About Rietfontein Guest Farm
Nestled in the hills between Barrydale and Ladismith in the scenic Little Karoo, an arid semi-desert located near the southern tip of Africa, you will find a welcoming oasis. Rietfontein, lies on the southern foothills of the rugged Touwsberg Mountains. With an abundance of small game and a wealth of birdlife and flora, it is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and hikers. Physically, this region is sandwiched between the mountains of the Cape Fold Belt, in particular the spectacular Swartberg mountain range, with many peaks above 2000 meter’s and the Langeberg, Outeniqua, Kammannasie and Kouga mountains situated to the south. The accommodation on Rietfontein is comfortable and uncomplicated, with the emphasis on the beauty of the breathtaking natural surroundings. The accommodation is open-plan with a kitchen, dining room table and sleeping area with a double bed and two single beds. There is a separate bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. All bedding, towels and kitchen equipment are available. All you have to bring along is your favourite food, wine and beverages. Greenwood guides wording boldly going where no man had gone before, "I willfully imagined, mission in hand and hands on the controls, I pressed on through the otherworldly veld that stretched before me, billowing dust masking the tracks behind me. In addition, what a magical destination I discovered a small, blossom-filled valley in the heart of Karoo country, a gloriously green oasis, teeming with life. Scattered within five renovated farm cottages all connected by paths or footbridges that criss-cross their way through the pepper trees and reeds that divide them. Comfortable and unfussy, many of the beams inside and all of the sturdy furniture have been constructed using original train-track sleepers. Each cottage has its own verandah, outdoor braai and fire area. Do make sure you bring everything you will need, as this is pretty well off-the-beaten track stuff. Speaking of tracks, a network of mountain biking, driving and hiking routes have been, specially mapped out for you in the rugged Touwsberg Mountains all around. If that sounds rather exhausting you can just as easily spend your time within the sanctuary of the valley – a spot of pétanque perhaps, or how about a G and T at the fresh-water pool’s very own thatched veranda. That’s the daytime covered. As for the night, there is only one place to be stargazing into the extraordinarily dark heavens above."
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Things to do in and around Ladismith
(0.6 km from Ladismith)
Indigenous vegetation of the Little Karoo veld, as well as fauna like eland, springbok, duiker and steenbok can be seen on this beautiful walk. The circular trail is 12 km long and is rated as easy. Hikers must arrange for key collection at the...
(17.5 km from Ladismith)
Almost directly opposite Zoar, a quaint little town founded in the early 1800s by the Berlin Mission, is a gravel road that leads to one of the Western Cape’s hidden treasures – Seweweekspoort. According to some, Seweweekspoort is named after a...
(21.3 km from Ladismith)
The magnificent and majestic route down the Bosluiskloof Pass traverses from Seweweekspoort down to the Gamkapoort Dam. This is a scenic drive with breathtaking views and sights that are hard to forget. The route is about 25 kilometres long, and...
(39.5 km from Ladismith)
Bôjaankop 4x4 Trail has an amazing history dating back to the 1800s; sharecroppers would drag their bundles straight down the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The route follows the Gamka River and offers breathtaking views. The tail is...