The Karoo Area

3rd June 2014

Showcased here are some of the customers we supply in the Karoo.

(We are currently working on this page, slowly adding and updating. 

Customers do not worry if you are not posted yet, we are gradually working through the list)

 We are very  proud to have such lovely, elegant, upmarket guest houses, game lodges and hotels as part of the Karoo Lavender family. 

There is no particular order here.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Cypress Cottages

www.cypresscottage.co.za

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These two charming cottages date back to the 1800s and combine authentic Karoo style and ambience with every modern comfort. Beautifully restored and furnished with antiques, they face each other across the shady quiet of one of the most picturesque streets in the town. Each cottage has its own private garden. All our beautiful rooms are air conditioned (cooling and heating), with en-suite bathrooms, white linen & towels, DSTV and flowers from our lovely garden.

Our rate includes a full Karoo breakfast (cereals, yoghurts, fruits from the orchard, our own free range eggs, bacon). We are right next to the nature reserve, nestled in the shadow of Spandau’s Kop – an easy walk takes you right into the best of Karoo nature. The town centre is an easy 10 minute walk, where we organize dinners at any one of our variety of good restaurants. We have swimming facilities in our bore-hole-fed dam and secure off-street parking. Trampoline and swings on spacious lawn for the kiddies. As the Gem of The Karoo, this town warrants a two night stopover.

 

 

Cradock:  Die Tuishuise & Victoria Manor 

www.tuishuise.co.za

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Die Tuishuise are beautifully restored Victorian era Karoo-style guest houses lining historic Market Street and leading up to Victoria Manor, a grand, colonial hotel circa 1848. Period prints and antique furniture create elegant spaces within the cottages, reflecting the lifestyles of the English and Dutch Settlers at the turn of the century.  

The Victoria Manor Hotel on the corner of Market street, offers beautifully decorated en-suites, dining and conference facilities.   Dining at Victoria Manor is a country affair, an indulgence of superb traditional Karoo and South Africa food - evening meals are by candlelight. For relaxation of the body and mind, Die Tuishuise & Victoria Manor has a health, beauty and wellness centre called 'Karoo Comfort Zone' .

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Clifton Country Estates

www.clifton-estates.com

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Come and enjoy an unforgettable Karoo Experience.

 

Price Albert:  Karooview Cottages

www.karooview.co.za

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Our cottages are perched on a Koppie overlooking the Swartberg Mountains and village of Prince Albert. Just 350m from the town, they are beautifully furnished, luxurious but with your “home from home” comforts including air conditioners, large karoo log fireplaces, boma with fully equipped braai areas and plunge pool.

Are you dreaming of wide-open vistas with spectacular views, peace and tranquillity, sun rises, sun sets and clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling or hiking? If so we would love to welcome you to our Karoo haven. 

We provide lots of value adds such as breakfast health supplies, fresh milk and juice from our local dairy, firewood, blitz and daily servicing and loads more. We welcome you for night or more, as well as children and socialised pets by prior arrangement. Free unlimited Wifi. Wheelchair friendly.

A true Karoo destination which we would love to share with you – in the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere - The Name says it all.

 

Richmond, Three Sisters:  Bloemhof Karoo Country House

www.bloemhof-karoo.co.za

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Bloemhof-Karoo is a historic home, once owned by Professor Chris Barnard, that rests graciously in an oasis amongst kopjes on a working farm in the Great Karoo. 

Bloemhof is ideal for family getaways or overnight stops, and is well situated between Three Sisters and Richmond, just 5km off the N1.  We look forward to welcoming you with our authentic Karoo hospitality.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  de Kothuize

www.dekothuize.co.za

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De Kothuize consists of seven lovingly-restored classic Cape Karoo houses in historic Graff-Reinet, Eastern Province.  Most are national monuments and have been furnished and equipped in a manner which is harmonious with their historical character.  All have modern amenities.

Four of the properties are situated in Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet’s most historic street (stretching from Reinet House at one end to the Drostdy Hotel at the other), which is the core of the oldest part of town.  The other three houses are situated in (or adjacent to) Cradock Street, sometimes described as a “one mile and 230 years of history”, being full of historic houses, but close to the town’s museums and other facilities.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Houdconstant Guest Farm

www.hgfarm.co.za

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Adrian & Elsanne McNaughton would like to invite you to come and have a relaxing farm holiday on our working Sheep and Cattle farm in the Malaria Free Graaff-Reinet district.

You could also hop on your bike and explore the many farm roads to your disposal.

Or you can just relax in the tranquil beauty that surrounds you.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Mount Camdeboo

www.mountcamdeboo.co.za

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Experience a personalised safari in a region that is steeped in history and culture.

