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Type: Accommodation – Self Catering
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: We offer a unique accommodation experience in original historical buildings, some of which date back to the late 1800’s. Wolverfontein gifts our guests an authentic experience, which reflective of the lives and legacy of early European settlers in the Klein Karoo, while offering all the modern comforts expected by guests.

Region: Western Cape / Klein Karoo Route 62

Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

Open to Experience.

Nestled at the foot of the Touwsberg, on the banks of the Touws River, lies Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages. Wolverfontein, which is just off the present day Route 62, was established in 1890 with the building of Moreson Manor. This Volstruis Paleis (Ostrich Palace), built at the height of the Ostrich Feather boom, and now a private residence, is your reception to the two accommodation options on offer – Zara Cottage and D’Waenhuis.

The Touwsberg, a spectacular granite edifice, lies between Barrydale and Ladismith, and is part of the Touwsberg Private Game Reserve. This pristine area offers the visitor unparalled access to the flora and fauna of the semi arid region of the Cape called The Klein Karoo. Both Zara Cottage and D’Waenhuis have uninterrupted views of the Touws River valley.

From the humble beginnings of the guest cottages in 2007, Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, has grown exponentially. Winning the Lilizela Award in 2015 and 2016, for the best self catering accommodation in the Western Cape, firmly placed them as the go to getaway in the Klein Karoo.

Guests continued to contribute to the success of Wolverfontein, with many returning year after year.

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AJ Campher – 04.05.2022
Stunningly beautiful relaxing teviving

Natasha – 03.05.2022
Love the outdoors Best place to Be. Birds insects wow that sound in the night. LOVE IT

Anette Ross – 03.05.2022
Best place to be!!

Peter Noble – 02.05.2022
The setting is spectacular. The decor is amazing. The hosts are wonderful. Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages is a destination in itself.

Christo Kleinhans – 22.04.2022
Beslis ‘n wenner!!

Euodia – 22.04.2022
I vote for Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages

Glenda Pietschmann – 18.04.2022
Very unique, beautiful, peaceful and wonderful hosts.

Wendy – 17.04.2022
Never been to Wolverfontein cottages..but what I have read it looks like a very beautiful and intresting place

Ingrid Bester – 17.04.2022
Great place with lovely views.a good place for a honeymoon couple.i like will defently visit that place for a couple of days.

Marius Potgieter – 16.04.2022
Nead some peace and quite time

Edward Adcock – 12.04.2022
Good to see this beautiful place on the voting list. All the best.

Julie Langerman – 10.04.2022

Pieter van Heerden – 08.04.2022
Would LOVE to visit the Karoo again ♥

Bennie Roach – 05.04.2022
A place where you and the karoo become one.

Janine Van der Merwe – 02.04.2022
Wolwefontein offers unique romantic KAROO accommodation.

Zelde coetzee – 02.04.2022
Best in the west

W Gerber – 31.03.2022
Want too go see for myself. Heard only good things

Anja – 30.03.2022
Great Place, with lovely views.

Christianette – 30.03.2022
Awesome, rustig, sal weer gaan

Bernita pass – 29.03.2022
It looks very peaceful and beautiful to relax and enjoyingly

Jullien Vorster – 29.03.2022
This looks like a very cozy place to get away

Jessica Taylor – 29.03.2022
Simply the best!

Anna Greyling – 28.03.2022
Wolverfontein Cottages are a wonderful dog friendly weekend get away, charming cottages with all the comforts and super hosts Andre & Ashley!

Lorenzo – 28.03.2022
Love the karooo

Robert Hobbs – 28.03.2022
Serene and deliciously eccentric taste of the beautiful Karoo.

Zani Botes – 28.03.2022
This is how the Klein Karoon should be experienced!

Nicola – 28.03.2022

Miranda Smit – 28.03.2022
Thank you

Roy Hunter – 28.03.2022
Sublime !!

Sonia de Beer – 28.03.2022
100% a winner!

Jackie Nunn – 28.03.2022
Wolverfontein for the win every time!

Amelia Calitz – 27.03.2022
Would love to go there and enjoy a weekend of peace and quiet time with my family.

Keith Antonie – 27.03.2022
One of the most wonderful places I’ve been

Jessica S – 27.03.2022
Quintessential Klein Karoo experience

Rita – 27.03.2022
Klein Karoo vistas – charming accommodation and always spotless. Crossing fingers you win!

Katriena Rademeyer – 27.03.2022
Intresting place and very beautiful

Mark Partington – 27.03.2022
Wolverfontein ticks every single box for a weekend away in most beautiful surrounds coupled with exquisite cottages and super friendly hosts.

Amanda de Klerk – 27.03.2022
What a beautiful gem. The tranquility is good for your health and soul. You can enjoy the peace and quiet and just breath, relax and recharge.

