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Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages : Zara Cottage

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Zara Cottage is a 1930's art deco styled home on an isolated farm off Route 62. Three seperate bedrooms, lounge, open plan kitchen dining room. Fully equipped self catering. 2 bathrooms.

The space

Zara Cottage is a wonderful throw back to the easy living of the 1930's, but has all the luxuries of contemporary living. This is an ideal getaway for families and friends.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to explore our property, but also have access to wonderful walks on surrounding farms. There is plenty of open space to stretch the legs, and brilliant clear skies for night owls.
We are fortunate enough to have the Touwsberg Private Nature Reserve less than 500m from our gate, allowing our guests access to unspoiled nature and wild life - giraffe/kudu/eland/zebra/ etc. The reserve is easily reached by either car or bicycle, or on foot.
For those who need to soak their muscles after a long walk, we have a hot springs resort less than 12km from our farm.

Interaction with guests

Other than the initial meet and greet, we pride ourselves on respecting our guests privacy. We are, however, available 24/7 for any queries.

Other things to note

There is plenty out-door shaded area, braai facilities, and first nights bag of wood is provided. Extra wood is available for purchase.
All bedding and towels are provided.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £7 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price £58 / night
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House Rules

We have very few ground rules for our guests, but we do ask them to respect the environment and historical nature of our accommodation.


1 night minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Jane User Profile
July 2017
A very special place, far from the madding crowd, yet just off the incredible Route 62 which passes through the beauuuutiful little Karoo. The silence is golden, the sunsets spectacular! A place to reconnect with Nature, peace & quiet.... coffe on the stoep and braais ad lib. Ashley, Andre and their beautiful ridgebacks were warm, welcoming hosts and we'll be back for sure!
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Response from Ashley:
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, and for your kind words regarding Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages. It was lovely meeting you, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
July 2017

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Brilliant place if you like the quiet of the karoo. Great hosts.
Ashley User ProfileAshley is a superhost.
Response from Ashley:
Many thanks Mark. Hope to see you back in our neck of the woods in the near future.
July 2017

Mary User Profile
May 2017
A quirky and relaxing place to stay! Amazing bird watching can be done right from the comfort of your stoep, overlooking the beautiful landscape. The unit was comfortably equipped and the hosts were wonderful. I would definitely return. Thank you, Ashley and Andre!
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Response from Ashley:
Many thanks for your kind words, much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.
May 2017

Marionette User Profile
May 2017
Ashley and André vere wonderful hosts. Very attentive, kind, helpful and generous. They even gave us a drinks fridge to use and two mountain bikes so we could explore. The Zara cottage we stayed in was beautiful-- and perfect for a long weekend group breakaway. The art deco inspired furnishings were charming and well considered. Walls clad with retro landscapes and Trechikov prints added a bit of playful kitsch. This is rustic done right -- all the comforts without unnecessary luxuries in a way that compliments the natural surroundings. The beds, linen and towels were comfortable but modest, the kitchen was adequately stocked with basic cookware and utensils and the showers had fantastic shower heads. The pet friendly cottage offers gorgeous views on both verandas, and loads of privacy due to the clever layout of the property. Ashley and Andre's friendly Ridgebacks pop their heads in from time to time to see what's up. Our entire group had a fabulous time. Wolverfontein is definitely well worth the visit.
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Response from Ashley:
So many thanks for your kind and generous review. We are really privileged to live where we do, custodians of heritage property, and love sharing it with guests. So glad you enjoyed our tongue in cheek take on retro country living, and hope to see you all back again soon.
May 2017

Nicola User Profile
February 2017
Wow, wow, wow! If you are looking for somewhere totally rustic, this is the only place you need to go to!
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Response from Ashley:
So thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and hopefully we'll hear from you again in the near future. Safe travels until next time.
February 2017

Toni User Profile
December 2016
We had a divine stay at Wolverfontein - such an incredible place. Super chilled, amazing scenery, rustic and nicely retro! The hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome - will definitely come back again. It's a perfect stop when doing Route 62.
Ashley User ProfileAshley is a superhost.
Response from Ashley:
Thrilled that you had such a great time with us Toni. You make being a guest house owner an absolute pleasure. I do hope you mangaged to see some game in the reserve on your way out.
December 2016

Maria User Profile
December 2016
The house was beautiful everything was clean and tidy and the scenery was most beautiful. I would highly recommend the stay! We couldn't of asked for better.
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Response from Ashley:
Deeply appreciate your very supportive and kind words. So glad that you enjoyed our little piece of secret heaven. Hope to see you again soon.
December 2016

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Ladismith, South AfricaJoined in November 2013
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My partner and I are keen international travellers, and attempt to explore a new part of the world at least once a year. Andre took early retirement from an IT career in Cape Town, and moved to our farm in the Klein Karoo to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. I have been managing the cottages since 2006. We enjoy going for long mountain bike rides every morning through the game reserve adjacent to our property, have a passion for architecture and history, and are keen veggie gardeners (which is a challenge in the desert). All our cottages are fully equipped and private, but we are always on hand to give any advice required, and to chat about the history of the farm... although we think it more essential to afford the guests the peace and quiet that they came for. We look forward to meeting you, and sharing with you our little piece of Klein Karoo heaven.

Languages: English
Response rate: 83%
Response time: within an hour

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