Die Optsal

  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

This quirky but romantic old farm house has been meticulously restored to its former glory. A spacious Farm House for the whole family, sleeping 8 people comfortable in 4 bedrooms. Situated on Aardvark Bioreserve, near Ladismith.

Check-in: 14h00 | Check-out: 10h00

Minimum Stay | 2 Nights


The large stoep/patio has a comfortable braai/barbecue area and wood-fired hot tub. Die Opstal is located near the mountain biking trails and within walking distance of the Miertjieskraal Dam.


Bedroom: 1 | King Bed

Bedroom: 2 | King Bed

Bedroom: 3 | King Bed

Bedroom: 4 | Twin Beds


This spacious converted farm house is ideal for a getaway with family and or friends. The kitchen is fully equipped with the nifty addition of a wood fired pizza oven. 

Inside you will find air-conditioning, two indoor fire places and a comfortable lounge area.

The generous wrap around deck offers outdoor dining options, a wood fired hot tub and a separate boma area.

For sleeping, there are 4 comfy bedrooms, one of which is en-suite. There are 2 separate shared bathrooms.


This cottage is situated on Aardvark Bioreserve a magnificent, 4900 hectares nature or bioreserve and farm-to-table family venture known for conservation. There exceptional mountain bike trails, hiking, sunsets and organic food. Aardvark Bioreserve is both a game reserve and a working farm. It is situated on the R323 between Ladismith and Riversdale 3.5 hours from Cape Town and 2 hours from George Airport. Access to the farm is on a tar road and to your cottage on a well-maintained gravel road, many of the other roads do however require 4x4 capabilities.


Wifi is available but general phone reception can be intermittent.

Game on Aardvark Bioreserve includes Springbuck, Eland, Kudu, Orix, Giraffes, Ostriches, Blesbuck, Zebras, and of course Aardvark.

Organic vegetables/fruit are grown on the farm and you will receive a complimentary basket subject to seasonal availability. 

Free range chickens, lamb and various game meats can be purchased while visiting Zebra Cottage.

Kitchen basics are provided, including tea, coffee, olive oil, salt & pepper.

Firewood is provided.

The farm has an extensive network of carefully designed mountain bike trails on both the Eastern and Western sides of the reserve. These trails cater for both beginners (blue) and advanced (red)riders. There are various routes and segments including the unique network of “green trails” that carefully follow animal tracks. Trails range from 5km to 65km and can be downloaded on your Garmin.


Sun-Downer Drives (subject to availability)


Mountain Biking 


Wild Flower Guided Walks (subject to availability)

Star Gazing

Bird Watching


100% payment required to confirm your booking. 

If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.

If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.

If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Loadshedding Proof
  • Pizza Oven
  • TV
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Braai
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dedicated Work Space
  • Plunge Pool
  • Secure Parking


  • Ideal for Remote Workers
  • For Friends and Families


20 May 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
R8,000.00 Per Unit Per Night

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