Stillewaters - Richmond, Upper Karoo

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Richmond, Upper Karoo


Richmond, Upper Karoo - Accommodation

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Stillewaters in Richmond

Stillewaters is a lovely, big main 1880 farmhouse on the working farm Stillewaters which is situated only 5 km from Richmond and the N1 out on the Graaff-Reinet road R388. This holiday home is the perfect stopover or getaway for weekends with families, friends, bird watchers, nature lovers, fans of country living, landscape photographers, writers or anyone seeking peace and quiet with a real Karoo farm experience! Guests are free to roam around the yard and the nearby grazing lands, river and dams. 4 x 4 Tracks, horse-riding and horse or donkey cart rides are available upon request.Catch a glimpse of a few black wildebeest, springbok and ostriches while you are out in the veld and have close encounters with Merino sheep, Nguni cattle, horses and donkeys. There is a spring water dam and a running river with spring water a few meters from the house and a rain water dam.

The main farmhouse comfortably sleep 10 people. This spacious house can be booked for one group at a time upon prior request; alternatively the rooms are booked separately. Accommodation comprises of the En-suite room which has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath. The Garden budget room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Sunroom. The shared bathroom has a shower and a bath. The Sunroom has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Garden room and has a shower and a bath.

The house is comfortably furnished, beds are made and towels are provided. All 3 bedrooms have access to the fully-equiped, large, communal, farm-style kitchen. There is also a communal dining area with an indoor braai and a communal sitting area with a fireplace. There is one separate outside braai area. Wood is sold at the Caltex garage in Richmond. There is also a large, grassy, enclosed courtyard adjacent to the kitchen.

There is also a separate flatlet accommodating 4 people that has one bedroom with a double bed and a sitting area and one bedroom with either 2 single beds or a bunk bed. This unit has a kitchenette and separate bathroom with a shower.

The Hunting Lodge is separate from the main farmhouse and accommodates 6 people. It is a spacious, self-catering unit with a breakfast bar, living area, private bathroom and fireplace. There is a large room with a double bed and 4 single beds. The kitchen has a fridge, stove and oven.

Pets are welcome upon prior arrangement. Dogs must be on a leash when taken out of the yard. Trained pets are welcome to sleep inside on their own beds.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

Make Stillewaters your halfway stop or bring the whole family for the weekend!

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Stillewaters ,Richmond, Upper Karoo

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • Winter School Holidays
  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 23° 59' 5.8" E / 31° 26' 28.6" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Stillewaters in Richmond, Upper Karoo

Departing: Kimberley Airport
Address: Maroela St, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 3 hours 40 mins
1.Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8
Partial restricted usage road
1.1 km
2.Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Oliver Rd/N81.7 km
3.Turn left onto Landbou Rd3.6 km
4.Turn left onto N1232.4 km
5.Turn left4.5 km
6.Continue onto R70548.1 km
7.Turn right onto R4810.5 km
8.Turn right to stay on R4876.8 km
9.Turn left to stay on R488.1 km
10.Turn right to stay on R4852.1 km
11.Continue straight1.3 km
12.Continue onto R38971.1 km
13.Turn right onto N163.3 km
14.Turn left onto Spring St/R3880.3 km
15.Turn left onto Loop St12 m
16.Turn right toward Pienaar St65 m
17.Turn left onto Pienaar St0.1 km
18.Turn left onto Paul St/R388
Continue to follow R388
4.3 km
19.Turn left0.6 km
20.Turn left0.2 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Kimberley Airport - Kimberley

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Kimberley Airport lies in the heart of the Northern Cape province and each year it has 15 500 air-traffic movements and has around 132 000 passengers come through, which mostly are business travellers.

Around six kilometres south of Kimberley lies the airport, its former name was B.J. Vorster Lughawe (Afrikaans for airport) and the Kimberley Airport had its beginnings in 1912.

Reviews for Stillewaters

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Great birdlife

review by Gareth Bain

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This place is one of the most beautiful places I've been in South Africa. In the middle of the Karoo it offers pastoral tranquility and makes you feel the real freedom of the soul. Lovely people, lovely and beautiful place.Do not miss it!

review by Nikolay Sisoev - Truden

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This place is one of the most beautiful places I've been in South Africa. In the middle of the Karoo it offers pastoral tranquility and makes you feel the real freedom of the soul. Lovely people, lovely and beautiful place.Do not miss it!

review by Nikolay Sisoev

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The perfect stopover between Cape Town and Joburg... You'd never think it's only a few kms off the N1! A beautiful, tranquil karoo farm. We do a bit of birding, and enjoy a little wander around the dam, and just relaxing in the peace and quiet.

review by Catherine Welsh

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Stunning farm atmosphere and very quiet. Rooms very neat and clean.

review by Andre Cronje

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Located approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Stillewaters is a working sheep farm which offers budget-friendly overnight accomodation. You typically get a private room with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen in the old farmhouse pictured above.

review by Ben Steinhauer

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We booked at very short notice and only stayed overnight.The house was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated.

review by Nic Roets

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We had a marvelous time the house was clean and neat and had everything needed will recommend Stillewaters to everyone. Anita Jacobs, South Africa 14 February 2015 Wonderful! What a wonderful place!Located just outside the town of Richmond, on a farm with a huge house. The Exceptionally clean house with a warm atmosphere was just great. Ideal place to stay over on your way to the Cape or just to get away from everything and everyone for a couple of days!Well recommended!Johan Janse Van Rensburg, South Africa 10 February 2015 Vrede in die Karoo - Peace in the Karoo Heerlike verblyf op die plaas!! Huis is ruim, stylvol en baie gerieflik - niks kom kort nie. Ons gaan beslis weer en sal dit vir enige iemand aanbeveel. Lovely farm cottage!! House is spacious, stylish and very comfortable - nothing missing. We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone. Marietjie Basson, South Africa 27 August 2014 Serenity at its best Our recent stay at Stillewaters Self-Catering, with its beautiful trees and Karoo vistas, warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation, was very enjoyable. The farm animals were a treat, so too the workers' children and a visiting donkey! A serene stopover after a long drive ...... we will definitely be back. Heidi Engelbrecht, South Africa 12 November 2013 True relaxation! Beautiful old farm house with lots of space. It was a pleasure to stay here and we will definitely return whenever we have the opportunity. Carla van Wyk, South Africa 28 October 2013 Lovely farmhouse We were quite surprised at the size of the house - a lovely big old farmhouse. Very comfortable accommodation, clean and neat bathrooms and stunning kitchen. The house had everything we needed for our stay. Would recommend this establishment. Wendy Pieterse, South Africa 07 October 2013

review by Stillewaters Self-catering/Selfsorg Homepage for Direct bookings

"Unforgettable farm holiday"

We were treated like royalty, or rather, as part of Bertha's family during our stay at Stillewaters. The farmhouse has magnificent wooden floors and interior, although its very cosy. Bertha's husband treated my sons to a farming experience which they will never forget. Their hospitality is great!I would absolutely recommend staying at Stillewaters to enrich your memories!

review by m venter, South Africa

"Farm stay delight"

We arrived the afternoon to be greeted by Bertha. If you like to go and stay on a farm for a night or two, this surely is a nice place to do it.The children was exited to see all the sheep and was given a chance to give milk to some small lambs.The house inside was outfitted with great quality bedding and the kitchen is a delight.

review by Werner Weyers, South Africa

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