R3000 per night up to 6 guests, thereafter R250 per adult, R200 per child (up to 12 yrs). Minimum 2 night stay. Long weekends minimum 3 night stay. Once-off surcharge of R2000 if booked for Christmas or New Year.
Budget Getaways Review
Does your family suffer from one of the following?: 1) Pooch digging holes under the Vibracrete fence 2) Kids building a BMX track in the lounge 3) Hubbie trading in Rooi Roos for Wegbreek.
If the answer is 'Yes' to any of the above it's time to stop, consider, and head for some wide open African sky. And no better place to do it than Miskloof Farm - pooch, kids and husbands are all most welcome.
A speck on a vast landscape, ESCAPE is the operative word at Miskloof. One thousand hectares, no cell reception, no electricity… Question is, are you up for this?
If you're not too sure you can bring along a support group, as the accommodation - a converted barn-warehouse - holds up to 10 adults, plus additional space for another kid/hound or two.
To be more precise, the building has two double bedrooms ensuite, a single and double bed in another room, a further room with double bed and another sporting three extra singles.
The lounge, dining and kitchen are open-plan; all kitchen equipment, gas fridge, gas stove (no oven), and an enclosed indoor braai room set the scene for cosy conviviality.
Outdoor options? Where do we start 'cause the list seems endless. The pool/dam and deck make for idyllic soak-ups Karoo rays, while the sundowner deck begs for triple G&Ts as the sun dips behind the mountains.
Venturing out, there is plenty room to roam into the surrounding hills and rewards of awesome views. Definitely bring your mountain bike (and those pesky BMX’s) for the miles of meandering farm track. You're even allowed to bring your own motorbike or quad bike.
For the softer of heart the farm bursts into colour between June and September, while the winter months often bring a blanket of snow.
What's that about your iPad? Afraid it aint gonna work here, as the signal is pretty sketchy. We haven't been there but it seems this is a group escape with a difference - a unique place to re-bond with those you've sort of lost touch with - including the family hound.
"One of my favourite "get-aways" from the rat race. A place to chill and recharge those batteries. Wonderful ambiance with the candles at night. Thank you Alison for a wonderful experience."
(visited January 2015)
"Thank You Alison, for sharing this little piece of paradise with us, we went up, three families with children and learnt what real communication and old fashioned games are all about again, as well as a few bottles of wine whilst sitting on the deck. Will definitely be back."
(visited January 2015)
"I would strongly recommend a visit to Miskloof Farm. The accommodation is very comfortable and the house is well equipped and beautifully decorated. The donkeys on the farm are gorgeous and come up to the house for treats like carrots etc. Despite the rain and wind on Sunday we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back!"
(visited June 2014)
"When I arrived, all three dustbins were partially full with rubble and smelled. Besides that the place was nice and neat. The hiking trails I found are pretty much limited to the gravel roads, so not much of a hiker's place. Furniture at the dam were cracked or broken, but still usable. Definitely a quite Karoo getaway with loveable donkeys that pay you a visit everyday."
(visited March 2014)
"So sorry about the dustbins. This is unacceptable and I will make sure Katrina gets to hear about it so it doesn't happen again. Don't know what he is referring to about dam furniture as there is a two-seater cane couch and three cane chairs all with big thick cushions which are certainly not broken. They have a cover over them to protect them from the rain so don't know if he bothered to take the cover off and use them as they are super comfy. There is a wooden lounger with a cushion which is a bit wobbly but not broken and also a plastic reclining chair with a cushion all of which is not broken. Also two tables one wooden and one plastic for drinks also not broken. Was there last week and all was in tact. One can hike for mile and miles over the mountains through the veld which we have done over the years. No trail paths as such."
"I've visited Miskloof Farm on a couple of occasions and every time I go there I have a wonderful sense of escape. The stark landscape and no sign of other people or habitation. The space is yours to revel in and use as you will. The house itself, is home from home with all the creature comforts and homely (not a sterile atmosphere) - yet, for me, the pleasure of no electricity is wonderful as one uses candles, gas, solar powered torches. The weekend I stayed there, the nearby high mountains were capped in snow and it was extremely cold but the puffy down duvets leave one ever so snug and cosy during the night. To stay here is about getting away from it all yet feeling like a guest in someone's home! I most certainly recommend this place."
(visited July 2013)
"Our group consisted of three couples and we had a fantastic weekend away at Miskloof. If you are looking for somewhere that's in the middle of nowhere then this is the right place to come to. We spent lazy days lounging at the swimming pool (which has an amazing view) and nights were spent around the fire and gazing up at the stars. We can't wait to go back!"
(visited February 2013)
"A group of our friends ended up cramming in two cars on a Friday evening, with the intention or getting away. We arrived just over 2 hours later. There is something about Miskloof that just grounded us all and allowed us to relax. Miskloof is a definite "to do" if you feel you need to get away."
(visited July 2012)
"An awesome getaway, perfect for a big family or group of friends wanting bonding time - no TV, computers or cellphones! Plenty of fabulous Karoo fresh air and scenery, a wonderful escape from city life and the opportunity to reconnect and re-charge. Stunning at any time of the year."
(visited September 2011)
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