring fed swimming dam is filled with water all year round and invites for a swim. Our guests can relax on wooden decks around the dam on sunbeds and on sunny days a little pool on its side is filled with warm water which is great for kids or to enjoy your sundowner. The Biedouw River has water from about April till mid January and is wonderful to swim and play in. There are paddle skis and a paddle boat at a natural dam on the farm for our guests to use as well.
Kids love bottle feed our lambs during lambing season.Our cats, dogs and horses love the attention of our guests, if big or small, and will most likely pay you a visit.
The evenings and nights on Enjo invite you to admire the breathtaking Cederberg night-sky. As the mountains block off all lights from the towns we have hardly any light-pollution out here and the stars are unbelievable bright and clear.
Not only for rainy days we have converted one of the horse stables into a games room with Pool Table, Dartboard and board games for the young and the old.
Rocklands in Cederberg Mountain Range
There is a nice 4x4 route on one of our neighbouring farms and also our short jeep track can be driven by the adventurers. The Sevilla Rock Art Trail with its many Bushman paintings and the roibos tea production in the Biedouw Valley are more attractions in the area. Rocklands, the world known climbing area on and around Pakhuis Pass is also close by.