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About Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp

The upmarket Desert Eco Enterprises luxury lodge or safari style accommodation in the Great Karoo near Beaufort West, Leeu-Gamka, Laingsburg and Prince Albert. Come and experience one of the world's most unique arid zones and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Karoo - rest, relax, refresh and recharge your batteries.

Desert Eco Enterprises is the ideal overnight stop for long distance travellers. It offers four elegantly decorated double, air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each room has its own private entrance with an outside patio where you can sit and enjoy a drink while you take in the surroundings of the Karoo or do some star watching at night. You can snuggle up in front of the fire in the cosy lounge during winter evenings or enjoy a meal in front of the fireplace in the dining room.

If you enjoy being close to nature our tented chalets at the Bush Camp are for you. Each chalet has its own braai area and for larger groups, a communal braai area is available where you can sit around the campfire, under the stars at night. Wood is available from the lodge for making a fire or enjoys a braai. Lights in the chalets are solar powered and hot water is generated by a traditional hot water “donkey”, there is no other electricity available.

Each tented chalet accommodates one to four guests in single beds or double beds and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Linen and towels are provided. Coffee and tea are also provided in the chalets with a small gas stove. The communal kitchen is well equipped with cooking and braai utensils as well as a gas fridge, freezer and oven.

Both the Lodge and Bush Camp are fully licensed.

Some nearby attractions include relaxing and enjoying the Karoo, wander around the farm, visit the lonely grave of a British soldier, Pte. W Calver of the 16th Lancers, who died on Sep. 10, 1901. Go on the fossil trail and see for yourself where the therocephalians ("beast-heads") diictodons and Pristerognathu lived 265 million years ago. Therocephalians are an extinct suborder of carnivorous eutheriodont therapsids that lived from the middle and late Permian into the Triassic 265.0—245.0 Ma, existing for approximately 20 million years – a guided tour can be arranged or go for a braai with your partner at one of the picnic spots next to the Vlakkraal river.

Desert Eco Enterprises is also the ideal place from where to explore the quaint little town of Prince Albert; 45 km away where you can visit the smallest wine estate in Africa, fig and olive farms and various other attractions. Take a drive over the majestic Swartberg Mountain Pass; 48 km away and visit the isolated wilderness area, known as "Die Hel" (Gamkaskloof), a 59 km away or Meirings Poort, with its breathtaking scenery - an hour's drive from the lodge and the world-renowned Kango Caves only 98 km away. The Karoo National Park, also only an hour's drive away or start exploring the Karoo Highlands route which covers small Karoo towns such as Matjiesfontein, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Williston, Carnarvon, Loxton, Victoria West and Beaufort West.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

The Lodge has a full Kitchen which caters for Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch with a full liquor license, the kitchen closes at 19:00. A communal Braai facility is available for guests at the Lodge. The Bush Camp is fully self catering, we supply all linen, toiletries, kitchen utensils and Karoo Lamb Braai packs, Fresh farm eggs and other amenities... The Lodge has a full Kitchen which caters for Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch with a full liquor license, the kitchen closes at 19:00. A communal Braai facility is available for guests at the Lodge. The Bush Camp is fully self catering, we supply all linen, toiletries, kitchen utensils and Karoo Lamb Braai packs, Fresh farm eggs and other amenities are available for sale at the Lodge for the Bush Camp. see more

Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp Rooms

Reviews for Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp

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Kobus Boshoff
09 August 2019

Fireplace should not be "display only".TV should work.For the price, I would have expected more.

Mia Botha, South Africa
08 January 2016

Wonderful accommodation in the heart of the Karoo. The Bush Camp is a great experience and is situated in beautiful surroundings. We were received by the owner with great hospitality and welcomed by a beautiful sunset.  Although I will not suggest this as an overnight spot unless you are familiar with Karoo animal sounds, the wind hustling through the tent and the noise of the water system. We therefore didn't get a great night's rest needed for the long drive ahead but certainly had a great new experience to add to our memory banks.

Michael Rodokanakis, South Africa
30 December 2015

I have driven to Cape Town and back from Johannesburg many many times in my life and stayed at many different places throughout the Karoo. I can easily say that every place I've stayed at has just been a place to rest my head and never been a pleasant memorable experience.At Asserndelft lodge however this was a surprisingly great change! Perfectly clean and well decorated rooms with great staff. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. The staff are very friendly. The breakfast was perfect and the price makes it all so much more suprising! From now on I will only stay there for my stop...
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Carol Yeoman, South Africa
23 December 2015

had a wonderful two days stay at the Bush Camp. Accommodation very comfortable even though the weather was very hot. Thanks so much

Alexis Etsebeth, South Africa
19 October 2015

 We received a warm welcome from our host andJeannette.  We were very impressed by the quality of the service.The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and very clean.  Our host wasvery hospitable and attentive.  This accommodation provided all that weneeded and was great value for money.  The stunning view of the Swartberge is amazing.  Close to the N1, but a great feeling of being in the Karoo!

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Assendelft Lodge and Bush Camp is 46.5km from the centre of Prince Albert , the nearest airport 136.2km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling