Kruisrivier Guest Farm

Situated at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp, Kruisrivier Guest Farm offers B&B, self-catering or camping for those who love to get away from the bustle of everyday life.


Stable – Sleeps 5:

  • Open plan accommodation;
  • Fully equipped kitchen;
  • Double bed;
  • Three single bunks;
  • Bathroom with a shower; and
  • Veranda.

Wagonhouse – Sleeps 6:

  • Open plan accommodation;
  • Fully equipped kitchen;
  • Fireplace;
  • Double bed;
  • Single bed; and
  • Bathroom with a bath.

Miller’s House – Sleeps 6:

  • Full kitchen;
  • Lounge with fireplace;
  • Two bedrooms: one double and two single beds;
  • Two beds in the lounge;
  • Bathroom with a shower and bath; and
  • A patio.

Stone Hut – Sleeps 2:

  • Cutlery, crockery and kettle;
  • Two single beds;
  • Veranda; and
  • Shower and toilets five steps away.

The Newsroom – Sleeps 2-16:

  • Open plan kitchen/sleeping area;
  • 2-16 Single beds
  • Braai (barbeque) facilities / bake oven on stoep;
  • Panoramic view from the deck.

General information on the cottages:

  • Outside braai (barbeque) facilities;
  • There are no televisions in the units.

The following is provided:

  • Bedding, towels and toilet paper (bring your own towels for swimming)
  • Firewood for the first night (after that firewood is available for sale).


  • Eight stands suitable for tents/smaller caravans;
  • Separate shower and toilets for male and female;
  • Electricity points;
  • Maximum four persons per site;
  • Plots next to a running stream;
  • Magnificent views of the Swartberg; and
  • Braai (barbeque) facilities.

The following is available:

  • Firewood for sale;
  • Hot/cold water in ablution block (bring your own toilet paper);
  • Scullery;
  • Laundry trough;
  • Clothes line (bring your own pegs).

Activities on the farm:

  • Paddle boats;
  • Canoeing on the dam;
  • Fishing (bass and carp);
  • Swimming in the natural pool, river pools and dams;
  • Hiking trails;
  • Cycling;
  • Bird-watching.

Products for sale:

  • Homemade jams;
  • Ostrich egg shell lamps; and
  • Curios.

Tourist attractions close-by include the Kango Caves, the Swartberg Pass, the ‘Hell’, Meiringspoort, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Wilgewandel, Calitzdorp (South-Africa’s Port Capital), Calitzdorp Spa, Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve and the Van Wyksdorp Pass. The 4X4 enthusiast may take a day trip to Minwater (Volmoed) or to Matjiesvlei (Calitzdorp).


The farm was registered in 1759.  Kruisrivier is one of the oldest famrs in the Oudsthoorn district.  The eight generation presently lives on the farm.  Their aim is to preserve history and culture. Guests experience something unique, because of the extraordinary decor of the cottages combined with beautiful nature. They also teach farm children not to litter, to protect plants and to make fires in safe areas. They also aim to destroy all alien trees and already started with the black wattle.

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