Kokstad, Swartberg 

A tranquil experience on our beautiful farm situated in the Southern Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal. Our place is rustic yet tastefully decorated and includes a Deli situated in full view of a beautiful dam and hillside country. Our Deli offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats for your convenience.  The Deli is not licensed to sell alcohol. You can bring your own wine/beer at R20 corkage charge per person.

Farm activities includes, hiking trails, picnics (on request), milking cows, a basic obstacle course, star gazing, fishing and bird watching.

Accommodation:

Rooms in the Old Cheese Factory:

Self-catering or guest can book in The Deli (our restaurant) for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The living room and kitchen of the Old Cheese Factory is shared.  It is fully equipped with fridge, microwave, kettle, gas stove, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans.  There is a fireplace in the living room that serves as a braai as well.

Rooms in the Bull Stables:

Not self-catering. Guest can however book in The Deli (our restaurant) for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Budget Rooms:

There are budget rooms only with 2 beds, a shower, zinc, kettle cutlery and crockery.  The budget rooms will also have shared bathroom, kitchen and living area.

Things to See and Do:

Deli:

Our Deli offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, treats & farm produced products for your convenience.

Farm activities

Includes hiking trails and herding cattle. 

Milking cows 

Watching milking the cows.

Obstacle Course

For the young and young at heart.

Biking Trails

Enjoy the biking trails through the mountains.

Horse Riding

Enjoy horse riding on the farm.

Trails:

All the trails start off from the Cheese Factory.

Options:
  • 5km
  • 10km
  • 12km
  • Flitwick Slackpacking Trail – 3 nights, 4 days
5km

Beauty:                        5/5
Difficulty (fitness):       3/10
Technical Rating:        Standard easy trail to walk with kids or beginner hikers.

Route Description:

The 5km trail starts from the Cheese Factory and takes your through the stunning gardens of Flitwick Ranch and into the forest you go.  The first part of the trail is the most scenic as it runs through a mini forest with a stream.  There are beautiful spots all along the river to sit and just take in nature.  Spoil yourself with clean refreshing spring water that sprouts naturally from the farm all along the trail. 

10km

Beauty:                        5/5
Difficulty (fitness):       4/10
Technical Rating:        Standard easy trail to walk.  Moderate level of fitness is needed.

Route Description:

The 10km trail starts from the Cheese Factory and once again takes your through the stunning gardens of Flitwick Ranch and into the forest you go.  The first part of the trail is shared with the 5km and splits at a stage to the left and is once again a very beautiful trail with more views of the beautiful Swartberge and surrounding mountains.  Don’t forget to stop at the Ongeluksnek to Sani Pass photo booth and the viewpoint also for stunning pictures.

 

12km

Beauty:                        4/5
Difficulty (fitness):       6/10
Technical Rating:        Moderate level of fitness is needed, expect a few hills to walk up.

Route Description:

The 12km trail starts from the Cheese Factory and turns to the right away from the 5- and 10km trails, your first 2km are pretty steep so take it easy, the rest of the trail winds along the mountain side and along a beautiful protected marsh where a few different species of crane’s can be spotted.  The last 6km of the trail is pretty much semi uphill to uphill, so be prepared for a nice gradual climb but the view is all worth it.

Conclusion:

Flitwick Ranch is a beautiful setting with friendly staff endless beauty, lovely hiking trails.  The trails are suitable for all ages as and is a good option for beginner hikers.  The ranch is very safe with lots to do for the kids and give you some to rest.  It is also pet friendly but please make sure your fur kids behave themselves and on the leash AT ALL TIMES!!!

Rates:

  • R3800.00 pp – Flitwick Slackpacking
    • 3 Nights and 4 days, min 4, max 12
  • R2500.00 pp – Budget Slackpacking
Old Cheese Factory:

En-Suite Rooms:

  • R580.00 pp.pn, – 1st Person sharing
  • R380.00 pp.pn – 2nd Person sharing
Budget Rooms:
  • R250.00 pp.pn – 1st Person sharing
  • R150.00 pp.pn – 2nd Person sharing

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