Matjiesvlei Guest Farm offers guests a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of four self-catering units – Douglas-Huis, Thiart-Huis, Cloete-Huis and Huis Oppie Rant. The cottages have fully equipped kitchens, braai (barbeque) facilities, bedding, oil lamps, candles and hot water. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at the camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), on the shores of the Gamka River.
This area 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 4×4 route takes you to the top of Bôjaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo. 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.
Enjoy the day fishing, hiking, swimming in the nearby river or exploring our 4×4- and walking trails – all in close proximity.
Thiart-Huis (Sleeps 6):
Built in 1936 by Pieter Thiart, this comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated cottage has three bedrooms and can accommodate six guests. 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):
Cloete Huis is amongst one of the oldest buildings in Matjiesvlei and provides for the ideal honeymoon breakaway. The house is fully furnished with one bedroom and a beautiful view of the valley and Swartberg Mountains. A seperate bedroom with two single beds 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):
Huis Oppie Rant is a three bedroom self-catering cottage with beautiful wooden floors and ceilings and a magnificent view of the mountains. Two of the rooms each have a double bed while the third room has two single beds. The cottage does not have electricity, but is equipped with sufficient gas lamps and a donkey boiler for hot water. The cottage has its own braai (barbeque) facilities, fully equipped kitchen and bedding. Completely isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the veranda.
The Dam River Camp:
A shady 4×4 bush camp with modern ablution blocks and hot water, on the banks of the Gamka River. Enjoy fishing, swimming and boating in Die Dam. There are also many opportunities for walks and hikes on the farm. Starting at the Bush Camp, ride the rugged Bojaankop 4×4 trail climbing steelpy to 540m with stunning views. Self catering cottages are available where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
Activities in and around Calitzdorp:
- Wine cellars – Calitzdorp Wine Cellar, Boplaas and De Krans;
- Art galleries exhibiting the work of well-known artists from the area;
- A large variety indigenous succulents;
- Horse riding and trails;
- Mountain biking;
- Canoeing and fishing;
- Walking- and hiking trails;
- 4×4 Routes;
- Tractor tours.