Enjoy one of our many

Hiking Trails

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just looking to take a walk in nature we have a trail for you!

We have 3 hiking trails to choose from Easy, Medium and Hard. 
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The easiest of our three hikes is our waterfall hike. This is a great family activity for young and old with magical natural pools to cool off in after the long hike. 

Grab a pole and go

Fresh water fishing

Enjoy a relaxing day fishing on the dam 

For the fishing enthusiasts, we have an upper and lower dam both stocked with large mouth and spotted bass.

Please note, all fishing is catch and release.
– Own fishing tackle and equipment required. 

Largemouth Bass
Micropterus salmoides

Largemouth bass have bodies that are both elongated and thick.
They are the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded adult length of 97 cm and a maximum recorded adult weight of 10.1 kg.
This species typically ranges from 30-40 cm in length and weigh on average 0.45-1.36 kilograms. Females tend to be larger than males. Males generally don’t greyish color.
They have a deep notch between their dorsal fins, along with a dark black exceed 40 cm long, but the females can reach up to 56 cm long.

Spotted Bass
Micropterus punctulatus

Also called spotty is a species of North American freshwater fish belonging to the sunfish family (Centrarchidae).  It is noted for the rows of dark spots below the lateral line. One of the black basses spotted bass can reach an overall length of almost 64 cm (25 in), and weights of up to 5.2 kg (11 lb). It can live to an age of at least seven years. Preferring cool and warm mountain streams and reservoirs with rocky bottoms, the spotted bass feeds on insects, crustaceans, frogs, annelid worms and smaller fish. It is often mistaken for the similar and more common largemouth bass. A convenient way to distinguish between a largemouth and a spotted bass is by the size of the mouth. A spotted bass will resemble a largemouth bass in coloration but will have a smaller mouth.

Spend some time


Kayaking is a fun water sport which involves the use of a kayak, a narrowboat with a double-blade paddle to move on water. Grab one of our 2 man seating kayaks and navigate the dam with wild geese to keep you company. 

Did you know: Kayaking was originally invented for hunting.

Enjoy the

Farm Animals

Farm fun for Kids and Parents, we have fenced in and free roaming animals including but not limited to: Pigs, Chickens, Donkeys, Horses, Lambs, Sheep, Ostrich, Ducks, Geese, Peacocks, Dogs and Cats. 

Horse loves a spare carrot if your packing a picnic basket and the dogs may try include themselves at your braai table. its a great environment to teach your children about farming or to bring your furbabies for a run in the great outdoors. Please note, we are pet friendly, but with prior arrangement with management only. Please ensure your pets do not chase the animals.

We do breed livestock on the farm and often have a variety of babies roaming about so we do ask that you drive slowly when coming onto the property. 

Bring your bike & enjoy​

The Fynbos paths

Whether you are a dirt biker, mountain biker or dusting off that set of wheels that’s been hiding in the garage we have a biking path for you.

This is such a great family activity we also cater for sporting events if you are looking for your next track to race on.

Pack a basket for a


There are so many stunning picnic spots to choose from on the farm, spend some time in the mountains, enjoy the piece and quiet at the dam or the variety of wild flowers along the paths, take shelter from the sun in our little forests or enjoy a picnic right by the jungle gyms so your children can play.

Not good at packing a basket pre-order one with us or take advantage of the wonderful local artisan stores in surrounding towns.

Soak up the sun at

The Pools

Bring your floaties this summer!

The farm gets nice and toasty up in the mountains and there is no better way to cool down than in one of our many pools. There are 2 large family sized pools on property one situated just above the dam houses and another at the entertainment area of the mountain cottages perfect for a braai and swim combo of a day.

Please note: The Mountain cottage pool and entertainment area is  for Mountain Cottage guests only.

Grab your camera & go

Bird Watching

There are over 300 bird species in the Robertson area making Good Hope farm an excellent bird watching destination!

