The upmarket Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp offers luxury lodge or safari style accommodation in...
The upmarket Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp offers luxury lodge or safari style accommodation in the Great Karoo near Beaufort West, Leeu-Gamka, Laingsburg and Prince Albert. Come and experience one of the world's most unique arid zones and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Karoo - rest, relax, refresh and recharge your batteries.
Assendelft Lodge is the ideal overnight stop for long distance travelers. It offers four elegantly decorated double, air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each room has its own private entrance with an outside patio where you can sit and enjoy a drink while you take in the surroundings of the Karoo or do some star watching at night. You can snuggle up in front of the fire in the cozy lounge during winter evenings or enjoy a meal in front of the fire place in the dining room.
If you enjoy being close to nature our tented chalets at the Bush Camp are for you. Each chalet has its own braai area and for larger groups, a communal braai area is available where you can sit around the campfire, under the stars at night. Wood is available from the lodge for making a fire or enjoy a braai. Lights in the chalets are solar powered and hot water is generated by a traditional hot water “donkey”, there are no other electricity available.
Each tented chalet accommodates one to four guests in single beds or double beds and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Linen and towels are provided. Coffee and tea are also provided in the chalets with a small gas stove. The communal kitchen is well equipped with cooking and braai utensils as well as a gas fridge, freezer and oven.
Both the Lodge and Bush Camp are fully licensed.
Some nearby attractions include relaxing and enjoying the Karoo, wander around the farm, visit the lonely grave of a British soldier, Pte. W Calver of the 16th Lancers, who died on Sep. 10, 1901. Go on the fossil trail and see for yourself where the therocephalians ("beast-heads") diictodons and Pristerognathu lived 265 million years ago. Therocephalians are an extinct suborder of carnivorous eutheriodont therapsids that lived from the middle and late Permian into the Triassic 265.0—245.0 Ma, existing for approximately 20 million years – a guided tour can be arranged or go for a braai with your partner at one of the picnic spots next to the Vlakkraal river.
Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp is also the ideal place from where to explore the quaint little town of Prince Albert (45km) where you can visit the smallest wine estate in Africa, fig and olive farms and various other attractions. Take a drive over the majestic Swartberg Mountain Pass (48km) and visit the isolated wilderness area, known as "Die Hel" (Gamkaskloof), a mere 59 km away or Meirings Poort, with its breathtaking scenery - an hour's drive from the lodge and the world renowned Kango Caves only 98 km away. The Karoo National Park, also only an hour's drive away or start exploring the Karoo Highlands route which covers small Karoo towns such as Matjiesfontein, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Williston, Carnarvon, Loxton, Victoria West and Beaufort West.