Wolseley Behind the Scenes – Orchard Stay

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Tell us who you are?


Orchard Stay is situated on "Platvlei", a third-generation working fruit farm run by the Guy and Andrew Nieuwoudt, sons of Anton and Julie Nieuwoudt.

What do you offer and what makes you different from the rest?

We offer  country living at its best. A self-catering guesthouse nestled between pear orchards, Orchard Stay offers you space and freedom inside and out. 

Comfort is a priority in this two bedroom farm house with both rooms having en-suite bathrooms and wow factor views of the orchards and Mostertshoek Mountain.

We offer guests the best of indoor-outdoor living with a fully equipped kitchen, covered built in braai and large fold back doors lead onto a covered wrap-around terrace. Lazy days can be enjoyed on the terrace, out on the lawn or curled up on the couch in the lounge. On winter days set the fireplace alight, and settle in for the big 'chill'.

Our eco-pool and hot tub which has been purposely designed to be enjoyed all year round. The Eco-Pool is perfect for cooling off, relaxing with a book or drink, or just hanging out with family and friends.  The hot tub is fuelled by a wood burner, great for an evening dip or night time star gazing.

There is no TV in the guesthouse. What a joy it is to unplug. But, of course free Wi-Fi is available.

Who is your ideal guest?

You with your friends and family. Orchard Stay should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Out ideal visitor - local and international - would be in the valley for a... country getaway, wedding, romantic retreat, family fun holiday, mountain biking or trail running event, wine and food experience, bird watching.... the list goes on!

What is your favourite feature at Orchard Stay?

Most definitely the hot tub! Then the impressive living area.

Name one thing other than your establishment that you would recommend other people to visit/do in Wolseley?

Visit Waverley Hills for wine tasting and lunch.

24 April 1968, Die Burger Hoe Koos van der Merwe Koning Geword het.

Waar kom Koos aan die bynaam van Koning? Snaaks genoeg is dit ‘n verhaal wat nog nooit gepubliseer is nie. En waar dit nou vir die eerste keer gedoen word, moet die tyd 21 jaar teruggeskuif word na Vrydagaand, 21 Februarie 1947.
Dit was op daardie gedenkwaardige aand dat Koning George VI en sy gevolg op die plaas Goedgeloof van Mnr Albertus van der Merwe in die Breëriviervallei naby Bainskloof oornag het.

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