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Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm is situated in the Karoo Gariep Hippo Conservancy, where the only hippos in the Karoo dwell.

This vast 12 000-hectare Karoo farm is halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town in the Hanover district. Here sheep and cattle are raised and guests are offered one-day tours to interesting spots on and around the farm.

The farm is known for its park like gardens and beautiful farm house. Elma is one of the best chefs in the Karoo and you might have heard of the food before you you`ve learned about the accommodation.

The rooms are unique furnished with antique pieces, collected over a lifetime. Mieliefontein is a working sheep and cattle farm.

We are halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, also between Upington and the Garden Route. We are 8 km off the N1 and 1.5 km off the R389.

It is a peaceful surrounding and you will find the pool rewarding after a good days driving. We offer three course dinners and breakfasts.

Walks, horse riding, birding, photography and hippo drives can be enjoyed.

Accommodation at Mieliefontein Karoo Guest Farm:
Spacious bedrooms are en suite, and one has a private bathroom.


Gardens, birding, Karoo hippos, bushman paintings.

Cancellation Policy:

No refunding 2 days before booking. Longer than that 50% refund.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

Double en suite
All rooms with own bathrooms, antique, ceiling fans
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family room
with one double bed and 2 single beds
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self Catering
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Wolmado Self cater
a self cater cottage
Sleeps 12 Adults

Latest Reviews

Although the accommodation is not modern, the furniture is beautiful and the beds and mattresses are so comfortable. Everything is top quality and super clean. The hosts were very warm and friendly and the meals were absolutely scrumptious. The gardens are beautiful to wander around in. I would highly recommend this establishment. We did stay in a family room, which was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was also a lovely size and contained a bath and shower. I hope we have an opportunity to return here one day.
Tiffany Tredoux Oct 2017
Wow! We had a great view with a beautiful garden and the food was very delicious. I would definitely go back again.
Larize Booyse Dec 2015
Mieliefontein is our most favourite place to stay when over nighting on our way to Cape Town. Elma and her family are excellent hosts. Our room was most comfortable. We so enjoy the beautiful garden. Its like an oasis in the middle of a desert. We spent a pleasant evening round the dinner table with the other guest. Good food and pleasant company.
David and Cathy Robins Dec 2014


55 km South of Colesberg and 18 km North of Hanover about 8 km off the N1 AND 1.5 km off the R389.

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