Your gateway to the past! If you're looking for a faraway South African spot with a real sense of frontier history, why not book in for a couple of nights' dreaming in a corbelled house.
“An unforgettable stay in a historic house. This listed historic building in the arid Karoo region has no electricity or running water in the main house (but there is running water in the adjacent bathroom). What she has is a crazy charm. The furniture is period; we're going to get spring water outside to do the dishes. We stayed two nights, but could have stayed longer. As it had rained and was cool, I have no opinion on the usual temperature at this time of the year. It may be very hot inside, but the architectural style called 'corbell' was designed to keep it cool. When it's hot, the outdoor shower is a treat. In Stuurmansfontein, we are far from noise, light pollution and crowds. We appreciate the calm, nature, the starry sky and freedom. Above all, Charmaine and Piet are very welcoming and responsive hosts.”
Rooidam-se-huisie is a small cottage in the veld. You will have the place all to yourself. No neighbours and no mobile reception. Experience the peace and quiet of the Great Karoo at it's best. Sit by the braai in the Muisbos-skerm at night and enjoy the night-sky with a million stars. Go for walks in the veld - or take your cycle - during the day to discover the secrets of this beautiful and desolate landscape. Arrive in January and you can feast on the Mulberry tree that is close by...
“Beautifully furnished, secluded cottage, perfect for experiencing the tranquility of the Karoo Highlands. Ilda is a very accommodating and responsive host. Wish I had more time to spend at Rooidam-se-huisie to explore the area. Will definitely be back someday!”
*Awesome sunsets and sunrises on a working Karoo farm about 38km north of Carnarvon. *Beautiful, quiet and peaceful starry nights. *Safe surroundings *Fully furnished *No electricity, only lights and a USB port. *Room with Dubbel bed and bathroom *Kitchen with gas refrigerator, gas stove and gas geiser for warm water. *Sitting room with bunkerbed *Outside fireplace *Please note that due to the fact that there is no electricity, there also is no plugs.
“A must, for the real Karoo experiense.”