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Terms Conditions and Indemnity

     Indemnity Notice and Agreement 

  • By entering Petervale Guest Farm, you agree to do so entirely at your own risk and to indemnify the owners and all entities and persons responsible for, or working on the farm, from liability for any death, injury, illness, or loss of or any damage or destruction to property (including consequential damages)

     Vrywaring en Ooreenkoms

  • Deur Petervale Gasteplaas te betree, stem jy ooreen om dit heeltemal op jou eie risiko te doen, en om alle eienaars en entiteite en persone verantwoordelik vir, of wat werk op die plaas te vrywaar van aanspreeklikheid vir enige besering, siekte, dood, of verlies van of skade aan of vernietiging van enige eiendom (insluitend gevolglike skade)

Cottage Terms and Condition
  • 50% deposit required to secure all cottage bookings.
  • Balance due 4 days before arrival.
  • Cancellations made before 14 days of arrival will result in a cancellation fee of 20% of the amount paid by the client.
  •  There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellation made within 14 day of the arrival date.
  • Early departures are non-refundable.
  • Arrival time from 2:30pm unless otherwise agreed. Week day check out time 10:30am unless otherwise agreed.
  • Check out time on Sundays is 4:30pm unless we have new guests arriving, in which case it is 10:30am.
  • (Once you have checked out you are more than welcome to stay on the farm for the rest of the day.)
  • Day visitors by prior arrangement only please.
  • The number of people is restricted to the number of beds per unit.
    (If management suspects that the above rule is being transgressed, they reserve the right to carry an inspection of the unit anytime during the day or night) 
  • Please note: No pets allowed.
  • Please note: No smoking allowed in our cottages.
  • Right of admission reserved

Campsite Terms and conditions:

  • We do not allow music at our campsite. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in guests being asked to leave. 
  • We are a family friendly destination and will not put up with people wanting to party at our campsite. 
  • Right of admission reserved
  • Minimum 3 nights booking policy on long weekends.
  • Cancellations made before 14 days of the arrival date will result in a cancellation fee of 10% of the amount paid by the client.
  • There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellations made within 14 days of the date of arrival.
  • Early departures are non- refundable.
  • Arrival time from midday unless otherwise agreed.
  • Check out time is 11am unless otherwise agreed.
  • No day visitors allowed unless otherwise agreed.
  • No power at individual campsites.
  • Small dogs allowed by arrangement only (Please note that we do have two pitbull cross labrador’s on the farm)


  • Cancellations made before 14 days of arrival will result in a cancellation fee of 20% of the amount paid by the client. There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellation made within 14 days of the arrival date.

Petervale Rules – for your safety, and ours

For your Safety

We do not allow smoking in our cottages.

The number of people is restricted to the number of beds per unit.
(If management suspects that the above rule is being transgressed, they reserve the right to carry an inspection of the unit anytime during the day or night) 

Farms, by their nature present many safety risks, and parents and/or adults are responsible for the supervision and safety of children in their care at all times, and particularly while they are swimming, boating, walking on the farm and visiting the farm animals.

Guests and visiting children may not

  1. Touch farm machinery or vehicles, or ride on farm vehicles.
  2. Enter farm working areas, buildings for enclosures or fields where there are animals.
  3. Provoke or try to ride on any animals.
  4. Interaction with farm animals should be guided by one of the farm staff.


Children may not climb on the mountain or go to the waterfall without adult supervision.



This is a high fire risk area. Fires in farm areas can cause millions of Rands of damage, and whoever causes a fire can be held liable for the costs of the damage. To avoid causing a fire please,

  1. Make camp fires only in designated fire places at camp sites.
  2. Do not make unnecessarily large fires which may ignite the trees above your camp site.
  3. Never leave a fire unattended – put out your camp fire thoroughly with water on going to sleep or on leaving your camp site. The wind can come up and reignite coals that are not properly put out.
  4. Open fires are a danger particularly for young children – never leave them alone near a fire.
  5. Make sure that children do not have access to matches and lighters and do not light ‘play’ fires.
  6. No fires, braais or smoking on the mountain or at the waterfall, or in the forests or fields
  7. If you see any smoke on the farm that is not from a Petervale camp fire or cottage, or on nearby farms or the mountain, please call us immediately – response time is critical to prevent fires from spreading.

