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About Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

Nestled at the foot of the Touwsberg, on the banks of the Touws River, lies Wolverfontein Farm. This farm, just off Route 62, was established in 1890.

This “Volstruis Paleis” was built at the height of the ostrich feather boom and serves as the reception area to the two accommodation options on offer; Zara Cottage and D'WaenHuis. Zara Cottage is a three-bedroom home, fully furnished and is a tongue-in-cheek look at country living over the past five decades. Zara Cottage has a full gas kitchen, two bathrooms, and plenty shaded outdoor space.

Alternatively, you can explore your wild side in the retro-pioneer D'WaenHuis. This fully restored farm building, with its high Oregon ceilings, was built in 1880. Submerge yourself in this stylishly interpretation of the early South African settler trader’s lifestyle. D'WaenHuis is a one-bedroom converted barn with an open-plan kitchen and lounge area. It sleeps two guests comfortably but has a sleeper couch for two extra guests if required. Enjoy open veld and an unprecedented, uninterrupted view of the Milky Way for night owls.

Safari: Bordering the Touwsberg Private Game Reserve where guests are allowed free access. Excellent game viewing, birding or hiking. We have 2 spare mountain bikes available to guests or bring your own to explore the reserve by bicycle.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • 220 Volt
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Zara Cottage Zara Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering ZARA COTTAGE is a self catering unit with 2x double-bed rooms and a room with two singles. It has a cosy lounge and a... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views see more Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • D'Waenhuis D'Waenhuis Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering D'WAENHUIS is a self catering unit with a double-bed room and a large open plan dining room lounge kitchen. All bedding... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        • Adults

          Reviews for Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

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          Gillian Yon
          01 October 2018

          Well equipped, tastefully decorated and very spacious cottage in the most beautiful and serene Karoo farm setting. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Although the cottages and main house are in close proximity of each other, D'Waenhuis is quite private and perfect for a couple. They are also pet-friendly which is always a bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

          Carin Malan
          27 September 2018

          The DWaenshuis cottage has all you can ask for to ensure a relaxed holiday. Tastefully decorated with a Karoo theme. Great sunsets experienced from the stoe.p. This is a birders paradise with lots of space for walking and exploring. And the human and canine hosts are very friendly and helpful.

          Anita Havelaar
          14 January 2018

          This truly was an amazing place to restore your soul. It was an epic experience. The hosts were very considerate and humorous. They made us feel very welcome. It is the ideal place to escape to when you need some quiet time.

          Marike Colyn
          18 December 2017

          Wolverfontein had all the amenities one could possibly need, and the best sleep quality of my holiday. We really appreciated the gift of the dry fire wood and the farm fresh milk - what a treat! I will most definitely return here... the close proximity to the gorgeous Seweweekspoort was a bonus. Establishments response:Dear MarikeMany thanks for taking the time to write us a review, much appreciated. We're super excited that you found everything to you liking, and hope to hear from you again in the near future.We deeply appreciate your kind words.Kind regards
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          Lyn Daly
          12 April 2017

          Very warm hospitality made us feel immmediately very welcome. I believe the dogs share Front-of-House duties with Ashley :-) The restored Waenhuis cottage is gorgeously decorated with retro-historical items, and there is a feeling of generous space inside. Good for winter or summer stays. I love the personal touch of the photo album with the story of them (the hosts) and the farm. I love how they brought the Karoo stones into the shower floor. Although the manor house, Waenhuis and another cottage are close to each other, you never feel hemmed in. There is a braai place, and a large natural...
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          Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages is 36.9km from the centre of Ladismith , the nearest airport 161.8km (George Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling