Cape Karoo Guesthouse

This elegant, fascinating architectural home was build by Sir Baker in 1902. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this luxurious guesthouse against a backdrop of the Nieuwveld Mountains. Cape Karoo Guesthouse is perfectly situated between Johannesburg and Cape Town/George. It has a romantic and unique sense of style in the heart of the Great-Karoo.

We offer four luxurious and spacious en-suite rooms, equipped with 100% cotton bedlinen, anti-allergenic duvets and pillows, bar fridges, complimentary tea and coffee, DStv, air-conditioning, insect repellents, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries and heated blankets. Each room has its own entrance. Rooms lead out to a refreshing country atmosphere in the enchanted garden full of bird life with the most amazing mountain views under the breathtaking stars.

On request a full English and Continental breakfast can be served. For dinner we have braai packs available on request for those who want to enjoy the famous organic super A-grade karoo lamb chops and beef sausage.

Our guest house is near a grass golf course, and the Karoo National Park - with lovely scenic routes and more than 6000 fauna & flora species. There are also two endangered species, the Riverine Rabbit and the Black Rhinoceros, which have been successfully resettled. The park is home to five tortoise species, the most in any conservation area in the world. The park also has challenging 4x4 routes into the mountains, walking and fossil trials.

We are near the N1, but guests can only hear the sounds of nature. We are approximately 10 km away from the airport and within the vicinity of the Chris Barnard Museum. Visit 400 year old engravings from the herb guru king in Nelspoort, Malteno Pass and the indescribable Meiringspoort.

Secure off-street parking is available behind locked gates. Enjoy warm hospitality and excellent service. We speak English, Afrikaans and Zulu. Smoking is permitted in the garden area and on the veranda. We are pet and child friendly. Cape Karoo Guesthouse is a member of the Beaufort West Tourism Bureau.

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  • "Cape Karoo Questhouse"

    18 January 2018

    "Clean units, warm atmosphere and friendly people and lovely food."

    Sune Nel
  • "Oasis"

    08 January 2018

    "A real oasis at the end of a long day traveling"

    Caron Elferink
  • "We were met as we arrived."

    30 March 2017

    "They didn't offer a to-go bag as an alternative to missing breakfast due to an early departure."

    Michael Bolstridge

    29 December 2016


    Bridget Jacka, South Africa
  • "Cape Karoo"

    29 July 2016

    "Outstanding!!<br/>Will definitely use again!"

    Dennis McKillen, South Africa
  • "Along the way"

    11 April 2016

    "What a surprise inBeaufort West. Felt like arriving at an oasis. Cobbled driveway and cool garden setting. Rooms beautifully decorated and quality bedding. Hosts were very welcoming and looked after us. Breakfast was sociable as we all sat around a large table in the spacious kitchen setting. Have made a note in my book of travels. Will definitely see us again."

    Deborah Taylor, South Africa
  • "Like visiting old friends"

    29 November 2015

    "<p>Thank you to Cape Karoo Guesthouse!</p><p>My dog and I received a warm welcome and were treated like old friends!</p><p>I have already recommended your place to all my friends and family, I only wish I could have stayed longer.</p><p>Thank you from both of us!</p><p>Kind regards</p><p>Ryan Roodt</p>"

    Ryan Roodt, South Africa
  • "Cape Karoo Stayover"

    15 November 2015

    "<div>This is the second time that we stay at cape Karoo and again it was a wonderful experience. The reception was very friendly and felt like coming back to visit family. We wanted to leave early and therefore missed breakfast. We did however had supper at the new restaurant at the filling station owned by the owners of Cape Karoo and the food was very good.</div><div>The room is well equipped and the air conditioner helped a lot to cool the room down to have a comfortable sleep. Temp earlier the day 42 degrees.</div><div>I will definitely sleep there again if my travels take me there. </div>"

    Francois Moller, South Africa
  • "Beautiful little gem. Home away from Home..."

    06 October 2015


    Natasha Smith, South Africa
  • "Very nice"

    14 September 2015

    "peopel very friendly and helpful. Clean accomadation."

    HEIN NIEUWOUDT, South Africa
  • "Wonderful."

    27 July 2015

    "Thank you Lizelle &amp; her family for a nice overnight stay at her wonderful guest house. The cottage &amp; the single are very roomy &amp; lovely. I'm sure the whole place'll look so magical when all the flowers're blooming in Spring or summer. We had a nice dinner (grilled in African style) there. I'd recommend this guesthouse to everyone because the price is right, service is great &amp; the place is nice, clean &amp; lovely.<div>Family Degel, Germany</div>"

    Ranue Degel, Germany
  • "Very pleasant stay"

    14 July 2015

    "Conveniently situated at the edge of town with a country experience and great views. Rustic style rooms, friendly reception and very good coffee at breakfast."

    Rolf Annas, South Africa
  • "Such a welcoming place!"

    14 April 2015

    "We arrived at the Cape Karoo Guesthouse after an 8 hour drive. We immediately felt welcomed and had no problem relaxing! The accommodation was great and the home cooked meals were divine! Highly recommended."

    Matthew Futcher, South Africa
  • "Good"

    03 April 2015

    "Great place."

