Simple pleasures in a tranquil setting
Jill Nudelman, South Africa
10 March 2015
Guests are housed in the lovely family homestead of Andries and Kay Fourie. The surrounding garden is lovely and Kay's sculptures add an artistic panache to the place. Accommodation is spacious, clean and comfortable if no frills. I chose to take advantage of Kay's cooking skills for supper, which was excellent, and it was really lovely chatting to the Fouries, who were warm and welcoming hosts. If you're looking for simple accommodation in tranquil surroundings, I highly recommend this destination.
Eddie Kostlin, South Africa
04 September 2014
Comfortable stay, excellent food and very obliging hosts.
David Frandsen, South Africa
29 April 2014
Enjoyed our stay very much and the accommodation was very comfortable and well priced. Our hosts were very pleasant and the surroundings are very beautiful. Big thumbs up!
Margie Pieterse, South Africa
15 January 2014
Our stay at Rooipoort was everything we expected. True Karoo hospitality, beautiful landscape,bright stars at night and the silence of the night that ended the day... Thank you Dries and Josef for the great vine wood to start our country braai... made for a great atmosphere.
Johann Penning, South Africa
12 August 2013
A very relaxing stay. Excellent accommodation. Great hiking!
Juriaan Douglas, South Africa
18 February 2013
Owners' friendliness = 5 stars. Please repair pool. Weekend stay, great!
Loretha Kennedy, South Africa
19 December 2011
Thank you Kay and Andries and Max. We had a great stay, wonderful supper and breakfast. Can recommend Rooipoort not only as an overnight stop but I think one could spend a week here and relax totally. The Bushman engravings were a highlight.
Andre du Toit, South Africa
11 July 2011
Excellent accommodation in beautiful rustic surrounds. I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
A very pleasant overnight stay,
M Osborn, South Africa
03 December 2009
- also good value and the dalmatian dog Max was a bonus
Very quiet place
Edgar Blatt, Germany
28 April 2009
Stayed only 1 night at Rooipoort Gasteplaas on our way from Kimberley to Cradock. Felt very private in the small cottage we got, even though we booked an ensuite room.
Dave Miles, South Africa
25 February 2009
It was most enjoyable and relaxing. The hospitality was excellent and Kay Fourie's Artwork was an added bonus.
22 February 2009
Lovely to stay on a peaceful Karoo farm and enjoy the birds, the bush and animals. We were given such a nice welcome and the hospitality was great - many thanks.
October 2008: 2 nights self-catering
Anonymous, South Africa
27 October 2008
Very basic accommodation (self-catering unit) but comfortable and adequate - worth it at the price!. Tin opener would have been useful. But owners very helpful when asked. Free steaks on arrival for braaing were excellent. A green shady oasis.
Anonymous, South Africa
11 October 2008
Great place to stay for a halfway stop through the Karoo. Kay is a 'gracious host in a 150 year old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere'! Enjoyed our brief visit immensely.
Most amazing experience.
Richard Wade, South Africa
06 July 2008
Was the most amazing experience in many years that I will ever remember. A real Karoo farm with bleating sheep, jackals, clean roads and unbelievable real people with no pretences.
Cannot wait to find an excuse to go back.
Maybe for some more of the finest biltong and meats I have tasted.
The most photogenic area in many.