More about Kersefontein Farm

Appearing to exist in a glorious and romantic time warp, the Cape Dutch manor  house stands on the fertile banks of the Berg River, its original out buildings resembling a village street.

Originally purchased by settler Martin Melck in 1770, the story of  Kersefontein  is very much the story of the Melck family. Starting with the remarkable success of settler Martin Melck, the history of the family has always been closely interwoven with that of Kersefontein.

The first deed described the farm as a 'zeker Veepost' (certain cattle post) and it was precisely for this that Martin Melck intended to use it. Sheep, cattle, horses  and  wheat have continued to flourish here over the past two centuries.

For eight generations, the farm has been handed down to the sons, with Julian Melck the present owner. Hardworking farmer, advocate of the High Court of SA, aviator, hunter, musician and storyteller are just some of the credentials of this multi-faceted character, who has been described aptly as a modern Renaissance Man. It is here on Kersefontein where Julian continues the centuries old tradition of quality farming practices to yield and raise the best possible product.

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Transport to and from the farm are at the responsibility of our guests, however, if transport arrangements are required from Cape Town then we can arrange a shuttle service to collect and return guests at an additional fee.

Guests can also opt to use commercial charter bush plane or helicopter transfer from Cape Town International to the Kersefontein landing strip and return at an additional fee, enquire for more details.

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