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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in Clifton, The Farm At Cape Kidnappers is by the ocean, minutes from Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, and close to Clearview Estate. This 5-star lodge is within the vicinity of Te Mata Estate and Black Barn Vineyards.


Make yourself at home in one of the 26 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the lodge’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Farm At Cape Kidnappers
446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga
Clifton, New Zealand


5.0 Excellent 247 Reviews
have to add my total agreement with other reviews.............
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this property is absolutely the finest experience we have had in a hotel/inn stay...by that I mean I am taking into account the total of what you are given staying here...….a room that is without fault, beautifully decorated, arranged, amenities above most others, a view to appeal, bath so appealing....this is an ultra high end property, you get professional, highly trained staff members, you get anything you ask for...surrounding area is breathtaking in its scenic grandeur...you truly feel in another world. Cocktail hour is conceived with care, nice appetizer w. your choice of beverage, then a dining room looking out onto the views with some of the best food served that we had in New Zealand. We enjoyed every minute, pool area is serene , relaxing and just elegant..
really cannot say enough positive about this special place...all is met with unabashed propriety yet somehow feels personal.
CAUTION: just to say I booked a tour (bird) thru their reservation tour desk, when I asked to cancel I was told I had booked a $600 tour with a $200 xl fee, needless to say I was shocked, I blamed myself for not asking more questions or looking more closely however I did not get a confirmation stating xl fee and total price, but did not have that email to prove it...just be sure you know exactly what you are booking or do it when you are there.

other than that minor flaw in the stay, we had a momentous visit!!! Thank all of you at Cape Kidnappers...lovely lovey memory.

Reviewed 1 month ago

The very best hotel you could ever want to stay in. Julian Robertson was a brilliant fund manager ,he is an even better owner of hotels!
The landscape,the design of the lodget,the rooms,the hospitality ,the food ! all were as good as i have had for many years.
As good as the All Blacks!
We will be back as soon as we can !

Wonderful - if your budget allows, just go
Reviewed 2 months ago

Wonderful relaxed luxury with service and great food, it is top quality.

We were driving and whilst we found it very easily when we did find it we weren’t sure we had. The sign clearly states “Cape Kidnappers” but the closed gates seemed to be a golf club. Even at the entry pad it has the word “Lodge” rather than “Farm”. This is however the right place and they said they had plans to change this. Once through the gate it is a 10 minute drive through the grounds, over bridges, climbing up to the “Farm”. This is some driveway!

At the top we were greeted, the bags were whisked off to the room while we were given a quick tour of the place. Our car was parked for us. Checking in formalities were to leave a sheet of paper with us to sign and let them have it back.

The room was lovely, great view over the falling away grounds from the nice large balcony. A bigger than king size bed facing out to the balcony, a good dressing room for the cases and clothes and a large bathroom with basins on both sides of the room, a bath and nice size shower. There was also a small kitchen area with a fridge, basin, tea, coffee with complimentary soft drinks, crisps, biscuits.

Pre dinner drinks are taken in one of the lounges, with canapés. We then went through to dinner which we had in the conservatory area looking out across the grounds. Gentlemen need a jacket for dinner, which we knew and had with us. It is a nice thing to do. We had the tasting menu both nights, the menu changes daily, and the food was excellent.

Breakfast is also served in the restaurant, with a buffet and hot food ordered from a menu. Again all the food was excellent.

The whole time service was excellent. There was always someone to ask if you had a good day, or what plans you had for tomorrow. It really felt so homely.

This is understated class. It is a calm place and not trying to prove anything as it has it just right in every respect.

One of the finest lodging experiences I have ever had
Reviewed 2 months ago

From tip to tail this place stands out for all aspects of a vacation experience. The staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room had a phenomenal view and the excursions, including the golf course, offered were amazing. The food was five star. It is really expensive but the old adage "you get what you pay for" rings true.

Amazing location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Recently stayed at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers for a corporate bonding event. The farm is located in a stunning location with views over Hawkes Bay. Every need was catered for in the way of drinks and nibbles. The pool was delightful with an infinity pool wit sea views over Hawkes Bay. Very comfortable bed and pillows.