“There is no doubt that SUURBRAAK on the R324 is one of the most beautiful villages in the Western Cape. It was not called Xairu (“Beautiful” or “Paradise”) by the Attequa Tribe for nothing. Situated 250km from Cape Town, 20km northeast of Swellendam (N2), 32km west of Heidelberg and 24km southwest of Barrydale (over the magnificent Tradouws Pass) the historical village, with its 3000 residents, nestles snugly under large oak trees next to the Tradouw/Buffeljags River and almost overpowering Langeberg Mountains (1500m).
The people live close to the ground and some still cook on wood stoves.
Local Lawn Services are provided by roaming animals…….One of the most enticing features of the area, is the Wonder Kloof opposite the town. It represents a geological sideways crack in the west-east Langeberg Range. Inaccessible on foot due to a stream and a magnitude of indigenous trees it boasts 200m high waterfalls after rain on both sides of the Kloof. But all is not lost! In 2009 “Langeberg Nature Trails” started opening up the region on the western side of the Kloof by creating (a network of one day) hiking trails”.
The cottage is fully equipped - double bed and two singles and has an indoor fireplace with wood provided. It has a covered outside veranda with a glorious view of the mountains above the village over the river.