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Suurbraak Schuur

Suurbraak Schuur is one of those finds that make you want to pack up and go!  It has recharge written all over it.  Besides lying in a fold of the Langeberg Mountains, just beneath the Tradouw Pass, this beautiful free-standing house caters for the whole family, including the furrier members.

The owners, Nic and Astrid Louw, acquired the small-holding in Suurbraak 7 years ago in 2008.

Upon acquiring the property, in addition to renovating and extending an original cottage, they built a separate building for rental, utilizing local labour and materials, including hand-made and fired bricks and timber beams from a local saw mill.  They named the new building The “Suurbraak Schuur”.

Both buildings have large North facing stoeps and frontage onto the Buffelsjags River as well as uninterrupted mountain views.

They also developed the large paddock on the property, where the previous owners kept horses, into a vegetable garden and citrus orchard.

A friend’s property, across a stream was incorporated into the Estate and a beautiful indigenous garden established.

In addition to offering self-catering accommodation at the Suurbraak Schuur, Nic and Astrid, with the assistance of their neighbor and caretaker, Dougie Kock, grow organic vegetables and keep free-range chickens and ducks.The establishment of the organic vegetable garden and indigenous garden, has contributed to a proliferation of birdlife, including a resident pair of Hamerkops, which nest on the property, in addition to a host of other species.

Suurbraak Schuur Accomodation

This double-story house consists of:

hen_chicken-512 Two bedrooms (sleeps 4)



Two bathrooms



Fully equipped kitchen


hen_chicken-512 Open-plan living area with a fireplace



Large veranda, seating and large garden



Pet friendly

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  • Reply Raquel August 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I dream holiday sounds just about perfect right now, feeling like we live in a rat race. My dream holiday would be at a beautiful earthly destination were me and hubby can relax while our kiddies explore.

  • Reply Svenska Bryce August 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Up until now Montana camp/caravan park. Would love to take my.1st and only grandson to experience your amazing place.

  • Reply Charlene van der Westhuizen August 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Aaahhhh!!! This would be so amazing! Fingers crossed! My dream destination is Holland. Always. We have friends there (they are like my 2nd mom and dad). Come on Lotto 😉 And Holland is of course just beautiful. Xx

  • Reply Hayley Malan August 19, 2015 at 6:30 am

    My dream holiday destination at this stage is just about anywhere – haven’t gone away for ages! Would be great to have a spring getaway with my hubby and 2 little ones.

  • Reply Nicola Momberg August 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve always dreamed of going to Hawaii!

  • Reply Linda Theunissen August 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

    My dream holiday destination would be the Cinque Terre, on the west coast of Italy.

  • Reply Wilma Cronje August 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    My dream holiday is somewhere peaceful with a beautiful view, where you can go for a long walk or run and breath in fresh air.

  • Reply Joanne Laufs August 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I’d love a weekend away on a farm, anywhere away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Reply Letitia Lamprecht August 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    My dream vacation would be Italy. I have always wanted to go!

  • Reply Ilze August 14, 2015 at 11:33 am

    My dream holiday destination is anywhere on a farm where I can see mountains 🙂 Would LOVE this destination for my baby moon!

  • Reply Liesbet Gelderblom August 14, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Dream destination: French country side
    But love going on relaxing weekend getaways!

  • Reply Cherise van der Merwe August 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I am a new mother of a newborn baby, 7 weeks old. .. I would love the getaway with our little family. This mommy is tired and would love to go and relax at this beautiful cottage. My dream destination is Mosambique, I love going there, but will not be able to for a while now. .. This place seems amazing and just perfect for a small getaway. Xx

  • Reply Tammy jacks August 14, 2015 at 5:56 am

    My dream destination would pretty much be this one! As a new mom to a 5 month old – my husband and I would love to take her somewhere like this where she can learn about nature – and respect animals and wildlife. It’s pretty, tranquil and away from the crazy rat race – sounds like paradise to me !

  • Reply Lisa Harrison August 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

    My dream destination would be an island or farm in the middle of nowhere with my beautiful little family.

  • Reply Jennifer James August 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Suurbraak is my ideal holiday destination.

  • Reply Danielle Sadie August 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    My dream holiday is somewhere off the beaten track with my husband and baby boy, surrounded by nature.

  • Reply Beatrix Brink August 13, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Any getaway where our dogs are welcome ?

  • Reply ciske oosthuizen August 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Maar geniet altyd ‘n kort wegbreek saam met familie of vriende by plekke waar ons nog nie was nie

  • Reply Eulize August 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm


  • Reply gareth doyle August 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Any where nice and peaceful

  • Reply Cecilie August 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Dream holiday…
    Any place I can just relax, go for walks and teach my little one more about nature. Nice family destination.

  • Reply Sam Keen August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Relaxing in nature with lovely scenery is our current dream. Our boy loves birds especially and wants to be outdoors in all weather. i think 2 nights would whet our appetite for more.

  • Reply Suzette Hollander August 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Dream holiday…………. dit is ‘n baie skaars ding, MAAR enige plek waar mens kan rus, varslug inasem. Weer “in touch” kan kom met jou gesin, met jou Skepper. Gesels, speletjies speel, ente gaan stap, musiek luister, na die natuur luister, jou boek lees of net ‘n middag slaapie kan geniet sonder wekkers of alarms.

