We spent a lovely weekend on this Karoo farm , situated between Calitzdorp and Oudshoorn. As you turn off the R62 into the farm you arrive at a farm store displaying all sorts of homemade goodies and a restaurant which serves typical South African Cuisine and scrumptious roosterkoek ( bread placed on a grill). The guest rooms are all decorated in classic Victorian style, the rooms are cosy and comfortable ( one almost feels like you are living in your own home). We had no TV which was perfect it gives you time to relax and enjoy the outside boma ( fireplace) and sip wine whilst viewing the bright stars above and listening to the calls of the night animals. The setting is so perfect and tranquil a typical rustic farm atmosphere. You feel free and safe and so at peace in this tiny spot of tranquillity surrounded by sparse barren vegetation and huge rugged mountain ranges. The staff and the owners went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. I can highly recommend this country farm stay along Route 62.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella de Karoo guesthouse is in the middle of the Klein Karoo between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp on the popular tourist route 62. The late 18th century barn is now a warm modern updated country bed and breakfast guesthouse. All rooms have their own private bathroom with either shower or bath or both. One family unit,(sleeps 5 ) Kids can ride their bicycle, feed the poultry. Make sure to pack your hiking shoes and mountain bikes, because there is a nature reserve and you can hike or bike up the hill to the lapa which over look the whole farm and if you are lucky you will meet eeh-ooh our donkey, a retired ostrich, some kuddus and small wildlife. We are pet friendly. Meals can be ordered from our farmstall or you can have a braai at the back stoep of the guesthouse. A cutlery cupboard, microwave and roaster is provided. Select a nice wine or port from our boutique wine cellar and enjoy a karoo sunset on the front porch from your room ... more less
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