Four-legged creatures, rolling vineyards, citrus orchards, the sweet smell of fresh figs and a strong family bond that ties everything together perfectly. These are just a few features of Uitkijk, a beautiful family farm situated at the slopes of the majestic Paardeberg Mountains. Home to the sixth generation Eksteen family, it was established in 1857. To this day, the horse stables and their regal residents remain the heart of the farm. After all, they kept it running in days of yore.
Fast-forward to the 21st century and you‘ll find an establishment steeped in traditional values and innovative ideas. With the perfect combination of soil content and climate to deliver the best produce. Plus the natural setting and enough farm-style elegance to play host to the most charming of weddings. And the wine? Let’s not get started. It’s far better to experience it.
The 3rd annual XTN Fig Festival promises to be the best yet. With and exciting array of fresh produce and preserves, peppered fig boerewors, cheddar and fig pork sausage, the official XTN Fig Beer, fig juice and if all goes well even a brand new fig cider. The kids can jump and play, have their faces painted and even have a chat with some farm animals. Soothing sounds will flow from the likes of Chris Rain, Gerry Liberty, Oh Jack, Newton & Co, TWEE and Bottomless Coffee.
Book your tickets at Computicket HERE to avoid missing out on this stylish and rustic fest.
Our first #FigFestival was a sweet success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! About 150 fellow fig lovers joined us on a gloriously sunny day on the farm. There was wine, there was music, there was fun, there was laughter and of course, boxes and boxes full of figs! Thanks for sharing the day with us. Here’s a taste for those who missed out!
For those who prefer old-school directions: Take the R45 from Paarl to Malmesbury. Turn left at the Voor-Paardeberg/Kliphewel sign. Uitkijk is the first farm on your left. GPS: 33°35’23.1″S 18°52’45.3″E
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