We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (62)
Filter reviews
62 results
Traveller rating
57
5
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
57
5
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdonkey cartcape townthe ownergame farmstayed longerfarm stayglass of winefabulous stayspent nightsold farm housepeace and tranquilitygame viewingexcellent foodjennystoepanimalswalks
Filter
Updating list...
20 - 25 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stopped at Bloemhof Karoo for the night on our journey to Johannesburg from Cape Town. This overnight stop proved to be one of the highlights of our holiday. The glorious light in the late afternoon as our children played in the welcome plunge pool was very special. The four enormous tortoises wandering (surprisingly speedily!) around the property were very special too. The attentive staff made us very welcome and our spacious room (Oxwagon) was very pretty and relaxing and opened onto the veranda. Our dinner was excellent. The stars in the open Karoo sky were breathtaking. We loved it.

Stayed: January 2016
1  Thank Olivia C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JenniferPick, Guest Relations Manager at Bloemhof Karoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

So thrilled your family enjoyed BloemhofKaroo so much, Olivia! Appreciate your writing a Review. Hope to receive you again, maybe even in winter for a couple of days?

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2016

WE followed our own advice and stayed longer.... Two nights this time around! I would surely be able to stay there forever!

Please DO consider staying over at Bloemhof Karoo on your way to the Cape and do stay longer than one night.

You will reach the Cape rested and ready to relax!

We loved the atmosphere, the friendly personnel who always makes this feel like home, just better, we loved the early morning walks on the farm. feeding the sheep and talking to the horses. The dam for swimming and the cooling sprayers for the kids are an added bonus and did I mention the meals??? Superb food served in a calm and quiet fashion that makes you feel like you might be reliving the old days...

Thank you again all the contributors to our lovely stay... Myre, And the sweet other ladies, Steven and Paul and Jenny who makes it all possible!

We do hope that we will see Bloemhof Karoo again soon!!!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Brinkies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JenniferPick, Guest Relations Manager at Bloemhof Karoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Jacolien, so appreciate this wonderful Review, thank you! Am so thrilled your family enjoyed the longer stay - maybe you'd consider visiting us in winter? Wishing you a wonderful 2016. Jenny

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

What a special experience on this guesthouse farm. The vastness of karoo landscape plus a feel of a working farm combined.with wonderful hospitality is truly a treat . It felt like the film out of Africa with some game . Room comfortable. We experienced extreme heatwave this Dec and not having aircon was the only negative but we will definitely be back .

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank clstyle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JenniferPick, Guest Relations Manager at Bloemhof Karoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you Paula for this lovely Review. We do hope you consider visiting us in winter - roaring fires, red wine, electric blankets! A far cry from the summer heatwave that engulfed our country.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to Myra's warm welcome, we felt as though we were in a movie! The understated splendour of the magnificently restored colonial homestead is a beauty to behold. A true oasis in the Karoo. The spacious Oxwagon Room and bathroom make for a very comfortable stay. Tea and biscuits were served on the lovely old stoep that forms the perimeter on the front and side of the house. We went for a long walk, taking in the serenity of the scenery and Rosey, our Jack Russell, was mesmerised by the pigs and piglets! On our return, we poured Sherry and perused some of the many books available all over the house about the Karoo. Martha made a delicious Lamb Pie and Myra cooked very tasty al dente veggies. The Grenadella pudding was yummy. We will definitely return to the tranquility of this welcome relief en route to Cape Town or Johannesburg and highly recommend it to lovers of the finer things in life!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank VanillaGoddess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JenniferPick, Guest Relations Manager at Bloemhof Karoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you Lynn for this wonderful Review, very much appreciated. Your writing makes me yearn to get back to BloemhofKaroo. Do hope to meet you at some stage, possibly for a longer stay in winter?

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have found the ultimate stay in the Karoo! Because I love the Karoo, I have searched for the ideal place to stay for many years. Some of the many places I have stayed at, were very good, but there was always something that could have been better. Bloemhof Karoo is for me the ideal place. At this working farm, the accommodation is outstanding, the food is excellent and the service is unparalleled because the people are so sincere and just salt of the earth! The accommodation is far enough from the main road to experience the absolute peace of the Karoo (about 5 to 6 kilometres). The distance from Johannesburg/Pretoria is, in my view, is ideal for the down trip to Cape Town (about 800km). I will always use this farm when I can.

Room Tip: All rooms look very good, we stayed in the flagship room, The Ox Wagon, which is just wonderful.
  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Johan J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JenniferPick, Guest Relations Manager at Bloemhof Karoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

We're so thrilled that you enjoyed and understood the essence of BloemhofKaroo so deeply. We really do hope to see you back here at some stage soon, possibly in winter for a few days even.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews