ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST April 2003 Article by Tim Beddow
"Appearing to exist in a glorious and romantic time warp, the Cape Dutch manor house stands on the banks of the Berg River, its original outbuildings resembling a village street. You could be forgiven for thinking it might be a film set."
HOUSE & LEISURE July 2003 Article "Flights of Fancy" by Cathy O'Clery
"Rich layering, family heirlooms and an authentic patina from centuries of life well lived give this national monument its romance"
GREENWOOD GUIDE Go to website >
"You are fed like a king, but treated as friend and I am always recommending people to go there." - Simon Greenwood
THE INDEPENDENT - TRAVELLER May 2005
Voted one of FIVE BEST LUXURY FARM STAYS worldwide.
WINE February 2004 from "Escape Routes" by Marianne Holtman.
"Dinner's delicious, including tender and succelent roast wild boar with perfectly done roast potatoes and assorted fresh greens from the farm's vegetable garden. The accompanying wines selected by Julian are particularly fine examples from the nearby Swartland wine region."
GETAWAY April 2004 Photo Portfolio by Robert Ross.
"I have visited the farm on many occasions, each visit unique: a different group of characters at dinner, flowers in spring, birds in winter, harvesting of wheat, shearing of sheep, searching for wild boar.
A sense of consistency and steadfastness of the place endures."
SUNDAY WORLD March 2004
from "Beauty beyond the Cape" by Michael Francis
"It (The West Coast) is also where South African hospitality can be sampled at its best and few beat Kersefontein ... a unique and memorable travel experience."
ROOI ROSE Aug 2006
"Mooier as die plaas en opstal kom dit nie . .
Die plaas lê langs die standhoudende Bergrivier en die plaashuis kyk uit oor troppe beeste en perde- en skaapkampe rivier se kant toe. Die ou familiebegraafplaas is omsoom deur koringlande en die grafte daar vertel die eeue oue geskiedenis van geslagte Melcks en hulle geliefdes.
Donkermaan kan jy die sterre omtrent raak vat, so helder gloei hulle daar bo, en die stilte vou soos 'n karos uit dié wêreld om jou."
FROMMER'S SOUTH AFRICA Click to read review on website >
"This is one of the most authentic, unusual experiences to be had in the country - to be hosted by what is effectively a South African aristocrat in his beautiful Cape Dutch farmstead.(Rooms) have been decorated by Graham Viney (the man responsible for refurbishing the Orient Express), utilizing family antiques ..."
MEN'S HEALTH November 2010. Article "13 places to eat before you die" by Jean-Pierre Rossouw
"Experience Cape living as if it were 1780. Yes, not 1980 (which is still the decade of choice in some areas), but in 1780. On this fabulous West Coast farm, life has moved at its own pace, and a week-end here will certainly recalibrate your system. Eight-generation owner Julian Melck hosts guests in the aviation-themed bar, then on to dinner; a multi-course event in the historic manor house, complete with a large dining room table, silverware, trophy heads and paintings of colonial derring-do. The dishes are straight from Cape food history, often including variations on the farm's own beef, sheep and wild pigs."
SARIE WOON 2012/2013 Uitgawe.
"Pure Plaas " deur Johan van Zyl
"Om Kersefontein te besoek is soos om huistoe te kom na 'n lang afwesigheid. Hier is alles wat jou herhinner aan mooi dinge,en in die luukse gaste-suites kan jy 'n regte plaaskuier beleef."
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