Situated 9km south of Lamberts Bay, Steenbokfontein Farm is home to rich histories, breath-taking views, and one of the most impressive cave sites in the Western Cape.
Permit holders can also visit the historic Khoisan Caves on the farm, where the University of Cape Town’s department of Archaeology did extensive excavations and research in 1993 at the caves on Steenbokfontein. There are handprints and other paintings to view and researchers estimate some of the paintings to be 6000 years old. The farm offers a variety of activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, body boarding, angling, and beach walks on a private stretch of beach. An experience not to be missed when visiting Steenbokfontein is to jump on the tractor or hike to the Steenbokfontein caves. Here you will discover the rich history of the early inhabitants of the West Coast and experience one of the most impressive cave sites along the West Coast. As this is a very popular attraction, bookings are essential to ensure you don’t miss out.
Come and find your inner peace by walking the labyrinth overlooking the farm, viewing the impressive rock formations, and smelling the fragrance of the beautiful Namaqua flowers during spring on Steenbokfontein.
The farm offers limited accommodation of Three self-catering chalets just 600 meters from the sea known as The Stable (Die Stal), The Mill (Die Meul), and Die Skeerhok. These are all original buildings that have been restored and converted to chalets with modern facilities to allow you maximum enjoyment while you savor the look and feel of historical architecture.
Just up the road we also offer a very unique farm stay including “Die Hokkie”, “Die Grotjie” and the “West Coast Quarry”. These establishments offer amazing views from the farm and are the perfect place to escape for a weekend or holiday.
In Memoriam: In 1990 Kitta Burger transformed the original historic farmhouse into a quaint farm-style restaurant where she delighted many visitors using traditional cooking methods and wood-burning ovens to prepare authentic dishes from the Sandveld region. The Steenbokfontein farm has been in the Burger family since 1831. Kitta Burger was a wonderful storyteller and also hosted a small farm museum at “Die Plaaskombuis” with original artifacts from the sunken HMS Sybille which sank off the coast at Steenbokfontein in 1901. Unfortunately, the Plaaskombuis closed after Kitta’s passing.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
In the Summer of 2021, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, our beloved Kitta passed on.
She will be greatly missed by her family members and the close-knit community of Lambert’s Bay.