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Deluxe King Suite 1  From R2850 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

This lovely unit has a King bed with en-suite bathroom. ... If an extra bed for a child is required please contact us. The room has tea and coffee making facilities, Air-con and also Breakfast is included in the rate.

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Bedroom 1

1 King

From R2850 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Deluxe Queen Suite 2  From R2550 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

This lovely room has a Queen Bed with en-suite bathroom. ... Air-con, tea and coffee making facilities. Also, Breakfast is included in the rate

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Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R2550 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Deluxe Queen Suite 1  From R2550 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

The Deluxe Double room is situated on the first floor. ... Its consists of one double bed. The open plan bedroom has a bath, coffee station and a wardrobe.

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Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R2550 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Deluxe King Suite 2  From R2850 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Nestled in the amazing vast Karoo, Big Sky Ranch (formerly ... known as Gary Player's Horse Stud) is the perfect stop over for any traveller. Peace and tranquility are guaranteed. With breathtaking views, all rooms offer comfort and style.

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Bedroom 1

1 King, 2 Single

From R2850 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Superior King Suite 2  From R2850 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

This superior King room overlooks the garden and dam.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R2850 /night

 

Good Breakfast included

Superior King Suite 1  From R2850 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

The Superior Twin Room has garden and dam views. It ... consists of two single beds. The bathroom consists of a separate bath and shower.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R2850 /night

 

Good Breakfast included
Private Bathroom
Garden
Breakfast included
Horse Riding
Linen
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Fireplace
Aircon
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

We are delighted to have been able to acquire a farm with more than 135 years of thoroughbred race horse heritage. Big Sky Ranch (formerly known as the Gary Player Horse Stud) was founded by the Ellis family in 1883 as a horse stud. The Ellis family bred numerous champions and stud book dynasties on the farm including Prestisimo, Hey Presto, Magic Charm, Magic Link, Mowgli, Lavonia, Pussmoth, Preston Pam and Pipes of Pam.

Gary Player acquired the farm in 1974. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy produced Creator, My Advantage, Amajuba, Kadarko, Foreign Source, World Over, Foolish Pride, Kazatka and Pinehurst to name a few.

The choice of the estate near Colesberg has proved to be a master stroke for all that have owned it. The quality of its breeding stock over the years has become acknowledged by the increasingly selective and sophisticated South African and international thoroughbred market.

For the past couple of years, under the stewardship of Greg Morris, the farm has undergone a tremendous upgrade. Buildings and stables have been modernised to meet the modern breeders aspirations. The veld and associated farm lands are all going through a revitalisation program and the operation has diversified to include an Nguni Stud. The introduction of cattle is a key element needed for the veld restoration program the farm has adopted.

Thorough bred race horse breeding remains a key element of the farms operation and whilst this has been downscaled significantly, horses and the breeding thereof will always be at the "heart" of our farming operation.

Natural Karoo veld is renowned for its rich trace elements and high calcium content, ideal for growing strong boned and resilient animals.

The extreme climate is perfect for breeding racehorses - The cold kills off parasites and the warmth is essential for proper growth.

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farm, pets-by-arrangement
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Check-in 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Flexible
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Reviews

Afristay
28 December 2022

We are delighted to have been able to acquire a farm with more than 135 years of thoroughbred race horse heritage. Big Sky Ranch (formerly known as the Gary Player Horse Stud) was founded by the Ellis family in 1883 as a horse stud. The Ellis family bred numerous champions and stud book dynasties on the farm including Prestisimo, Hey Presto, Magic Charm, Magic Link, Mowgli, Lavonia, Pussmoth, Preston Pam and Pipes of Pam.

Gary Player acquired the farm in 1974. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy produced Creator, My Advantage, Amajuba, Kadarko, Foreign Source, World Over, Foolish Pride, Kazatka and Pinehurst to name a few.

The choice of the estate near Colesberg has proved to be a master stroke for all that have owned it. The quality of its breeding stock over the years has become acknowledged by the increasingly selective and sophisticated South African and international thoroughbred market.

For the past couple of years, under the stewardship of Greg Morris, the farm has undergone a tremendous upgrade. Buildings and stables have been modernised to meet the modern breeders aspirations. The veld and associated farm lands are all going through a revitalisation program and the operation has diversified to include an Nguni Stud. The introduction of cattle is a key element needed for the veld restoration program the farm has adopted.

