We were lucky enough to experience the beauty of the Kersefontein homestead and the hospitality of owner Julian Melck many years ago, when we dispatched our fashion team to the farm for a shoot.
For over 300 years, nothing much has changed at Kersefontein. It is still a working farm; cattle and sheep graze in the fields and horses are raised in the paddocks. The family’s fine antiques take pride of place in the main farmhouse and the many elegantly appointed rooms available to guests.
Supper in the original dining room offers fare, sourced from local producers, at the grand dining table. Spend the days idling away the time on the bank of the nearby Berg River, or curl up in the library with a book from Melck’s vast selection. Prefer a little privacy? The Gatehouse Cottage is for you.
• From the July issue of Wanted 2020.