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Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm and Wolmade Self-Catering Cottage

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Guest House / Bed and Breakfasts - 7 Rooms
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ABOUT Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm and Wolmade Self-Catering Cottage

Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm and Wolmade Self-Catering Cottage are situated within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, home to the only hippos in the Northern Cape and a place of true beauty and tranquillity. An active sheep farm for three generations, owner PC and his family are dedicated to conservation and preserving the land so you can expect an authentic Karoo experience.

Mieliefontein is set in lush, peaceful gardens, an unusual yet welcome contrast to the dry landscape beyond. The tasteful, en-suite rooms are simple yet homely and comfortable, with ceiling fans to break the heat of the day and electric blankets for those chilly winter nights. A tea tray ensures a cuppa is always available and is best enjoyed on the veranda overlooking the green lawns and swimming pool - a true oasis in this semi-desert. Scrumptious meals are provided by arrangement.

Wolmade is a lovely self-catering cottage housed in the old homestead and offers a more affordable option. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the country décor helps to create a real “plaas huisie” (Farm house) feel and is a nod to the simple country living the homestead once stood for. Better suited to larger groups and for longer stays, the fully equipped kitchen makes self-catering stays hassle-free.

Ian and Elma Ferreira manage both lodges and are welcoming hosts, doing what they can to guarantee a memorable stay for all. Range of activities available to help you explore and appreciate the area.

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ROOMS

Double Room
Sleeps 2
4 Units
From R 430.00 p/p sharing Room Only
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Family room
Sleeps 4
3 Units
From R 1,360.00 per unit Room Only
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Wolmade Self-catering Cottage
Sleeps 12
1 Unit
From R 2,500.00 per unit Self-catering
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Mieliefontein
13 Feb 2018

"We really enjoyed our stay - very beautiful farmhouse and lovely breakfast. We were sorry to have missed dinner, as we believe it is quite spectacular. Mr Ferreira joined us for breakfast and is a most interesting man."

Eileen Blignaut
Old style farm hospitality
21 Aug 2017

"Stayed here overnight with kids while en route from Joburg to the Cape. Setting is lovely, in middle of Karoo scrub farmland, just a few km off the highway, you find a large lush green garden developed with care over decades. House itself is an unattractive brick 1960's building but the greenery offsets this as does the layout with rooms opening onto garden everywhere. Pool and slide + lawns, sprinklers and dogs kept my kids very happy after long drive. Interior is old fashioned but nicely done, very clean and comfortable. Food was good, plentiful old SA-style farm cooking, served formally in dining room but kids welcomed. Hosts built the house and have lived there for 50 years, are welcoming in a way befitting their generation - husband ate at table with us and made good conversation while his wife cooked and served. Their son is involved in eco-tourism development for the region from base on nearby farm which also has accommodation, so the area may bear more investigation than we had time for"

Jon B
Karoo Farm Hospitality
21 Aug 2017

"Despite bitterly cold Karoo winter weather the stay was great. Karoo farmers are very open and friendly. A large, sprawling old house with lots of character. The meals served are not for the feint hearted. Expect lots of protein supplemented by multiple starches and vegetables. Just in case you did not overindulge expect dessert. A great stopover between Cape Town & Johannesburg."

Anonymous
Karoo Oasis
21 Aug 2017

"Had an excellent stop-over for 1 night in the midst of summer. Sparkling pool. Garden and lawn that has to be seen to be believed. Excellent supper prepared and served by hosts. Very nice accomodation. Definetely not the last time that we are going to stay here."

Anonymous
Gem of the Karoo
21 Aug 2017

"My husband and I had a very comfortable stay over a week or so ago. The garden is something to be seen to be believed, particularly in the middle of the Karoo - it is truly beautiful. Our welcome was friendly and our hosts were very helpful with any requirements. Supper was a veritable feast! We will be back!"

Sue
Great stopover
21 Aug 2017

"I have stayed at Mieliesfontein twice - both times on a road trip to Cape Town. Ian and Elma are welcoming and gracious hosts. It's essentially a farm house that has been turned into a B&B that's in the middle of the Karoo. It's a great location in that it's almost exactly half way between Pretoria & Cape Town. It's true that the rooms don't have keys but given that Ian knows his neighbors in a radius of 150 kms it doesn't seem likely that anything moves with his knowledge. The food is all locally sourced and is farm cooking at its best. Don't expect big city anonymity - rather a wealth of anecdotes and local interest stories. After a long day on the road it's a charming stop over."

Anonymous
A Karoo gem
21 Aug 2017

"Great stop over midway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Excellent hospitality. Gorgeous gardens. Most reasonable prices. Comfortable room. The dinner alone is worth the journey. Will definitely return."

Jeff
Peace and comfort
21 Aug 2017

"If you are looking for a chance to have a peaceful break in a typical Karoo farm then Mieliefontein is ideal for you. The original farmhouse has been adapted to fit the rooms in but the overall feel is very typical of the Karoo. It is really in the middle of nowhere and is still a working farm so sheep abound everywhere. The fram house are itself come sacross as a small oasis in the semi-desert of the Karoo. Wonderful gardens are complimented by a very nice pool area. The owners are the original farmners although their children now run the farm. Stories are endless and they are very hospitable. The food is cooked by the lady of the farm and her staff and it is truly wondeful. if you hanker after old style South African cooking where everything including the jam is home made then this is a great place to go. Ask for some vet koek! A little off the beaten track (8km down a dirt road off the N1) and no air conditioning but otherwise a truly pleasant experince."

Fred S
A feast
21 Aug 2017

"We have stopped at Mieliefontein before and this was no disappointment. Ian and Erma are astonishing hosts. The room was large and comfortasble and the garden more than spectacular. What fun it was to watch the ducks being herded into their enclosure for the night. The food is extraordinary - oxtail and roast lamb with something like seven vegetables for supper and agout eight warm dishes for breakfast. You'll never leave Mieliefontein hungry. It is a short way off the road but absolutely ideal for a stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg - no noise from trucks! The little detour is more than worth the trouble"

Alan Maker

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

Halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg
Between Colesberg and Hanover on a farm 55 km South of Colesberg and 18 Km North of Hanover
8 KM of the N1 AND 1. 5 KM of the R389.