Erf size: 673 ha
House size: 500 m2
Key features: The epitome of African farmhouse romance
Life at Camp Karoo is the absolute embodiment of African farmhouse romance. The resident antelope tend to cruise past the stoep at odd intervals throughout the day, occasionally dipping into the pool for a sip, and onwards with their grazing and meandering of the garden.
Less than 10km from Kleinpoort in the Baviaans Wilderness area, Camp Karoo nestles itself into a valley of 673 hectares of Karoo bushveld, surrounded by a spectacular mountain range. Nature enthusiasts are spoiled with a variety of flora and fauna with over 200 different species of birds having been recorded to occupy the area, and an abundance of fynbos, colourful aloes and succulents.
Operating as a flourishing self-catering guesthouse, the property is brimming with beautiful family heirlooms and art collections that the existing owners have accrued over the years. As avid conservationists and with a great deal of experience in the hospitality industry, the owners have created a sanctuary based on their passions and knowledge of the area.
The farmhouse features a long, vast verandah, for those lazy afternoons spent lounging about, overlooking the lush gardens and out towards the mountains. Accommodating 14 people, the property is ideal for a family holiday home, or potential tourism and hospitality projects. The summer months are enticingly cool with the breeze from the valley and crisp mountain air, whilst the winter months are warmed up by the open fireplaces that are featured throughout the living and dining areas.
Early mornings start with a riveting game drive in the property’s own vehicle where herds of giraffe, buffalo, impala, kudu, springbok and zebra can be viewed along the routes, all the way up to the 360-degree viewpoint of Cockscomb Peak. Evenings will be spent stargazing around the fire pit, or huddled indoors beside the wood-burning stoves.
Located in the heart of the Kleinpoort area, between the quaint, old town of Graaf Reinet and the city of Port Elizabeth, Camp Karoo is a perfect spot to explore the highly regarded eco-destination, from. Eager birdwatchers and wildlife lovers will experience a picture-book introduction to the real African bush as thrilling and captivating excursions through the national parks, are organised – including the popular Addo Elephant National Park that’s nearby.
• Erf size: 673Ha
• Buildings and infrastructure:
– lodge: 500m2
– garages, laundry, staff: 130m2
– shed, coldroom, butchery: 300m2
• Swimming pool (heated)
• Air conditioning (all rooms)
• Fully game fenced (Big 5 fencing)
– Toyota land cruiser game viewer in excellent condition
– Toyota land cruiser farm vehicle 12 months old
– 4×4 Massey Ferguson tractor and tip trailer
– Impala, Springbok, Nyala, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Klipspringer, Steenbuck
– Dynamic herd of 35 breeding buffalo (optional for purchaser)
Camp Karoo is for sale for R12 million (excluding VAT) including basic furnishings
Price excludes personal items and buffalo