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Located within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, the charming New Holme Guest Farm and lovely Stoffels Rus Self-Catering Log Cabin are family-run properties offering a home away from home in the heart of the Karoo. The nature reserve was once the original Ferreira farm land, now a combination of nature, game and sheep farming.
New Holme is nestled amongst the trees that attract a wealth of birdlife, with sprawling, lush lawns and gardens. A total of 27 guests can be accommodated by the gorgeously furnished, en-suite rooms that offer air-conditioning to keep you cool in the summer and electric blankets to keep the cold at bay during the wintertime. New Holme takes pride in its incredible three-course dinners (pre-booking required) that boast a combination of traditional Karoo dishes and good wine from the underground wine cellar. Scrumptious breakfasts are also served.
The breath-taking vistas of the Karoo countryside provide an idyllic backdrop for beautiful weddings so the Karoo Gariep Wedding Venue seems like the perfect choice to celebrate. Romance combines with the magic of the Karoo to create a special atmosphere for your day. The venue accommodates 50-200 guests (up to 50 indoors and up to 200 in the garden or marque tent). Décor and catering are all seen to, while the guest farm provides comfortable accommodation.
Daily activities include sunset drives to the hippo pool, Buchman etching guided walks, early morning birding drives and night drives during which you’re likely to see aardwolf and aardvark, along with other wildlife, all under a starry sky.
Stoffels Rus Self-Catering Log Cabin is found in the gardens of New Holme and sleeps up to four guests. The fully-equipped kitchen makes for breezy, longer self-catering stays but meals can also be booked at the guest house. During a wedding event, Stoffels Rus is offered as the honeymoon suite for the couple.
Owners PC and Marisca Ferreira are ready to welcome you to your Karoo stay to remember.
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.
From CT drive North on N1 to Hanover, we are 23 km past (North) of Hanover. This is 50km before Colesberg. Turn left at the New Holme sign on the N1 there are 2 white walls marked karoo hippo project and Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve follow the 8km dirt road to the lodge. From JHB drive South to Colesberg at Colesberg stay on the N1 towards Hanover , we are 50km South of Colesberg , turn right at the New Holme sings and through the white walls. Follow the 8km dirt road to the lodge.