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About Wortelfontein Guest Farm

Wortelfontein Guest Farm is nestled in the bend and foothills of a horseshoe mountain range on a 4890 hectare Karoo farm between Hanover and Richmond in the Northern Cape. This beautiful retreat is rich in history and surprises visitors with its beautiful Karoo architecture.

We have a converted stable with a double bed, an L-shaped couch that is suitable for children, a Victorian bathroom with a bath and a corner kitchenette. There is also The Wagon House which was renovated and offers two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a lounge. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has three bunk beds. We serve full farm-style breakfasts with home-made jams; and for dinner guests can enjoy a braai under the Karoo stars.

Activities include fishing in a beautiful dam on the farm which is 15 m deep at the dam wall. The dam is also ideal for canoeing and birdwatching. A tame springbuck is a regular visitor at the guest house and is an excellent show-off when it comes to pouncing around. There are many great hiking trails on the farm and there are 4x4 routes ranging from three-hour average routes to very difficult routes in the mountains. Guests can also experience sheep shearing, milking our cows, horse riding and feeding our lambs.

  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 18 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English

Wortelfontein Guest Farm Rooms

Reviews for Wortelfontein Guest Farm

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Adriaan Van Wyk, South Africa
08 January 2016

This is a great oasis in the middle of the northern cape. Hosts were amazing and they did extra effort with cold refreshments in the fridge as well as the option to braai some of their lamb chops on the fire with freshly baked bread. Really clean and neat! The lawns are amazingly green and the property beautiful.

Graeme Berry, South Africa
22 December 2015

We stayed here as a stopover on the way down to Cape Town. It's about a half hour detour from the N1 but well worth it. The place is beautiful and peaceful. Really enjoyed the Karoo lamb for the self braai dinner option. Magdel and Christiaan were friendly hosts

Christine Booyens, South Africa
08 January 2015

Baie goeie ligging presies tussen Kaapstad en Pretoria.Vriendelike gasvrou, skoon verblyf en heerlike braai area.Beslis 'n goeie keuse vir "stop over' om die langpad te breek.Ons sal beslis nooit weer verby ry nie.

Liza van Schalkwyk, South Africa
07 January 2015

Clean, affordable accommodation in fantastic Karoo setting! Friendly hosts, beautiful scenery and delicious jams for sale.

Caryn Schalit, South Africa
05 January 2015

We loved our stay here, from the warm welcome we received to the outstanding quality of food, great space and high standard in the 'Padstal'. Don't be put off by the distance from the main road - the gravel road is decent and Wortelfontein is like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...a true Karoo farm experience. Definitely opt for the self braai option with home baked bread and lamb chops from the farm. We loved our stay and will be back for more!

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Wortelfontein Guest Farm Map

Wortelfontein Guest Farm is 36.2km from the centre of Hanover , the nearest airport 269km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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