Nestled in the heart of the Elgin Valley lies Cheverells Farm, a slice of paradise just an hour from Cape Town. The Boome family has been growing a variety of apple and pear cultivars for three generations and has recently opened up their beautiful orchards to the public.
A Rustic and Cozy Space
The original apple-packing shed, which dates back to the 1960s, has been renovated into an attractive new facility focusing on health, retail therapy, and daytime eating. The warm and homey setting boasts vaulted ceilings adorned with wickerwork, towering windows that take in the spectacular scenery, and an environment that is full of cheerfulness and light. There are also seats outdoors on the verandah, shaded by trees. These tables are ideal for taking in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding orchards while taking in the fresh air.
Country Cuisine at Its Best at Cheverells Farm Shed
The fresh, colorful flavors of the region are celebrated on Chef Laura Truter’s cuisine at the Farm Café, inspired by the seasonal bounty available on an apple farm. Apple and sage sausages prepared from scratch are served as part of the Full Shed breakfast, with an apple and frangipani dessert and a salmon poké bowl. The food is presented artistically and tastes lovely. The apples are naturally the stars of the dishes, appearing in all the salads and the Bowl of Goodness with homemade granola. Local wines are included on the wine list, but the L-Gin apple-flavored craft gin combined with freshly pressed apple juice, mint, and ginger juice is the drink you must try.
Gift Shop, Greenhouse Nursery, and Wellness Studio
The adjacent gift shop to the café is full of unexpected pleasures and delights, emphasizing promoting South African and African businesses and craftsmen. The chic gardening equipment and ornamental pieces can be seen strewn throughout the glass greenhouse nursery, overflowing with colorful flowers and houseplants. A wellness studio is located above the café, and it provides weekly yoga lessons with views that are calming to the soul of the surrounding orchards. In addition to being open for seminars and wellness retreats, the serene area features paintings inspired by floral motifs.
A Perfect Venue for Celebrations and Private Functions
The Cheverells Farm Shed is not only a terrific spot for a wholesome and fresh-air getaway, but it is also the ideal site for a celebration or private occasion, as well as conferences and retreats. So if you are looking for a place to escape it all, go as far as the Cheverells Farm Shed. The farm has enough room for 22 people to stay overnight, making it an excellent location for a rustic wedding that can accommodate up to 80 guests. The all-inclusive packages start at R65,000 and include a wedding planner, bar staff, dance floor, backup generator, and catering for up to 30 guests.
Stay Longer and Experience More at Cheverells Farm Shed
Cheverells Farm provides an absolutely stunning setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits. During your stay, you may take a relaxing stroll, go bicycling, fish in the dam, or harvest your fruit (from February to May; this activity needs to be pre-booked, and there must be a minimum of 10 persons in your party). And if you want to stay for a while longer, two cottages are pet-friendly and provide self-catering options right next to a dam that is loaded with lilies. Both the Kiku and Braeburn suites, named after apple varieties, have quilted bed coverings, fresh flowers, fireplaces, ivy-covered stoeps, and valley vistas that are hard to leave behind.
Why Visit Cheverells Farm Shed?
Cheverells Farm Shed is a must-visit if you’re looking for an all-rounded apple farm experience. Indulge in delicious food, shop for little luxuries, and escape the city hustle in a tranquil and peaceful environment. It’s the perfect place for a celebration, a private function, or a country-style wedding. Stay longer and experience breathtaking views, world-class hospitality, and an incredible outdoor adventure.
Contact Information fir Cheverells Farm Shed
- Address: 55 Highlands Road (off Viljoenshoop Road), Elgin Valley
- Phone: +27 60 861 1044
- Website: Cheverells Farm Shed
- Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm.