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New Holme Karoo Guest Farm

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pc is an inspirational host and staying on his farm was a pleasure. Everything from accommodation to the meals we ate were amazing. This is a very special place owned by amazing people that really make your experience special.

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This farm is an oasis in a dry Karoo landscape. Very comfortable accommodation and great food prepared by Marisca and her team. Her husband PC is a bundle of energy and a font of valuable information. From seeing hippos that he reintroduced to an area that last saw them 200 yrs before, to a variety of game, to incredible birding...

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Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We spent one very enjoyable night here, this is a lovely peaceful place in beautiful surroundings, We had a wonderful evening meal and a good breakfast and everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately we didn't see the hippos, perhaps we will have better luck next time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We really had an amazing stay over. PC and Mariska are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Ouma made a really good potjie, which was delicious. The accommodation is comfortable and clean and set in beautiful garden surroundings. The evening sunset at the hippo pool was a bonus. This is our third visit to New Holmes over a...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Owners PC and Mariska Ferreira are passionate........about their guests who are made to feel comfortable, relaxed and part of the family. About providing gourmet fare from Mariska's kitchen. About beautifully appointed and comfortable bedrooms, each different and equipped with fans, aircon, kettles etc. About service where nothing is too much trouble. About facilities which include a welcome swimming pool, night...

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Thank philip w
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Room was big and clean. Only had issues with shower. Shower nozzle wasn't working well. Shower drainage was blocked. Beautiful property with swimming pool and trampoline. Working farm and nature reserve near by so lots of animals to see. Dinner and breakfast was good. Enjoyed seeing the friendship between the dogs and the blesbokkie

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The first time we stayed over was 9 years ago. The owners have made various good changes and additions to the guest house. Hanover is in the middle between Johannesburg and Cape Town, therefore a well positioned stay over. The guesthouse offer a tranquil Karoo environment and PC (the owner) will take you on a variety of drives on the...

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Thank Alex L
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We have used this as a half way stopover since 2011 and have seen the growth of this establishment over the years. We have slept in the log cabin, the old house, the tent and got the last two years, the renovated stables. We like the latter the most as we are a family of four. We always take both...

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Thank Gordon W
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I spent a drizzly night here in route between Johannesburg and Franschoek. Around 7 hours from jhb, very convenient midway stop. Lodge is some way off the N1 on a good gravel road through the vast emptiness of the magnificent Karoo with its ever changing light and colouring. PC and Marisha run a well organised operation. Cute, old fashioned lodgings...

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Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfortable and clean!!! Such an amazing farm just off the N1 and ideal to stop for a night's rest plus yummy food with friendly hosts. Children playing and adults relaxing, nothing more needed!!!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Karoo Gariep conservancy (10,000 ha) for the Karoo Hippo is between Colesberg and Hanover. We are 8 km of the N1 highway and perfectly between Cape Town and Johannesburg, also halfway between Upington (Kalahari) and PE (Garden Route); this make us the perfect halfway break in South Africa. We pay special attention to nature and the outdoors. You can explore the central Karoo using us as a basis, we have the Sea Caw Vally Meander which connects New Bethesda to Hanover and Colesberg by dirt road. These roads can be enjoyed by car as well as on mountain bike. Tourist friendly establishments are listed and work together in a communal afford. Our activities include early morning birding drives, horse riding, stargazing from our star deck, hippo drives, Koi etchings, mountain bike trails and more. There are three lodges on the conservancy to choose from. Mieliefontein, with Ian and Elma, New Holme with P.C. and Marisca are our self catering lodge Wolmado (managed by Elma) New Holme and Mieliefontein are 4 star and a pleasure to stay in. We offer good "Plaas kos" 3 course dinners. The meals are an experience and are recommended. We promote a 2 to 3 night stay to get a more complete experience of our beautiful Karoo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about New Holme Karoo Guest Farm

Address: 8Km Off the N1 Highway, Hanover 7005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Hanover
Price Range: R741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All lovely!”
HappyDays726, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, but don't worry about the room too much. You'll want to spend most of your indoor time in the communal lodge area.”
MB-ISTP, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Stay as long as you can.”
Gissard, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
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