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About Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm

Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm is a working veld management and flower conservation farm, offering three self-catering cottages.

The three sandstone and thatched cottages are fully equipped, with furnishings maintaining historical charm. Gas lamps and lanterns provide lighting and add to the ambiance of the houses. Gas geysers ensure that guests can still enjoy a luxurious warm bath. The kitchens are fully equipped for those who would like to self cater, and for those who want to be spoiled, a three course dinner is prepared and breakfast is served at the main house. Each cottage has an inside hearth and down duvets. Hot water bottles are provided for the cold winter nights.

The variety of activities include hiking, biking and birdwatching. There are 146 different species of bird in the area. Unspoiled fynbos, the largest range of indigenous bulbous plants in the world, San rock art and breath taking canyons will keep visitors intrigued. A private waterfall and natural rock swimming pool provides entertainment close to the cottages.

After a hot day, experience nature by cooling down in one of the natural rock pools of Papkuilsfontein or opt for the farm dam next to your cottage.

It is one of those truly special places where the right combination of warmth, beauty, homeliness and wild have been achieved. The quality of peace and stillness defies description.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English

Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm Rooms

Reviews for Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm

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Jo Stielau
05 May 2018

This was our most expensive self-catering cottage (De Hoop) on a long journey through SA. The description of a 'working sheep farm' sounded charming. Unfortunately, it was actually an severely over-grazed feedlot. Much of the indigenous vegetation has been removed and what had escaped the harrow was clinging to rocky outcrops or on the edge of the property. A walk in any direction entailed crunching over kilometres of sheep droppings, like cocoapops! There is a mole invasion ( perhaps predators have been supressed)munching their way through the 'bulb capital of the world'. The cottage, was...
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Doris Lessmann
07 April 2018

We enjoyed the tranquility, privacy and perfect accommodation. The farm offers so many surprises, walks, lovely pools, canyon and more. I shall definitely be back. Compliments to the owners for the neat, authentic and very well equipped houses we stayed in. For any potential guests from Germany:Wir befehlen Papkuilfontein gern - sehr gemuetlich und gut eingerichted. Wunderbare Ruhe Natur mit sehr schoenen Wanderwegen und Rockpools . Einfach entspannen ohne Elektizitaet und Wlan.

Elizabeth Douglas
06 November 2017

A beautiful stone cottage surrounded by magnificent Karoo scenery. We were well cared for in great comfort. Best breakfast ever served in the morning

Nakkiran Sunassee
08 May 2017

We spent 3 nights at the De Hoop cottage on the Farm at the end of April, and really enjoyed the tranquillity and not having electricity. The cottage is extremely well equipped, it even has a coffee percolator!We had dinner from the farm one evening and it was a really delicious lamb roast with all the trimmings, highly recommend you do this on at least one evening.The hike is really nice, and the scenery is simply amazing.I would recommend you bring a couple of solar lanterns so that you can read at night, and bring plenty of wine! The only issue we had was the mattress was a bit too soft...
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Jane Louw
03 May 2017

The most special location and privacy. The house is immaculate and extremely well equiped to the last detail. Over and above all our expectations! We recommend this place as one of SA's best kept secrets.

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Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm is 22.5km from the centre of Nieuwoudtville , the nearest airport 275.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling