Leeuriet Guest Farm offers guests a relaxing self-catering farm stay for up to 6 people, just 25 km from Nieuwoudtville on route R27, between Nieuwoudtville and Calvinia.
The spacious house comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, as well as a lounge, and is powered by solar electricity. The main bedroom is furnished with a double bed and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The other 2 bedrooms, each contain a double bed and share the use of a bathroom with a bath.
The kitchen is equipped with a 2-plate stove, a fridge-freezer, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities, but does not have a microwave. The house has a dining area, and an indoor braai area is available for use. Guests can relax in the lounge which is equipped with a cosy indoor fireplace.
Braai packs, as well as firewood, are available on request at an additional cost. A cleaning service can also be arranged on request at an additional cost. Guests can walk, cycle or jog to explore the farm with prior arrangement.
Oupa se huisie
August to September is the flower season in the area. With thousands of beautiful and colourful flowers.
Walk, cycle or jog
With beautiful scenery, a walk through nature can be very relaxing.
Enjoy a lovely homemade picnic basket at sunset, or for breakfast.
Activities in the area
Hantam botanical gardens
The Hantam National Botanical Garden lies on the Bokkeveld Plateau just outside the town of Nieuwoudtville. Hantam National Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the world's most special biodiversity treasures, and forms the first National Botanical Gardens in the Northern Cape Province.
Quiver Tree Forest
Quiver trees are a kind of aloe that are as beautiful as they are full of character. They are reminiscent of a wilder Africa, where only the toughest survive. Also known as kokerboom trees, these are part of the aloe family (Aloe dichotoma) and are characterised by branches that split into smaller sections, and by the hardy succulent leaves that are designed to weather the heat.
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a bucket pump, flour mill, cobbling and blacksmith workshops as well as soap and candle-making utensils.
Calvinia Post Box
The small Northern Cape town of Calvinia may not be a buzzing urban hub of glitz and glamour, but it certainly has its own quaint appeal. And, part of this is its quirky post box. This isn’t any ordinary post box, of course. It is just over 6 metres tall. That’s taller than the average double-storey house. It was originally built as a water tower, which accounts for its gigantic proportions
"Baie heerlike kuier op die skaapplaas. Kan dit sterk aanbeveel. Ons het heerlik gestap en baie rustig geslaap. Die hele huis was tot ons beskikking, stil en skoon."