Situated in the heart of the Klein Karoo, Appelsfontein Guest Lodge is an eco-friendly safari tented camp.
Surrounded by the Gamkaberg mountain range with characteristic red stone hills and mountainous sandveld fynbos.
Appelsfontein Game Lodge is located 31km from Oudtshoorn, well-known for ostrich farming, crocodile ranch and the famous Cango Caves. Also the famous Swartberg Mountain pass that snows over in winter. Calitzdorp, famous for its wine, port & vineyards, is only a 45km drive away.
Appelsfontein is located 95km from George Airport.
Appelsfontein Game Lodge is a self catering, tented safari camp built with canvas tents.
Two tents are available, each sleeping 2 people. Each tent has its own private lookout deck catching the morning sunrise, with an uninterrupted view of the veld.
The entire camp was built to be as eco-friendly as possible with as little impact to the natural surrounding as possible.
The lapa/kitchen area is located between the tents. It has both an inside and outside braai area, a gas- operated fridge and wash-up area.
The lapa is fully furbished with utensils, crockery and cutlery. Including a gas stove.
It has an open floor plan and very few walls as to let you really immerse yourself in nature. Also kept in mind are the cold winter evenings, thus canvas blinds are installed to close the lapa, ensuring warmth and comfort.
Bathroom facilities include a spacious shower with a gas-operated geyser. An eco-friendly toilet was installed as to minimize water usage and installation of plumbing.
a place like none other
Appelsfontein is blessed with a diverse range of indigenous ecosystems, from the Karoo flats to the mountain ridges many small biomes can be distinguished.
Karoo flats covered in ‘karroid’ and ‘gwarri’ bushes.
Valley river runs covered in acacias.
Spekboom veld being the largest biome with lots of succulent species.
The iron rich red stone hills where ferns and succulents occur together.
Mountainous sandveld fynbos where sandy flats occur in between rocky ridges.
Bordering the Gamkaberg nature reserve, Appelsfontein game lodge is a voluntary conservation site.
diverse range of indigenous ecosystems, spekboom veld, pruimboom veld, gwarri boom veld, soetdoring river runs, mountainous sandveld fynbos, Karoo flats, karroid plant, iron rich red stone hills with ferns and thatch reeds.
bordering Gamkaberg nature reserve
voluntary conservation site
We currently have 5 species to hunt. These include the Eland, Red hartebeest, Springbok, Steenbok and Grysbok.
Eland, Red Hartebeest, Springbok, Steenbok, Duiker, Klipspringer, Grysbok. 4 of the Tiny 10 naturally occurring in the area.
Africa’s Shy 5
See Africa’s shy 5 – Porcupine, Bat-eared Fox, Aardvark, Meerkats, Aardwolf.
Predators include – Cape mountain leopard, Black backed jackal, Caracal, Brown hyena, Honey badger including the Albino honey badger.