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About Grootwaterval

Grootwaterval is a lovely sheep farm situated in Central Karoo, 45 km from the charming village of Prince Albert, at the foot of the Swartberg Pass in South Africa. We offer a variety of accommodation options.

Experience the vastness and calm of the Karoo while enjoying the wide view over the veld, and be amazed at the wonders of a clear night’s sky, listening to the birds and looking out for steenbuck and turtles.

Our guests are welcome to participate in our farm activities including tractor driving and working with the sheep and goats. We farm merino sheep which provide the famous fine-grade wool, shearing them every ten months. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, game viewing and stargazing.

You can stroll through the quiet streets of Prince Albert and look at the well-preserved houses dating back to the 19th Century with beautiful lush gardens. The tourist office is excellent if you need any assistance.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Cottages Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Our two rustic cottages are renovated labourers' houses with an old-fashioned atmosphere of oil lamps and candles. We... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R724 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Grootwaterval Lodge Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering If you are an outdoor enthusiast and love nature and solitude we would recommend you the lodge, the perfect place for a... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R844 For 2 guests
        • Adults

          Reviews for Grootwaterval

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          Mirjam Elsinger
          06 May 2019

          We loved our stay at Grootwaterval. Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable. Stunning Karoo farm.

          Amanda Meijer
          07 May 2018

          Excellent stay with more than you could hope for. Our hosts were brilliant and the farm is unspeakably beautiful!

          Fransie du Preez
          28 December 2017

          At Grootwaterval you feel right at home after a lenghty drive on gravel road, welcomed with a cool drink and settled in at the very basic, but all you need cottage. Being surrounded by beautiful nature of the Klein Karoo Is a Blessing for your soul - will visit again!!

          Jackie stols, South Africa
          07 January 2016

          It was a very dissapointing experience. Firstly the road to the guesthouse is very bad and a gravel road and my car struggled on the road. I eventually got to the gates of the farm after travelling more thab 45km on this road. I had to continue on a very narrow gravel road.and my car scraped at the bottom. I then tried to phone the numbers provided.for the guest farm and all of them was niy existing. I had no way to find out how far I still needed to go. The road was bad and I had to decide to turn around. I also had a puncture on the road. I find it very dissapointing that all numbers did...
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          jbradshaw@bccsa.com Bradshaw, South Africa
          05 January 2015

          Wonderful hosts made us very welcome. It is a real get away from it all' location. Didn't miss having electricity and loved using the paraffin lamps. Extraordinary night sky. Cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. Its not 5 star accommodation but it is a 5 star soul restoring experience!

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          Grootwaterval is 32.2km from the centre of Prince Albert , the nearest airport 113.1km (George Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling