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About Kuilfontein Stable Cottage

Perfectly situated stopover, next to the N1 and near Colesberg, for travellers from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal to the Cape, Kuilfontein Stable Cottages offers superior Provencal-style accommodation in a delightful converted stable block. The historic former racehorse stud farm has been in the Southey family since 1875. Leigh and Penny Southey, and their staff, are renowned hosts - and guests who stay here often become friends.

Kuilfontein has been in the Southey family for five generations, and has borne witness to a rich history, from wars, to drought, and floods. The original homestead was built in 1818, and the present family took ownership in 1875. It has been an ostrich and sheep farm, and racehorse stud and today is a mixed farming operation that produces South Africa's world’s famous Karoo lamb. There are still herds of the original spring buck roaming the plains.

The feed room was the original feed and tack room of the stable block. A fusion of country and contemporary cuisine is served on gleaming yellowwood tables by a resident chef using the farm's produce whenever possible. Start your day with a health breakfast of cereals, muffins and scones, farm butter, and homemade jam. And for winter dinners, treat yourself to the farm's specialty of succulent Karoo lamb or venison.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 47
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Reviews: 53 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Kuilfontein Stable Cottage Rooms

Reviews for Kuilfontein Stable Cottage

53 guest reviews Reviews of

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Elana Vorster
31 December 2017

It felt like we were in a Western movie, staying in a lovely desert town: sundowner drinks with the other guests, stars of the Karoo sky, amazing food including roasted lamb & home made preserves. The room was classy & had lovely small touches. The hostess, Penny, & her staff were generous & friendly.

Fernando Cardoso
30 December 2017

For a mid-trip stop this is ideal.An earlier option for breakfast(6am in summer) would be the only change I would suggest.

Zen Rankin
11 December 2017

The accommodation and food were very good.

Laetitia Gaarkeuken
27 May 2017

Enjoyed our food immensely. Lovely staff and atmosphere.

Frank Wiswall
08 March 2017

Pleasantly surprised when we arrived by the reception given by the hosts, and the rooms nice and cool. The converted stables were clean and well serviced. The highlight was the evening meal which my wife and I agreed was exceptional. Overall a great start to our holiday and would recommend to anyone.

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Kuilfontein Stable Cottage Map

Kuilfontein Stable Cottage is 16.3km from the centre of Colesberg , the nearest airport 224.8km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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