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About Stillewaters Self Catering

Stillewaters Self Catering 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; however they are free to be off-leash when in the spacious kitchen yard which includes a grass area. Trained pets are welcome to sleep inside on their own beds.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

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

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 44 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

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

Stillewaters Self Catering Rooms

Reviews for Stillewaters Self Catering

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Hestria Brand
12 October 2021

The dovet cover was dirty and had holes in. The mattress needs to be replaced.

Heather Arnold
29 September 2021

Don’t let first impressions steer you away: this is a working farm and its exterior is rustic.After a warm and friendly welcome, I was signed in and shown to my room.I stayed in the separate flatlet, which still forms part of another building, but the internal doors are locked and you only have access to your area. And no one has access to yours.The “flatlet” is spacious, neat and comfortable.The entrance opens to a room with two single beds. A queen size bed is in the main area, which has the kitchen and bathroom running off it.The bathroom has only a shower. Towels are provided, but bring...
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Louis Mundell
22 September 2021

Needs a TV and Dstv. A history of the farm would make the visit more interesting..

Madelein Botha
29 April 2021

Baie dankie, ons het heerlik gebly. Almal was vriendelik.Onss het die stilte en plaas atmosphere geniet.

Martin Jakoby
19 January 2021

If there were areas that we could let our dogs run off lead that would’ve made our stay perfect.

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Stillewaters Self Catering 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