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Garingboom B&B Guest Farm

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11km Off the N1 On the R715 11 kms off the N1, Bethulie 9992 South Africa See on map
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Arrived mid afternoon in time to enjoy a walk through the veld (fields) and ground ourselves after long hours on the road. Watching the ground squirrels and the inquisitive sheep was delightful. Our hosts, Jan and Riette gave us a warm welcome and showed us...More

Thank amwilson2017
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We chose Garingboom as our stop over for the night whilst travelling down to Prince Albert. It is a wonderful farm. The view from the cottage is amazing. Rolling green fields with wonderful peacefully-grazing tame horses. The cottages have all the facilities you need for...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We will highly recommend this Guest House as a halfway stop. These people are warm and very hospitable. Jan and Riette really has the comfort of their guests at heart. Me and my wife went for a hike on the farm. The garden that they...More

Thank JacquesNelspruit
Response from Riette G, Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest FarmResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Jacques Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you on the farm again soon :) Kind regards Jan and Riëtte

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Amazing stay over. great hospitality and excellent location. the stay over was an experience with an excellent room with a view. Beautiful farm living and birds and horses to view from your front porch

Thank swanemm
Response from Riette G, Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest FarmResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you on the farm again one day. Kind regards Jan , Riëtte and Abrie

Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is one of those guest farms where you need to to stay more than one night to really get the best out of it. We came down on an adventure motorcycle, so things like food, etc. are always tricky. Jan and Riette were super-enthusiastic...More

Thank NickWarrenZA
Response from Riette G, Manager at Garingboom B&B Guest FarmResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Nick and Sonja , Thanks for the kind words :) Hope you had a wonderful time and that we will see you on the farm again one day :) Kind regards Jan and Riëtte

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The Garingboom Guest Farm is an eco-friendly Karoo sheep farm situated in the Southern Free State. The farm is 150km south of Bloemfontein on the N1 and at exit no 45 only 11km on the R715 towards Bethulie. ...More Over 160 species of birds are listed for the farm. This includes specials like the Burchells' Courser , Layards' Titbabler, Blue Korhaan, Rock Pipit and many other Karoo specials. Riëtte is an experienced birder and special birding trips, horse rides and Dragonfly and Butterfly spotting can be arranged with her. Special info on the beautiful butterflies, indigenous plants and bossies is also available. Accommodation in comfy fully equipped two-bedroomed cottages under shady trees, includes air-conditioning, TV, kitchenette, fridge, barbeque and covered parking . Two trails on the farm gives you the opportunity to do some birding and walking on your own as well. Breakfast en special Karoo Lamb Dinners are also available . Less
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Free Parking
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South Africa > Free State > Bethulie
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18 July 2016|
Response from Riette G | Property representative |
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1 March 2015|
Response from Riette G | Property representative |
B&B = R330.00pp Karoo Lamb Dinner = R130.00 Bed only = R300.00pp Single = R450.00pp
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"All rooms have a delightful view of the see-forever view"
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"single cottage"
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"We stayed in Eagle cottage and really liked it, but I suspect they are all good."
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"If you book Room 4 (the Dragonfly room) the ground squirrel colony is right in front of you. We thought they..."
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