Heaven on Earth
Blue Crane Farm Lodge
Hot Tub
Seats 4 People
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about blue crane farm lodge

Located on the slopes of the Houwhoek mountains along the outstanding beauty of the Van Der Stel Pass, 6.4 km from Botrivier you will find Blue Crane Farm Lodge.

Once you have reached your destination you will enter our security gate and you will explore this beautiful private area overlooking a dam. Relax in the wood fired hot tub and enjoy the magnificent views the Overberg has to offer.

Consider our place your home away from home. Our newly build luxury farm style cottages are self-catering, comfortable, warm and well-furnished to the highest standard. Offering 2 bedrooms, indoor braai/fireplace, pizza oven, an inviting wood fired hot tub and many more.

Owner Bennie Engelke, is an avid bird lover and therefore named each house representing a bird from the area.

We have 4 cottages, Woodpecker, Suikerbekkie, Piet my vrou & Fish Eagle. 

Through a serving hatch located next to the kitchen door a freshly baked bread and farm milk will be delivered every morning of your stay.

Although tucked away between the mountains there are a huge number of attractions in and around the area.

Cottage Accommodation

Equipped for your Dream Holiday


2 Double Rooms - Sleeps 4

From R1800 p/n


2 Double Rooms - Sleeps 4

From R1800 p/n

Piet My Vrou

2 Double Rooms - Sleeps 4

From R1800 p/n

Fish Eagle

2 Double Rooms - Sleeps 4

From R2100 p/n

Woodpecker Cottage

Nestled within nature, you’ll find our Woodpecker cottage. This is a luxury farm-style cottage with spacious high ceilings and wooden furnishings. Our cottages are self-catering, comfortable and warm.


From R1800 p/n

Suikerbekkie Cottage

Higher up against the hillside, overlooking the dam and farmlands, you’ll find our Suikerbekkie cottage. Sweet as the nectar this wondrous little bird desires, this quaint farm-style cottage is spacious, welcoming and oh-so comforting. Furnished to the highest standard to offer self-catering and the utmost privacy. 


From R1800 p/n

Piet My Vrou Cottage

Slightly elevated, from where you can take in panoramic views of the farm and dam, you’ll find our Piet My Vrou cottage. Enjoy the sounds of birdsong while taking a shower outside under blue skies. A comforting, easy-living cottage awaits you – that is spacious and homey while maintaining a high standard of furnishings.


From R1800 p/n

Fish Eagle Cottage - Flagship

Just a few metres from the water’s edge, our Fish Eagle Cottage offers more than a bird’s eye view of the dam and surrounding nature. This luxurious farm-style cottage is cosy yet spacious with high ceilings. Warmth and excellent furnishings are the order of the day.


From R2100 p/n

Amenities & Activities

We go the Extra Mile

blue crane lodge, massage


We offer Massage Treatments
in your Cottage.
Contact Bronwyn on
Whatsapp 073 162 8777
Full Body : R660 (60 min)
Pre-Natal : R850 (90 min)
Back, neck & shoulders : R520 (40 min)
(subject to min of 2 treatments if not coupled with another massage)
Couples full body : R1300 (60 min each)
(please note that the treatments are not done simultaneously but rather one
after the other)

*Prices valid from 01/12/23 - 30/11/24


Hiking - Kogelberg Nature Reserve
( Before Bettiesbay)
Mountain biking - Lebanon Trail,
Houwhoek (20km)
Flyfishing at Houwhoek (15km)
Quadbiking - SA Forest Adventures,
Elgin (30km)
Zip lining - Cape Canopy Tour, Elgin
Shark Cage Diving - Gansbaai (97km)
Whale watching - Southern Right Charters, Hermanus (35km)
African Queen River Cruises - Stanford (50km)
Cornellskop (2.5km)

Wine farms

Beaumont Family Wines
Gabrielskloof Wine Estate
Wildekrans Wine Estate
Arcangeli Wines
Luddite Wine Farm
Paardenkloof Estate Wines (Pty) Ltd
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
Barton Vineyards & Villas
Goedvertrouw Estate

Pizza Base

Gourmet Premade Pizza Bases
1 pizza base per person

Eating Out

Botrivier Hotel (7km)
Mannys Portugese Restaurant (7km)
Shuntin Shed Pizzeria (7km)
Gabriëlskloof Restaurant & Deli (10km)
Beaumont Wine Estate (7km)
Forage at Wildekrans (7,5km)
Dassiesfontein (12km)
Porcupine Hills
Rivendell Bistro
Restaurants in Hermanus (35km)


Hermanus area:
Hermanuspietersfontein Market
Hermanus Country Market
Elgin Market