Arriving at Honeywood Farm
Honeywood Farm near Heidelberg will have you relaxing from the moment you arrive. We stayed at Hunter’s Lodge, a converted labourer’s cottage perched on top of a hill. Rustic and comfortable you have perfect views to savour and long walks to enjoy. It’s well know amongst the mountain biking community and has a few nice long routes for cycling.
Accommodation wise there are a few cottages at the main farmhouse, a barn type building when you have large numbers and then Hunter’s Lodge and Woody’s which are more private and isolated. Now, we all know what bacon and braaivleis smell like to us so you can imagine what it smells like to a hound, a scent hound. This means I generally try and book cottages that are more private so Daks can have the freedom to explore without me having to be concerned that he’s inviting himself to dine with the neighbours.
Woody’s In The Distance
Daks and I enjoyed long walks every morning and afternoon and really enjoyed our stay. The stars at night have nothing to dim their lustre and beauty and Honeywood is far enough off the beaten track to be completely quiet and peaceful at night.
We spent much of the beautiful, still winter days on the deck appreciating the view. Do be aware that the cows here are pretty friendly so your dogs do need to be well behaved around livestock. Also, I think if you are taking a dog with Hunter’s may be the better choice between Hunter’s and Woody’s because, although we didn’t see any baboons, we heard them in the forest near Woody’s. We also spotted some hare’s on our evening walks which were cause for much excitement and a chance to practice recalls with ‘extreme’ distractions
Cattle Watching From The Deck
On our last morning there, there was some heavy cloud cover and then the mist rolled in. Fantastic.