Kareeboom Farmhouse

Caters for maximum 10 people

Kareeboom farmhouse has been lovingly and tastefully renovated and decorated to ensure a memorable stay in the beauty that is the Hantam Karoo. It is able to accommodate 6-10 people. Should a group of 16 wish to make use of the space, it would be possible for both Kareeboom farm cottage as well as Kareeboom farmhouse to be occupied simultaneously.

No cell phone reception is available, but free Wi-Fi can be accessed at Gannabos Farm.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a limit set on the number of photographers and/or visitors entering the quiver tree forest between 18:00 and 06:00. A permit from the owner will be required at a cost of R250 per person should you be keen to experience the forest between these hours. The guests at Gannabos and Kareeboom have the privilege to come and go as they please, free of charge.

Please remember that as the quiver tree forest is situated on the farm itself, it still remains private property.

Solar power provides the basic electricity for appliances such as lights and chargers. As a result, electric appliances such as hairdryers, kettles and toasters cannot be accommodated. Hot water is provided by means of a gas geyser. There is also a gas stove in the kitchen and fridge in the scullery. Wood is provided which can be used for either a braai or for a fire to warm you in winter. You will also be able to enjoy a freshly baked loaf of bread which will be delivered to the farmhouse daily.

A house of this nature, as well as the lush green lawn, is an exception in this part of the world. The farmhouse is decorated throughout with scenes from Gannabos and surrounds.

You are more than welcome to explore the area and to take photos - the possibilities are endless.
The interior of the two houses are very different in feel and design. Being in Kareeboom farm cottage takes you back in time and is reminiscent of a stay at your granny's house. Kareeboom farmhouse has been decorated in a more contemporary style, while incorporating all the luxury of that special farm experience.
The sitting room

The striking sitting room also boasts a most unusual ceiling fashioned from thorn tree sprigs. This room faces the front of the house, enjoying an uninterrupted view of the mountain range covered in quiver trees. It leads onto a large, lush lawn where you can enjoy a picnic in the wholesome, pure air of the Hantam Karoo, curl up with a book, or simply lie back and take in the vast, blue skies. The sitting room leads to the dining room.
Viné's room

Named after the pretty little girl whose pictures adorn the wall. Enjoy a night under a virtual canopy of thorn trees! This beautifully appointed bedroom ensures a luxuriously comfortable night's sleep. You will wake up to an undisturbed view of the mountain range dotted with quiver trees. This bedroom offers one double bed and one three quarter bed, covered with exquisitely snug linen. All guests will be supplied with towels. Although there is no en-suite bathroom, this bedroom does have access to its own bathroom.
Goliath's bathroom

Goliath - a Pomeranian Toy Pom with a larger than life personality - is the face of the farm. Goliath's bathroom is the only bathroom in the house that has a bath. This is the bathroom for use by visitors staying in Vine's room.
Lucy's room

Named after the lovely young girl whose pictures project a love of flowers. This bedroom, facing the front of the house, leads off the sitting room and comprises three single beds. Feather duvets, cotton linen, and soft luxurious towels are provided.
In this room you can also enjoy a night under a virtual canopy of thorn trees. It has its own en-suite bathroom.
The en-suite bathroom for Lucy's room

This is the spacious en-suite bathroom adjoining Lucy's room. Here you can enjoy the convenience of two basins, as well as a walk-in shower which is able to accommodate a wheelchair if necessary.
Buksie's room

This spacious, delightfully decorated room overlooks the garden as well as the mountain range replete with quiver trees. It comprises one double bed and two single beds. This room brings to light the sheer joy of laughter and living life to the full. Seeing as how the largest quiver tree forest in the southern hemisphere is located on Gannabos, canvasses of quiver trees welcome you in this room. Feather duvets, cotton linen, and soft luxurious towels are provided. It also has an en-suite bathroom.
Buksie's bathroom

Here we have the spacious en-suite bathroom for Buksie's room. It comprises a toilet, shower, as well as two basins. The bathroom has a door leading outside to the back of the house.
The dining room

The dining room is more than simply a place to sit and enjoy a meal with friends or family. This room has its very own hearth, which can be enjoyed for use as a braai or could be used to make a fire in the room on a cold winter's night. There is a dining room table that can seat up to 10 guests.
The kitchen

This is a typical farmhouse kitchen, blending old and new. It is equipped with a gas geyser as well as a gas stove. You can enjoy a meal with friends and family around the kitchen table.
The scullery

The scullery is entered through the back of the house and leads into the kitchen. Here you can wash clothes, braai tools etc. in the laundry trough. In this room is a fridge/freezer.
In nature

Being a sheep/wool farm it is likely that you will hear the bleat of a lamb, or catch a glimpse of the sheep themselves. While walking in the bush exploring the surrounds, you might be lucky enough to encounter some of the local wildlife, namely: steenbok, duiker, porcupine, aardvark, and bat eared fox. At night, avid star-trail photographers will be spoiled with a clear, star-filled sky to capture that perfect shot.

Gannabos Farm and Guest House
situated near the world's largest quiver tree forest
Northern Cape, South Africa

Gannabos Guest Farm • Nakkie van Wyk
Tel/Fax: 027 218 1249 • Vox phone: 087 150 8101
gannabos@hantam.co.za
P.O Box 63, NIEUWOUDTVILLE, 8180