Hartebeest Post is located on the Hartebees River Road 19km outside Uniondale en route to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. It is the ideal stopover point for persons wishing to make an early start to explore the Baviaanskloof or alternatively a destination in its own right.
Accommodation is in a restored farmstead that is equipped with all modern amenities. It has four bedrooms – three are en-suite – and a large kitchen, lounge cum dining room with a fireplace for those Klein Karoo winter nights. The house has electricity and is equipped with appliances such as a microwave oven, electric kettle stove etc. The house can sleep ten people.
The two verandas are an excellent place to soak up the sun on a winter’s morning, or alternatively to watch the magnificent Karoo sunsets. Braaiwood is available.
The 11 000ha farm has numerous 4×4 farm tracks suitable for 4×4’s, 2×4’s, quad bikes, mountain biking, hiking, as well as off road motor cycles. The difficulty levels of these tracks vary and each visitor can choose the most suitable option. There is a wide range of farming activities such as American Saddle Horse stud farming – there are ample horses for experienced riders to use – Ayrshire stud cattle farming, and fruit production that will keep city dwellers fascinated. On the farm there are numerous farm tracks.
For those who prefer to camp to get away from it all there is a “dry” campsite on a remote part of the farm. Campers must be self sufficient in terms of equipment and ablutions. The campsite is in an old abandoned klipkraal with numerous examples of san rock art close by.
There is also abundant birdlife as well as game such as Springbuck, Hartebees, Grey Rhebuck, Klipspringers and Duiker on the farm – visitors are bound to encounter them on their hikes and drives.