n Farmer’s Weekly - Up the koppie, down the aisle : agritourism

Volume 2016, Issue 16011
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Maurice and Celesté Leonard's farm, Rietfontein Boerdery, is a mixed farming operation - cattle, game and maize - near Heidelberg in Gauteng. In 1990, Maurice and Celestè decided to turn an old building on the farmin to a holiday cottage for their own use. But they soon realised that it was next to impossible to have a break on their own farm - they were simply drawn back into work all the time. "We told friends that we had a house they could use for getaway weekends," says Maurice. A short while later, they met someone who organised farm weekends.

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