Beautiful Setting, Friendly Animals
Tasty Food and Fair Prices
The Winsome View Animal farm, situated on an equine boarding ranch in the Summerveld hills (near Hillcrest), is surrounded by beautiful scenery and is home to loads of up-close-and-friendly animals of all kinds. Some roaming: rabbits, chickens, geese, goats and more, and some in pins: ponies, donkeys and pigs. There is also playground equipment and an obstacle course.
Entering through a hundred meter, well manicured tree lined drive, adjacent to horse paddocks, you realize you’re on a real farm. Nothing artificial. Walking through the animal farm gate you’re greeted by curious animals and friendly staff with a few barking dogs in the background. There was also a small nursery to round out the country feel.
Though the farm is tailor-made for kids, a well managed bistro – a real plus – offers great fare for adults. The dishes are garnished and seasoned with produce from an on site organic garden managed by Chef Alex. If you’ve never had salad made from freshly harvested produce you won’t believe the difference. The flavor was amazing. And the cappuccino was really good too. We had two cups.
Although the bistro is outdoor-only it is well protected from roaming animals by fence and from the sun by umbrellas. It is also being expanded as I write. A new section, enclosed and covered, is under construction. They recently introduced Friday nite Fine Dining. I haven’t been to the Friday night meal but having met the Chef and eaten the food, I’m sure it is good.
It’s a great place to satisfy both the children and the adults in the family so make your plans to visit. The prices are very fair.
Entrance: R12 (going to R15 soon)
Pony rides: R6
Animal feed: R6
Open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday and public holidays, they cater for birthday parties, school groups and holiday camps, maximum 50. Contact Cheryl for bookings and details on (082) 892-1615 or (076) 870-0356. To contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are: GPS coordinates, directions and a map.
S 29° 48′ 03.4″
E 030° 43′ 08.3″
- Travel away from Durban on the N3 and the take the M13 glide off, exit 15 (approximately 5 kilometers passed the N2/N3 intersection).
- Follow the M13 to exit 33, Shongweni turn off. Take exit and turn left at robots into Kassier Rd.
- Take an immediate right into Cliffdale Road and follow Cliffdale approximately 3 kilometers to Hawkstone Road.
- Turn left into the Hawkstone and travel approximately 500 meters to D71B on the left.
- Follow driveway to parking area on left.