Blesfontein Guest Farm  Verified Listing

  • Sutherland Stargazing in Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa
    Sutherland Stargazing
  • Stars in Sutherland
    Stars in Sutherland
  • Snow on the farm
    Snow on the farm
  • Dam
    Dam
  • Hiking
    Hiking
  • Horse riding
    Horse riding
  • Horse riding
    Horse riding
  • Horse riding
    Horse riding
  • Horse riding
    Horse riding
  • Horse riding
    Horse riding
  • Farm Animals
    Farm Animals
  • Farm Animals
    Farm Animals
  • Springbuck
    Springbuck
  • Unit 9 Rondawel
    Unit 9 Rondawel
  • Old Farmhouse Self-catering South Unit
    Old Farmhouse Self-catering South Unit
  • Fireplace inside
    Fireplace inside
  • Dining
    Dining
  • Fireplace
    Fireplace
  • Diner unit
    Diner unit
  • Unit 3
    Unit 3
  • Unit 7
    Unit 7
  • Unit 4: The Milk Stable
    Unit 4: The Milk Stable
  • Old Farmhouse Self-catering South Unit
    Old Farmhouse Self-catering South Unit
  • Unit 7
    Unit 7
  • Scenery
    Scenery
  • Star gazing facilities
    Star gazing facilities
  • Star gazing facilities
    Star gazing facilities
  • Farm animals
    Farm animals
  • Sutherland dorpers
    Sutherland dorpers
  • Alpaca
    Alpaca
  • Game
    Game
  • Farm Animals
    Farm Animals
  • Snowfall
    Snowfall
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Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
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Braai Area
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Fridge
Microwave
WiFi
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Stove
Blesfontein Guest Farm is situated just outside Sutherland, in the quiet and remote Tankwa Karoo of South Africa's Northern Cape, Blesfontein is a family-friendly destination in every season of the year.

Blesfontein offers 9 fully equipped self-catering units, each with an inside- and outside fire place for cooking or to enjoy the heat of a cosy "kaggel" fire in winter. The kitchens are equipped with electric and/or gas stoves. Our most popular unit is the Honeymoon Cow Shed. Most of the units were stone built stables which were converted into rather unique accommodation units. The others were old farm buildings converted for convenience, without losing their character.

Dinner and breakfast must be booked in advance. At night, Nicol takes our visitors stargazing in our amateur observatory where we have two telescopes. During the day the freedom of the farm is yours to enjoy. Bring your own 4x4 or hire ours to take a scenic drive to the viewpoint at the edge of the escarpment. On the way you may see Blesbuck, Zebra, Springbuck, Grey Rheebuck, Steenbok and Black Wildebeest, not to mention the Meercat family, the Tortoises, the Skunks, our resident Black Backed Jackals and several bird species.

Children can bottle feed lambs (when in season) and feed our horses, chickens, pigs and geese. Kids can also collect eggs, ride their mountain bikes, swim in the farm dam, meet our small Alpaca herd or milk the goat, Bella. In the unlikely event of Karoo rain, or when you are trapped in a snowstorm (we do sometimes get snow in winter!), you can play table tennis, watch television or play board games in our communal dining room.

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Property Type Apartment, Chalet, Cottage, Guest Farm, Guest House, Self Catering
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Cancellation Policy No Refund
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Reviews

Jenny Gorman
13 February 2020
What a wonderful time we had at this farm. Nico and Marina went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Their unique farm with all the farm animals, the lovely dam we swam in and the magic night sky seen through Nicos telescope made it a very special experience. I will definitely recommend this great place !
Superb. 5 out of 5
Henning Rasmuss
09 January 2020
We stayed at Blesfontein Farm for two nights with our teenage and teenage children. The experience was great, the hospitality was genuine, the knowledge sharing was generous, the landscape was arrestingly beautiful. Blesfontein is good for a basic solid stay without trims, but done with love. Definitely worth a repeat visit. You have to meet the pet meerkat, the alpacas, and also visit the escarpment with its majestic view of the Tankwa Karoo. Our visit was good for the soul.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Shantel Kline
02 December 2019
What a beautiful weekend away. Nicol & Marina were wonderful hosts. The unit was spotless, and the farm itself peaceful. Highly recommend staying at Blesfontein Farm.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Keith Brown
06 October 2019
This is a gem. We wanted a break with our daughter and two teenage grandsons, and to nurture their interest in astronomy. Blesfontein exceeded our expectations! Nico gave us a memorable experience of the heavens in his boma and through his telescope. Also we twice drove the few kms to the escarpment - where you can see about 300 kms across the Tankwa, which is breathtaking especially at sunset. Nico and Marina are wonderful hosts. We also enjoyed meeting the alpacas, and feeding the baby bokkie and lambs. Highly recommended. The tar road all the way to Sutherland was an unexpected bonus, and the road to the farm is fine - just Have respect for the speed bumps!!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Alida Meyer
30 August 2019
Beautiful farm and scenery. Friendly, welcoming hosts. Rooms well equipped for the cold nights. The escarpment on the farm is a must-visit! Had an amazing stargazing experience at the farm - thank you Nicol!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
David van As
27 August 2019
Very enjoyable. Cosy accommodation. Very friendly interaction.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Brian Saunders
05 August 2019
Our group of 11 thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay there. Delicious curry in our room on the first night. Stargazing with Nico was incredible. Enjoyed our trip in the old bakkie to the escarpment for lunch with a view. Visits to SALT and the planetarium were very interesting.Rooms were well kitted-out with cosy fireplaces and plenty of hot water for the freezing winter nights. Can definitely recommend for anyone visiting the area, and will certainly return in the near future.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Nico-Ben Janse van Rensburg
25 March 2019
Beautiful location with a variety of things to do, including horse back riding, scenic 4x4 route, and stargazing. Very friendly hosts; stargazing presented by Nicol is a very entertaining and informative experience.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Corina Salmon
08 March 2019
My stay at Blesfontein was amazing. We arrived late, but the keys were laid out for us and our apartment was great. In the morning I took a horse ride with the owner who was absolutely lovely. We saw wild herds of zebras, blesbok, wildebeests and springbok! It was amazing. She then showed my boyfriend and I all of their animals, very friendly free roaming horses, tortoises, alpacas, baby chicks, doggies and all kinds of other animals. After they showed us the 4x4 trail to drive to an escarpment that took our breath away. Our stay here was definitely 5 star! On top of that, the hosts were amazingly kind and welcoming.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynne Gordon
23 August 2018
What a special place. Wide open spaces to enjoy and recharge. Nicol and Marina are wonder hosts and always available for a chat. A child's paradise, my granddaughter had a wonderful time bottle feeding the lamb, stroking the lying down horses, following the meerkat digging for worms. Accommodation was comfortable, clean and adequate. Nicol's stargazing session was very entertaining and informative. Farm tracks to explore either on foot/bikes or 4x4. The trip to the Escarpment view site was well worth it. The awesome panoramic view over the Tankwa to the distant Cedarberg Mountains in the distance is spectacular. Was very cold but we will be back when it is warmer to explore more and enjoy the farm tranquility.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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