I have discovered a beauty! Flitwick Ranch is nestled deep in the Swartberg Hills. It’s an operating farm with the most spectacular farm accommodation too. I spent the day here mostly photographing the farm operations like the livestock being herded and the Polo Trainers starting up the polo horses pre-season exercise plan! This is definitely a farm I hope to return to in the Winter Months to capture some of the lambing action and the Pannar maize being harvested. And take note of the landscape! I’m envisioning some of the ranch horses being ridden with a fiery red Winter sunset as a back drop!
I’ve recently been spending a fair bit of time in Swartberg and have really come to love the landscapes and the history of this area. Some of you might know of Experience 1880, also owned by the Du Plessis family. Experience 1880 is a remote and rustic farm house that has been decorated and furnished with furniture and artefacts from that era. A truly unique experience and one that I highly recommend. And now I have discovered Flitwick Ranch! Follow the dirt road over the hill down into a valley, and you will find paradise. If you are looking for a tranquil, uniquely decorated escape that has everything to offer from great accommodation, a restaurant, conference centre, museum and horse safari’s – this is your place! On arriving at Flitwick Ranch, the rest world simply disappears!
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Flitwick Ranch accommodation and restaurant