Welcome to Traveller's Rest

Traveller's Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam on the Wupperthal road, over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass, in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations.  Discover a place where you can truly enjoy the wide open spaces, the fascinating and surprisingly varied plant and animal life, the rich legacy of the San, inspiring night skies, and so much more.

In this area with its long and rich history, Haffie Strauss and her son, Dr Frikkie Strauss, farm with granadillas, cattle, sheep, rooibos tea and sutherlandia (kankerbos). The latter being in great demand due to its unique medicinal qualities.

Haffie was born and raised on the farm and pioneered the provision of holiday accommodation in the Agter-Pakhuis area. The name, Traveller's Rest emanated from passing travellers who used to span out here by the river to water their horses and oxen, as well as to rest, before tackling the very steep Pakhuis Pass to the West, or the dry Karoo to the North-East.  This was long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant were built.

The most unique experience to be enjoyed at Traveller's Rest, is to have a fascinating visit to the world of the San, beautifully displayed in the rock art sites they left behind.  They inhabited this area for thousands of years.


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