Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

This is certainly up there among the most memorable places to stay in South Africa!

For starters, you stay in an old stone cottage, (two cottages also outside showers), surrounded by rock, gum tree and wildlife, not another human in sight. The quality of peace and stillness defeats description. Gas-fire plumbing for baths, hurricane lamps for light - many guests have refused to come back if electricity is installed (although there's a restored corrugated-iron cottage for those who can't do without).

Then there is the small matter of the gorge and waterfall, which I would have kept secret if I wasn't insistent on you visiting the farm. Your jaw will drop 180 metres into the canyon - take a picnic to the deep rock pools for swimming above the waterfall (or there is a swimming pool, which was built like a farm dam typical to the area, situated between the two cottages) and you can climb down into the gorge in an hour and a half.

The wild flowers in season are sensational even by Namaqualand standards; the plantlife divided between Cape fynbos and Karoo succulents, a botanist's dream; steenbok, klipspringer, porcupine and dassie love the terrain and have not been specially introduced.

Breakfast a string of surprises!!

It's a magical secluded retreat that not many know about and the van Wyks are tremendous hosts - you should definitely stay at least two nights!!

Contact information

Contact Person Mariette van Wyk
Telephone 0272181246
Alternative Number 027 72181246
Fax Number 0865731246
Email Address info@papkuilsfontein.com
Website Address www.papkuilsfontein.com
Physical Address Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm Oorlogskloof Road, Nieuwoudtville
Postal Address P.O.Box 46, Nieuwoudtville 8180.