Discover the heart of the rural swartland.

Goedgedacht Farm

Where good food and hospitality change lives.

The Perfect Partner

Goedgedacht, a beautiful old 1704 farm, situated on the slopes of Kasteelberg near Riebeek Kasteel is a perfect venue for a wedding or family celebration.  Become part of our tradition and celebrate your special day in beautiful Cape Dutch surroundings. In addition to the magnificent views across the Swartland to Table Mountain in the distance, we also have space for +/- 85 overnight guests.

Goedgedacht translated is well named as a place of ‘good thoughts’ or ‘good ideas’. It is a peaceful place filled with passion and energy, a place where good things happen, and we have been blessed to be part of so many special couples’ important days.  The tranquility, clean mountain air and fresh spring water lends itself as an idyllic getaway for a retreat, wedding, conference or family holiday.

Where Dreams Come True


A place for every occasion We provide space for retreats, workshops, conferences, weddings, holidays, break-aways, team building, youth camps and everything in between. Set in the beautifully restored old Cape Dutch buildings, with their metre thick walls, internal Victorian shutters and sash windows, the conference rooms create the perfect setting for “get out of the city”..


Planning your special day Goedgedacht farm is a perfect venue for a beautifully relaxed wedding or special occasion. We offer full weekend wedding options for couples who wish to enjoy quality time with their friends and family. Instead of just spending a couple of hours together we offer exclusive use of the whole of Goedgedacht..


Your Home Away From Home The tranquillity and beautiful scenery will contribute to whatever you do. Come and relax in the shadow of the Kasteelberg mountain. Take a walk through the olive groves. Visit our Olive Shop where you can find our olives, oil and delicious fruit infused salad dressings or sit on the stoep with..

Goedgedacht Trust


Where rural children come first

The Goedgedacht Trust was founded in 1992 with the dream of uplifting rural communities through Early Childhood Development projects. These projects aimed to address the high incidence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among the children of rural farm workers. Over the years the model has grown into a basket of 18 interventions called the Path Onto Prosperity Programme (POP).

All the profits from the accommodation, weddings, venue hire and catering go to support the POP programme and the rural farm children that it helps.

Our vision is to develop self-sustaining, transformed and flourishing communities.

For more information on the work of the Goedgedacht Trust, please visit our website

Contact Us


Jacques Williams: Reservations Manager
Tel: (022) 482 4369

P O Box 458, Malmesbury, 7299

General Inquiries

Jacques Williams: Reservations Manager
Tel: (022) 482 4369

P O Box 458, Malmesbury, 7299