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About Ouma's Villa

Ouma's Villa is a delightful, rambling self-catering home situated in Fourie Street in the historical heart of Heidelberg, the gateway to the Garden Route. Crime-free Heidelberg is an ideal midway stopover on journeys between Cape Town and Knysna and surrounded by wheat fields, is home to South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, and many other endemic bird species.

The home is located within walking distance of a supermarket, several restaurants and coffee shops, the Duivenhoks River, and a quiet public swimming pool. Just five minutes from the villa is the unhurried, manicured Heidelberg Golf Course and a little further afield you can partake in angling in the Breede River, visit the magnificent beaches at Witsand, or take the hiking and bicycle trails of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.

The original stables of the Fourie Farm from 1829 form part of the villa and have been restored as accommodation. The main house, built in 1925, is a gracious monument of gleaming wooden floors and lovingly restored antique furniture. Ouma’s Villa comprises six bedrooms and three bathrooms and can accommodate up to twelve guests.

Each bedroom boasts percale linen, quality bath and beach towels, and fan. Sufficient heaters, hot water bottles and a Dover wood stove in the kitchen keep guests warm on chilly evenings. With an emphasis on quiet country living, Ouma's Villa has no TV but provides old fashioned board games and plenty of reading matter to keep you occupied. A fully equipped kitchen includes electric and wood-burning stoves, a large fridge and microwave which make cooking a pleasure. Two large verandahs provide convivial gathering spots or a private space for meditation and contemplation.

A large fully enclosed garden with a variety of fruit trees and vines surrounds Ouma’s Villa and the mews. The garden features a large pond which is home to endangered Clanwilliam Yellow Fish and rare tree frogs, and bird food is supplied for the great variety of birds that visit the garden daily. Large trees provide shade for a hammock or comfy chair, while a private outdoor hot water shower and two barbecue areas complete the picture. Secure off-street parking for up to four vehicles is also supplied.

The villa is rented to only one party at a time, ensuring complete privacy and a sense of country peace. Children and well behaved pets are welcome.

Golf: The Villa is situated 5 min from Heidelberg Golf Course

Family friendly: The property is fully enclosed and a child proof safety net is provided for the fishpond. There is a large garden to play in and swimming in the Duivenhoks River is 2 minutes walk away from the villa.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates are for the entire villa on a self-catering basis and include service Monday to Fridays, excluding public holidays, and all linen and towels. A breakage deposit may be requested. A late check-out may be available on request.

Availability and pricing

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  • Ouma's Villa Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering The villa comprises six bedrooms and three bathrooms, sleeping up to 12 guests. Please note that the Base Rate indicat... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
    from R1000 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Ouma's Villa

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      Joy Esau
      11 August 2019

      Could not get hold of the manager. His phone on voice mail all weekend. House very cold with awful showers. One shower had no door on it. House just too full. Needs to be redecorated and cleaned out a bit. Beds and bedding not too bad. No fireplace and no TV? Definitely not a house for more than one night.

      Venesia Hendricks
      13 August 2017

      John is always very accommodating, hence the fact we return to establishment again and again.Home away from home, especially when traveling for business.The Villa has everything you could possible need!Thank u John for your kindness.

      Cheryl Sargent, South Africa
      22 June 2015

      The house is very pleasant, but cold this time of the year - unfortunately the heaters in the bedrooms kept on tripping plugs.  The shower in the one bathroom has a broken door, so water spills out on the floor - and the bathroom door does not close.However, house nice and clean, bedding clean and we generally enjoyed the stay.

      Lee-Anne McCallum, South Africa
      09 January 2015

      We loved our stay at Ouma's Villa. It was clean and very well equipped and the many antiques resulted in much nostalgia. We'd love to stay there again!

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      Ouma's Villa is 0.7km from the centre of Heidelberg (WC) , the nearest airport 158.1km (George Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling