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Inspired by the Karoo, brick and cut stone has been used to build a 4 bedroomed “Karoo Home” running off solar energy and gas. This Cottage is tucked away in a scenic valley overlooking the Great Brak River. It is 1km from the Main Homestead so is close enough for comfort and far enough for privacy. The Cottage is perfect for family/friend get-aways, couples looking for a romantic escape or anyone looking for a few days peace in the Karoo. The Cottage consists of 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and 2 twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom, sleeping a total of 8. There is an open plan kitchen and living area opening up onto a big veranda for plenty of outside living. It is possible to accommodate slightly larger groups. Please contact us to discuss your accommodation requirements in more detail.


The terrain and vegetation is superb for mountain biking, birding, botanical walks, game walks and hiking. Guests are very welcome to play an active part in the everyday management and activities of a working farm. The crystal clear nights allow for wonderful star gazing in the peace and solitude of the surrounding landscape.


The Cottage offers three catering arrangements for guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen for those guests wishing to self cater and provide their own food. Alternatively, by arrangement and at an extra cost, the cottage can be stocked with groceries needed. The Cottage also provides a fully catered service, whereby all meals are provided by the homestead with menus discussed in advance.

2017 Rates

Self Catering – R500 per person, per night (incl. vat)

Single Supplement + R100

Includes teas and coffees                                                                                                  

Fully Catered – R1 100 per person, per night (incl. vat)

Children Rates 0-10 years  on request.

Contact us if you have any queries, we are very flexible and are happy to discuss different options.


Amazing place. Karoo Ridge Lodge is for me number one in South Africa. Beautiful house and wonderful people (Helen and Peter). It was a well-spent day. I recommend this place to everyone.

December 2015     Dariusz Roman Poland

Well. It’s hard to describe how amazing the whole experience was in this magical piece of pure heaven! The house is extremely well appointed given that’d it’s totally off the grid ( no cell phone reception, solar electricity and the most delicious water from their own spring water source!!!!!). We were totally immersed in new sounds, smells and peace. It’s like being on your own remote island at a fraction of the cost. Deserves a few days. ( we only stayed one night ). There are 4 pretty bedrooms with 3 ensuite perfect bathrooms with showers and bathtubs. Fireplace, outdoor barbecue set up, and a breathtaking views. We will definitely return for at least 3 nights. Pete and Helen have been very accommodating and welcoming. Highly recommended 6 STAR experience, and we are not the safari type people !

January 2016        Wilfred Moulin Johannesburg

What an amazing find! This was the last stop on our family holiday before we headed back to Jo’burg (and then eventually London for 3 of us!), so we were looking for somewhere peaceful and wanted to feel like we were ‘in the Karoo’ – we found it!! Helen and her husband, Pete, were wonderful hosts – very friendly and welcoming, with lots of interesting stories about the area… The lodge is beautifully decorated, with amazing views, and the stars… wow!

Helen and Pete, thanks for making the last night of our family holiday so special! We so enjoyed meeting you both (and little Rachel too!). You have built such a beautiful place and we feel quite lucky to have found it… You will definitely be seeing us again!

January 2016  Louise and Wendy Mortimer England

We had an amazing time at Karoo Ridge Cottage. The house is so lovely with an amazing atmosphere. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom has the wauw-factor. We were with 3 couples and all had private bathrooms. We had a nice bbq with an amazing view; cows and mountains on the background. We really enjoyed our stay, and we would suggest it to everyone!

February 2016       Richard Verhoef  Netherlands

What a fantastic experience staying at Karoo Ridge. Helen and Pete were wonderful hosts and welcomed us with open arms. The accommodation is simply out of this world, the house sits in it own valley in splendid isolation amongst the rugged and beautiful Karoo terrain. The house and decor are tastefully appointed and fits perfectly with the surroundings. We opted to cook all our meals on the BBQ (Braai) on the porch while looking out across the valley and enjoying the stars at night. One evening Pete very kindly drove us up to a beautiful lookout point where we enjoyed the late afternoon view across the Karoo, on our stroll back we spotted a herd of Gemsbok! I can’t recommend Karoo Ridge more highly, it has to be on everybody’s bucket list! Next time we stay, it will be for at least a week as 2 nights were just not enough.          

March 2016         Sean Jackson  England