We would like to welcome you to our child, wheelchair & pet friendly luxurious self-catering accommodation married with all your “home from home" comforts overlooking the village of Prince Albert 350m away. Magnificent views of the Swartberg & Karoo plains, yet within safe & easy walking distance into the village. If you are dreaming of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace, tranquility, sun rises, sun sets & clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling, hiking or biking we look forward to welcoming you.
Outdoor braai areas stocked with firewood & blitz – all replenished daily, house has own private braai
Cottages & house have their own plunge pools
Unlimited WiFi at no cost. Excellent Cell phone reception
DSTV Hospitality package including all Sports Channels
Air-conditioners with heating & cooling in all 4 cottages
Wall Heaters in all 4 cottage bathrooms
Complimentary herbs & vegetables from our organic tunnel, season dependent, please check first
We will gladly do grocery or refreshment shopping for ease of convenience upon arrival
The Karoo, from a Khoikhoi word, possibly garo "desert" is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa. There is no exact definition of what constitutes the Karoo, and therefore its extent is also not precisely defined. The Karoo is partly defined by its topography, geology and climate — above all, its low rainfall, arid air, cloudless skies, and extremes of heat and cold. The Karoo also hosted a well-preserved ecosystem hundreds of million years ago which is now represented by many fossils.
In Room Facilities:
Our complimentary Home Comforts include the following for our guest’s convenience:
Welcome sherry & gift pack including interesting information of what there is to see & do in the area
Health breakfast supplies; 2 cereals, home baked Muesli & Rusks, fresh farm milk, assortment of tea & coffee including coffee grounds for plungers & mocha pots – all replenished daily
Kitchens stocked with; salt, pepper, toothpicks, biodegradable detergent, spray n cook, serviettes & paper towels, dishwashing swabs & towels, emergency lamps
Bathroom amenities including Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Wash, Body Lotion, Soap, Mosquito repellent & Lotions as well as special Bathroom Emergency Pack, Hair Dryer & Coat hangers
Daily servicing & replenishing of the above at no additional cost
Free self-service laundry including biodegradable detergent & car, cycle or bike washing or alternatively 1 of our friendly staff will gladly do at a nominal cost
Indoor fireplaces in each cottage which are stocked with firewood & blitz during the winter months & 2 bedrooms of the house
The Great Karoo straddles the 30° S parallel on the west of the continent, in a similar position to other semi-desert areas on earth, north and south of the equator. It is furthermore in the rainfall shadow of the Cape Fold Mountains along the western coastline. The western "Lower Karoo" (the Tankwa Karoo and Moordenaarskaroo) contain remnants of the Cape Fold Mountains (e.g. the Witteberg and Anysberg Mountains) which give it a moderate hilly appearance; but further east the Lower Karoo becomes a monotonously flat plain. The "Upper Karoo" has been intruded by dolerite sills (see below), creating multiple flat topped hills, or "Karoo Koppies", which are iconic of the Great Karoo.
The vegetation of the Upper and Lower Karoo is similar, so that few people make a distinction between the two.