Our Family Welcomes You To The Oaks Estate
The Oaks Estate consists of over 680 ha of mountain reserve, lucern pastures, apple orchards, vineyards, breathtaking vistas and fresh country air. It is my family's passion to share this beautiful piece of countryside with our guests.
The farm is a special place for us all. It is here where we come together, away from our busy lives, to recharge and nurture our family values.
"We hope that during your time with us, this land will be as much of a blessing to you, as it is to my family" - Gert Ehlers
‘Work hard, play hard’ has always been a part of the family ethos and it is how we spend our days at The Oaks. A typical day would include an early morning coffee and rusk before we head out for a warm day in the African sun to work the cattle or tend to the orchards. Later in the afternoon we would take the horses up the mountain to, perchance, meet a new ‘arrival’ in the Nguni herd. At this time of the day, the setting sun turns the vineyard and fields around the farmyard to a golden hue. Our children run around yard to enjoy the last bit of light as we get the fire going and settle down to enjoy good food and conversation around the ‘braai’.
Each season has its own highlights, but my favourite time of the year in the Overberg is winter. The rains turn the area to a lush green with yellow patches of canola fields scattered around the scene. This is the time we work the fields. We keep a few extra pairs of ‘wellies’ for friends and guests to, dress warmly, and head out for a tractor ride or just to enjoy a stroll in the lands. The crackling fire in the Manor House kitchen is a warm welcome back after a morning out in the fresh crisp air.
A Bit Of Heaven
It is a treat for us to take the winding road leading up the mountain to the viewpoint and then hike down to the waterfall. Here, high in the mountains and in unspoilt nature, one feels a little closer to heaven. The Oaks farm offers a true country experience while being treated with the luxuries of fabulous rooms, good food, personal service. We hope that during your time with us, this land will be as much of a blessing to you, as it is to my family. Often life in its simplest form provides true riches. I think this is what The Oaks Estate offers.