Vic Botes – 27.03.2022
Die #Karoo #Rustigheid is ongelooflik by Ashley en André op #Wolverfontein !!!

Joy Wellbeloved – 27.03.2022
Lovely ambiance, lovely hosts, a real restful get-away. Great for macro photographers as well ! Stunning stars at night

Richard Cammell – 27.03.2022
I have been back many times, I will go back again.

Ignatius Douglas – 27.03.2022
A must visit!!!

Cathy Kleyn – 27.03.2022
A truly peaceful spot, with wonderful hosts.

Retha Moss – 27.03.2022
My dream getaway!!

Sean Reynolds – 27.03.2022
Great place and great owners

Andile Bekebu – 27.03.2022
best acc ever

Janine – 27.03.2022
Lovely place

Clinton D’Oliveira – 27.03.2022
Lovely accommodation and wonderful hosts

Steven Faroo – 27.03.2022
Just the place for a lovely breakaway..

Linda Southey – 27.03.2022
Fabulous hosts and accommodation

Nell Rogers – 27.03.2022
Stunning place

Dianne Naude – 26.03.2022
Wolverfontein, best vibes ever. Best place to refresh your soul.

Des OConnell – 26.03.2022

Jan-Dirk Brak – 26.03.2022
Klein Karoo and Ladismith for the wine!!

Robin – 26.03.2022

Graeme Broster – 26.03.2022
Kudos to Wolverfontein, send me a voucher

Natasha Brits – 26.03.2022
The best place to visit!!! Beautiful Sunsets, peaceful, mystical and of course run by the greatest couple in the Karoo!

Julius Phelane – 25.03.2022
It would be nice to take a trip with family in a place with historic lessons to learn

Elba Bond – 25.03.2022
Best in the Klein Karoo! Unique, lovely and we always have a great experience when we visit WKC.

Pete Duckitt – 25.03.2022
Fantastic hosts

Riana Visser – 25.03.2022
I would love to get the opportunity to go on a vacation after 10 years at home.

Craig Anderson – 25.03.2022
What great place with awesome hosts

Anna Greyling – 25.03.2022
Wolverfontein Cottages is a most wonderful retreat to recharge and find rest in the silence and beauty of the Karoo.. Spectacular night skies and sublime sunsets makes this my number one weekend getaway place in South Africa!

Jaqueline Dommisse – 24.03.2022
Tranquillity and style – just lovely!

Rory Avenstrüp – 24.03.2022
Where your soul rest and your mind wonder. And the hosts are as delightful as the surroundings.

Christelle Dickinson – 24.03.2022
Amazing hosts and fabulous spaciousness to enjoy!

Jennifer Yuill – 24.03.2022
Such incredible hosts in a wonderful setting

Wilma Alberts – 24.03.2022
Wolverfontein most beautiful and relaxing place. The host are an absolute joy and had the best holiday in this wonderfull place.

Melissa Carlin – 23.03.2022
Best self catering spot in the Karoo – with the very best hosts!

Anne Ware – 23.03.2022
The guests return for a reason. Beautiful surroundings, wild life on your doorstep. The accommodation is beautiful and the hosts, Andre and Ashley are simply the best xx

Shelley Katz – 23.03.2022
Fantastic hosts, excellent accommodation in the stunning Karoo.

Lorna Beaumont – 23.03.2022
A lovely place to stay. I didn’t want to leave.

Kevin Shields – 23.03.2022

Suzanne Wolhuter – 23.03.2022
Hands down best spot in the country

Brian te Water – 23.03.2022

Madeleine du Preez – 23.03.2022
Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages is a place to unwind and clear your head without all the distractions from the outside world. Definitely a place I want go to again and again whenever we are in the area.

The Spirit of the Karoo – 23.03.2022
Most remarkable find. One of the best in the country.

Wendy McFarlane – 23.03.2022
Beautiful establishment

Brandon – 23.03.2022
#SouthAfricaTourismAwards Wolverfontein Karoo Cttages Egte regte, Karoo vakansie. A beautiful place with beautiful people!!

Mark Mostert – 23.03.2022
Fabulous hosts and amazing accommodation with the awesome karroo as the backdrop !!! So cool with the new pool ;)

Sheralene Duncombe – 23.03.2022
#SouthAfricaTourismAwards Peaceful and tranquil. Just what the soul needs to recharge

Alexandra Norvall – 23.03.2022
#SouthAfricaTourismAwards Wolverfontein Karoo Cttages

Wilson Cobis – 23.03.2022
A destination to behold, and live a true South African experience

Melissa Siebert – 23.03.2022
Wolverfontein and its hosts are delightful, offering a stay not far off the beaten track but totally unique… a true Karoo experience . I loved staying in the eclectic Waenhuis. My dog Max and I wandered up and down the hills, explored the river banks and the dramatic veld. I want to return!

