BLOEMHOFKAROO is a historic home, once owned and loved by Professor Christiaan Barnard . The Homestead rests graciously in an oasis amongst kopjes on a working farm in the Malaria free, Northern Cape, Great Karoo. Located just 5km from the N1, BloemhofKaroo provides an accessible farm-style getaway for both one-night stops, and longer stays.

BloemhofKaroo is the ideal retreat for relaxing and rejuvenation of the soul, the perfect escape for:

  • Family Getaways
  • Overnight stops en route the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the Coast
  • Artists’ Retreats
  • Writing Workshops
  • Photographic Getaways
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Vow Renewals
BloemhofKaroo Donkey Cart

Hiking, off road motorcycling and mountain biking enthusiasts will be enthralled and challenged by the varied terrain. Guests can relax in the Drawing Room, with a well-stocked characteristic bar, opening onto a protected braai area.

There are 2 Dining Rooms, and a Sunroom, so guests have opportunities for privacy or communal enjoyment. There are also lovely outside sitting areas, under enormous Pepper Trees. Refresh yourselves in the farm ‘Swemdam’.

Cloe Image

BloemhofKaroo is also proud of its beautiful Chapel, converted from a shed several years ago, and built entirely from rock taken off the farm.

For intimate weddings Bloemhof can sleep 14 guests on-site, as well as additional guests at the adjoining Private Game Reserve.

Please contact us for more information.

BloemhofKaroo Chapel


Always a reminder of how the year has flown by when once again we cut a tall Aloe flower that has already begun to dry…...and that becomes our Karoo Christmas Tree.

This ritual provides us with so much joy, and our Chapel takes on the Spirit of Christmas.

Never cease to be amazed by the diversity of the Karoo, and the ingenuity of the local people.

BloemhofKaroo Christmas tree


Martha is busy every spare minute Preparing, Preserving and Bottling!….. she’s turning out the most delicious Apple Chutney, delicious with Christmas ham; Apricot Jam; various Marmalades, and much else.

All of these items available from our farm Gift Shop - gorgeous Christmas and Holiday Gifts!

BloemhofKaroo Homemade Apple Chutney

COMING SOON! We’re having such fun converting a ramshackle old farm outbuilding into a CIGAR SHED, filled with lots of interesting South African memorabilia. Watch This Space!

BloemhofKaroo has become known as one of the best kept Stopover Secrets on the N1 between Gauteng, CT and the Garden Route.

We’re conveniently situated 4,5km off the N1, 25km South of Richmond, Northern Cape and Families seem to feel like their holiday has really begun once they get to this oasis in the Karoo!

No better way for our guests to stretch travel-weary legs, than to enjoy a Sunset Stroll up to Kudu Rock, hopefully spotting some of our rare Antelope.

Similarly, a stopover enroute Home seems to end the Holiday on a high note, from our Guest Feedback.

“Farm Stay at its best,” wrote a guest in our Visitors’ Book.