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Guest Farm | Guest House | Self-Catering | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Sheep Sheering

Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and fresh air. There is a beautiful old farmhouse available, surrounded by lush vegetation. The large garden is ideal for kids to play in, with views over the fields and the mountains. The house is perfect for family get togethers or a couple of friends. The house consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms of which one is en suite, a sun room, an open-plan living area with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, and indoor braai facilities. There is no cell phone reception and no TV. Bird life is in abundance, with a pond behind the house where they can be heard all day. Activities include mountain biking, walking trails and, depending on the time of year, shearing of sheep. Asemskep is off the R396 on a scenic road towards New Bethesda and Graaf Reinet.


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www.asemskepguestfarm.co.za | info@asemskepguestfarm.co.za

Cradock


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Schoombee


+27498421627 or +27823224403 | info@hillstonfarm.co.za | Facebook | Map

Guest Farm | Guest House | Self-Catering | Hiking | Wedding Venue

Welcome to Hillston Farm! Hillston Farm is situated halfway between Middelburg and Steynsburg in the Eastern Cape on the R56.
We invite you to experience a true escape at Hillston Farm, a place of quiet beauty and glorious views. Experience genuine, warm Karoo hospitality with a difference. Hillston Farm is an AA Highly Recommended Karoo Farm Stay providing accommodation in a quaint ironstone cottage built in the late 1800's, or in our remote country house. Meals are served in the farmhouse dining room or al fresco in the expansive garden. You can also do your own cooking in your fully equipped kitchen or enjoy a braai in the lapa or outside. Hillston also offers catering for weddings, conferences, special events and tour groups. The kitchen caters for up to 120 people. Contact us for rates and menus. You can also take home some Karoo cooking secrets: we offer hands on Karoo cooking classes or demonstrations by our very own Cordon Bleu trained chef.

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You can enjoy a historical tour of the Boer War blockhouse (now a braai lapa) and barracks which have been converted into a shearing shed. Explore the river in search of fossils or the koppies for bushman etchings. Hillston Farm is the perfect place to count shooting stars. Come see the rings around Saturn with our telescope. We also have more than a hundred birds to tick off your list, including the rare blue korhaan, and scenery to inspire any photographer or painter. So come... waken at daybreak to witness a spectacular Karoo sunrise and experience the farm coming to life, or sleep in and catch up on some rest you have only been able to dream about...

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"There is something magical about the vast semi-desert region known simply as the Karoo. Despite its frequent droughts and extremes of climate, the Karoo nurtures life in great abundance and its plains teem with animals of every description. After the seasonal rains the recovery of the veld is miraculous: frogs chorus in full throat and a carpet of brilliant flowers spreads dramatically over the once barren wasteland. To the passing motorist who has been driving in the heat for hour upon hour, its desolation and aridity seem harsh indeed. But to those who have been captivated by its fierce beauty, the Karoo is a place unlike any other… Once it has courted you and won you, there is really no other life." Extract from:"Footprints in the Karoo" by Joan Southey

hillston farm
www.hillstonfarm.co.za | info@hillstonfarm.co.za

Guest Farm | Self-Catering | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Taking in the Scenary

Karoo Ridge Conservancy is full of wonderful rocky outcrops, ridges and cliffs. The Karoo is one of the most diverse arid areas in the world. Thought of as a barren area made up of small shrubs and grasses by most, it has an abundance of interesting plant species, with wonderfully bright flowers. Being on the edge of the Great Escarpment, Karoo Ridge Conservancy has the advantage of falling into 2 different vegetation types, the False Upper Karoo Veld and Karroid Merxmuellera Mountain Veld. The Great Brak River (a tributary to the Great Fish River) runs through the property and this adds the river thicket element with Acacia trees, wetlands and reedbeds.

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Karoo Ridge Cottage situated, in Karoo Ridge Conservancy, is set in a tranquil valley with a wonderful scenery. Simply and tastefully furnished, it is a perfect place to relax or for the more adventurous, walk, hike, mountain bike and explore. Enjoy the exclusivity of the property. The cottage is a four bedroomed lodging. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the other two share a bathroom. The central area is made up of an open plan well equipped kitchen, a dining room and lounge area which opens up into a big veranda for plenty of outside living. The cottage runs off gas and solar energy. Recommend a minimum of two nights stay. Sleeps 8 people max.

