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Karoo Ridge - Conservancy -

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Karoo Ridge Cottage is set in a tranquil valley. Surrounded by nature, the area has a wilderness feel with spectacular views. The eco-friendly cottage accommodates 8 people. There is an open plan sitting room/ dining room and kitchen leading out onto a veranda where there is a barbeque facility as well as a dining room table and seating area for as much outside living as possible. At night guests can can enjoy sitingt around an open fire and enjoy the stars with a very clear view of the milky way. Minimum 2 pax and Minimum 2 night stay
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Guests must keep dogs under control at all times. No chasing of animals allowed. No driving off roads. No taking blankets outside. No towels to be taken to the river.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Helen W
Hosting since September 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Kirsty37_NZ
Kirsty37_NZ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions
Hidden gem in the Karoo
We had an amazing stay at Karoo Ridge over the Easter break. It's the perfect escape back to nature, taking game drives and walks we got to see so much of the incredible land. We stayed in the beautiful mountain lodge where we had the most incredible view of the sunsets! Pete and Helen are so knowledgeable and truly care about conserving this very special part of the world.
Visited April 2022
Written 29 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

elinlorimer
elinlorimer
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
A lovely hidden gem in the Karoo
We had a lovely brief stop at Karoo Ridge and would highly recommend a visit. The farm is lovely and the cottage we stayed in was very spacious and well decorated. Lots of game to see on the farm and we enjoyed walks up the ridge and a great game drive for sundowners.
Visited December 2021
Written 22 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gareth H
Gareth H
Cardiff, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great getaway - take your camera!
Wonderful week with friends. Accommodation clean and comfortable. Welcome and support from owners great. Food, local, hearty and tasty. Limitless access to thousands of acres of conservation land. Loads of wildlife, birds and beasts, interesting flora; dark skies, iconic scenery.
Visited November 2019
Written 6 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

drmarkf
drmarkf
United Kingdom136 contributions
Experience the gloriously rugged Karoo desert landscape in comfort
I spent 5 nights here with a small group of photography enthusiasts. Very spacious accommodation that fits well in to the landscape. It provides all one needs to experience the fantastic Karoo desert environment that is so little visited by non-South Africans. Comfortable beds & well-provided common areas for sitting and lounging inside and out. Water and power supplies were fully reliable during our stay (which can be issues anywhere in the world in areas as remote as this). We were on the fully-catered option so didn't use the kitchen area much, but there's plenty of good-quality modern equipment, refrigerator space, crockery & cutlery should you wish to use it, and lots of horizontal space on worktops, tables, shelves etc. The catering was brilliant, and a good opportunity to try a lot of fine South African home-style food. Don't expect to lose any weight! Pete's braais are deservedly famous, and the local meat is top class. Pete and Helen are immensely knowledgeable about local wildlife, conservation, animal husbandry & family living in this harsh environment, and they are generous teachers. Do take advantage of game drives across the conservancy - the landscape is spectacular in places and, although sightings of large predators such as leopard are very unlikely, there's a wide range of local antelope and birdlife, some quite rare (such as Sable, including young). Rugged walks are mapped and signposted from the lodge, and there are some spectacular landscape photography opportunities involving the weathered ridges, kopjes, rock stacks and windmills in the locality. It's a dark-sky region, and spending an evening here on the lodge balcony, glass in hand, gazing at the Milky Way over the dying embers of a fire is truly one of life's great pleasures.
Visited October 2019
Written 5 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

indigor
indigor
238 contributions
Get away from it all and return to nature.
Just back from Karoo Ridge, fantastic place and holiday. The lodge was spacious, authentic and comfortable. Loved swinging in the hammock on the porch, watching stars in the darkest of skies. Fully catered with great food throughout the stay, the barbeques or bray were exceptional. Lots of walking and photo opportunities in the wild and rugged landscape, with plenty of game, zebra, sable, and much more which is raised for conservation reasons on the reserve. We even did clay-pigeon shooting. Helen and Pete were so friendly , helpful,and extremly knowledgeable couldn't be faulted they did verything they could to make our stay enjoyable
Visited November 2019
Written 13 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
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  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Parking
  • Secure parking available
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  • Fireplace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
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  • Highchair
Services
  • Housekeeping included
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  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace

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Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Karoo Ridge - Conservancy -

Karoo Ridge - Conservancy - is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Karoo Ridge - Conservancy - has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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