John e Houx – 23.03.2022
I haven’t yet stayed at the cottages but I speak for my old friends, owners, Hagan and Brownlee. Plenty to do or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. These guest cottages and their hosts are truly unique.

A Kerr – 22.03.2022
Wolvertein Cottages are simply the best for the authentic Karoo Farm accommodation experience.

Eva Marie Clarke – 22.03.2022
A must visit

Jan – 22.03.2022
Really great place, been there many a time!!!

Phyllis Turvey – 22.03.2022
Fantastic place with great hosts in the magnificent setting! Peace and beauty in the wonderful Karoo

Zola Shuman – 22.03.2022

Nickie Crookes – 22.03.2022
Exceptional hosting, in an absolute must experience environment, inside and out

Charles – 22.03.2022
Lovely stay, lovely owners!

Erik de Waal – 22.03.2022

Elise – 22.03.2022
Charming destination

Benedikt de Wet – 22.03.2022
Great place, great hospitality! A must if you are in the vicinity. Keep up the good job!

Frith Doepke – 22.03.2022
Exceptional resort. My friends love it but haven’t been lucky enough yet

Oliver Koter – 22.03.2022
Best Hosts, amazing accommodation and mind blowing environment, cant wait to be back xxx

Cari – 22.03.2022
Thanks allot

Julie Barker – 22.03.2022
A fabulous place to stay. Well worth the trip, tranquil, gorgeously decorated and great hosts.

Lucinda Hooley – 22.03.2022
A bliss that we dream of often

Earl Gregory – 22.03.2022
My favorite place to visit in the Karoo. The owners Ashley &Andre really make you feel so at home. I will always go back time any time an opportunity presents itself.

Clinton Long – 22.03.2022
Brilliant spot

Corne de Klerk – 22.03.2022
A place where you can completely unwind and soak up the peace and quiet. Outdoor fire in the karoo sku and stat gazing at night, accompanied by the sense of history and the friendly hosting of Ashley.

Elinore De lisle – 22.03.2022
My favourire place to visit in the Klein Karoo. Amazing hosts, welcoming accommodation and isolation and nature splendor.

Cari De beer – 22.03.2022
Lovely place

Johnny Gowlett – 22.03.2022
Amazing place, stunning scenery, run by great guys!

Dan Marsden – 22.03.2022
Great place to stay!! Loved it

Sage de beer – 22.03.2022
Such a beautiful tranquil getaway. The Touws river has always been magical to me and has had a special place in my heart from living on a part of it for years to my siblings being born in it. This is the most magical getaway I have seen in so long I LOVE IT

Peter Noble – 22.03.2022
Stunning location. Awesome hosts. Every detail of the accommodation has been considered.

Cari De beer – 22.03.2022

Nerine Dorman – 22.03.2022
Yes please! I love Wolverfontein!

Mark Barrow – 22.03.2022
Lovely place

Matk Barrow – 22.03.2022
Lovely place

Karlheinz Von Bentheim – 22.03.2022
This is one of the best places to unwind in South Africa

WILLOW IEVERS – 22.03.2022
Love and light!

A Loots – 22.03.2022
Wolverfontein, the jewel of the klein karoo

Andrew Clark – 22.03.2022
Love the place and the people.

Ashleigh Walters – 22.03.2022
Voting for Wolverfontein Cottages in the Karoo.

Robert Finlayson – 22.03.2022
One of my favourite spots on the planet

Pierre Viljoen-Neethling – 22.03.2022
Just the best!

Annette le Roux – 22.03.2022
Simply the best!

Pieter de Beer – 22.03.2022
Stayed at Wolverfontein many times. Best accommodation in the Klein Karoo. Well done A&A !

Wolfgang Ender – 22.03.2022
Love staying at Wolverfontein, the guys are super nice and helpful. We spent a week in quiet bliss

Dale Clendennen – 22.03.2022
We stayed at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages in 2012 – it was wonderful, never to be forgotten. Kept in contact with the hosts since then … that’s 10 years! That’s one of the things I love about this place

Carolyn Lewis – 22.03.2022
I love going to Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages. Besides the wonderful hosts and comfortable accommodation, the starry night sky is out of this world. Also love that each house has its own dipping pool.

Coral – 22.03.2022
The best place to unwind and relax with exceptional views and Klein Karoo sunsets. An absolute must of you’re visiting the Klein Karoo

Lisa van Zyl-Jones – 22.03.2022
Best hosts ever!

Matt Newman – 22.03.2022
One of the most unique and peaceful accommodations to be found in the Western Cape. Love this place and it’s people.

Shannon van Graan – 22.03.2022
Wolvertontein Karoo Cottages

Tamaryne Lindeque – 22.03.2022
Fabulous hosts and lovely accomodation especially the new splash pools!

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