Karoo Ridge Cottage interior animals scenary
www.karooridgeconservancy.com | info@karoowildlifeestates.co.za

+27833037625 or +27763246620 | info@mountmelsetter.co.za | Facebook | Map

Guest Farm | Bed and Breakfast | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Bird Watching | Hunting | Adventure

Mount Melsetter has been a working Karoo farm, since 1877,and remains so today. The Karoo House, Mount Melsetter’s original farmstead, is a gracious country home in the heart of the Karoo, elegantly comfortable for guests and warmly hosted by Mike and Candy Ferrar. The Karoo has a rich heritage - palaeontological, historical, technical, architectural, floral and faunal, with information available in the House's Library, and from Mike and Candy too.

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The Melsetter Library is a lovely tranquil room, under the gaze of a handsome Fallow Deer Buck. The library contains a wide selection of Fact and Fiction, reflecting a broad interest in spheres biographical, political, historical, travel, sport, some humour, and more, together with classic and contemporary fiction for both young and old. The books in the library are, in the main, to be found on the shelves in the Library, but also a selection of books are in each bedroom, and on the shelves flanking the lovely stone fireplace in the main Lounge.

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Mount Melsetter has much of interest – a great place to get away to!

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Hofmeyr


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Venterstad


Guest Farm | Guest House | B & B | Self-Catering | Venues | Stud Farm

Morning Glory Cottages the best choice for your next stop over in the "Karoo Hartland" enroute to the coast. We are perfectly situated in the middle of South Africa, 600km from Johannesburg, 800km from Cape Town, 400km from Port Elizabeth and 400km from East London; 500km from Grahamstown,180km from Cradock, 650km from Plettenberg Bay, 380km from ADDO elephant park. 41 Km from Gariep Dam Airfield. A mere 20 minute drive from the Gariep Dam Wall, 41km south east from the N1 on the R58 to Port Elizabeth. Morning Glory Cottages a finalist A.A. Accommodation Awards \ Recommended Quality Assured Accommodation. Would you like to be spoiled? Make Morning Glory Cottages your next stop over.

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Morning Glory Cottages is situated on the Old Family working farm Gelykfontein – a well known Racehorse Stud farm. The farm has been in the family since 1884 and over 100 years has been developed to where it is today. The Racehorse stud was established in 1935 by JC (Boer) vd Walt and wife Tinie vd Walt (born 1912 and raised on the farm) and now farmed by the 4th generation Van der Walts. In the study of the main residence, generations of racehorses from all over the world can be traced back for over 300 years. Colts and fillies from the Stud participate in races all over the country.

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Guests are spoiled with true Karoo Cuisine prepared by our Resident Chef in the quaint dining room, or try alfresco dining under the stars, maybe you prefer your meal served in your unit family style. A unique dining experience awaits you here at Morning Glory Cottages. Dinner can be The Farm Table a delicious buffet, or a Three Course Plated meal or buy a Braaipack from us and "braai" your own Karoo lamb to your liking, served with two salads, roosterkoek or freshly baked bread. Choose a wine from our wine selection in Schalkies Place to accompany your meal. Karoo dessert | Pudding: Carefully planned desserts can be enjoyed with a dessert wine specially imported from selected Klein Karoo Estates. After dinner enjoy a nice coffee in the bar lounge(Schalkies Place) in the company of new friends made in the Karoo Hartland. Or sitting outside next to the fire pit gazing at the stars. Scrumptious Breakfasts are on offer the following morning. The Farm Breakfast enough to keep any farmer "oops" traveller going for the rest of their trip. Free Range farm eggs, bacon, homemade sausage, etc.

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Morning Glory has four tastefully decorated Garden En-suite Rooms (Borage, Chamomile, Angelica and Cottonwood Garden Suite) and two fully equipped Self Catering cottages (Lavender and Farm Cottage). The Garden En-suite rooms sleep 2 to 3 people with the exception of Borage Garden Suite which sleeps 2. The Self Catering cottages sleep 5 and 6 people respectively.
All our accommodations come with an ensuite bathroom with shower, DSTV, electric blankets, extra linen and blankets, and a mini fridge, as well as each having a braai area. So come and visit this "One of a kind jewel of the Karoo". You wont be disappointed!
www.morningglorycottages.co.za | info@morningglorycottages.co.za