The Karoo Gateway Guesthouse is situated 400m from the N1 Highway, only 11 km North West from Beaufort West, the heart of the Great Karoo. A lit-up palm tree lane from the N1 Highway leads to the Spanish-styled guesthouse, which originally operated as the previous Beaufort West SAA Airport building. GPS co-ordinates: S32º18’00 ; E22 º40’00
Karoo Gateway Guesthouse
The Karoo Gateway Guesthouse, used to be known as 'The Flight Deck', has recently been refurbished under new management. All 11 luxury and spacious en-suite bedrooms, are stylishly furnished and decorated in the earthy, traditional colors of the Karoo. The Karoo Gateway Guesthouse, about to get its 4 star grading from the SA Tourism Board, offers affordable and extremely good value for money accommodation for single travelers, families, conference delegates or tourist groups.
All rooms are luxury en-suite bedrooms, fitted with DSTV and air-conditioning and free internet access with additional tea- and coffee trays. Most units have private sundowner verandas, kitchenettes and there are also special pets and disabled units. For photographs and more information, click here.
Restaurant and Bar
Our spacious, air conditioned and classy gourmet restaurant, is the place where you will feel that you are at home-away-from home! With soft music in the background, candle lit dinners on white linen is served in a romantic, relaxing atmosphere. In winter pre-dinner drinks are served in front of a live log fire place, adding to the relaxing atmosphere of the heart of the Karoo Gateway Guesthouse.
Our well trained and professional staff, serve mouth watering traditional Karoo home made dishes and barbeques, and Karoo lamb-on-the-spit barbeques can be arranged for bigger groups. We offer set menus, traditional 'potjiekos', freshly cut salads, vegetarian dishes, light snacks, sandwiches and freshly baked breads and deserts.
Our meals are complemented by excellent SA wines and other beverages from our fully licensed and well stocked bar.
Sundowner Navigation Tower Lounge
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and traffic noises, guests can unwind and enjoy sundowners high up in the tower lounge area with its wrap around balcony, surrounded by 360° of breathtaking, magnificent views of the Karoo and Nuweveld Mountains. The Karoo is famous for star gazing and enjoy star gazing from the tower that our famous Karoo night skies offer.
The classy and classic 'Pilots Lounge' with beautiful and tranquil views on the dam, can be reserved for families/friends and also used for special private candle lit dinners / birthdays or other events.
Gazebo and pool area
Our well stocked and cozy bar, multi functional gazebo and veranda, overlooking the pool area and dam with its bird island, invite you to relax, enjoy our breathtaking vicinity and tranquility. There is ample and safe playing space for children to keep them busy whilst you relax at the pool side.
Functions, Weddings, Conferences
We have built a special, up market venue and conference hall and can provide these services according to your specifications and needs. And of course – to suit your budget! We are equipped to hold functions, weddings and conferences for up to 120 people, offering all our magnificent facilities and different sets of menus to choose from to cater for your specific requirements and within your budget!
Kindly note that this is a non-smoking establishment. Designated comfortable outside smoking areas on the patios has been designated for this purpose.
We are gradually turning the premises in a little Oases in the heart of the Karoo - extensive gardening is taking place, we have planted 220 Olive trees in 2008 and have embarked on an aggressive program to eradicate alien plants, replacing them with indigenous trees and plants from local suppliers.
I, Dr Bambie Heiberg, CEO of the Karoo Gateway Airport and Guesthouse, commit myself and my Karoo Gateway Team to Responsible Tourism. Our mission is to through extensive, responsible and environment sensitive upgrades of the Karoo Gateway Airport and Infra structure, create economical growth and sustainable job creation in and around Beaufort-West, neighboring villages and vicinity to maximize local economic benefits. We strongly stand for the development and delivery of new quality products in the tourist industry to enable the historically disadvantaged, to become part of mainstream tourism in the Karoo!