Thorough bred race horse breeding remains a key element of the farms operation and whilst this has been downscaled significantly, horses and the breeding thereof will always be at the "heart" of our farming operation.

Natural Karoo veld is renowned for its rich trace elements and high calcium content, ideal for growing strong boned and resilient animals.

The extreme climate is perfect for breeding racehorses - The cold kills off parasites and the warmth is essential for proper growth.

Karen Smith
19 December 2022

Amazing place… We didn’t want to leave! Beautiful gardens & trees. Scrumptious food & excellent service!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dee Farrow
29 November 2022

Absolutely stunning. A wonderful place, lovely people, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and very friendly dogs what more could you ask for.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jim Hopkin
29 November 2022

We are delighted to have been able to acquire a farm with more than 135 years of thoroughbred race horse heritage. Big Sky Ranch (formerly known as the Gary Player Horse Stud) was founded by the Ellis family in 1883 as a horse stud. The Ellis family bred numerous champions and stud book dynasties on the farm including Prestisimo, Hey Presto, Magic Charm, Magic Link, Mowgli, Lavonia, Pussmoth, Preston Pam and Pipes of Pam.

Gary Player acquired the farm in 1974. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy produced Creator, My Advantage, Amajuba, Kadarko, Foreign Source, World Over, Foolish Pride, Kazatka and Pinehurst to name a few.

The choice of the estate near Colesberg has proved to be a master stroke for all that have owned it. The quality of its breeding stock over the years has become acknowledged by the increasingly selective and sophisticated South African and international thoroughbred market.

For the past couple of years, under the stewardship of Greg Morris, the farm has undergone a tremendous upgrade. Buildings and stables have been modernised to meet the modern breeders aspirations. The veld and associated farm lands are all going through a revitalisation program and the operation has diversified to include an Nguni Stud. The introduction of cattle is a key element needed for the veld restoration program the farm has adopted.

Thorough bred race horse breeding remains a key element of the farms operation and whilst this has been downscaled significantly, horses and the breeding thereof will always be at the "heart" of our farming operation.

Natural Karoo veld is renowned for its rich trace elements and high calcium content, ideal for growing strong boned and resilient animals.

The extreme climate is perfect for breeding racehorses - The cold kills off parasites and the warmth is essential for proper growth.

James Honiball
22 January 2022

You might arrive here tired from all the travelling, but after an hour you are so relaxed, from the atmosphere, the tranquility, and the high standard and quality of the accommodation, the view and the friendly and surroundings just puts you in another world, what a great stay, what excellent service, and what great people, Certainly a stay my wife and myself will never forget, certainly the best your money can get.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marisa Gibson
17 January 2022

My husband and I stopped over for an overnight stay and were sad that we had not booked for longer. We travel often between Cape Town and the Reef and Big Sky is without doubt the best stay we have ever had. The facilities and accommodation are excellent with a wonderful swimming pool and jacuzzi. We are nature and animal lovers and found the walks around the ranch very interesting. The stables and horses are special. Our hostess and the staff were superb. Thank-you for a great stay. We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Surene Jelley
03 December 2021

Most amazing place to stay, wish I can live there.
Thank you Catherine and all the staff, everything was perfect and so incredibly beautiful.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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Heidi-Lee Robertson
11 September 2021

An oasis in the Karoo and a not to be missed stop over between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Beautiful position, historically fascinating, and much appreciated wonderful hospitality. Loved our stay!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jan Nel
24 April 2021

Excellent service, accomodation and food!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Colesberg Reviews

Nicole
06 January 2022

Colesberg the town has really gone down, rubbish everywhere, dirty and dusty. However as we stayed in the wonderful lodge outside of the town, we will overnight again in the area, as it is in the middle of Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Surene Jelley
03 December 2021

Friendly people and just the right distance from Gauteng to take a break.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Chrisstelle Van Heerden
01 December 2021

Spectacular view of animals and the mountains.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tina Traill
22 November 2021

The roads are in great condition, we did not go into the town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Craig starling
31 August 2021

Just travelling through ....

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
04 May 2021

The scenery.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
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Kim Bezuidenhout
23 April 2021

The local pub....Horses and Mill.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Shelley Brits
18 March 2021

Game drive and scenery!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lyneen
19 January 2021

Views!

Okay. 3 out of 5
Annemarie Wolmarans
24 November 2020

Tzamenkomst.

Superb. 5 out of 5