My husband and I stayed at the River view cottages in Matjiesvlei just outside Calitzdorp.
About 3.5 to 4 hours from Cape Town and worth every km of the drive.
We stayed in the Western Cottage which has the best view over looking the Gamka river,
and surrounding mountains.
Hiking trails, canoes, fishing, exploring of nearby dorps.. and relaxing is what you want to be doing there.
Resident doggy Jock never left our side, and we nearly took him home with us. He is the sweetest soul, he showed us the way when he got lost on a hike, and he was quality control for our numerous braai's. He tested everything to make sure it was of the highest standard.
There are three cottages to stay in as well as a house on the farm which can accommodate more than two people - The old school house, which has inspired our home extension / or holiday farm .. whichever one we and our budget decides is more important one day.
River view cottages & old school house www.riverviewcottages.co.za