Reuben 076 774 6432  Farm house 0233 13 4517

In the unlikely instance where we are not contactable and there is obviously a veld, forest or mountain fire, please call the firefighting services on 021 887 4446


  1. If a fire occurs on or threatens the farm, e.g. from the mountain side, campers and guests in cottages should move their vehicles to the open main farmyard area next to the kraal / dairy, but do not obstruct firefighting vehicles traveling towards the fire.
  2. Anyone who volunteers (only over 16) to assist with firefighting does so at their own risk. Proper shoes or boots are essential. This will be mainly to help prevent fires crossing firebreaks, where your safety is not at risk. Do not enter bush or wooded areas where a fire is burning.



Guests come to Petervale to enjoy the peace and quiet. Please do likewise and consider your neighbours.

  1. No electronic music what so ever. This includes music played from a cellphone – Failure to adhere to this rule will result is guests being asked to leave.
  2. Quiet after 9 pm and complete quiet after 10 pm. Many campers and especially children go to bed even before this.
  3. No parties, excessive drinking / drunkenness / loudness
  4. No generators or other noisy equipment



  1. Please make sure that no litter including cigarette butts is left anywhere at your camp site or on the farm.
  2. Please separate your rubbish and put what can be recycled in the designated containers. All organic waste should put in the compost bin
  3. Take care that packets, papers, etc. do not blow into the dam or area around you camp site.


Any violation of the above-mentioned rules gives the management the right to evict the visitors and his retinue from Petervale, without refund of any money already paid.

Thank you for being a safety-conscious and responsible guest, and helping to make Petervale a place you’d like to visit again!


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Guest Feedback

Petervale is the food upon which relaxation feeds! So happy to have discovered this piece of paradise. I am sure we will be returning again and again. This is my number one destination this year! Farm animals, sunset boating, bonfires and laughter. Love it – Love it – Love it!

In two weeks we have been back to Petervale three times. Never have we stayed at a place where the owners are so friendly and helpful, the environment so clean and pure. This is definitely what paradise is made of and we can’t wait to come again!!
Thanks so much to the Petervale team on making this an experience to remember :)
Maggie & Johan

Wow what a fantastic place! The accommodation is perfect and Reuben was incredible. We all enjoyed the animals.Don’t forget to take apples for the horse. The fresh milk and apple juice were delicious. Swimming in the dam was great and the waterfall in the hills is the best I have seen. Can’t wait to take other people there this Christmas.
Gary Phillips

Staying at Petervale was an awesome experience to say the least. A real paradise, the kids were so excited to work and play with the animals, the dam is clean and warm, the owner is friendly and helpful. We felt so at home. We miss it already. Will definatly be back asap. Well done Reuben.
Haley, Brandon, Mia and Preston

Petervale is absolutely a piece of heaven. Doogy, Bambi, and the peacocks, The fresh wind in the trees on a hot summer’s day, the dam, the farm animals, the peace ,quiet and tranquility and a fun place for the kids and also the old, The awesome scenery at the river and falls, the wonderfully sincere hospitality of Reuben and his Team. East West to my family, Petervale stays the best.
Jessica Koks and family

We recently stayed in Petervale's self catering accommodation and had an awesome time. There are lots of fun things for the kids to enjoy and nice hiking trails as well.
Rudi & Carla

Petervale is an unspoilt paradise. Keep up the good work.

This was a perfect weekend.The extra effort into making this a rustic earthly piece of heaven is fantastic the farm animals is such a bonus for kids.
I am proud that there are individuals like yourselves trying to bring back the basics of life back to people. Fantastic experience and we will make this trip more often.
Watton Family Darryl Sasha Emily Mishka Olivia

We stayed over the weekend past and what a great place, a real little gem! So wonderfully peaceful, a very scenic little hike to the waterfall and the animals are real bonus for the kids, especially little Bambi.
We’re already planning our next trip!

