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A sundowner spot with a beautiful view.Double bed bedroom  -en suite
Badsfontein Country House- Karoo
Badsfontein Country House- Karoo
8 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
5 private baths
8 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
5 private baths
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Badsfontein is a historic, 6th generation Merino sheep farm situated just 20 minutes outside the town of Murraysburg.
A beautiful garden sheltered amongst old tall trees creates serenity and peacefulness.
Safe undercover parking.
Price includes breakfast.
Since 1841 the van der Merwe family is the owners of Badsfontein and farming with Merino sheep is a proud tradition which was passed on for five generations.

The space

Badsfontein is a historic, 6th generation Merino sheep farm situated just 20 minutes outside the town of Murraysburg.
A beautiful garden sheltered amongst old tall trees creates serenity and peacefulness. At Badsfontein, with its natural splendour, you feel one with the surroundings.
We have three-en suite bedrooms in the main house, which are individually styled, with attention to detail and comfort, high quality towels and linen.
A two bedroom cottage, a double room and a room with two single beds, en-suite bathroom, lounge which includes a kitchenette, air-conditioning and DSTV, situated next to the main house.
Sitting on the patio with a cup of coffee in the early morning while listening to the birds and enjoying the view of the garden, is a true luxury and a treasure!
After a tranquil night’s sleep, enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room.
Relax in the lounge area while you plan the day’s activities, which can include hiking, a road trip on the farm to rock paintings, canoeing on the Badsfontein irrigation dam and much more.
Late afternoon, as the sun sets behind the Karoo koppies, you can enjoy sun downers in the veldt and listen to a lamb calling for shelter during the night.
The glittering stars above will show the way home to a candlelight dinner which includes our speciality, Karoo lamb, good wine and homemade dessert.
The Karoo will clear your mind and energise your spirit. You may think you have seen the world, but the Karoo has a beauty of its own.

‘When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon my soul expands in worship of the Creator' - M. Ghandi.
Come and rediscover the beauty and tranquillity of our country's vast open expanses and reconnect with nature.
Come and enjoy Badsfontein's Karoo hospitality.
The name, Badsfontein, comes from the fountain near the old farmhouse. According to history there was an ox wagon route running through the farm, and the travellers use to bathe (“bad”) in the fountain to get relief from the dry dust and heat of the Karoo. Susanna van der Merwe has developed the farm into a guest farm – again providing recuperation for weary travellers or anyone needing a rest from life’s journey.
The Karoo is a very remarkable place with its windmills (“windpompe”), rocky outcrops and semi-desert vegetation. Izak`s farming motto is: you do not farm with sheep, but with Karoo veld and the animal is just the harvest machine that convert the veld into a marketable product- natural Karoo lamb and pure wool.! Badsfontein also offers a host of activities; however, the peace and quiet is what is attractive of this destination. But most important, the traditional, hearty food with naturally spiced Karoo lamb is the reason why guests return.

Guest access

n Badsfontein we have to following things to do:
•We have several hiking routes
•Wildlife – Springbuck, Blesbuck and Oryx; tortoises, dung-beetles, dragon-flies
•Bird watching
•Interesting plants
•Lovely views to inspire photography, painting or writing
•Veld drives with beautiful panoramic views of the Karoo – a must for sun downers
•Splendid Rock-Paintings
•Horse riding, cycling, water-skiing on the farm dam (during summer),
• tennis
•Daytrip to Graaff- Reinet, visiting Nieu-Bethesda, Owl House and The Valley of Desolation. Graaf-Reinet also has a beautiful golf course.
•Read books you never have time for
•We offer Karoo Cuisine Cooking Classes : (URL HIDDEN)

Interaction with guests

They stay private, but being on the farm we`d like to take them on drives in the veld, or show them places of interest on the farm- as a guide.

Other things to note

The Karoo is a very special part of South Africa.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $39 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $33 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Polite and our guests have to respect nature.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Kathy User Profile
February 2017
Really beautiful scenery, friendly and engaging hosts and the most delicious Karoo lamb! Would go back anyday!
Izak And Susanna User Profile
Response from Izak And Susanna:
Hello Kathy and Marion, Thanks for your visit. It was absolutely delightful to have you as our guests! Thanks for your kind words!
February 2017

Frederik User Profile
January 2017
Eventhough it is far out it is worth. Taking a rest at their place, you'll feel like home and eat like a king. Don't think twice, just do it!
Izak And Susanna User Profile
Response from Izak And Susanna:
Thank you soo much Frederick for your kind words!! You are wonderful ambassadors for your country, Denmark. They can be proud of you. Thanks for your visit and we really enjoy your very interesting conversations! Hope you enjoy the rest of your tour in S.A.
January 2017

Joseph User Profile
December 2016
Izak and Susanna are amazing hosts. Their hospitality surpassed all expectations. Susanna makes the best Karoo leg of lamb, there is simply no equal. I enjoyed my mountain biking on farm and the bushmen drawings are amazing. We had an awesome time. Ons het die kuier en gesels baie geniet, seënwense, julle is sulke pragtige mense
Izak And Susanna User Profile
Response from Izak And Susanna:
Joseph and Ansellia, so glad you enjoyed Badsfontein farm. Glad you enjoyed the Karoo Leg of Lamb. Thanks again for choosing Badsfontein as a "stop over" on your way to Cape Town.
December 2016

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Friendly, love people , accomodating

Languages: English
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