    Jolandi Gerber, South Africa
  • "Good"

    28 March 2015

    "Cosy and great."

    Jolandi Gerber, South Africa
  • "Peaceful and lovely place"

    03 March 2015

    "Really enjoyed the stop over at Cape Karoo. Beautifully appointed rooms, lovely gardens, deep patio for breakfasts and coffee. Lizelle, the manager, and her staff Audrey and Charlene (I think) , were helpful and friendly. Just a very nice gees to the place."

    Lesley Cowling, South Africa
  • "Karoo hospitality second to none!"

    01 July 2014

    "We loved every minute of our short stay at Cape Karoo Guesthouse. We had our dates wrong, but our friendly hostess, Lizelle, took it in her stride. As her guesthouse was fully booked, she made a few phone calls to help us out and managed to set us up very comfortably at a friend's place.The evening spent in Cape Karoo's Garden Cottage was great. The accommodation is excellent, the linen beautiful and the lovely little guest's garden is perfect for soaking up the winter sun while reading or drinking a glass of wine. Lizelle and Truia's Karoo breakfast kept us going till almost dinner the next day. Best lamb wors ever!"

    Zelda Bezuidenhout, South Africa
  • "A lovely place"

    01 November 2013

    "Was a really lovely place to stay with a very nice hostess. She referred us to a super eating place for dinner and a museum both of which were really good. I would definitely stay again. It does look a lot prettier than the photograph shown on the web site."

    Debbie Philogene, South Africa
  • "Family from Pretoria"

    27 September 2013

    "Great place and friendly, helpful owners! Beautiful and quiet setting. Will definitely stay here again."

    Beverley Bouwer, South Africa
  • "Fantastic"

    28 August 2013

    "We only stayed at Cape Karoo Guesthouse for one night, and it was wonderful. The rooms are lovely, the hostess is friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. We look forward to our next stay."

  • "Comments on guest house"

    04 August 2013

    "The guest house and rooms were lovely! Really enjoyed our stay there, and will definitely book with Cape Karoo Guest House again! The breakfast was tasty, with very friendly and courteous staff."

    Tamryn Olivier, South Africa
  • "Best place in Beaufort Wes"

    31 May 2013

    "A very tasteful, original and comfy guesthouse in a quiet suburb of Beaufort West. The young, friendly couple run a very nice place. We will definitely come back."

    Karl Laepple, South Africa
  • "Nice and secure courtyard"

    08 March 2013

    "Rikus is a good and sturdy host. The house has a beautifull and secure courtyard. Just on the outskirts of the town. Sufficient distance from the N1."

    thomas bakker, Netherlands
  • "Wow, what a fantastic find!"

    04 February 2013

    "What an incredible surprise to find this oasis in the Karoo. It is so tastefully done and at an incredible rate. I have already recommended it to friends and family! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience."

    Anneke Worst, South Africa
  • "Very nice place to stay"

    17 January 2013

    "The guesthouse is a very good place to stay in Beaufort West. The owners take much care of a individual experience, lovely and tasteful decoration, wonderful garden in a very cosy and quiet surroundings. In a few minutes by car you are in town. We would definitely recommend it."

    Barbara Nitsche, Germany
  • "Really enjoyed our stay"

    12 January 2013

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Cape Caroo guest house, the breakfast was excellent, quiet place where we could manage to relax and rest after a long drive."

    Vessela Minkova, South Africa
  • "Beautiful quiet setting"

    30 December 2012

    "We stopped over on the drive from JHB down to CTN. The guesthouse is a lovely old Cape Dutch style house with high ceilings, wooden floors and is decor that is plain and clean, avoiding the nasty pastel-prints you often get in these places. It has a well kept, walled garden and is very quiet. Lovely place to stay, friendly staff, and comes highly recommended."

    Jenni Huesler, United Kingdom
  • "Excellent"

    29 December 2012

    "This is a gem in the middle of the Karoo, along with excellent accommodation, you are made to feel at home."

    Stephen Christie, South Africa
  • "Hidden gem in town"

    20 November 2012

    "It's a wonderful place to stay - we enjoyed it very much."

    Baerbel Hecht, Germany
  • "Convenient and lovely"

    07 November 2012

    "Conveniently situated away from traffic noise. The room we stayed in was very tastefully decorated, well appointed and clean. Great value for money. Highly recommended. Will stay there again should opportunity arise."

    Glynis Begley, South Africa
  • "Unique"

    30 October 2012

    "Only stayed one night and was surprised by the comfortable stay in this very unique setting. The breakfast was first class."

    Henk Du Toit, South Africa
  • "Lovely"

    25 September 2012

    "We had a lovely stay at Cape Karoo Guesthouse! Would recomend anybody to go there! Thank you so much for the friendliness of the staff!"

    Alta Du Plessis, South Africa
  • "Best B&B"

    03 January 2012

    "This is the best B&B according to me in Beaufort west. We only spent one night, and we loved it. Amazingly great breakfast and the most beautiful guest house I have stayed in. I will surely be back!"

    Bridget Swanepoel, South Africa
  • "Thank you"

    18 December 2011

    "Thank you for making us feel really welcome."

    Marianna van Heerden, South Africa
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