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Keurkloof Karoo Cottage

230km from Cape Town
Karoo sheep farm with a 'rustic-luxury' cottage - 10km from the village of Matjiesfontein

Rate Guide

R820 per couple nightly; R300pp thereafter

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Lying just off the N1 and only 10km from the pleasures of Matjiesfontein, Keurkloof is a massive Karoo farm offering a self-catering weekend at its soul-soothing best.

A charming cottage, refurbished and decorated with a perfectionist's eye, is provided to this end.

Besides a load of personal touches you can anticipate the following: cool cement floors and lime-washed ceilings, classic Cape furniture (including a large Oregon dining table) and original paintings, choice linen and thick towels, beautiful brass fittings in the bathroom and a neat country kitchen with new appliances.

Modern convenience comes courtesy of eco-friendly solar lights, a gas stove, fridge and hot water for the Victorian bath and shower, while the fireplace keeps the cottage warm in winter.

Stepping into the Karoo light, the generous lavender-fringed stoep has a built-in braai, plenty of shade and views to eternity and back.

For activity… Experience the vast canvas of the Karoo sky and the absolute silence; savour the Karoo’s unique scents; keep an eye out for small game and a surprising variety of birds; bury yourself in Olive Schreiner's, The Story of an African Farm; swim in the farm dam; take long walks across the veld; toast the flame-orange sunsets; pop in to Matjiesfontein for caffeine and culture... Now tell us there’s nothing to do in the Karoo!

Oh...and if that roadtrip up the N1 sounds like too much to handle, there's a private airstrip on the farm, so you could always just fly in!

No two ways about it: Keurkloof is a gem.

Quick Facts

10km from the village of Matjiesfontein
S 33°10'18''
E 20°28'50''
yes (bring extra wood)
By request
birdwatching, farm animals, hiking, mountain biking, small game-viewing, stargazing, swimming, walking
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"What an amazing place to get away from city living. Our family of four (2 kids aged 7/11), got to do exactly as planned, spend quality time together. Walking, talking, cycling, playing games, swimming and relaxing. Pure isolation with no cell phone signals but all the comforts that you need to ensure a memorable stay. We wanted to experience the Karoo and Keurkloof gave us everything and more."

"We enjoyed our short stay with our 2 dogs. We felt very safe and had everything we needed. Amazing cottage."

"The perfect place to relax and enjoy the pure and simple beautify that the karoo has to offer. All in the comfort ofa a cozy and beautiful cottage.Thank you for the lovely hospitality from the owners. We hope to be back soon!"

"A fantastic haven of peace & tranquility, with lots of personal touches and excellent support from Gail. The perfect spot for watching the stars, doing some relaxed trail-running on the jeep tracks, enjoying swimming in the farm dam or just chilling on the cool lapa and staring into the vast distance. We all loved it, granny, kids and parents! And a few bottles of Keurkloof home-made Olive Oil will help remind us for weeks to come of this magical spot in the Karoo."

"Breathtaking scenery of land and skies. Beautiful cottage done up with modern finishes and eco-friendly with a personal touch to top it all. A must see and stay perfect for those who need a break from city life."

"Keurkloof Karoo Cottage is the perfect getaway for a family at a great price. The cottage is neat and clean with modern facilities and Gail has gone the extra mile with her personal touch all around the cottage. In the heart of the Karoo, there is absolute peace and quiet and you don't need to worry about the hustle and bustle of city life. Watch the sunrise and sunsets on the horizon and listen to the sheep in the veld as they go about their day. The two horses are spectacular and friendly and are curious about new comers who are visiting. An absolute gem. Nothing was forgotten. Everything that you need and more."

"Loved it. The silence was breathtaking. The stars at night were stunning. It's a very clean place that has loads of little personal touches to make you feel welcome."

"The Keurkloof Karoo Cottage is located in an endless space of absolute bliss. The time we spent listening to the voices of the Karoo farm and wildlife, gazing at the wonder of the flawless night sky and walking through the timeless landscape was a truly humbling experience. As a runner, this vast expanse allows you to run freely, no set course (there are a few jeep tracks for the less adventurous trail runner), no time limit, no interference - just you and nature. And if you are lucky, you wont be the only one running through the bush as there are various buck in the area too. The cottage itself tends to all your needs, is well kept and is a safe place away from home and is pet friendly. The time I spent at Keurkloof Cottage, with my family, is one that I will always remember."

"Keurkloof cottage is set in an idyllic Karoo setting - a haven of tranquility and peace with very high levels of comfort. A real piece of heaven on earth."

"We will be back, the setting of Keurkloof is just out of this world. We had a lovely stay!"

"What an awesome weekend in a perfect spot. Cannot wait to get back there. Everything thought of."

"The cottage is beautifully furnished, amazing attention to detail and so much consideration has been made to make ones stay very comfortable indeed. The landscape is beautiful, quiet and bucks, rabbits and birds can be seen. After being on the road for such a while, this stay was definitely the most relaxing. We loved it here and would recommend it to anyone without a second thought."

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Keurkloof Karoo Cottage, Matjiesfontein, Western Cape
GPS: S -33.1717   E 20.4806
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