Guests are accommodated in  Cape Dutch houses that lie cupped in the palm of the Sneeuberg Mountain range. Once homes to generations of settlers, these magnificent homesteads have been sensitively converted into havens of  relaxed and understated luxury, offering renowned hospitality and delicious traditional cuisine.

14 000 hectares of ancient land is home to cheetah, white rhino, cape buffalo, giraffe, mountain zebra, wild cats, sable, a host of antelope, birds of prey and a unique collection of fauna and flora.

An ideal wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, family holiday or team-building destination, Mount Camdeboo invites you to share its people’s love for this sometimes harsh, yet always breathtakingly beautiful, land of contrasts.

 

 

 

 

Graaff-Reinet:  The Stone Cottage

www.thestonecottage.co.za

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Graaff-Reinet:  de Erf Manor House

www.deerf.co.za

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About 3 km directly south of Graaff-Reinet, the majestic Spandaukop towers over an almost forgotten architectural relic of early Graaff-Reinet, the homestead of the farm De Erf which lies along the Sundays River.

The building, with its whitewashed walls and towering gables, was built circa 1806. It has the distinctive Cape Dutch H-shape design which it shares, in Graaff-Reinet, only with Reinet House. Almost all of the outbuildings used over the years such as the forge, coach house and blacksmith’s shop are still intact and have been renovated and converted into a guest house of note.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Andries Stockenstroom Guest House

www.asghouse.co.za

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Situated in the historic town, Graaff-Reinet, the centre of the Karoo Midlands, this guest house is one of the culinary oases of South Africa. Food is a passion here and the dinners are legendary, the highlight of your stay, an experience to be savoured and remembered. The owners Gordon and Rose Wright, invite you to become part of this experience, Karoo hospitality at it's best. Bedrooms are cosy and with comforts and extras to pamper. The floors in the old house are all original yellow wood. Relax on the pool terrace or in the lounge. Stroll streets filled with architectural treasures, of which more than 200 are National Monuments. Visit the awesome Valley of Desolation and nature reserve stocked with plenty of game.

 

Middelburg, E Cape:  Erin Country House

www.karooexperience.com

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Farm Stay on the Eastern Edge of the Great Karoo,  the vast central plateau of South Africa, with landscapes on a grand scale, sweeping skies and wide horizons.


 Graaff-Reinet:  Dwarsvlei Guest Farm

www.karoo-moments.co.za

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Our farm stays are all on real working or grazing Karoo farms. Walk amongst the sheep, angora goats and cattle. You may have time to help with the feeding of the animals. Depending on the time of year you could even witness the shearing of the sheep or goats. Enjoy fresh fruit and veggies from the farm. (when available) Relax by the dam or mountain house and enjoy your sundowners from these venues. Experience sunrises and sunsets like nowhere else. At night see the stars and milky way as only in the Karoo. Meet some of our locals and experience hospitality like you have never done before.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Heathers B and B

www.graaffreinet-heathers.co.za

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Heather’s B&B/Self-catering accommodation is  located within walking distance of historical Graaff-Reinet. Barry and Heather welcome you at Heather’s.

We offer three comfortable units. Each unit is separate with a private entrance.  Stay in one of our fully equipped units to suit your needs. Park Street House is a 3 bedroom house. Fig Tree Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage. Citrus Grove Flat is a bedsitter with a bathroom and small kitchen. All bedding and towels are supplied as well as tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks to start your day. Guests can enjoy either self-catering or bed and breakfast option. There is off street parking , a fenced pool, children’s play area and free-standing braaiers.

 

Graaff-Reinet:  Thyme and Again Guest House

www.thymeandagain.za.net

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Thyme and Again B&B is a place where everyone can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality Brenda and Johnnie freely provide.

Each of the 3 suites has air-conditioning, TV with satellite, DSL internet connection and a mini kitchen with a microwave and fridge – ideal for those who want to relax and not move after a long journey.

Willowmore:  Finchley Farm

www.finchleyfarm.co.za

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Finchley Farm is conveniently located 3 kilometres outside the Karoo town of Willowmore, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa on the Prince Albert Road.

The beautifully restored farm cottage is located in the shady garden of the homestead.

The cottage, dating back to the late 1800s, is fully equipped for self catering and tastefully furnished and decorated with numerous historic items which will without doubt be of interest to visitors.

The geographic location of the Cottage makes it suitable for rustic accommodation for the visiting businessman or for the family that want to experience a Karoo Farm Stay and day to day life on a working Karoo farm.

 

Colesburg:  Karoo Lighthouse

www.karoolighthouse.co.za

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Centrally situated with 4 restaurants nearby

Secure parking provided

13 en-suite units ideal for the family or business traveller; all with own DSTV channels

Tastefully decorated with antiques

Quality white linen and fresh towels

Air conditioning, fans, hot blankets and heaters for your comfort

A hearty Karoo breakfast served in our new dining room