Kalkfontein has been in the Hattingh family since 1934. Gert and Julia Hattingh are the third generation staying on this beautiful Karoo farm and will be your friendly hosts. Come and kick off your shoes and experience true Karoo hospitality, provided in abundance.
Kalkfontein guest farm is situated 4,5 hours drive from Cape Town and 6 hours from Bloemfontein. When driving on the N1 road from Cape Town, turn left at Leeu Gamka on the R353 road in the direction of Fraserburg. Follow the directions along the road to Kalkfontein guest farm.
Kalkfontein is situated conveniently off the N1 road between Cape Town and Gauteng and this creates the ideal opportunity for guests to also visit the nearby towns, while staying at Kalkfontein. Merweville is a small town, well-known for the yearly church bazaar in May. The popular Logan Drama Festival is held in Fraserburg in August every year. About 1 hours drive to the west of Fraserburg, you will find Sutherland. This town is home to the South African Observatory, which lies on the Roggeveld plateau, 1600 m above sea level and is the main astronomical center in Africa.
At the foot of the Nuveld mountains time stand still. While being surrounded with Dorper and Merino sheep and a variety of wildlife, one cannot help but sense the tranquility of the Karoo, appreciate the things in life that are important to us and that make us happy.
When coming to experience the beauty of the Karoo, make yourself at home at our 3 bedroom guesthouse that sleep 10 people. Each bedroom is equipped with 2 single beds (Beds can be converted into double beds) and extra beds in the living room. There is a fully equipped bathroom with shower, bath, toilet and basin as well as a separate toilet with basin. The house has a big living space with an indoor braai as well as an outdoor braai. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave and cutlery for 10 people. DSTV available.
For the hot Karoo days there is a splash pool for your convenience.
NB: No pets allowed.
Mountain bike routes meandering over gravel and mountain roads that vary with distances from 5km to 22 km are available for enthusiasts. Contact us for more info on all the routes.
6 Hiking trails, following roads and rivers, vary from 1 to 6 hours or as prefer.
When undertaking these routes, whether on bike or by foot, you will be mesmerized by riverbeds, mountains and a variety of game like Kudu, Gemsbuck, Springbuck, Blesbuck and Blue wildebeest. For those enjoying birdwatching, be prepared to treat your eyes upon the different species of birdlife. Bring along your binocular, camera and hiking boots.
Someone once said: “I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life, I ride a bike to add life to my days”
Night drives available for guests. Book at arrival.