Matjiesvlei is a must-see when visiting the Klein Karoo. Come enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of this valley, situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains between Calitzdorp and Ladismith. Farming in this area dates back as far as 1821.
We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units - Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.
In Room Facilities:
Indulge in the comfort of the following historic, quaint self-catering cottages nestled in this picturesque valley. The cottages have equipped kitchens, braai facilities, bedding, oil lamps, candles and hot water.
Enjoy the day fishing, hiking, swimming in the nearby river or exploring our 4x4- and walking trails - all in close proximity.
Situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains between Calitzdorp and Ladismith.
When visiting us we would recommend that you bring along, binoculars, fishing rods, mountain bikes, hiking boots, canoes or inflatable boats and swimsuits.
Nearby, Calitzdorp is a lovely and fascinating town to visit. It has good restaurants and wine tasting venues. From Matjiesvlei you can also go on day trips to several places of interest in the Klein Karoo.
At the campsite and along the banks of the river there is a rich variety of bird life including black eagles and fish eagles. Sometimes if you're lucky Cape otters can be spotted. The river contains about seven different fish species so bring along your fishing rods and inflatable boats if you enjoy angling.
This is an anglers paradise, with a wide variety of fish species including Yellowfish, Black bass, Eel and Carp. There are also fantastic water holes perfect for swimming and rowing. The Bôjaankop 4x4 route takes you to the top of Bôjaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo. Matjiesvlei is conveniently located for day trips to Oudtshoorn with all its tourist attractions, The Garden Route, Die Hel (Gamkaskloof) and beautiful mountain passes in the area.
We invite you to come and kick back and relax. Enjoy some of our delightful local wines while savouring the tranquil beauty as only mother nature can provide.