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Experience the beauty of the Karoo


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 of 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 Guest Farm is situated conveniently off the N1 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 during 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, 1600m above sea level and is the main astronomical centre in Africa.

At the foot of the Nuweveld Mountains, time stands still. While being surrounded with Dorper and Merino sheep and a variety of wildlife, one cannot help but sense the tranquillity 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 three-bedroom guesthouse that sleeps 8 people or travel up the mountain to our ‘Strandhuis in die Berg’ and experience the Karoo a little bit closer to the stars.

NB: No pets allowed.


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      Karoo Lamb, pre-packed chops and braaiwors.

      Firewood and ice.

      Biltong and venison pies.

      Home-made biscuits / jam

      Olive products.

      Meals available on request.

      Noodleslaai /Kerriebone / Kerriewortels / Beet


      Experience true Karoo hospitality, provided in abundance.



      There’s a famous quote that states that we don’t stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking. Kalkfontein Karoo Hiking Trails are found in the Nuweveld Mountains. These well-kept Karoo secrets can be found between Fraserburg and Leeu Gamka in the Western Cape.


      Mountain bike routes meandering over gravel and mountain roads that vary with distances from 5km to 22 km are available for enthusiasts.

      When undertaking these routes, whether on bike or by foot, you will be mesmerised by riverbeds...


      Hunters have to book for at least three nights accommodation. No hunting on Sundays. Maximum of 4 hunters per booking.

      Contact us for price list of packages and accommodation for 2022.


      The Karoo brings you as close to heaven as possible. You will feel mesmerized and filled with the grace of God when witnessing the expansion of nature's art that only appears when all else seems dark. Just when you think that you cannot be spoiled more after witnessing the beauty of the Karoo during daytime, after witnessing the breathtaking sunsets, mother nature keeps the best for last and brags with the magic of the stars.


      The act of studying and watching birds can be very rewarding. Why not bring your binoculars and see how many different species of birds also call the Karoo home? Guests have spotted over 62 different species at our guest farm. The lessons we learn in nature might be the only lessons we ever need to learn. "l can't imagine anything better that might happen in a person's life than for them to start paying attention to birds..