Lush tropical scenes set the backdrop for a conservatory with a difference in an Overberg Farmhouse.

With its fantastical foliage, exotic taxidermy and wild mix of unusual finds, it’s hard to believe that this room belongs to a 250-year-old farmhouse in the Overberg and not an explorer’s tropical forest stowaway. 

These days there’s a new addition to the mix that’s stealing the show – the ‘Plantation Room’, a once empty entrance hall turned dreamy dining and relaxing area for guests. A verdant mural on three walls creates a perfect backdrop for owner Jan Georg Solms’ eclectic pieces, while the fourth wall – consisting of massive foldaway doors – opens out onto the generous verandah and its jaw-dropping view of green undulating farmland beyond.

Some things are worth repeating. This interior was featured in Elle Decoration Issue 80: Spring 2011.

Text Lin Murray

Photographs Inge Prins