Last updated on Jan 21st, 2021 at 09:05 am

Only 180kms from Jo’burg, Woudzicht Guest Farm and Wedding Venue is a perfect piece of tranquillity and a highly recommended stopover on your trip down to Durbs …

A landmark of rustic chic

Owners Suzette and Stefan le Roux are the gracious hosts on their working family farm – situated just off the N3, about halfway between Villiers and Warden in the Free State.

The Woudzicht estate consists of several sandstone buildings dating back to 1884, built in the typical architectural style that this area is known for.

The banquet hall forms the centre of the estate with lush green lawns connecting all buildings, and the gorgeous wraparound verandah and spacious rooms with fireplaces are part of the rustic charm.

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Dinner was a sumptuous feast of homemade treats

Dinner tableWe arrived after 8pm and Suzette had dinner waiting for us in Woudzicht’s beautiful formal  dining room.

They produce most of their own food – and the homemade bread, sumptuous cheese platter, magnificent salads and farm-fresh mutton was a meal to be savoured.

Topped off by Suzette’s milk tart covered in fresh berries, it was a feast to remember!

Attention to detail and crisp white linen

In the bedrooms, attention to detail and comfort is a big part of the charm – and bath salts and rose petals make your candlelit bath a romantic one.

Woudzicht room mainThe beds are large and comfortable with crisp white linen and beautiful embroidered pillowcases.

Homemade Turkish delight on your turndown at night and tea, coffee and rusks are another thoughtful touch at Woudzicht.

After a peaceful night’s sleep in tranquil traffic-free surroundings, we woke to a breakfast to delight both body and soul: yoghurt and muesli, and stacked French toast rounds covered in fresh fruit and drizzled with honey!

A truly unique farm framed by an exquisite backdrop of spectacular sunsets, grasslands, timeless style and character

With sweeping 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys and grasslands, Woudzicht offers guests a haven in which to relax, enjoy the view and feast on the homemade fare on offer.

Things to do at Woudzicht

The hosts recommend that you do a little as possible when you are a guest at Woudzicht, but should you absolutely feel the need to fill the hours of your day with activities you can enjoy the following:

Explore surrounding towns and villages: Woudzicht is the perfect base from which to explore nearby Frankfort, Vrede, Warden, Reitz, Clarens, Petrus Steyn and is a comfortable drive from larger centres like Bethlehem and Harrismith.

  • Take a guided tour of the working farm at Woudzicht.
  • Take a leisurely walk / hike in the surrounding area.
  • Mountain biking and trail running.
  • Woudzicht’s peaceful natural surroundings are perfect for stargazing and bird watching.

The perfect setting for a contemporary farm-style country wedding

Woudzicht chapelIt’s also the ideal venue to celebrate special events or family get-togethers and provide the perfect setting for a contemporary farm-style country wedding.

Wedding venue / Banquet hall

With sweeping views of the surrounding farm valleys, Woudzicht‘s wedding venue offers contemporary farm styled weddings from small intimate weddings to large-scale functions.

The banquet hall can seat up to 150 guests. They tailor services and wedding packages to the needs of couples choosing to use Woudzicht as the location for their special day.

Events venue

Woudzicht banquet hall is the perfect venue for birthday parties, product launches, year-end functions and family gatherings. They are fully equipped to deal with any function and will meet all your personal needs, as well as that extra attention to detail that will make your event unforgettable!


New accommodation facilities are currently being developed. Subscribe to their newsletter or follow Woudzicht on Facebook / Twitter to get updates on when these facilities become available.

Milk tartFor bookings or more information contact | or Stefan +27 71 872 6932 | Suzette +27 82 780 8841