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Guest Farms in Karoo

The Karoo, meaning place of thirst in the Nama language, aptly describes this vast inland region of South Africa. It’s a land of contrasts, where barren fields are instantly transformed into carpets of colourful flowers after rains and eternal springs are found near to lakes that remain ... read more

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New Holme Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Colesberg

The Karoo Gariep conservancy (10 000 ha)for the karoo Hippo is between Colesberg and Hanover. We are 8 km of the N1 h...

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R900.0

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Plaas Wegbreek

Guest Farms in Barrydale

Plaas Wegbreek is located off the R44, 7 km from Barrydale on the R62 route. Guests can experience the serenity and s...

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R500.0

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The Country Garden Farm

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Ladismith

If you are looking for an affordable and relaxing getaway, The Country Garden Guest Farm is the perfect place for you...

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R450.0

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Red Stone Hills Holiday Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms in Oudtshoorn

All cottages are 120 m apart [Except Hanepoot and Vineyard - 10 m]. All [except Hanepoot] with fireplace/ open hear...

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R450.0

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Maskam Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Vanrhynsdorp

Situated 10km from Vanrhynsdorp Western Cape at the foot of the Maskam berg, Maskam Guest farm offers warm hospitalit...

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R710

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Sommerso, Sommerso-Klein, Sommernet & Sommer

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Prince Albert

Sommerso, Sommerso-Klein, Sommernet & Sommer is located on Sommerso Guest Farm at the southern end of the beautiful t...

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R600

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Killarney Trout Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Holiday Homes in Barrydale

Killarney Farm visitors 3 dams to fish, each stocked with big rainbow and brown trout and offers comfortable accommod...

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R395

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Old Mill Lodge & Restaurant

Bed and Breakfast, Bungalows, Chalets, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Oudtshoorn

Have lunch or dinner at our restaurant. Our 4 Star rooms consist of air-conditioners, TVs and coffee and tea making f...

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R1400.0

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AfriCamps Klein Karoo

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn

The AfriCamps boutique camping experience is a great alternative to standard holidays in B&B’s, hotels or self-cateri...

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R890.0

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Newlands Country Lodge

Chalets, Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Kimberley

Newlands Country Lodge is situated on a plot on the outskirts of Kimberley, and offer affordable and comfortable over...

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R680

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Rolbaken Country Guest House

Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Oudtshoorn

The name Rolbaken refers to the rolling of one of the farm boundary beacons in 1839 to include a natural spring into ...

Braai Area
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R500

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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Oudtshoorn

This place of excitement will offer you and your family appealing and aesthetically beautiful surroundings which will...

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R550.0

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Blesfontein Guest Farm

Apartments, Chalets, Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Sutherland

Blesfontein Guest Farm is situated just outside Sutherland, in the quiet and remote Tankwa Karoo of South Africa's No...

Braai Area
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R400

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Stofkraal Guest Farm

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Sutherland

Stofkraal Gasteplaas offers guests a relaxing getaway on a working sheep farm just north of Sutherland, on route to W...

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R250

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Meijers Rust Guest Farm

Guest Farms in De Rust

Meijer's Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the stunning Meiringspo...

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R880.0

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De Aap Farm Lodge & Private Nature Reserve

Guest Farms, Guest Lodge in Prince Albert

As soon as you set eyes on the de Aap Farm Lodge you will be instantly transformed to a world of tranquility and bare...

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R2000.0

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Rietfontein Guest Farm

Bungalows, Chalets, Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Ladismith

Rietfontein Guest Farm is located off Route 62, which winds its way through the Klein Karoo, taking its travellers pa...

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R1690

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Request Guest Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Bedford

Nestled in the heart of a historic farm close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cott...

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R500

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Karoo Saloon

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms in Barrydale

The Karoo Saloon R62 Rock Roadhouse offers accommodation that is clean, comfortable and almost ‘motel-like’ in style....

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R400.0

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Rooiberg Safaris

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Ladismith

All 3 rooms are fitted with king-size beds, with en-suite bathrooms. Top quality linen, towels, slippers, swimming to...

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R3200.0

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Oudtshoorn

This 4 star graded Guest lodge offers 7 Luxury & 3 Standard rooms, 5 Superior rooms ,2 Deluxe Rooms, 2 honeymoon supe...

Swimming Pool
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Bar
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Gym

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R660.0

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Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Ladismith

The Guest Farm consists of the Pinotage farmhouse (Sleep 9)the Chenin Blanc Cottage (Sleep 8)and the Crimson Cottage(...

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R495.0

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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

Cottages, Guest Farms in Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn

Berluda Farmhouse provides home-from-home comforts, amidst luxurious interior and beautiful decor. Lush gardens, auth...

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R858.0

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Sanctuary Guest & Adventure Farm

Camps, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Cradock

Sanctuary Farm situated on the beautiful banks of the Great Fish River operates as a guest farm with a luxury camping...

