Honeywood Farm has been in the Moodie family since 1817 and borders the wild and wonderful Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve up against the Langeberg Mountains. It is a nature lover’s paradise and offers hiking, mountain biking, birding, horse riding, and swimming in rivers and pools all in a peaceful and secure environment.
The farm is a member of the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, which contains large areas of mountain fynbos, Knysna type forest and some rare examples of unspoilt Renosterveld or Themeda grassland. Beyond the Nature Reserve lies the Boosmansbos wilderness area; one is of the best protected areas in the country which is also a World Heritage Site.
Honeywood is also working honey farm – producing delicious fynbos honey which is available for guests and retailers from the farm. All honey produced is from John’s bees and is either raw (unheated) or warmed to sell as choice grade honey. The farm also has cattle and a few sheep, with experimental plantings of olives and honeybush tea.
Honeywood offers a variety of different types of accommodation. It has camping, a Bush Camp and isolated Cottages in the hills for those who want to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. They have also recently renovated an original Suurbraak gem for those interested in a rural/ urban getaway.
Mountain Bike Trails
Various mountain biking trails can be found on and around Honeywood Farm. These trails from part of the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy Mountain Bike Trails. The trail network includes 5 different loops of different technical ability and consists of single track or rough farm track. Routes take you through a range of natural vegetation, mountain fynbos, indigenous forest, Renoster veld and spectator scenery all in the foothills of the Langeberg.