Meerkat Manor Carnarvon

Meerkat Manor is situated in the small Karoo Town of Carnarvon. We offer two houses and five caravan stands to travellers. Each of the two air-conditioned houses have five comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms with double or single beds.

The kitchens in both houses are fully equipped for self-catering, but meals are available on request. The communal lounge is furnished with a TV with DStv.

Meerkat Manor provides a comfortable braai area, as well as safe, off-street parking in shade. In summer guests can cool off in the rock pool or just relax on the 'stoep'. Various shops as well as cafs, as well as a restaurant, are within walking distance.

Carnarvon is rich in history and interesting places to see. The local museum hosts a variety of interesting pieces of the cultural history of the region. A tortoise reserve close by is home to 60 mountain tortoises. Some respond to their names and will come over for a snack when called.

Carnarvon also serves as the home of MeerKAT, a radio telescope under construction in the bid to host the Square Kilometer Array telescopes against Australia. A MeerKAT engineering test bed of seven dishes, the Karoo Array Telescope or KAT-7, is already complete on site and the construction and commissioning of the full MeerKAT array will follow.

Visit Carnarvon and enjoy the friendly people, breathe in the clean Karoo air and watch the unforgettable night sky.

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  • "Home away from home"

    05 June 2016

    "We enjoyed a lovely stay at Meerkat Manor. Driving from Johannesburg to Cape Town, a stop over in Carnarvon is a must. Susan is a wonderful hostess and really made us feel at home. A pet friendly, very comfortable stop, to be recommended!"

    Elizabeth Louw, South Africa
  • "Homely!"

    03 May 2016

    "<p>Susan was wonderful! Helpful, kind and made us feel most welcome. Thank you </p><p>Wonderful and clean!</p>"

    Monique Woodborne, South Africa
  • "HAPPY"

    28 December 2015

    "We greatly enjoyed our one night stay at Meerkat Manor and will stay there again when in Carnarvon. It was comfortable, friendly, quiet and secure. The owner seemed to have some query about a duplicate booking...."

    ian Fraser, South Africa
  • "Excellent hospitality and a great house!"

    27 October 2015

    "The house is well maintained and has lovely finishes. Bed was super comfy."

    Peter Grobbelaar, South Africa
  • "Kamp by Meerkat Manor"

    09 October 2015

    "Baie dankie vir n skoon badkamer en veilige kampplek"

    Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, South Africa
  • "Very pleasant stay"

    18 September 2015

    "Spacious house with comfortable rooms. We had a large fully equipped kitchen and living area for our use. Braai facilities outside. Friendly owner. Had a comfortable stay."

    wilma van wijngaarden, South Africa
  • "Most comfortable"

    12 September 2015

    "We were more than happy with Meerkat Manor. We were not happy with Safarinow, we were charged R460 for one caravan and two people. We would have paid R180 if we had booked through the owners. I shall NEVER use Safarinow again"

    Margaret Reid, South Africa
  • "Camping at MM Sunday 19 April 2015"

    24 April 2015

    "We had a good nights rest at MM.Ablutions were neat,clean and tidy. If we travel that way again we will definitely call again and recommend it to others.<br />Regards,<br /><br />Niel and Lynne Steyn<br />"

    Daniel Steyn, South Africa
  • "Not Self catering accommodation"

    23 September 2014

    "We booked a self catering unit but unfortunately the accommodation was not anywhere near what one could call self catering.There is no S/C at these premises, it is a nice guest house. We had a nice room with en suite but the rest was an alcove with a washup a kettle and some cutlery.Sorry but this advert was misrepresenting the term Self Catering as normally understood. Although we were offered the use of the guest house kitchen it necessitated walking through the entire house.Nice hosts compensated for the shortcomings somewhat."

    Alliston Wilson, South Africa
  • "7 May 2014"

    12 May 2014

    "Best guest house we have stayed at. Simply loved the place. Breakfast was superb!"

    George Zondagh, South Africa
  • "Lekker"

    12 February 2014

    "Pragtige en rustige plek. So skoon en netjies. Was n plesier om daar oor te slaap!"

    Melanie du Plessis, South Africa
  • "Great overnight stay"

    10 December 2013

    "Jeanne and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay on our trip through the Karoo and Northern Cape - lovely and warm hosts. Clean, well-appointed and charming establishments. All the best for the future."

    Jeff Rainsford, South Africa
  • "Definitely 5-star"

    26 September 2013

    "We were so impressed!! Everything from our reception to the details in the house and room were fantastic. We will definitely return."

    Sonet Bekker, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    25 September 2013


    Riette Myburgh, South Africa
  • "Meerkat Manor"

    07 September 2013

    "The accommodation was superior. It was spacious, well-equipped and spotless. Our host, Danie, was very good to us."

    Clive Waddy, South Africa
  • "Overnight stop"

    19 November 2012

    "A clean and comfortable stop over. Friendly host."

    John Kempe, South Africa
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