Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 300 - 325
GETAWAY TYPE
Self-catering
Overview
Nestled at the foot of the Touwsberg, on the banks of the Touws River, lies Wolverfontein Farm. This farm, just off Route 62, was established in 1890.<br /><br />This Volstruis Paleis was built at the height of the ostrich feather boom and serves as the reception area to the two accommodation options on offer; Zara Cottage and D'WaenHuis. Zara Cottage is a three-bedroom home, fully furnished and is a tongue-in-cheek look at country living over the past five decades. Zara Cottage has a full gas kitchen, two bathrooms, and plenty shaded outdoor space.<br /><br />Alternatively, you can explore your wild side in the retro-pioneer D'WaenHuis. This fully restored farm building, with its high Oregon ceilings, was built in 1880. Submerge yourself in this stylishly interpretation of the early South African settler traders lifestyle. D'WaenHuis is a one-bedroom converted barn with an open-plan kitchen and lounge area. It sleeps two guests comfortably but has a sleeper couch for two extra guests if required. Enjoy open veld and an unprecedented, uninterrupted view of the Milky Way for night owls.
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"The open spaces of the Karoo"
12 Apr 2017
By Lyn Daly
"Very warm hospitality made us feel immmediately very welcome. I believe the dogs share Front-of-House duties with Ashley :-) The restored Waenhuis cottage is gorgeously decorated with retro-historical items, and there is a feeling of generous space inside. Good for winter or summer stays. I love the personal touch of the photo album with the story of them (the hosts) and the farm. I love how they brought the Karoo stones into the shower floor. Although the manor house, Waenhuis and another cottage are close to each other, you never feel hemmed in. There is a braai place, and a large natural Karoo garden in front of the cottage. This farm is not totally off the grid, there is Wi-fi and electricity. The Touwsberg Private Nature Reserve 1km away offers wonderful, very scenic hiking, 4x4 routes and mountain biking, and Ladismith is a few kms away along the R62. Good value for money, and our thanks go out to our friendly hosts, Ashley and Andre."
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11 Feb 2016
By Ute, Germany
"We had a great time again!"
"Excellent stay"
23 Dec 2015
By Stefan, South Africa
"Truly worth it to stay here. Cottages in excellent condition and friendly and helpfull owners."
"A perfect stay"
05 Feb 2015
By Ute, Germany
"The title is the description - perfect!"
"A very special experience"
05 Jan 2015
By Marianne, South Africa
"Everything a Karoo farm stay should be. The views, the quiet, the dark and the stars! We will definitely book again and strongly recommend this venue to all."
"Stunning"
03 Apr 2014
By Linda, South Africa
"This was the best decision I made to book our first night here for our holiday. It is a destination that I will return to for a longer stay - can't wait to decide when we are going again. The dcor of the cottage, views and atmosphere was just what we needed to start relaxing and enjoying our holiday. The dogs are adorable and very well mannered. Andre and Ashley are wonderful hosts and interesting to talk too. Wish we could have had more time to get to know them. Well done both of you for creating the ideal environment for people to unwind, relax and enjoy what the Klein Karoo has to offer."
"Karoo gem"
03 May 2012
By Gerald, South Africa
"Superb self catering cottage in the mid karoo. Well equipped in art deco style in the soul rejuvenating Karoo climate, away from it all. Ashley as the caring and entertaining host makes this a must do in the Karoo, away from it all!"
"A quiet weekend"
06 Feb 2011
By Riette, South Africa
"The cottage took us back in time with its old-world charm. The quiet of the farm and the beautiful stars made it a wonderful stay. Thank you."
"Wonderful, non-worldly, Wolverfontein"
16 Mar 2010
By Doug, South Africa
"The first impression, from afar - "what have we done?" Then the friendly reception , the cottage ,with the basics and everything, that blends into the Karoo landscape. I played my favourite Queen CD then turned it off after a few minutes - you just can't compete with the total silence of the place. That night we were entertained by a classic Karoo thunderstorm rolling through the berg - what a performance. We took the non-preferred road back to Route62 through a private game park and were able to spot some of their animals. Our whole stay was a magnificent experience."
"Cottage is beautiful "
20 Feb 2009
By Franziska, South Africa
"We had a very pleasant stay: very friendly hosts, Cottage is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. Delicious salads for the braai, stargazing at night was unique! I hope we can come back again soon! "