Matjiesvlei Guest Farm is a highly recommended property for self catering in Calitzdorp for tourists visiting the Karoo region.
About Matjiesvlei Guest Farm
Come visit Matjiesvlei - the gem of the Little Karoo. Matjiesvlei is a must see when visiting the Klein Karoo. Come and enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of this valley, situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains between Calitzdorp and Ladismith. Farming in this area dates back as far as 1821.
We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units: Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Dam Rivier Kamp (the Dam River Camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.
Oupad se Kloof (Sleeps 4): This unit consists of one bedroom with a double bed and one single bed, a bathroom with shower and another spacious room containing the kitchen, dining room and an extra single bed (ideal for children). The unit is fully equipped and has electricity.
Thiart Huis (Sleeps 6): This tastefully decorated cottage has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 persons Two of the bedrooms each have a double bed while the third room has both a double and a single bed. Please note that electricity is only available in the kitchen.
Douglas Huis (Sleeps 6): This comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated cottage dates back to 1860 and consists of 3 bedrooms accommodating 6 persons in total. Please note that electricity is only available in the kitchen.
Cloete Huis (Sleeps 4): One Honeymoon bedroom with double bed and seperate bedroom with double bed and bathroom is also available in the outbuilding. The house does not have electricity, but is equipped with sufficient candles, oil lamps and a donkey boiler for hot water.
Huis Oppie Rant (Sleeps 6): Two bedrooms with double beds, 3rd bedroom has 2 x single beds. The cottage does not have electricity, but has oil lamps, solar panel & donkey boiler for hot water. Braai facilities, fully equipped kitchen and verandah. Magnificent view of the mountains.
Die Wa Huis (Sleeps 2): Die Wa-huis is situated on top of a hill overlooking the Gamka river. Double bed. Stunning views of river and mountains. Without electricity but fully equipped with candles and lamps. Gas stove, fridge/freezer and donkey-boiler for hot water.
This is an anglers paradise, with a wide variety of fish species including Yellow fish, Black bass, Eel and Carp. There are also fantastic water holes perfect for swimming and rowing.
The Bôjaankop 4x4 route takes you to the top of Bôjaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo. The trail runs through and along the Gamka river with spectacular views. The river crossings can be very interesting especially when the river runs high.
For most of the trail you need low range, but the trail is people and vehicle friendly and is great fun and a tremendous experience for the whole family. Like photographer, Richard van Ryneveld said 'A truly beautiful area, Matjiesvlei a hidden and undiscovered gem in the Klein Karoo.' It is easy to get to approximately 13 km out of Calitzdorp (15 minutes drive) and only 3 4 hours from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. For the mountains bikers can also enjoy most of the trail. We find that lots of people also like to hike on the route.
Matjiesvlei is conveniently located for day trips to Oudtshoorn with all its tourist attractions, The Garden Route, Die Hel (Gamkaskloof) and beautiful mountain passes in the area.
Activities in and around Calitzdorp Wine Cellars - Calitzdorp Wine Cellar, Boplaas, De Krans Art galleries exhibiting the work of well-known artists from the area A large variety of indigenous succulents Seweweekspoort Rooiberg Birding Horse Riding an Trails Mountain Biking Canoeing and Fishing Walking and Hiking Trails 4x4 Routes Museum Tractor Tours
We invite you to kick back and relax. Enjoy some of our delightful local wines while savoring the tranquil beauty as only Mother Nature can provide.