  • Reply Inge Piek August 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Would love to go to Suurbraak Schuur

  • Reply Lize Piek August 13, 2015 at 11:19 am

    New York! Very fond memories of early morning fruit stalls and baked breads, and off course central park.

  • Reply Lize Piek August 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    My dream destination is New York! I was there when I was 14 and fondly remember the night time fruit stalls and fresh breads and central park off course…

  • Reply Amy August 13, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Any getaway is good, but my dream would be Greece 🙂

  • Reply Meg de Jong August 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    At the moment, my dream holiday obsession Madagascar. Do you know how deeply rad it is there? Like the dinosaurs were still alive!

    • Reply Rene Moolman August 13, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Any break away from home is fantastic.
      But something on my bucket list is a hot air balloon ride over the serengeti 🙂

  • Reply Carla Acker August 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    My dream destination is Machu Pichu in Peru

  • Reply Jason Cadle August 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Iguazu falls

  • Reply Niki August 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    After traveling for work for 5 years my dream holiday destination is actually right home, South Africa again!!!!

  • Reply Janine Beard August 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I have to agree with Cheryl Alexander, Cuba is definitely my dream destination!!

  • Reply kim Crowie August 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm


  • Reply Nicola Williams August 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    This would be my ideal destination, pet friendly and the fact my husband and I have NEVER been away for more than one night in 24 years!

  • Reply Jessika Marais August 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    My dream holiday destination is out in the open nature, where I can breath and spend quality time with the ones I love.

    Suurbraak Schuur, please pick me 🙂

  • Reply Sonja Botha August 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Suurbraak looks like my dream Getaway. A place where the noise levels is restricted to birds singing en the oxygen ‘suurstof’ is plenty !!!

  • Reply cheryl alexander August 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    When living in the UK I was lucky to travel but one place i didn’t get to was Cuba!

  • Reply Anika Huemer August 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    My dream holiday would be to a place without cellphone reception, a place where you don’t need to wear a watch and where the air is so fresh it burns as you inhale it…

  • Reply Anthea August 12, 2015 at 10:08 am

    My dream destination New York

  • Reply alegra hardnick August 12, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Ek het nie n droom destination werkende ouers is by di berge of di see ideaal vi my kiddies,sal sommer doel dien as n honeymoon na 10jr.kiddies mal oor di buitelewe as e hulle so kan surprise dit sal speechless wees

  • Reply Anonymous August 12, 2015 at 10:06 am

    My dream destination would be New York

  • Reply Theola Ernest August 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Dream destination – Italy. I’ve been before but I’d love to discover my own country more. This would be an amazing alone time with hubby and 1 year old. We have not been away together since little one arrived. He’ll be so eager to explore 🙂

  • Reply Joelle August 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Anywhere with my children and hubby.

  • Reply Chantel Marais August 12, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Suurbraak schuur would be the most wonderful holiday destination for me, my husband and 2little daughters to break away for a relaxing weekend!

    The views and atmosphere looks breathtaking and it would be lovely to surprize them for a weekend away!!

  • Reply Jacki Sands August 12, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I’d like to add…. the place looks really lush and fertile, who knows what additional family members we will come home with heehee!

  • Reply Jacki Sands August 12, 2015 at 8:18 am

    My dream holiday would be in Ireland, but this looks amazing and I absolutely love that we could bring our doggie Hunny along. It’s the green countryside I crave.

  • Reply Tess Hagen August 12, 2015 at 7:57 am

    My dream holiday would be anywhere “off the grid” with my beautiful daughter and my loving hubby. – enjoying surroundings and enjoying each other!! <3

  • Reply Tasha Smith August 12, 2015 at 7:57 am

    My dream holiday would be anywhere in South Africa that I haven’t been before, I haven’t been to the Langebergmountains before. My husband always says, why does everyone always want to go overseas for holidays there so many beautiful places here all around us that we haven’t seen before, its so true.

  • Reply Alison Geduld August 12, 2015 at 7:23 am

    We love the beach but have a huge soft spot for the quiet of the mountains as well. Citrusdal and the Langeberg Mountains in particular… <3

  • Reply Vanessa Elliott August 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

    My dream holiday destination would be Ireland so that I can see my nieces and nephews whom I haven’t met yet (the eldest is 7) but any holiday i don’t have to pay for is awesome since money is super tight

  • Reply matty smith August 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Vakansie plek waar jy rustig kwaliteit tyd met jou familie kan spandeer en die stilte en skoonheid van die natuur kan waardeer. Kos vir die siel wegbreek plekkie..

  • Reply Esmari Jacobs August 12, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Dream Holiday Destination: Paris France

  • Reply Janica Strydom August 12, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Suurbraak Schuur!!!!

  • Reply Susan Brand August 12, 2015 at 6:48 am

    My dream holiday destination is pretty much summed up in this article. As a new mom to baby Lara of 6 months, and a little more experienced mom to Leja the beagle of almost 2 years – our household needs a quiet relaxing getaway surrounded by nature.

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