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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Seven of us spent a night on this interesting self-catering farm in April 2018.
The rooms were quaint, spacious and the house was spotlessly clean.
Marina & her husband Nicol were welcoming and very informative.
The resident meerkat stole the grandchildren's hearts. There are beautiful Apaloosa horses and alpacas roaming on the farm. We could drive to the edge of the escarpment on the farm with the most beautiful view of the Tankwa and surrounding mountains.
A great bonus for us was that they have their own big telescope on the farm. Nicol showed us the stars and was very knowledgeable.
The road to Blesfontein is a scenic dirt road.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank aleydapate
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Marina v, Owner at Blesfontein Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Pate family

We enjoyed having you all on the farm. Thank you for seeing everything in such a positive light - even our challenging gravel road. Meerkat makes friends with everyone. Nicol is so passionate about his star show. He glows with enthusiasm when he comes home after having had a group like yourselves who are interested and responsive.
Please come back and bring friends like yourself. We had a good time having you at Blesfontein. Positive visitors make our work a pleasure.

Kind regards
Nicol and Marina van der Merwe

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Blesfontein guest farm offers comfortable accommodation with warm and friendly hosts. We returned from the weekend away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. There was a very friendly and lovable Meerkat, pigs, horses and other animals on the farm. Unfortunately, our time did not allow for star gazing on the farm as we had already booked a tour at SAAO. One of the highlights was the experience of visiting the escarpment that has a magnificent view. The gravel road to the farm is about 25km from the main road and has a few corrugated sections that can take its toll on your vehicle (our number plate fell off!). Would recommend visiting Blesfontein as a place to fill up your day while you wait for the stars to arrive.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank LloydC467
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Marinav3050, Owner at Blesfontein Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed Blesfontein so much. Hope to see you again.
All the best!

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We vissited from the 20th till 22nd August 2017. On arrival we went to the escarpment as the weather was fast closing in. The view is a must for anybody that loves clear skies and the most amazing view into the Tankwa Karoo. The hosts are supperb and the star gazing an eye opener. Spend the Monday exploring the farm on foot with beatiful scenery. Accompanied by the most addoring meerkat. I rate it as the best farm stay we had in years.

Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marina v, Owner at Blesfontein Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hallo Lourens
We only realized that we could read reviews here. Thank you so much for your positive review. Please come back again.
Kind regards
Marina

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Our host Marina welcomed us on arrival. We had a brilliant stay in a self-catering cottage. The beds are comfortable with electric blankets. The farm is super amazing with plenty of different activities for kids and adults. Nicol presented a stargazing event with his telescope that was very interesting. Plenty of farm animal and things to explore on the farm. My daughter enjoyed horseriding on the farm. We ordered great dinners from Marina. This is true hospitality at it's best. If you need peace, silence and tranquillity from nature this is the place for you. Highly recommend and a must visit.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marina v, Owner at Blesfontein Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hallo Martin
Sorry for taking so long to discover your review. Thanks so much for your positivity. Pease come visit again. We hope for a good year with lots of rain for everbody and lots of wild flowers.

Kind regards
Marina

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Very nice and cozy self catering units with comfortable beds & electric blankets. Indoor braai. The farm animals are so cute. The escarpment view is WOW. a Bit of rough road to get there but the view is absolutely amazing. Very friendly reception on arrival. Can recommend it. Will definitely stay there again.

Room tip: All units are good.
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marina v, Owner at Blesfontein Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

If you enjoyed our animals then, please come and see all the pretty new babies now! Theres a baby zebra, 5 baby Black wildebeest, 1 baby Blue wildebeest and a few baby alpacas - not to mention the new baby horses. You will love all the new comers.
Please come visit again!
Kind regards
Marina

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