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The mountain house is found at Kalkfontein Guest Farm, approximately 13 kilometers high up in the Nuweveld Mountains. The mountain house overlooks the Karoo, and the view stretches to the Swartberg Mountains in the south.

A variety of surprises await visitors:

  • the sunrise in the east and sunset in the west, experienced like nowhere else in South Africa.
  • the water crib is only 50 m away and Kudus, Klipspringers, Duikers and Blue Wildebeest come to quench their thirst.
  • the Black-backed jackal’s bark can be heard and even the shy Brown hyena sometimes makes its way to the water crib.

The exceptional setting of the mountain house allows for private and secluded romantic getaways or just to relax and recharge one’s batteries.

Admire the magnificent mountain krantzes from your bedroom or while relaxing in the hot tub, peering over the open Karoo plains.


Camera, sunscreen, hat, own towels, binoculars, medical kit, hiking boots, flashlight, insect repellent, cellphone charger that fits in vehicle socket – there is cellphone reception.


  • Please watch the weather forecasts. Bad weather can influence hiking trail availability as well as access to certain roads.
  • No hairdryers or any 220 volt appliances are allowed.
  • No fencing around the mountain house

Vehicle information:

You will need a 4×4 vehicle or 4×2 vehicle with a good ground clearance and a diff lock. No small sedan vehicles. Only two track paths for 13km to Berghuis. No trailers allowed.


Available at Leeu Gamka (76km), Merweville (66km), Fraserburg (66km), Beaufort West (93km)


Ideal for 10 people who want to stay for a few days


  • R950 per night for 1-2 people.
  • More than 2 people @ R300 per night, per person extra.
  • Self-catering

All bedding is provided. Bring only your own towels.

  • 1st room – 1 double bed – sleeps 2
  • 2nd room – 1 double bed – sleeps 2
  • 3rd room - 3 x bunkerbeds - sleep 6
  • Living room – bunk beds – sleeps 2, 2 single bed – sleeps 2
  • 1 bathroom with basin, shower and toilet
  • 1 separate toilet
  • Living room
  • Cutlery provided
  • 12-volt solar fridge
  • 12-volt solar lights
  • 2 plate gas stove
  • Barbeque (‘Braai’) on front porch overlooking the valley
  • Fireplace in living room for Winter’s evenings
  • Fire pit
  • Hot tub on front porch – conditions for use apply
  • Fire wood available @ R60/20kg, R30/7kg (hot tub)
  • Cellphone reception