Are you a Bird Watching enthusiast with a camera? Help us expand our bird gallery of images taken on the farm! We love seeing your pictures, please send them to taryn@goodhopefarm.co.za

For a full list of Birds you could spot in our area visit:  The Avibase website

Our ever growing Bird watching captured on the farm by guests:

Chanting Goshawk
Melierax Canroru

Grey Goshawk
Accipiter novaehollandiae

Red-winged starling Onychognathus morio

Pin-tailed Whydah 
Vidua macroura

Blue Crane
Grus paradisea

African Fish Eagle
Haliaeetus Vocifer

Peafowl (Peacock)
Pavo cristatus

African Black Duck
Anas rubripes

Common Crane
Grus grus

Grey Heron
Ardea Cinerea

Cape Lark
Certhilauda Curvirostris 


Telophorus zeylonus

Royal Palm turkey
Meleagris gallopavo f. domestica

Jackal Buzzard
Buteo rufofuscus

Domestic geese
Anser anser domesticus

Pekin chicken
(Gallus gallus domesticus) 

Enjoy the wildflowers &


Good Hope Farm is filled with natural landscapes covered in indigenous flowers and fynbos hiding plenty of local residences to be discovered. 

Common sightings include: Buck, Owls, Protea, Wild Cat, Ostrich. Porcupine, honey badger and many more.

Wait for nightfall for


There are a few reasons why stargazing is so popular at Good Hope farm: being further away from the big city lights is key to good stargazing as there is less light pollution, but there are some other factors that can enhance your stargazing experience here on the farm.

Being at higher altitude helps, because you’ll be above the dense air at low altitudes that contains haze, fog, and smoke that mask your view of the stars meaning the skies are clearer. 


Entertain the kids at

The Play Areas

We have a large play area at the mountain cottages including a jungle gym, slide, swing set and a volley ball pit.

Our smaller play area is located next to the lavender cottage with a dam view.

Enjoy a romantic

Fire Pool

Please note the fire pool is for Lavender Cottage bookings only.

Only available for the winter months – May – September (Unless a prior arrangement is made) 

Take in that view with a


 Kick off those shoes, light up a fire and enjoy the tranquility of good South African farm living. Every cottage has braai facilities and in winter there are indoor fireplaces for your warmth and ambiance. 

There is also a bonfire area at the pool area of the mountain cottages and a pizza fire place at the dam cottage communal kitchen 

Grab a hammock &


All of our cottages have outside seating and hammocks for your relaxation.

Take a drive &

Explore the Area

Robertson is a beautiful town filled with lovely stores, entertainment and heritage take a drive and enjoy what our town has to offer.

Recomended stops: 

Robertson Art Gallery

Exhibited works include the art of South African masters and renowned artists, as well as young and upcoming talent. As registered Art Exporters, we ship worldwide! Apart from the extraordinary selection of art, the gallery also offers a large range of Sterling Silver jewellery, as well as gifts and souvenirs as a reminder of your visit.

Four Cousins Tasting Room

Enjoy the complete range of Four Cousins products, as well as the craft Boet Beer on tap with exciting food and wine pairings, beer and whisky tastings and Zari non-alcoholic tasting. All available at the legendary four cousins modern restaurant where there is far more for the tastebuds to enjoy than the wine like their delicious wood fired pizzas.

Birds Paradise

Curio Coffee shop and animal sanctuary. Enjoy the garden art, water features and surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the animal playpark as you meet some feathered and fury friends.
Learn about exotic and local birds or stop in for a cup of coffee and an amazing breakfast in the company Lemurs and Nile Crocodiles 

Silwerstrand Golf Club

Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains in the Breede River Valley Winelands and bordered by vineyards and orchards, the 18-hole Robertson golf course on the Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate is a Golf Course worth visiting. It is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’ and is 1km outside the beautiful town of Robertson.

Louretta’s Cake Boutique

Louretta’s is a hidden gem that in the heart of Robertson town. With friendly staff and a delicious wide selection of cakes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, pastries, quiches and other baked goods. They even do custom orders. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a savory snack you wont be disappointed you made the stop at  Lourettas. 

Rafting Route 62

Rafting Route 62 offers river rafting on the Breede River and have been in operation since 2004. The trip is about 10 km and you paddle on the most scenic section of the Breede River. The river is gentle enough for first timers, with enough small rapids to make it exciting. This is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. 

Excelsior Wine Estate

Excelsior’s award winning wine is all about #realwine for #realpeople. Graze@excelsior is situated on the bank of the farm’s dam offering stunning food and relaxing views and birdlife. There is a  jungle gym, sand pit or feeding the horses to keep your little ones occupied. In Summer there is a child-minder to take them fishing off the dam’s jetty.

Marbrin Olive Farm

Marbrin is a family-run boutique olive farm nestled in the Robertson Breede River Valley surrounded by stunning mountains views. They extract extra virgin olive oil and process their own unique range of table olives and tapenade.  You’ll be able to taste their olive oils, try different cultivars of olives and their range of home-made olive tapenades at the farm.