The Old Village Modderfontein Citrusdal Accommodation Restaurant Cederberg South Africa

Celebrating its 300 years centenary in 2025, 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.


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

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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

Modderfontein is fully organic and certified to European standards. Citrus, olives, rooibos tea, cattle and buchu are all farmed sustainably.

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Art Gallery

Showcasing artists from our region and further afield. It is housed in a painstakingly well restored historical building which is 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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The Old Village on Modderfontein was once the center of life and commerce in the area, with the oldest building dating from around 1725.

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Photo Gallery

Images captured around Modderfontein and the historic Old Village.

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Contact Us

Contact us for more information or to book your stay.

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