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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Guest Farm
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Damesfontein is situated in the heart of the Karoo Highlands, just 50 km from Graaff-Reinet and 48 km from the village of Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape.

This is a working Karoo sheep and cattle farm, with a family history dating back to 1838, when their ancestors first settled here. The fifth generation is still living and working on the farm.

This same family offers a taste into farm living in historic surroundings in comfortable lodgings - the Main Guesthouse and the Foremans House.

There is an interesting and noteworthy museum in the original farm house adjacent to the present modern buildings, with original items from their ancestors displayed authentically.

Catering and Karoo meals can be provided on request.

Activities:

One of the main attractions of the farm is its family museum.

Other farm attractions include:
- Bossie path - a clearly marked trail leads you from one veld treasure to another
- Mountain biking and cycling
- Motorbike and quad bike friendly
- Hunting in season
- Fossil sightings
- Bird watching (200 species)
- Self-drive 4x4 routes (Grade 1 - 3)
- Walks on several areas of the farm
- Farming activities like shearing and herding (by prior arrangement)

You can visit Graaff-Reinet - just 50km (25km on tar) or you can visit Nieu-Bethesda - just 48km (gravel)

Cancellation Policy:
• Unless otherwise specified a 50% deposit will secure your reservation.
• All refunds due to cancellations are subject to a 15% administration fee.
• Cancellation 31 days or more prior to arrival, full refund on deposit less 15% administration fee.
• Cancellation 15 to 30 days prior to arrival, 25% of full accommodation payable.
• Cancellation 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, 50% of full accommodation payable.
• Cancellation 7 days prior to arrival, full as reserved accommodation as quoted payable.
• In the event of premature departure or a “no-show”, the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed, will be payable.
Facilities & Services available:
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Restaurant
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Parking (off-street - covered)
English
Other Language

Damesfontein is a Self-Catering and Guest Farm in Nieu Bethesda Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

50km from Graaff Reinet (25km on tar) or 48km from Nieu-Bethesda (gravel).

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Rooms and Units Available at Damesfontein

Main Guesthouse:
The Main Guesthouse is furnished with many of the original sets. Everything you would need for a farm holiday is provided for in a relaxed environment.

The Main Guest House has a fully equipped kitchen, three seperate bedrooms with double beds, one bathroom with
shower and bath, lounge and dining area and a braai lapa area. Sleeps up to 9.

It is fully furnished and is well-equiped for self-catering.

Foreman’s House:
The Foremans House is adjacent to the main guest house but completely private. The styling is more suitable for groups sharing the facilities, or for groups of children.

The Foremans House has two bedrooms with 3 single beds in each, also a small lounge with a fireplace and a single bed
and a separate shower and toilet. Sleeps 7.

Herdsmen Shelter:
The Herdsmen Shelter is a small and completely private small cave, situated about 1,5 km from the main house. Everything is provided like bedding, lighting, braai equipment, mattress and bedding. This is an ideal spot for newly weds!

Foreman's House

The Foreman’s House is adjacent to the main guest house but completely private. The styling is more suitable for groups sharing the facilities, or for groups of children.

Sleeps 7 Adults

Herdmen Shelter

The Herdsmen Shelter is a small and completely private small cave, situated about 1,5 km from the main house. Everything is provided like bedding, lighting, braai equipment, mattress and bedding. This is an ideal spot for newly weds!

Sleeps 2 Adults

Main Guest House

The Main Guesthouse is furnished with many of the original sets. Everything you would need for a farm holiday is provided for in a relaxed environment.

Sleeps 9 Adults

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