Comfortable accommodation in a gracious old family karoo home
Karoo Life of a past era has been comfortably and tastefully resurrected in this beautiful original homestead.
Farming methods of days gone by have also been brought back to good usage, like the Lei-Vore (channel) method of manually flooding crops. Authenticity and a natural flare for Karoo hospitality is what you will find so heartwarming and engaging at BloemhofKaroo. Some of the Staff have known the farm for over 30 years, and have lived in Shepherd’s cottages in remote parts of the Reserve. They have wonderful stories to tell of past happenings, previous owners, neighbours, sadnesses, droughts, and how life has changed in this part of the Upper Karoo. It is enthralling to listen to these stories, especially from Paul and Martha who remember Prof Chris Barnard well, and speak of him with such fondness.
Rooms & Accommodation
You will be accommodated in style, true to times gone by. Each suite is unique, and furnished for comfort while spoiling you with luxury.
Activities & Experiences
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Guided Walks
Guided Walks
Guided 40 minute amble up to Kudu Rock, with a chance to spot our rare Arabian Oryx; might even be lucky to see Kudu coming to the waterhole in the evening. Spectacular view across the veld. Great Sundowners spot (no charge).
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
We have more than two hundred kilometres of gravel roads, suitable for easy mountain biking, and some terrain that requires fitness and good technical skill. Contact Jenny for these Packages.
Hiking
Hiking
Extensive hiking opportunities on the 15 000 hectare farm. Easy walking...more strenuous hikes...very hectic hikes into Tronkkloof Gorge which will require a degree of fitness. Backup support always available.
Game Drives
Game Drives
Game Drives on adjoining private game reserve where more than 2000 head of antelope roam. (R850 for 90 minutes, R1400 for up to 4 hours).  See list of antelope on the farm, including a few rare species. We have a small herd of  American Bison which can almost be guaranteed to be seen in the longer game drive.
Relax
Relax
Relaxing hours of “Stoepsit”. An important part of a luxurious farm stay are the hours spent on the farmstead Stoep, watching sunrise with a coffee in hand, taking in the vast expanse, the quietness, farm sounds, enjoying a glass of wine, or watching the evening skies. Expose yourself to this magical pastime.
Veld Picnic
Veld Picnic
Often our guests’ favourite experience on the farm. Karoo delicacies beautifully packed, mostly produced on the farm, homemade ginger beer; gin and tonic, wine or a cold beer. Sitting out in the veld, taking in the vast expanse of vegetation fill’s one’s soul. Food also taste much better when eaten outside than inside! Charged at R450 per picnic basket which can feed 2-4 people (family with children U11 years).
Reading
Reading
Immerse yourself in reading; we have a collectors' library of books on the Boer War, as well as many interesting books on the Karoo. Discover these topics while relaxing on the "stoep"...
Stargazing
Stargazing
The Milky Way can be seen in the Karoo like few other places in South Africa, possibly on earth. Use an App to identify stars as they appear.
Self Drive 4x4
Self Drive 4x4
Self Drive opportunities along all the roads that have been digitalised. A four wheel drive vehicle will definitely be needed, as well as experienced driving on some of the roads.
Play Games
Play Games
Board games, Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon, card games, puzzles offer plenty of ‘old fashioned’ family time together. We are also able to host Duplicate Bridge groups / tournaments of 8 individuals.
Art
Art
Pack your paints and lose yourself in the beauty of the Karoo landscapes. Bring along your Photography equipment…the Karoo light will enthrall you. Wonderful opportunities to photograph vegetation, sunrises, sunsets, macrophotography, and of course the animals you come across.
Bake Bread
Bake Bread
A bread baking demonstration will give you a chance to try your hand at kneading; learn the Karoo art of making oven koekies, loaves, roosterkoek, vetkoek.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Clay Pigeon Shooting
We have 4 clay stations…always a lot of fun. Ammunition and clays will be charged. We have farm rifles that can be hired.
Boules
Boules
The Boules court in front of the farmstead never fails to enthrall. Try your hand at this on lazy afternoons.
Working Remotely
Working Remotely
Wifi access and tranquil surroundings provide great opportunity to work from here. There are many private and quiet spaces as well as meeting rooms.
Our Dedicated Team
Some of the Staff have known the farm for over 30 years, and have lived in Shepherd’s cottages in remote parts of the Reserve. They have wonderful stories to tell of past happenings, previous owners, neighbours, sadnesses, droughts, and how life has changed in this part of the Upper Karoo. It is enthralling to listen to these stories, especially from Paul and Martha who remember Prof Chris Barnard well, and speak of him with such fondness.
Your 24/7 Hosts
The Adolf Family
There are a few more team members, some of which you will get to meet during your stay. From knowledgeable game rangers to animal and crop caretakers, they are all adding to the experience at Bloemhof Karoo. Nothing is too much trouble, and you will be fascinated by their stories and knowledge of the area and animals.
What our Guests Say
We take great pride in our guests' experiences at Bloemhof Karoo!

Karoo Cuisine

Enjoy hearty meals
from our Farm Kitchen

We are renowned for our excellent Karoo Kitchen where our welcoming and talented cooks rustle up real home-style cooking. Venison and lamb pies, “boereboontjies”, honeyed pumpkin, quince jelly, Bobotie, farm baked bread and “roosterkoek “are only some of the specialties you will enjoy during your Karoo stay.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner can be booked with your reservation.

A small range of excellent wines are available in our honesty bar.

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Bloemhof Karoo can accommodate 8-10 Adults and 2-4 Children
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