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R500.0

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Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Guest Lodge in Graaff Reinet

Guests are accommodated in three beautifully restored farm homesteads, all Cape Dutch in style, or two luxurious safa...

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R5625.0

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Wolvekraal Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Prince Albert

Wolvekraal is a working Karoo farm with Dorper sheep and olives, situated just 10 minutes outside the town of Prince ...

Braai Area

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R550.0

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Matjiesvlei Guest Farm

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Calitzdorp

Matjiesvlei is a must see when visiting the Klein Karoo. Come enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of this valley, si...

Braai Area
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R400.0

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Safari Park Guestfarm

Guest Farms in Colesberg

In Colesberg, Northern Cape, situated on the N1 towards Cape Town, 25km from Colesberg on the Farm Allanwater. The fa...

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R400

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Vrisch Gewagt

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Prince Albert

This is the place where the land can't be tamed, where prayers are more passionate and where the seasons bide their o...

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R1900.0

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Daberas Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Augrabies

Cape Ebony Lodge consists of 2 luxury air conditioned Suites, very suitable for friends or family traveling together....

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R800.0

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More info about Karoo

The Karoo, meaning place of thirst in the Nama language, aptly describes this vast inland region of South Africa. It’s a land of contrasts, where barren fields are instantly transformed into carpets of colourful flowers after rains and eternal springs are found near to lakes that remain dry for years.  

The Karoo is geologically divided into the Great and Little Karoo, the Swartberg Mountain range splitting the two regions. The Little Karoo lies in a valley and is more fertile and mountainous than the Great Karoo. Combined, this arid area is roughly 500000km² in size.

Dig a little deeper and you will find a living desert filled with interesting creatures and nocturnal animals, diverse succulents, copper-infused rocks, old farmsteads and the occasional reclusive artist selling creative gems from home. Stare in awe at the big blue skies in the day and celestial showcase by night.

In the Karoo, visitors are able to appreciate the wide open spaces and the silence, broken only by the sound of a sheep bell. Being in a vast land where human contact is irregular, the warm and friendly locals welcome visitors and make every effort to ensure their return.

Travel a dirt road here and you will greeted by every passing vehicle driver, cyclist and pedestrian.

 

Top 8 reasons to visit the Karoo

1. The Little Karoo is mostly ostrich and fruit country, visit the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn to learn more about this large bird, travel to Barrydale to sample the region’s wines and deciduous fruits, and take a break at the hot springs resort in Calitzdorp.

2. From Oudtshoorn, head over the Swartberg Pass – into the Great Karoo – to reach the pretty town of Prince Albert with its 19 national monuments and tasty olives. Further on is Beaufort West, a well-known fossil bearing area with good hiking and 4x4 trails. 

3. Sutherland is officially the coldest town in South Africa. It’s also where the astronomical observatory is located due to the absence of light pollution and regular clear skies. Check out the observatory while there, the largest in the southern hemisphere.

4. To the east is Graaff-Reinet, one of the country’s best preserved towns. Visit the starkly beautiful Valley of Desolation in the nearby Camdeboo National Park.

5. The Tankwa Karoo National Park is located in the country’s driest region yet over 120 bird species and a surprising amount of mammals are found here, including bat eared fox, baboon, leopard, porcupine and honey badger.

6. The large town of Kimberley was established following the discovery of diamonds in the 1800s. Tour the Big Hole, the deepest manmade hole that resulted in the scramble for diamonds, and have a drink at the world’s only drive-in bar.

7. Port Nolloth on the west coast of South Africa was once used as a harbour to transport copper via sea to Cape Town. Wagons loaded with copper would arrive until a train line was established further up the coast. The bay serves a small fishing community where rock lobster attracts hungry tourists.    

8. The Augrabies falls at the Augrabies Falls National Park is a spectacular sight following rains when the Orange River is forced through a tiny ravine and the gushing waters cascade down into a pool 56m below. There are 48 mammal species recorded here and exciting hiking and mountain bike trails crisscross the park.

 

Transport

Depending on your location, the international airports are OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the north and Cape Town International in the south. Kimberley has a domestic airport. Several towns such as Beaufort West, Springbok and Upington have small airports for chartered flights. Car rentals can be ordered at the airports and a few major towns. Use a hired car to travel the Karoo and opt for a 4x4 vehicle to best experience the region. The Trans-Karoo train stops off in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein on its route between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

 

Did you know?

Expect to taste authentic lamb and mutton dishes in the Karoo, after all, this is sheep country. Karoo lamb is certified according to the Karoo Meat of Origin label and is similar to the protection given to other products such as Parma ham.

Following the Karoo Ice Age of between 260 and 360 million years ago, higher oxygen levels produced large insects such as a millipede 1.8m long and scorpions reaching 70cm in length. Fortunately for us, they all died out.

About Guest Farms

Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.