A Productive Lockdown

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Our Children, Graeme and Esti decided to make some major changes in their lives, to bid the corporate world good-bye and move down to Over the Mountain Guest Farm and start an Archery equipment factory. Graeme, being a mechanical Engineer that competed internationally in Archery competitions, started a few years ago to design and build better Recurve bows for the … Read More


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12 September 2020 I can hardly believe that we have lived here at Over the Mountain Guest Farm for almost six years. So much has happened during the time that we have spent here. We have seen staff come, develop, grow, and then move on. We have served more than twenty thousand people in our Tea garden and we have … Read More

There is always Hope

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We live in the middle of a very unique community. Or maybe I should say communities. We are firstly part of the ‘inkommers’. There are about 10 families who live on small holdings on the Montagu Pass. They all moved here from somewhere else. Most of them are small farmers now and often rub shoulders with the larger farming community … Read More

Brits Family Gathering

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“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord… Like arrows in the hand of a warrior…How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;” Ps 127:3-5 At Over the Mountain guest Farm we encourage guests to use our facilities for fun and activity filled family events. We recently had the opportunity when our children and grandchildren travelled from … Read More

Two Years, but who’s counting?

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“…make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and to attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you;” This passage in the Bible from 1 Thessalonians 4:11; could not be more appropriate as a personal mission statement that I adopted many years ago. We continue to be grateful for the wonderful privilege … Read More

Our New Kitchen

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One of the major projects we tackled and completed in 2016 at Over the Mountain Guest Farm, was the revamp of our main kitchen.  We started in the beginning of July and completed it at the end of September. Except for the electrical work and the granite installation, Johnathan and I did all the work. The major challenge of the revamp … Read More

One Year Old

Gerrit BritsThe Area, The Farm

On 28 February 2015 we moved to Over the Mountain with our bed and 90 boxes of clothes, books and kitchen stuff. Reflecting on the past year we’ve come to the realisation that we’ve actually moved mountains in such a short period of time. Besides serving almost 3500 customers in our Tea Garden we hosted guests from about 22 different … Read More

Sunday Lunch

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Sunday Buffet Lunch We are celebrating spring at the Over the Mountain Guest Farm. Sunday 6 September R150 per person (R75 for children under 12 and children under 3 eat for free.) Booking is essential as there is limited space available. Phone us at 044 888-1700

Sunday Buffet

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We have finally caved in under the pressure. The beauty and tranquillity of Over the Mountain Guest farm will now be open to all for Sunday Lunch. Starting from the 6th of September we will be serving Sunday lunches. Booking is essential as we can only accommodate a maximum of 25 people. Our mouth-watering menu is a combination of traditional … Read More