General

Surrounded by the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay Beach and Overberg Mountains, Mosaic perfectly blends the glories of nature with country luxury and superb South African food and wine.

We welcome you as our guest to relax in enchanting accommodations and embrace the natural wonders of the Whale Coast and Cape Floral Kingdom. Enjoy whale watching in season, beach trips, quad biking, kayaking and bird watching. Mosaic is located outside the quaint village of Stanford, in the beautiful Overberg Wine Region, two hours southeast of Cape Town.

Journey back to 1857, when the land baron Duncan McFarlane registered as the first plot owner in the village of Stanford. Within several years he purchased all the land around the Hermanus Lagoon and along the Klein River. In 1892, Duncan’s granddaughter, Henrietta and her husband Jack Poole, built an enormous stacked-stone manor house on part of that land which is now Mosaic Farm. It came to be known as the 1892 Stanford Spookhuis after reamining unoccupied for over a half century.

Built in the English Georgian style, the Spookhuis was in a complete state of ruin when Breese and Kathryn Johnson purchased the farm in 2002. An historic restoration has returned this enchanting manor house back to its original grandeur. It is now home to our fine dining restaurant, library, drawing room and loft-styled conference and wedding facility.

Lagoon Lodge

Luxury, with African simplicity

Our 5 Star Lagoon Lodge captures the essence of tranquility in private safari-style suites for twelve to sixteen guests. Woven into an ancient Milkwood grove, glass and stone walls open up onto exqusite views of the mountains and lagoon. Each suite has luxurious beds under netting, a large romantic tub, outdoor shower and wooden viewing deck.

Boardwalks under a canopy of trees lead to our lapa where drinks and conversation are enjoyed by a fireplace that will warm your soul. A heated pool overlooks a bird sanctuary with the lagoon and mountains as a spectacular backdrop. As evening falls, you will witness the exquisite colors of the sun setting and the glorious expanse of the star-filled South African sky.

Your stay is inclusive of gourmet dinners by our chef, delicious breakfasts, welcome drink, sundowners, guided bird watching, kayaking and 4×4 beach trip (weather permitting; whale watching in season).

Activities

Location sets Mosaic Farm apart from all others. On the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon, Mosaic expands to a secluded part of the pristine Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve, the best place in the world for whale watching. Explore 933 hectares and almost 4 km of lagoon frontage for bird watching, flora, kayaking, hiking and quad bike tours.

Taste the flavor of award winning Cape wines on sundown excursions to the beach or from our private cellar in the historic 1892 Stanford Spookhuis.

Mosaic is centrally located to take in area activities such as shark-cage-diving, whale watching, Klipgat Archeological Cave (stone-age), and the wine regions of Hemel-en-Aarde and Walker Bay

Cuisine

Our fine dining restaurant in the 1892 Spookhuis is one of our great attractions. We offer a fusion of classic and contemporary South African cuisine, featuring the freshest ingredients of the season. Organic herbs and vegetables are gathered daily from our garden, fresh fish is ordered in from the area harbors, select meats are custom cut at a local butchery and blended into great food sensations.

Memorable candle lit dinners at night are provided for our overnight guests and we welcome people living or staying nearby. Picnic lunches are served on the terrace of the Spookhius or on wooden decks beneath the milkwood thickets overlooking the lagoon.

Wines

What previously was the underground cheese cellar of the 1892 Spookhuis is now home to our cellar stocking prestige South African wine, with special attention to the Overberg Wine Region. Well known for the great wineries of Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson, the Overgerg is home to an increasing number of award-winning wineries. Springfontein, our neighbor next door, has received world recognition as a pioneer in a unique limestone soil and cool climate terroir.

Join us to taste some of South AFrica’s finest wines – around the fire in the 1892 Spookhuis, on the beach or under ancient milkwood trees on the lagoon edge.