The farm `Holkrans` became the family farm in 1946. As the farm is conveniently situated, it was always the stay over for "velleverkopers" and travelers. Ouma Martha`s home and table was always ready to accommodate by-passers and help in need. We as the current owners took over in 1981 and started breeding an Arabian stud as well as Endurance horses. Further more the farm developed into its current state.
The Guestfarm vision was reborn and became a reality in 2009. With the deer game and farm scenery enhancing the experience, the idea for special treatment to just a handful of guests was created as we now offer two accommodation types. Holkrans` mission is to conserve the deer game and make it possible for guests to see them in their natural and peaceful surroundings of the Kalahari. We have numerous deer species, Jackal and Rooikat.
Holkrans Guest Lodge
is rated Highly recommended by the AA and is situated along the N8, 70km between Griekwastad and Groblershoop on a working farm, thus making the guests part of the peace and tranquillity. The area consists of mountains and typical Kalahari dune veld and brings the best of the unique Kalahari scenery to you.
Accommodation at Holkrans Guest Lodge:
The Lodge offers self-catering as well as B&B accommodation on request - a 6 sleeper self-catering chalet in a game camp and 2 suites at the main house. The 2 suites can be booked separately or as a whole for a larger family of 6 people. All units include DStv, air-conditioning, bath amenities, coffee- and tea-making facilities, hairdryer, MTN cellphone reception and braai facilities. The chalet has solar power, gas equipment and a `donkey` to ensure hot showers for every guest.
All meals are served in the dining room or garden at the main house and for the romantic, we serve meals in your room.
The Garden Suite
This is a luxury thatched roof room, decorated in a French Provincial style with a king-size/twin bed and bunk bed. The room is ideal for overnight guests. The private entrance leads out to a peaceful garden and swimming dam. A kitchenette in the room is for the self-catering guest or meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or the garden of the main house. Luxury facilities include DSTV, air-conditioning, bath amenities, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdryer, MTN cellphone reception and braai facilities.
The Green Room
This is a luxury en-suite unit with a queen-size bed and private entrance. The unit can be booked separately or linked to the Garden Suite as a family unit. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio in the garden. Luxury items include a hair dryer, full DStv, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, MTN cellphone reception and braai area.
The Dune - Chalet
This Chalet is situated in a game camp and is exclusively for nature lovers with a 360 degree view of the Kalahari veld, with a wide variety of plains game in the immediate vicinity. At night guests can enjoy the starry skies around the boma. The chalet offers a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, but meals can be ordered as an optional extra. All meals are served in the dining room or garden at the main house. The chalet is solar powered and there is a gas fridge-freezer and stove as well as a `donkey` for hot water.
Holkrans Guest Lodge Activities:
In the Game Camp, guests can walk and drive around to watch the plains game. All children love to play on the Kalahari dunes or to cool of in the pool at the main house.
Clothing & Accessories:
In the Game Camp, guests can walk and drive around to watch the plains game thus a pair of walking shoes is advisable. All children love to play on the Kalahari dunes or to cool of in the pool at the main house. We do supply outdoor blankets when sitting around the boma.
Health & Climate:
The Kalahari is known for extreme temperatures and we advise guests to dress accordingly.