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About Rooipoort Gasteplaas

Colesberg is not the only halfway stop between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Rooipoort Guest Farm nestles near Philiipstown in the Upper Karoo. The graceful farmstead reflects typical Karoo architecture with wooden floors and ceilings. The 14 inch thick walls keep out the heat in summer and the cold in winter.

The Fourie's are the seventh generation on the farm. Rooipoort is the third oldest farm in the district and is a crown farm never bought or sold. Four generations have been living on the farmstead.This is a 4 000 ha working sheep farm with various game species, rock engravings and the most beautiful walking routes. Almond orchards have been established.

There are ample opportunities for bird watching as there are a Black Eagle breeding pair on the farm as well as Blue cranes and various other species. Delight yourself in a large collection of art on display inside as well as outside in the tree-filled garden and the thrill of feeding the

Koi fish. The swimming pool has a stunning view on the almond orchard.

  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 27 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Confirm booking with deposit payment within 2 days after enquiry.

Rooipoort Gasteplaas Rooms

Reviews for Rooipoort Gasteplaas

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Jill Nudelman, South Africa
10 March 2015

Guests are housed in the lovely family homestead of Andries and Kay Fourie. The surrounding garden is lovely and Kay's sculptures add an artistic panache to the place. Accommodation is spacious, clean and comfortable if no frills. I chose to take advantage of Kay's cooking skills for supper, which was excellent, and it was really lovely chatting to the Fouries, who were warm and welcoming hosts. If you're looking for simple accommodation in tranquil surroundings, I highly recommend this destination.     

Eddie Kostlin, South Africa
04 September 2014

Comfortable stay, excellent food and very obliging hosts.

David Frandsen, South Africa
29 April 2014

Enjoyed our stay very much and the accommodation was very comfortable and well priced. Our hosts were very pleasant and the surroundings are very beautiful. Big thumbs up!

Margie Pieterse, South Africa
15 January 2014

Our stay at Rooipoort was everything we expected. True Karoo hospitality, beautiful landscape,bright stars at night and the silence of the night that ended the day... Thank you Dries and Josef for the great vine wood to start our country braai... made for a great atmosphere.

Johann Penning, South Africa
12 August 2013

A very relaxing stay. Excellent accommodation. Great hiking!

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Rooipoort Gasteplaas Map

Rooipoort Gasteplaas is 11.9km from the centre of Philipstown , the nearest airport 172.6km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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