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About Stillewaters

Stillewaters is a lovely, big main 1880 farmhouse on the working farm Stillewaters which is situated only 5 km from Richmond and the N1 out on the Graaff-Reinet road R388. This holiday home is the perfect stopover or getaway for weekends with families, friends, bird watchers, nature lovers, fans of country living, landscape photographers, writers or anyone seeking peace and quiet with a real Karoo farm experience! Guests are free to roam around the yard and the nearby grazing lands, river and dams. 4 x 4 Tracks, horse-riding and horse or donkey cart rides are available upon request.Catch a glimpse of a few black wildebeest, springbok and ostriches while you are out in the veld and have close encounters with Merino sheep, Nguni cattle, horses and donkeys. There is a spring water dam and a running river with spring water a few meters from the house and a rain water dam.

The main farmhouse comfortably sleep 10 people. This spacious house can be booked for one group at a time upon prior request; alternatively the rooms are booked separately. Accommodation comprises of the En-suite room which has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath. The Garden budget room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Sunroom. The shared bathroom has a shower and a bath. The Sunroom has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Garden room and has a shower and a bath.

The house is comfortably furnished, beds are made and towels are provided. All 3 bedrooms have access to the fully-equiped, large, communal, farm-style kitchen. There is also a communal dining area with an indoor braai and a communal sitting area with a fireplace. There is one separate outside braai area. Wood is sold at the Caltex garage in Richmond. There is also a large, grassy, enclosed courtyard adjacent to the kitchen.

There is also a separate flatlet accommodating 4 people that has one bedroom with a double bed and a sitting area and one bedroom with either 2 single beds or a bunk bed. This unit has a kitchenette and separate bathroom with a shower.

The Hunting Lodge is separate from the main farmhouse and accommodates 6 people. It is a spacious, self-catering unit with a breakfast bar, living area, private bathroom and fireplace. There is a large room with a double bed and 4 single beds. The kitchen has a fridge, stove and oven.

Pets are welcome upon prior arrangement. Dogs must be on a leash when taken out of the yard. Trained pets are welcome to sleep inside on their own beds.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

Make Stillewaters your halfway stop or bring the whole family for the weekend!

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 37 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Balance payable on arrival or via EFT prior to/on arrival.

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Reviews for Stillewaters

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Helen Fleming
29 May 2019

Our overnight stay was just what we needed after a long drive from the busy city of Johannesburg. We were met at the house and conducted around the house to ensure we were happy. The kitchen facilities were excellent, the comfortable furniture through the house were wonderful and our bed very good. Breakfast and tea on the verandah was enhanced by the sound of the blue cranes calling from the river. We enjoyed a peaceful evening walk along the farm road. It was all just as we wanted. Thank you.

Irene Thompson
21 April 2019

My friend Claire and our 6 Border Collies spent a peaceful night at Stillewater on our way to Sutherland to compete in a sheepdog trial. We met the owners daughter and family and spent an interesting time chatting to them. We were so comfortable and the dogs just LOVED swimming in the huge dam and long walks that we stayed there agian on our return trip. It suited us perfectly, we had the seperate flat but may try the main farmhouse on our next trip. Stillewaters is safe and comfy and suited us perfectly, lots of tail wags from our furries ! Irene, Claire, Shine, Swift, Breeze, Eryn, Tarn...
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Praveen Mathew
31 March 2019

If you love the nature then its ur place.

Peter Noci
18 February 2019

Nice to see efforts done in preserving historical buildings/ cultural heritage with Stillewaters - pure, decent farm living, clean, neat, all the comforts one could wish for, excellent value for money. don;t let the route driving out the back of town put you off, just use your common sense. Well done to Chris and his wife for their running of the establishment, and long may the Mielke family prosper with their beautifull farm and Lodge accommodation.

Petrus Retief
17 January 2019

Quiet country atmosphere quite close to town, not a long way off from the N1. An excellent overnight stop. Friendly and welcoming reception by the owner ant staff.Only complaint is that the lighting in the apartment we had in the outbuilding was very poorly lit. The lamp in the first bedroom was a very low-power CFL and could not read in that room at all. The rest of the unit was better, but still too low light level for comfortable reading.

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Stillewaters is 5km from the centre of Richmond - Northern Cape , the nearest airport 305.8km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling