Bloemhof Karoo

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Bloemhof Karoo has been sensitively restored to its former authentic self, sleeps 9 guests comfortably, with bespoke percale linen, down duvets, mohair rugs. Bloemhof Karoo is all about authenticity and hospitality. The Barnard Room is a comfortable en suite bedroom with beautiful views looking out across the Veld. Rates are on a DBB basis. Oxwagon Suite is our flagship suite.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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N1, Richmond 7090 South Africa
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Kimberley Airport
321.5 km
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Sam Pearson wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 4 had a fantastic experience spending the night at Bloemhof Karoo. Jenny and her team were attentive and made us feel very special. The location is close to the N1 but far enough away that you cant see / hear traffic. The homestead is very well kept and has a real feel of the essential Karoo farm experience. The dinner and breakfast were both lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Menna K wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bloemhof Karoo is a stop over we have re-visited on several occasions on route to and from Knysna .This Dog friendly oasis is clean and the beautiful rooms have been set up with immaculate cool white linen with attention to detail in everyway. Our romantic candle lit dinner was set out in our own private dining room and the breakfast was delicious . This Magical stop-over is great to break the tedium of a long drive .We love taking dips in the pool , taking long walks around the farm and sipping cocktails while relaxing on one of the comfortable couches on the well appointed veranda's listening to the birds. We keep going back to Bloemhof because we feel well cared for by the well trained efficient Bloemhof Team and the tranquillity of this magnificent space .Thank you Jenny and Jan for your awesome hospitality!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jenny Pickard, General Manager at Bloemhof Karoo
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you Menna for this fabulous and very touching review, immensely appreciated. You and Peter are certainly one of our favourite guest couples! Our BloemhofKaroo Ladies really enjoy taking care of you both. Best regards Jenny
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Ilana L wrote a review Jul 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa31 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stopped over for 2 nights on our way back to Joburg from Cape Town. The owner Jenny Pickard, and the staff made our stay a really memorable one. Jenny's generosity regarding a number of aspects really touched us - its something we'll never forget. And the staff went the extra mile throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. It's hard to capture the essence of Bloemhof Karoo - we loved the farmhouse and the wonderful walks that were available, also just the quietness of the Karoo, and amazing night sky. We would highly recommend a longer than a one-night stay if you can, to enjoy all there is on offer. It's a place we'll come back to.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Huba B wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only an overnight stay but enjoyed every moment. The team welcomed us like family and made sure that our every need was taken into account.
We had a true Karoo dinner - a real treat.
All the special touches in the guest house and the rich history of the farm makes this a true gem
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jeanm965 wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped at Bloemhof Karoo en route to and from Cape Town. We were welcomed by the owners, Jenny and Jan, with tea and koeksisters. We stayed in Oxwagon which is a lovely spacious room that opens onto the wide farmhouse stoep. The food was delicious and there is a well stocked honesty bar with a good selection of South African wine. We had dinner and breakfast on the stoep enjoying the sounds of the Karoo. What we loved is that you are given the freedom of this 45 000 hectare farm. We did amazing walks, runs and drives! Instead of just being a necessary stopover on a long journey, it was a highlight of our trip!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jenny Pickard, General Manager at Bloemhof Karoo
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Oh Jean, thank you for this fabulous review, which I’ve for some reason only just seen! My apologies only responding now. We were thrilled to meet you and Rupert, and really appreciate your generous words.. Maybe you’ll visit for a couple of days in winter?!! Warm regards and sincere thanks Jenny
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Alastair M wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our way to a due diligence, we spent a few days at Bloemhof farm and explored their awesome trails. Gail, VIcky and Margaret fed us like kings, and the cycling is absolutely awesome. There are really good rides for all skills, ranging from relatively flat gravel farm roads to rough steep 4x4 routes to keep a cyclist honest. Views are spectacular and game viewing is plentyful. There are at least 3 solid rides, but you can explore much more across the farm. We literally cycled the whole day twice. Bloemhof is so comfortable, so we had an awesome stay. Plenty of walking for non-cyclists and you can drive to spots and walk from there. You feel as if the farm is yours. Thanks to Jenny and your team.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Oxwagon and Barnard are the best, I think.
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Lexi R wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bloemhof is a gem of a place to stay. Situated in the most exquisite setting, we were welcomed by Pinky and her team. It felt like a “home away from home” with no attention to detail spared. Our dinner was so beautifully presented in the dining room and our breakfast was perfect. It was such a treat to break our trip to the Cape at this special place.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Jenny Pickard, General Manager at Bloemhof Karoo
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you Lexi for your fabulous review, immensely appreciated! Pinky and the other Ladies really enjoyed taking care of you all. I do hope we have the opportunity to meet one another at some stage. Warmest regards Jenny
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jono wrote a review Dec 2021
Sandton, South Africa11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A convenient stopover on the N1 near Richmond. Clean comfortable rooms, friendly staff and good food. The farm looks really stunning after the rains but we couldn’t explore as much as we wanted due to gusting winds. Walking cycling and game viewing trails are available.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jenny Pickard, General Manager at Bloemhof Karoo
Responded 15 Feb 2023
So pleased you enjoyed your stay; Pinky and her team enjoyed taking care of you. We do hope you can visit again, and enjoy some of our glorious hiking or strolling opportunities. Warm regards and sincere thanks. Jenny
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David G wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa565 contributions166 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have wanted to visit Bloemhof Karoo for years and at last had the opportunity on my recent road trip to Cape Town. The property consists of a lovely old Karoo homestead situated on 15,000 hectares of land with a huge variety of game. Our accommodation was very comfortable, meals traditional and delicious and the staff were wonderful. A great experience
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SusieG99 wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa110 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped overnight when driving to Cape Town. Luckily we arrived in good time to have a walk and tea. There were adorable newborn lambs and handsome donkeys. You could easily spend a few days enjoying the farm.

We had a cosy evening in front of the fire and a really excellent dinner with the resident chef. Definitely a cut above the average with great fresh local ingredients.

The staff are really lovely and very welcoming. Next time we will stay longer and explore the Richmond book street.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrive in time to enjoy the sunset
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Response from Jenny Pickard, General Manager at Bloemhof Karoo
Responded 30 Sept 2023
We so enjoyed meeting you both, delighted you enjoyed your time here. Appreciate your kind words, Thank You!
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SusieG99 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa110 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive in time to enjoy the sunset"
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seastung wrote a tip Oct 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa30 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in Barnard which is right next to the living area where the fire is -- excellent for chilly Karoo nights"
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Alastair M wrote a tip Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Oxwagon and Barnard are the best, I think."
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James M wrote a tip Oct 2017
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Oxwagon suite is the best"
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Original3G wrote a tip Jul 2017
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any of the rooms will be great!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bloemhof Karoo
What are some of the property amenities at Bloemhof Karoo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bloemhof Karoo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bloemhof Karoo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bloemhof Karoo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Bloemhof Karoo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Bloemhof Karoo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.