Holkrans Guest Lodge
- Holkrans became the family farm in 1946. As the property is conveniently situated, it soon became a stopover for "velleverkopers" (skin traders) and travelers. Ouma Martha`s home and table were always ready to accommodate passers-by and help those in need. The current owners took over in 1981 and started an Arabian stud breeding program as well as breeding endurance horses.
The guest-farm vision became a reality in 2009. The idea was to provide special treatment for just a handful of guests, with the wildlife and scenery enhancing the experience. This has been realised in the current offering of two types of exclusive accommodation. Holkrans`s mission is to conserve the wildlife and make it possible for guests to see the animals in their natural Kalahari surroundings. We have numerous buck species, jackal and rooikat (caracal).
Holkrans Guest Lodge, which has an AA Superior rating, is a destination where the whole family can relax in affordable luxury. The lodge is conveniently situated on the N8, 70 km between Griekwastad and Groblershoop en route to Namibia and Namaqualand.
We offer guests two accommodation options: the secluded Dune Cottage is fully self-catering while the Garden Suite and Green Room are bed-and-breakfast units near the main house. Guests at these two units can relax in the lush garden at the main house and refresh themselves at the sun downer pool on warm, sunny afternoons. Freshly prepared meals can be ordered and for the self-catering enthusiasts, there are braai facilities available at the lapa.
Accommodation at Holkrans Guest Lodge:
The Dune Cottage
Situated on a dune with 360° views of the Kalahari, is in a game camp and offers nature lovers an unforgettable accommodation adventure and wildlife experience. Guests can enjoy the luxurious facilities while observing the various game species that roam around and drink at the waterhole. The cottage is fully equipped for self-catering with solar power and gas equipment. It has a fire pit, braai facilities with complimentary firewood, and a “donkey boiler” for hot water. Guests are able to enjoy long walks through the game camp. The cottage has limited cellular reception and a 4x4 vehicle is required to it – thus ensuring absolute privacy.
The Garden Suite
Is a luxurious thatched family room decorated in a French country style and can accommodate four guests. It is located in the garden of the main house and is equipped with a kitchenette. The private entrance leads to a lush garden and sun downer pool that offers welcome refreshment during warm, sunny afternoons. The kitchenette is ideal for self-catering guests and braai facilities are available at the lapa, or freshly prepared meals can be ordered. Luxury facilities include satellite television, air-conditioning, bathroom toiletries, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
The Green Room
Is a luxury private room, equipped with a queen-size bed. This room is adjacent to the Garden Suite and they can be combined to form a convenient family apartment. The room has a private entrance, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, satellite television, air conditioner, and exquisite amenities to make each guest’s visit exceptional and comfortable. Freshly prepared meals can be ordered and for the self-caterer there are braai facilities available at the lapa.
Holkrans Guest Lodge Activities:
Guests can walk and drive around on the farm and in the game camp, to watch the plains game. Children love to play on the Kalahari dunes or in the sand and then cool off in the pool at the main house. The hiking trail trough the mountains is a must see.
Holkrans Guest Lodge Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Guests can walk around to watch the plains game thus a pair of walking shoes is advisable, as well as hiking boots for the mountains.
Health & Climate:
The Kalahari is known for extreme temperatures and we advise guests to dress accordingly.