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guest house accommodation | The Retreat | Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

guest house accommodation | The Retreat | Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

Once you’ve experienced the beauty of the Karoo, you’ll want to return. The lovely Victorian farmhouse, The Retreat, is luxuriously comfortable 4 star accommodation set in 560ha of the Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, which borders on the Swartberg Nature Reserve. You’ll love the typical Karoo farmhouse – the wooden floors, the fireplaces, the big verandah and the mountains. At The Retreat, you’ll also enjoy that wonderful Karoo hospitality as you enjoy your coffee in the morning, taking in that fresh aroma…

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Guest house accommodation | Mymering Guest House | Ladismith, Western Cape, South Africa

Guest house accommodation | Mymering Guest House | Ladismith, Western Cape, South Africa

Sometimes it is just the most beautiful views of a place that make it such a sought after destination for relaxation and rejuvenation and Mymering Guest House is like that. It is beautifully positioned to offer its guests all the peace and quiet they need. For nature lovers, it is heaven on earth, and plenty of birds, biking trails, walks and hikes will offer you a close encounter with nature and a chance to experience the views from different points….

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Hotel accommodation | Queen’s Hotel | Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

Hotel accommodation | Queen’s Hotel | Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

Fun, romantic, adventurous, relaxing and exquisite are just some of the words which describe this area of the Western Gate, and to think that The Queen’s Hotel is situated  in the centre of the wonderful town of Oudtshoorn. The Queen’s Hotel also happens to be one of the oldest hotels in South Africa and its beauty, service and graciousness and its location are just some of the reasons why guests who stay here vow to return. Of course the hotel…

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Self catering accommodation | The Artist’s Cottage | Prince Albert, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Self catering accommodation | The Artist’s Cottage | Prince Albert, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

In the mad, hectic state of the modern world, there is nothing like the peace, vastness, stark beauty and stillness of the Karoo. Prince Albert is a fantastic little village at the foot of the magnificent  Swartberg Mountains; a World Heritage Site and a place with endless charm. It is only natural that such a gorgeous place would offer true Karoo hospitality, and The Artist’s Cottage is the perfect place and base to explore all the wonders of this superb…

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Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation | De Zeekoe Guest Farm | Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation | De Zeekoe Guest Farm | Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

We’ve all experienced driving through the Karoo, stopping alongside the road for a snack and marvelling at the farm dam, the sheep  and the windmill as its catches a gust of wind and creaks as it spins. This is the magic of the Karoo, and De Zeekoe Guest Farm is a 2000-hectare bio-diversified farm which is magnificently located between the Swartberg- and Outeniqua Mountains. The farm is just 7 km from the ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn, as is in fact opposite…

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Bed and breakfast accommodation | Koedoeskloof Country Lodge | Ladismith, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Bed and breakfast accommodation | Koedoeskloof Country Lodge | Ladismith, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Ladismith is a small farming town which nestles below the Towerkop Mountain. The town is in the small Karoo and is abou 300km away from Cape Town.  The lovely town is know for the Ladismith Wine Cellar and its a worthwhile experience to visit the distillery and taste some the fine local wines.  Many visitors from Gauteng and further afield come to the Karoo to enjoy a country getaway; the chance to relax in this vast stillness;  a place where…

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self catering accommodation | Oudemuragie Guest Farm | De Rust, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

self catering accommodation | Oudemuragie Guest Farm | De Rust, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Many children are missing out terribly because they have lived in a city all their life and they don’t know what farm life is about. They don’t know what its like to enjoy the outdoors and to have the joy of animals around them. Oudemuragie Guest Farm is the perfect South African farm in De Rust, Western Cape. This 3-star graded farm offers 5 star hospitality and has lots of exciting activities for anyone who visits it. For this reason…

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