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About New Holme Nature Lodge

Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay situated halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Karoo Hippo Conservancy is just 8 km off the N1 between Colesberg and Hanover, and is a perfect place to refresh after a long drive.

Come and see the only hippos in the Karoo. You can even enjoy sundowners at the hippo pool followed by a blowout three-course evening braai. Catch your breath in the wide, open spaces of the Karoo. If you are after a bit of action, there is mountain biking, donkey cart rides, birding, night drives and flying at the local airstrip. Two guesthouses are available with wedding and conference facilities.

Safari: Hippo drives every afternoon ( the only hippo population in the Northern Cape , night drives and birding drives , walks to see bushman etchings.

Wedding Venues: We cater for weddings , country / farm style , weekend packages , very popular venue , book well in advance.

Conference Venues: 50 - 100 , delegates.

Family friendly: We love family's and are family friendly.

Romantic: Have a sundown and star deck for romantic dinners.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Guided Safaris: Experience the night life of the Karoo - possible sightings could include Aardwolf, Cape fox, Bat-eared fox, African wildcat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Striped polecat, African striped Weasel.

Family Safaris: Experience the night life of the Karoo - possible sightings could include Aardwolf, Cape fox, Bat-eared fox, African wildcat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Striped polecat, African striped Weasel.

Romantic Safaris: Every afternoon at 17h00 in winter and 18h00 in summer PC will take you on a relaxing drive down to the hippo pool. Enjoy sundowners on the hippo deck and watch the only hippos in the Karoo, while PC shares their incredible story with you.

Camping Safaris: We offer fixed tents or camping sites with ablution and braai facilities.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 15:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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  • The Stables at New Holme Double The Stables at New Holme Double Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Double En-Suite , Coffee and Tea try, Airconditioner, Electric Blanket in winter. Swimming PoolLunch and Dinner availabl... see more
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      • Double En-Suite Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Airconditioner, Electric blankets in winter, Coffee and Tea tray, En-suite bathroom. Swimming PoolLunch and Dinner avai... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only
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          • Family Unit Family Unit Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Double bed and two single beds. Can also be 2 rooms with interleading door.Airconditioner, Electric blanket in winter,... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Sleeper couch, Single beds
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              • The Stables Family at New Holme The Stables Family at New Holme Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 En-suite Room with a double bed and a sleeper couch.Airconditioner , Electric blanket in winter , coffee and tea tray.... see more
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                  • Self Catering Log Home Self Catering Log Home Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 2 Bedroom and 2 Bathroom log home , 2 Single beds and 1 Double bed . Fully equipped, Airconditioner , Electric blanket... see more
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for New Holme Nature Lodge

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                      Renita Korner
                      11 January 2021

                      Lovely dinnerComfortable roomsLovely to see the farm animals up close and personal

                      Phil Maund
                      10 August 2018

                      We had a chance to meet and chat with fascinating people explaining conservation, breeding and pest eradication. They all shared information willingly and we learned a lot about the complexities of game farming.

                      Louisa Van Beek
                      06 May 2017

                      Best overnight stay ever...From the friendly reception, game drive and 5star food...all and all one of the best experiences of my life.

                      Shanika De Zilva, South Africa
                      02 January 2017

                      Lovely place to relax...enjoyed our stay.

                      jos de gendt, South Africa
                      04 October 2016

                      Comfortable accommodation in tranquil area. Superb hospitality. The highlights were the game viewing and night drive. Highly recommended.

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                      New Holme Nature Lodge is 27km from the centre of Hanover , the nearest airport 238.8km (Kimberley Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling