History Of Nieshoutkloof
Nieshoutkloof & Aragon’s Villa is the brainchild of the Ferreira’s, your hosts, Marius and Suki. The guesthouse, Aragon’s Villa, and the unique 4x4 camping facility and venue, Nieshoutkloof, are located in the largest citrus producing area in the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
We mainly get rain in the summer season. However, we are situated in a MALARIA-FREE area.
Marius, originally from Patensie, is an agricultural consultant in the Sundays River Valley. He purchased Nieshoutkloof, part of the Strathsomers Estate, in 2005. Since the first time he saw the property in 2001, he loved it and saw the potential in it! Many changes have been made since he has purchased it… and many dreams will still come true at Nieshoutkloof.
Marius and Suki live on the bordering farm, Stillerus, with their two daughters Janke and Kiki. Suki’s two sons, Ben and Hans, are boarders at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth.
Marius farms with Midknights (Valencias), Navels and Lemons.
Although not originally from Kirkwood, Suki has her roots quite firmly planted in the area. Her great grandfather used to farm next door to them on Good Hope Farm, many, many, many moons and her grandfather used to own the Kirkwood Hotel, which sadly, is no more. Oupa Colin was the mayor of Kirkwood in years gone by.
Marius and Suki will make sure that your stay at Nieshoutkloof in Kirkwood will be a comfortable and memorable one...