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Osfontein Corbelled guest house

This is the first farmhouse that was built in the 1830s on the farm Osfontein,a unique experience!
1 of 12This is the first farmhouse that was built in the 1830s on the farm Osfontein,a unique experience!
Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Northern Cape
This is a house built between 1830 and 1870 by the first farmers who came to the Karoo.The house is built of stone,even the roof,because there were no other building material,for the Karoo is a very dry region in South Africa.
Everyone enjoys the little history of the Karoo and wonder what it was like to live here when they look up in the stone corbelled roof above.
Incredible stars at night make it a unique experience wich you will not see at many other places,because it is situated on a farm away from other lights and polution.
Listing #FKN3735546
About the Owner
Stegmann L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

this was The high light of the weekend. we arrived her the afternoon. it was so quit and the space so vast. the stars was so bright and the moon was there as well. we walked around and had a look at the other venue...More

Thank cobusTheunissen
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The farm Osfontein is situated 20 Km outside the town Carnarvon. There are three choices of accommodation. The Corebelled house, a tree house and the kliphuis (stone house). We stayed in the kliphuis, a renovated wool shed. We found out that it was the runner-up...More

Thank dieter_gloeck
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Osfontein Corbelled Cottage provides a truly authentic experience, while not sacrificing too many of the 21st century's creature comforts. From the warm welcome of the owners and their wonderful border collies, until regretfully leaving two days later, we enjoyed the magnificence of the Great Karoo...More

Thank RobKinman
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Bunks
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 6,682 / stay - Deposit
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Me and my wife,Natasha are sheep farmers in the Karoo in the Northern Cape province
of South Africa.

We have been living for 33 years on the farm. We like to deal and meet our guests in person and make sure they enjoy their stay on the farm.

The Corbelled house (the name comes from the building style in wich the roof is formed like) we renovated, because there are only a few of them still standing,many had fallen apart,and they were built only in a small area in the Karoo in South Africa.This is a dry area and there were no trees in those years,so they had to build these houses completely out of stone,even the roofs.

Our guests love it to sleep in this piece of history and wonder what it would be like in the old days when they look up into the stone roof above the beds.It is equipped with everything for self catering.Candles are used for lighting to keep the old atmosphere in the house.
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Situated on a farm in the Northern Cape between the towns of Loxton and Carnarvon in the Karoo,Norhern Cape,South Africa.It is a dry part of the country,scarcely populated with a unique quiet environment.You can do hiking and mountain biking or motor cicling in a very safe environment.
Car not needed
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