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Rietfontein Guest Farm Accommodation – Self-Catering Cottages:

Rietfontein Guest Farm Accommodation where we attempt to live a more mindful lifestyle in harmony with nature, our surroundings and the tranquility of the Klein Karoo.

Nestled in the hills between Barrydale and Ladismith in the scenic Little Karoo, you will find a welcoming oasis. Rietfontein Guest Farm, lies on the southern foothills of the rugged Touwsberg Mountains with an abundance of small game and a wealth of birdlife and flora. It is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and hikers.

This region is sandwiched between the mountains of the Cape Fold Belt, in particular the spectacular Swartberg mountain range, with many peaks above 2000 meter’s. The Langeberg, Outeniqua, Kammannasie and Kouga mountains is situated to the south.

Rietfontein Guest Farm accommodation is comfortable and uncomplicated, the emphasis being on the beauty of the breathtaking natural surroundings. The accommodation is self catering with open-plan kitchen, dining room table and 2 bedrooms with a double bed and two single beds. There is a separate bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet. Bedding, towels and kitchen equipment is supplied, you bring along your favourite food, wine and beverages.

Greenwood Guides on Rietfontein Guest Farm Accommodation

Greenwood guides wording boldly going where no man had gone before. I willfully imagined, mission in hand and hands on the controls, I pressed on through the otherworldly veld that stretched before me, billowing dust masking the tracks behind me. In addition, what a magical destination I discovered a small, blossom-filled valley in the heart of Karoo country, a gloriously green oasis, teeming with life.

Scattered within five renovated farm cottages all connected by paths or footbridges that criss-cross their way through the pepper trees and reeds that divide them. Comfortable and unfussy, many of the beams inside and all of the sturdy furniture have been constructed using original train-track sleepers. Each cottage has its own verandah, outdoor braai and fire area. Do make sure you bring everything you will need, as this is pretty well off-the-beaten track stuff.

Speaking of tracks, a network of mountain biking, driving and hiking routes have been specially mapped out in the rugged Touwsberg Mountains all around. If that sounds rather exhausting you can just as easily spend your time within the sanctuary of the valley – a spot of pétanque perhaps, or how about a G & T at the fresh-water pool’s very own thatched veranda.

That’s the daytime covered. As for the night, there is only one place to be stargazing into the extraordinarily dark heavens above.

Solar panels and batteries provide energy, with a generator for emergencies. 

Water in this semi arid area is always a scarce commodity and guests should be mindful of water usage.