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Experience a Karoo Farm

Keurkloof is the ideal place to really get away from it all. The solitude and tranquillity are a gift to your soul.

The incredible space and vast expanse of the Karoo landscape is, in itself, a very special experience. Rolling hills are framed by distant blue mountains and the views are unrestrained as far as the eye can see. Experience the drama of light and shadow as clouds build over the earth, smell the fragrance of the Karoo vegetation as night falls and bask in the silence of a crisp starry sky.

Keurkloof is essentially a sheep farm and large flocks can be seen grazing on the nutritious Karoobossies (shrubs). An olive grove near the cottage produces exceptional olive oil, which is available for sale at Keurkloof Cottage.

Small game like duiker, meerkat, tortoises and other reptiles and insects are plentiful. The farm also has resident herds of Springbok and Rhebok. Birding is excellent and the riverbeds, dams and sheep drinking troughs provide good opportunities.

The farm has more than enough space to enjoy mountain bikes, long hikes or easy walks along sheep paths and dirt tracks, which are also ideal for outings in your SUV or 4X4 vehicle.

Well-behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Keurkloof has its own registered landing strip for light aircraft, right behind the cottage. Why not give the traffic a miss and fly in for your visit instead. Guests stay with us when there are weddings on at Matjiesfontein and can now fly in for the occasion. Contact us for aviation details.

The historic little town of Matjiesfontein was declared a national monument and is situated about 10 km from the farm, just across the N1 from the Sutherland turn-off. It is well worth visiting to see the restored Victorian buildings, visit the two museums, take a tour on an old London bus, enjoy a meal or drinks at the magnificent Lord Milner hotel and see the station where the famous Blue Train stops.

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