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About Osfontein Corbelled Guest House

Corbelled houses appear only in the Karoo in an attractive small area. These were the first houses built by the Voortrekkers in the early 1800’s.

At Osfontein, guests will have the experience of staying in one of these rebuilt houses and, as it is built entirely of stone with a well-insulated roof, the house is warm in winter and nice and cool in summer. The house has four rooms, one of which is furnished with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a flushing toilet and a shower. Hot water is also available.

The house is self-catering with the necessary cutlery, bedding and towels being provided. There is an electric stove and a fridge with a freezer. Candles are used for lighting so as not to spoil the atmosphere of this unique experience. The original fireplace with a thick yellow wooden beam can also be found inside and now serves as a barbecue area. Fires can also be made outside and wood can be bought at the farmhouse for R20.

If anything is needed, the farmhouse is within walking distance and also has a swimming pool where guests can cool off. With all the wide open spaces guests can go for long walks or mountain biking.

Sitting outside, guests will see the incredible star-filled sky at night which adds to the unique experience of staying in the Karoo.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Please note that our rates are subject to the number of guests staying at Corbelled House, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

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Reviews for Osfontein Corbelled Guest House

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Michele Lawrence
09 July 2018

We enjoyed the fact that we could emulate history by staying in a corbelled house. Perhaps a stay in spring/summer would have been more comfortable as the shower was never warm in the mornings and the evenings because of the cold outside temperatures. We loved the warm hospitality of the farmer who took the time to show us the different accommodation on his farm and who drove us to see his sheep dogs in action and the lamb which was born on one of the nights. Lovely people and lovely walks. The light snow which fell on our arrival added to the experience.

Cobus Erasmus
05 April 2018

what a good Experian's. So peaceful. the owner and his wife such beautiful people and friendly.

Hanta Henning
09 January 2018

The corbelled house is situated on a beautiful Karoo farm. A swimming pool is available to cool off in on a hot Karoo day. Natasha, our host, was very friendly. The corbelled house is a treasure in itself. Quaint and absolutely unique, it is a one of a kind experience to stay here. The house is wonderfully equipped with plenty of bed linen, towels, and kitchen necessities. Do yourself a favour and buy some of the best fire wood and skaaptjops on the farm. Definitely an experience worth your time!

Xavier Cristofol
29 September 2017

Osfontein corbelled house is a special and unique place. An old building from XIX century where you can feel the spirit of the old Karoo pioneers. Peace, calm and - good news!- no cell- phone signal. Totally recommended.

Petula Philpott
27 September 2017

The Corbelled House is absolutely adorable and although we only stayed 1 night it was unforgettable. We bought some ready defrosted lamb chops from Natasha and cooked them to perfection in the amazing fireplace inside.

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Osfontein Corbelled Guest House is 38km from the centre of Carnarvon , the nearest airport 307km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling