The Old Village Citrusdal South Africa Self-catering Accommodation and Restaurant

The Old Village is a unique country retreat with beautifully restored self-catering accommodation, a period country restaurant and pub, and art gallery.  The historic village (circa 1725) is located in a magnificent setting on an organic citrus farm outside Citrusdal, 2 hours from Cape Town along the N7 and the Spring Flower Route.

The village was once the center of life and commerce in the valley, until Citrusdal was developed around 1920, and it is one of the few authentic farm villages in the country. Modderfontein has 20 historic structures, the oldest being the large walled cattle kraal and the first house (the Smithy), built in 1725. Thomas Bain lived in another, Bain's Cottage, when he built Grey’s Pass through the farm in 1857.

The mud-and-stone buildings were carefully restored with authentic materials and building methods. Guests have a choice of 7 heritage cottages, each with its own rich history and fine Cape antiques. Modern comfort and convenience were sensitively introduced, maintaining a fine balance between preserving the past and making it comfortable for our guests.

Enjoy hearty country food and drink with the locals at the period restaurant and pub, browse through the art gallery, then simply relax and absorb the peace and rich sense of history of this very special place. Dogs are very welcome when accompanied by responsible owners.

Accommodation

The renovated cottages have been individually furnished and decorated, complementing the character of each.

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Restaurant

Originally a Post Office, shop and trading store, from 1858 until 1960, it now houses our restaurant and country pub.

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Organic Farm

The organic farm produces citrus fruit, rooibos tea, buchu and cattle, all produced to sustainable practices.

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Art Gallery

Showcasing artists from our region and further afield. It is housed in a painstakingly well restored historical building and is in itself a work of art.

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Function Venue

The Old Village is the ideal place for private or corporate functions, wedding receptions, celebrations, and conferences.

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History

The Old Village once was the center of life and commerce in the area, with the oldest building dating from around 1725.

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