My recent long-weekend stay at Petervale was the most relaxing time I’ve had in a long time. What an amazing place, including shady campsites, decent ablutions, a wonderful clean huge lake to swim in, hike to a waterfall, lots of fun farm animals and super-friendly and helpful owners. This place comes highly recommended and I’ll definitely be back for a visit in the very near future. Well done Petervale!

A very belated but truly heartfelt and sincere thank you for the wonderful time that we had at Petervale. The campsite was divine and the atmosphere so peaceful and relaxing. We loved walking down to the farm every morning to feed the animals - it was the highlight for the girls. We will definitely be back and my sister and her family are also keen to come on the next trip. Perhaps next time we will book Tipi 2 as well.

As for the almonds and the apple juice, they were totally delicious. I am saving the last bottle of juice for a special occasion. And we loved the fresh, fresh water. Cape Town water just tastes disgusting after drinking Petervale's... Missing that the most. Missing everything about the farm actually!!
Natalie, Giles, Tatiana and Catalina

Guest Feedback
We absolutely LOVED Petervale and the serenity of the place and hope to come back in summer to make the most of the wonderful surrounds and all that Petervale has to offer.It was incredibly special for us to spend Easter in such a tranquil place. And I think what we will take away as one of the best memories of the weekend, was that we witnessed the birth of the piglets and got to milk the cow.Those were awesome experiences and will definitely stay with me for a long time. Theresa Green
Our recent stay with our four kids were absolutely fantastic! Anyone looking for a real break away will enjoy the natural setting, and the peace that the farm has to offer. We loved the camping sites in the forest and off course the walk to the waterfall was well worth the effort. Wish we could have stayed longer, but will definitely return to try once again to catch those wily fish in the dam! Well done and keep your treasure as natural as it is. And off course the apple juice is heavenly Thank you so much for an awesome weekend. You really do have a beautiful farm and your love for it shines through.Will definitely be coming back again soon.Was our friends first camping experience and I think the bar has been set very high!! Cathy Fleming
I was looking for a place to take my 7 year old girl camping as it is just dad and his little girl.. Well we definitely found the place and what an awesome couple of days we had. I found the shaded campsites perfect, the dam warm to swim in and all i can say about Reuben and Tobias – you guys are legends in my eyes for your hospitality and always willing to help. The animals are a bonus and the farm dogs the friendliest i have come across.. will be back there soon and with friends this time.. thanks again.. Dean & Rayne
Many thanks for a wonderful weekend on your farm. The campsite is in a stunning setting and the services you provide are tip-top – the personal attention you pay to ensuring that everything is clean and “running” means that your guests really feel part of your farm “family”. This was our first time camping and was such a positive experience, that we will definitely be back !!! Wishing you and your brother many happy campers this year !!!!! Theresa and Ian Peddie
This is hands down the best campsite we’ve been to so far and could’ve happily stayed longer than the 11 nights we were there. Reuben and Tobias – you guys have managed to hit the nail on the head in terms of a well serviced campsite – we so appreciated the way you were great hosts but never intrusive. Petervale really is a very special little farm and Caleb (4 1/2) was in his element. And we loved our site- thank you! We’re sure to be back. Karen and Michael Parker
I recently stayed on the Farm with my family, and for the first time in years, we all agree... this has hands down been the best holiday in years. The cottages are beautiful, the surrounding breath taking, the dam refreshing...the hiking trails and and and... We all can’t wait to come back...thank you reuben and team. Parkers & Kensington
Hi there Reuben, from the Honeymooners! thanks for an absolutely stunning time. Eugene Mesias and I had an absolute blissful time! We enjoyed the rugged camp living with no electricity, they way camping should be. The awesome night sky made it so much more romantic with our private camp fire...amazing...definately made some awesome memories! We planning on a return visit to check out the cottage living! Good luck for the rest of the season! much love. Anthea Mesias
Reuben and Tobias  I must thank you both for an extrodinary weekend we all had a super time, the farm is amazing, the animals, the dams, the walks, the cottage (Quince) was fantastic !!!! we will be back! OH and Ruben you were right the Apple Juice is AMAZING!!!!!! Wylie Egan