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Maasstrom and the Cowie Valley 

 A gentle itinerary with easy driving and short distances - perfect for your first day, or for Sunday after a festive night out. For more detailed descriptions of the gardens and farms just click on the link.

Start at Maasström to catch this magical garden in the early light. Then head out of town on the R63 towards Adelaide. After about 8km, turn left at the signboard into the Cowie Valley. At the t-junction turn left and continue to the Donkerhoek sign where you will turn right. The edible garden is inspiring, the hospitality wonderful, the coffee is superb, the variety of teas awesome. But the real heroes are those homemade scones with farm jams and cream.

Now to the Mill Cricket Ground to greet the 150-year-old oaks. There will be cricket and refreshments at The Mill on on both Saturdays.

But don’t linger too long as Cavers awaits you. This extensive show-stopper garden has featured in dozens of magazines and film clips but nothing comes near the personal experience.  Come and enjoy delicious cappuccinos served with scrumptious drop scones and homemade cakes. Pulled lamp pittas  will be served for lunch ...vegetarian option available. Delectable gin cocktails also available. 

At the end of this quiet farm road, you will reach Glen Gregor, a lovely peaceful garden wrapped round an ancient farmhouse in a nook up against the mountain with its indigenous forest. Bird life abounds.


MAASSTRöM Doreen & Peter Freese 083 232 3735. Entry: R20 Plants for sale.

DONKERHOEK Barbara & Mike Church 083 354 8841  Entry: Donation

CAVERS   Rozanne & Ken Ross 082 579 1807 Entry: R30

Glen Gregor Shirley and Lochart Ainslie 082 881 4818 Entry: Donation to Bedford Animal Welfare


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