Turn off the R62 between Barrydale and Ladismith, in the scenic Little Karoo, and you’ll find a welcoming oasis at the end of a 12km dirt road. Rietfontein Guest Farm lies on the southern foothills of the rugged Touwsberg Mountain. With an abundance of small game and a wealth of birdlife and flora, it’s the perfect getaway for nature lovers and hikers. The Little Karoo is known for its warm hospitality, charming towns and generous country cuisine.

Rietfontein Guest Farm is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding region. Visit some of the wine farms on Route 62 – one of the longest wine routes in the world – or stop at Calitzdorp, the ‘port’ capital of the Cape.


Comfortable accommodation is offered in five self-catering guest cottages: The Duiker, Klipspringer, Steenbok, Grysbok and Springbok, each comprising the following:

  • Sleeps 4 guests
  • Two bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds)
  • Open plan kitchen/lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove
  • Fireplace indoor and braai (barbecue) area outdoor with equipment
  • All bedding, towels and kitchen equipment is supplied

Each cottage has its own woodfired hot tub.

Activities at Rietfontein Guest Farm

  • Day hiking
  • 4 x 4 route
  • Mountain biking
  • Ideal location for amateur astronomy
  • Bird watching
  • Flora and fauna

Rietfontein Guest Farm Contact Information

Rietfontein Guest Farm
PO Box 228, Ladismith, 6655, Western Cape South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 28 551 2128 or +27 (0) 28 050 0168 OR
+27 (0) 21 875 5960 or +27 (0) 76 527 1155 (Manager)
E-mail: bookings@rietfontein.co.za
Website: www.reitfontein.co.za

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