Be in the moment

Sit by the fire

Watch the stars

Drink the water

Play a board game

Take a nap on the swing

Walk up onto the mountain

Take pictures

Swim in the dam

Have something cold or hot

Eat what you have braaied

Breathe fresh and clean air

Listen to bird song

Ride your bicycle

Take an invigorating open air and hot shower





You can hike to the top of the mountain called Orrelpype, a conglomerate rock formation, which gives a breathtaking view over all the mountains, literally as far as the eye can see. To climb ontop of the mountain see as far as they eye can see down the kloof, is breathtaking and very special gift for those who do the climb. A must when you visit our farm


But for the best views and relatively easy walk, the beginning of the Crocodile’s back, is the gift of gifts. Here you will be able to see one of the old Willowmore cedar trees (Widdringtonia Schwarzii) and stil get to scamble the Crocdile’s back if yo have the nerve


Ou Beeste-Paadjie is an energetic assault on an old trail, used many years ago to herd cattle to the top of the mountain for grazing. Tough and steep, for those willing to endure more to reach the top of the farm’s majestic mountain. If you follow the trial across the top of the mountain it connect you to the Orrelpype


Birds in their natural habitat

Take time to see, watch and listen – day and night

Water birds and terrapins are found at the crystal clear natural spring dam called Fontein-Dam, which we have just enlarged so as to hand-irrigate the newly worked fields beneath it

The second dam called Jeremiah, will also become a natural habitat. In time the dried tree stumps we have gathered will be burned to form a sealing ash layer to keep its water -

water we trust will come from the newly drilled boreholes and God’s mercy-rain when the drought is broken

A pair of black eagles (witkruis arende) are resident in these majestic mountains

Territorial birds also frequent the Cement dam, the same one people can cool off in in summer


Wild life
Several pairs of klipspringer are resident on different mountain cliffs surrounding the basin

Dark speci-Kudus roam freely through the entire kloof

For the first time in 20 years they can be seen late afternoon and walking freely at night on the fields and salt lick next to our spring dam

Wild horses still reside on top of the mountain

Leopard tortoises naturally occur here and hibernate during the colder months

Reedbuck can be seen from time to time


Soon enough we would like to introduce wild buck to roam on the farm

Cooling off in summer
A real cement dam filled with cool clear water… it is just like the magazine pictures!  

Koi San Paintings
A rare find to be appreciated as part of our ancient heritage – a guided tour can be arranged

Seasonal waterfalls and rivers
When it rains a lot, the cascading waterfalls and rivers are an awe-striking sight to behold

Sometimes during serious flooding one can be rained in for a couple of days…

We are praying for the 8 day rain to break the increasing drought right now


Creative art weekend and workshops

Gifting yourself with time to create something with your head, heart and hands, is life to your soul. The point is the process of engagement, not the grand finale and not the comparison to others. You are able, and if you want to take time out, you will remember your gift inside. Ignite and kindle your own creative flame on a special farm that will inspire you and provide a spot to just enjoy yourself without any pressure to perform

Land Art
Use what is in nature and create something in the veld that remains part of nature, even after you leave. Your audience – you, your camera, the birds and bush animals, the Holy Spirit...

The root – your original creation in nature
The trunk – iron & leaf printing
The stem – charcoal / lino / sculpting
The flower - color it
The fruit – you are amazing!

To ensure a good outcome -
I can facilitate the minimum of 4 in a small group and 8 to 10 in a large group
Guests will be given a suggestion of extra materials that can be brought with
Of course pre-bookings is necessary
Accommodation, breakfast & supper included. All other drinks excluded, but can be bought on the farm
Guests have to arrange their own transport here and back please
R2000 per person for 1 weekend – Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon


4 x 4 mountain trail & Horse excursions

Call Boetie Terblance 6km down the road from us for his expertise guidance


Authentic farm produce

Our surname – Enrieu- is from northern Italian-French origin, and thus our appreciation for simple yet good quality food, is what underpins our vision to prepare a service for Speekhout’s guests. As the saying goes, “ you can even face your family after a sumptuous meal’.... We also offer cuisine from countries we visited on humanitarian projects, especially curries from India, Thailand and Malaysia (or Cape Malay).

We love for ourselves and thus cook Italian/Mediterranean inspired cuisine from meat dishes to mezze platters, pizzas and fire food for people with good appetites! 

Mark has been planting genes of trees, a variety specimen grasses and Jurassic's to feed our sheep, pigs, cattle and chickens from the land. He also plants seasonal vegetables from seed, herbs and spices for all who seeks goodness on Speekhout Farm.

Produce for sale/Mark's vegetables

  Because we are remote and really far from shops in terms of time, availability and fuel, we sell a small range of supplies on a cash basis –

Wood, unpasturised cow’s milk, cold drinks & juices, real free range farm lamb (R130 p/kg), pork (R75 p/kg), whole young farm chicken (R45 p/kg) and excellent boerewors (R65 per 500gr), all frozen and pre-packed cuts. T-bones R135 p/kg

I bake daily fresh bread (allow 3 hours’ notice please). You can choose plain oil, green herbs & garlic, or honey bread totally fresh chicken eggs real organic seasonal vegetables & greens.

Special occasion cakes, and tea & scones.

For more food shopping (frozen lasagnas, bobotie, kudu steaks, bottled preserves etc) you can visit the info office at Makkedaat Caves, 7km form our farm.

BIKERS: contact me for specials please.


Info center on Rietrivier

Meet the real kloof legends – Oom Boeite and Tannie Henriette! Here you can buy home made pastries, boerewors, jams, preserves, kudu steaks…

All can be bought at the Info center at the Makkedaat Caves, 7km from us


Mountain Biking and Motor bikes
What can we say, the entire kloof is a biker’s dream




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