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Experience the peace of Laughing Waters 23km from Stanford along the Papiesvlei Elim Road – a beautiful fynbos flower farm in the scenic Sandies Glen – encircled by spectacular mountains and with a river running through. Enjoy star-lit nights, wide-open nature, interactions with our friendly herds of goats and horses, hiking, mountain biking and swimming in our private spring-fed farm dams. Laughing Waters is a wonderful getaway for families and individuals wishing to enjoy the gentle peace of a vibrant farm.

Facilities: S/C Accommodation – fully equipped, comfortable and spacious. Our own lovely spring water. Bedding and towels supplied. Secure parking. Farm breakfast, braais and picnics available with advance request.

Farm-fresh Produce, seasonally available: eggs, goat’s milk, cheese & yoghurt from our free roaming farm animals, fresh organic herbs & vegetables, protea flowers and fynbos honey.

Rates: From R325pppn – R495 pppn, babies under 2 free. R100 pp surcharge for a single-night stay. 50% deposit to confirm your booking.

Laughing By the River
A full-of-character farm cottage near the river with mountain views: sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms, 1 queen-sized bed and 1 room with twin beds, with option of joining to form a king-size bed. An additional 2 comfortable mattresses can be added. A shared bathroom with shower. Each room opens onto its own patio. Fully equipped with a small lounge, self-catering kitchen and a lovely protected courtyard with braai/bbq facilities. This is a non-smoking establishment. Pets can be accommodated on request.

Laughing Under the Oaks
A luxuriously spacious studio-apartment with inside fireplace: sleeps 2, queen-sized bed, with the option of accommodating an additional 2 persons (probably children). Bathroom with shower. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with stove/oven and large fridge/freezer. Wonderful patio beneath our ancient oak trees. Within the farmstead area yet complete privacy and tranquillity assured. Sounds of goat bells may be heard. This is a non-smoking establishment.

Laughing On the Farm

Laughing On the Farm is a genuine farm cottage filled with light and enjoying wide views of the mountains and farm. This unit can accommodate 4 persons in 2 bedrooms. The cottage has a spacious main bedroom with a lounge that opens up onto a patio, where you can relax, braai and enjoy the garden. An additional comfortable mattress on the floor/or bed and/or cot can easily fit into this room. The second bedroom has 2 single beds that can be joined to form a king-sized bed. There is an inside fireplace and a self-catering kitchenette. This is a non-smoking establishment. Pets can be accommodated on request.

LAUGHING WATERS VENUE for workshops and small special occasions
Our venue can be hired for workshops or special occasions; catering is available. This beautiful and private venue can accommodate 20 persons. Guests are welcome to incorporate the space and beauty of this fynbos farm into their occasion.


  • Hiking & mountain-biking
  • Swimming in our spring-fed farm dams
  • Farm-fresh breakfasts, brunches, braai’s & picnics
  • Horse In-Sight coaching & workshops
  • Horse-riding (pre-booking required)
  • Cheese & wine-tasting
  • Cheese-making weekends
  • Day outings to your choice of the area’s exceptional attractions; includes a delightful meal

Please contact us for further information.

Our address

Stanford Overberg Western Cape
-34.473086, 19.669135
028 341 0787 / 082 0423 764

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