The Place

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 240
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,000
GETAWAY TYPE
Self-catering
Overview
Escape to our retreat for nature lovers, situated along the Touw River in the magical untouched heart of the Klein Karoo. The accommodation is situated at the end of a private road in a beautiful secluded valley on the Touw River. The accommodation is comfortable, welcoming and fully equipped with hot water, electricity and some cell phone reception and a good Wi-Fi signal at the Studio Flat only. The Studio Flat is open plan with one double bed, kitchen, dining area and lounge. The sofa can accommodate a small child - please inquire. The private bathroom has a hot shower and toilet. The living area and kitchen are comfortable with modern, hand made furniture and high ceilings. Glazed patio doors give access to private outdoor seating and a braai area with a second north-facing shaded outside area, which makes full use of the early morning and winter sunshine. Insulation and solid walls ensure comfort in both summer and winter. The double patio doors open onto beautiful views of the koppies, Touw River, distant Langeberg and Touwsberg mountains and breathtaking sunsets. The wood-burning stove keeps the winter nights warm and cosy. The flat is fully equipped for self-catering but convenient home-cooked meals can be pre-arranged. Red Rock Cottage is situated away from the farmhouse and Studio Flat in a secluded copse of trees at the foot of a beautiful red sandstone outcrop, called Red Rock. The setting is sheltered and peaceful with views towards the sunset and nothing but acacias, Klein Karoo koppies and veld. The cottage comprises two spacious double en suite bedrooms. Each bedroom has it's own separate entrance and the en suite bathrooms with showers are super modern, spacious and completely private. A sofa bench in each room doubles as a single bed for children or adults. The first bedroom has it's own fireplace and a small private stoepie with seating at the back of the cottage. The living area is open plan and consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove and lots of storage. The dining area sits adjacent to large windows and glass patio doors, opening onto the outside living area and views of pure Karoo koppies and veld. The lounge area has comfortable sofa benches which also double as single beds for children. The free-standing fireplace ensures cosy winter nights. Glass patio doors open onto the private outside space with table and seating plus braai. If you are not the braai type; there are patio fires to keep you warm outside whilst enjoying the spectacular Karoo night skies. Freshly baked bread, farm eggs from our 100-percent free-range chickens and any other organic farm or locally produced fresh produce can be purchased when available. Things to do include stargazing, birdwatching, meeting our chickens or having a look at how we grow vegetables naturally and organically in our permaculture gardens. A short wander through the acacia and kareedoring thicket will take you to the river and its grassy banks, or sandy beaches for a swim in the rock pools after good rains. Exploring the magical mini-valleys, dry river beds, fossils and strange succulents in our Klein Karoo landscape promises hours of fun.
Current Special
Artists' Retreats: All professional practicing artists, writers, photographers and musicians can request a 20% discount as a working retreat for mid-week or longer stays.

Longer stays are one week at least. Partners stay at the normal rate. Artists who stay for a retreat often request partial or full catering, please inquire about our delicious healthy additive and sugar-free meals.

Terms and conditions apply.
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"Lovely"
05 Dec 2013
By Karen, South Africa
"Lovely Touws River and immaculate apartment. The hosts are lovely people. We could have done with more shade outdoors and a better view of the river. We also would have appreciated being a little further away from the main farm house."
"A room with a view"
24 Oct 2013
By Hayley, South Africa
"The Place is a glorious combination of seclusion, wilderness and the delight of a family working with nature to provide not only for themselves but their guests too! The most delicious homemade bread and muffins in the Klein Karoo. Our accommodation was excellent with a large, comfy bed and lots of view flowing in through the large doors. A gorgeous wood burning stove took the chill out of the cooler night air and the dogs snuggled close by. Thank you for a memorable stay."