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Riverview Cottage is owner managed and offers comfortable and restful accommodation in a quiet street.

You can relax with a book or a cold drink on a large veranda with views of the Vaal River and extensive bird life and where Fish Eagles are regularly heard.

If you do not want to stay in a city, Barkly West is an ideal stopover (only 35km from Kimberley) and situated in the middle of a large alluvial diamond digging area.

The River View Cottages overlook a sweeping bend in the Gamka River. The 3 cottages are situated in the Matjiesvlei valley on The River Farm near Calitzdorp in the heart of a World Biodiversity Hotspot in the Little Karoo. Each cottage can accommodate a couple and is self-catering and self-contained.

Come and enjoy walking amongst the Karoo Koppies, swimming and fishing in the river, the wildlife of The River Farm and the view from your stoep of the river and the expansive Swartberg Mountain Range. At the end of the day, watch the sunset and the stars appear as you braai in the boma.

The River View Cottages are unfortunately not pet-friendly.

The Old School House is a spacious three bedroomed free-standing house which can accommodate 8 guests over three bedrooms (two of which are double and the third has two adult bunk beds). The central bathroom has both a shower and a bath and the large open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room is fully equipped for self-catering. We only take one booking at a time, so you occupy the entire building.

Please note The Old School House is unfortunately not pet-friendly.




Activities in the vicinity:

* Kimberley with all its historic sites and ghost trails is only 35km away and qualified tour guides are available with prior arrangements
* Modderriver (site of a historic battle) 70km.
* Several game farms, where game drives can be arranged, are in the vicinity.
* Fly fishing on the Vaal River 10km.
* By prior arrangement, a visit to an alluvial diamond diggings.
* Health & Beauty facility & Coffee Shop 1km away.

Rooms and Units Available:

There is a double en suite room, an en suite room with 2 x 3/4 beds & a single room with a private bathroom.

The rooms all have panel heaters for winter and Airconditioners for summer.

Each cottage can accommodate a couple and is self-catering and self-contained.

Facilities & Services available:

Special Meals on Request
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV

Cancellation Policy:

1) Cancellation 0-7 days prior. Forfeit 100% of deposit.
2) Cancellation 8-14 days prior. Forfeit 50% of deposit.
3) Cancellation 15 days or more prior. Forfeit 25% of deposit 0r 17.1% of booking total whichever is the greater as an admin. fee


When coming into Barkly West from Kimberley turn left immediately after the Caltex Garage into Ferry Street, follow the street until it takes a left turn.
After the left turn we are on your left at 4 Ferry St, Barkly West.

When coming into Barkly West from Upington/Kuruman turn right immediately before the Caltex Garage into Ferry Street and continue down until the street makes a left turn.
We are on the left - 4 Ferry St, Barkly West.

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Children Policy

Please note that each River View Cottage can only accommodate a couple or a single adult. Infants travelling in a camping cot (strictly under 6 months), by special arrangement, but unfortunately no children between the ages of 1-18.

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  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Game Lodge, Guest Farm and Self-Catering
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM