Rouxwil is located between Franschhoek and Hermanus in the Overberg, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. You will find it nestled between vast, rolling hills of wheat fields, orchards and majestic mountains, covered in Protea Fynbos, providing an ever changing kaleidoscope of colours, and a paradise for landscape photographers.
Every season is completely different in the Overberg. During the farm tour you can enjoy convivial sundowners in nature. The bird life is abundant and you can watch the national bird, the Blue Crane in its natural habitat. Autumn (April to May) is the wheat planting season and a very busy time for the farmer. You will be able to experience first hand what it takes to put bread on the table.
During the winter months (June to August) the Overberg is a patchwork of different shades of green and although some call it the secret season, it should not be, as this is one of the most beautiful times of the year on the farm.
The homestead is surrounded with some of the finest pastoral scenery. The sheep and their lambs graze right up to the garden fence. You can also watch a sheepdog herd sheep with the greatest ease.
Spring begins in September, when the Caledon area is in full bloom. At the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the countryside is rich in native flowers like Fynbos and Proteas, not to mention the endless orchards with their pink and white blossoms.
As far as the eye can see, the wheat is now a sea of green waves in the breeze, broken here and there by bright yellow patches of flowering Canola. The wheat starts to ripen in early summer and if you pay a visit during harvest time in October and November, the hills will be patterned in a quilted tapestry of cut wheat.
The only problem you will face is deciding when to come to Rouxwil in the Western Cape, South Africa. You may find the only solution is to return year after year.