Located on the N1, 25km south of Richmond, N.Cape, South Africa

BLOEMHOF KAROO is a historic home, once owned and loved by Professor Christiaan Barnard . The Homestead rests graciously in an oasis amongst kopjes on a working farm in the Malaria free, Northern Cape, Great Karoo. Located just 5km from the N1, Bloemhof Karoo provides an accessible farm-style getaway for both one-night stops, and longer stays.

Bloemhof Karoo is the ideal retreat for relaxing and rejuvenation of the soul, the perfect escape for:

  • Family Getaways
  • Overnight stops en route the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the Coast
  • Artists’ Retreats
  • Writing Workshops
  • Photographic Getaways
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Vow Renewals

Hiking, off road motorcycling and mountain biking enthusiasts will be enthralled and challenged by the varied terrain. Guests can relax in the Drawing Room, with a well-stocked characteristic bar, opening onto a protected braai area. There are 2 Dining Rooms, and a Sunroom, so guests have opportunities for privacy or communal enjoyment. There are also lovely outside sitting areas, under enormous Pepper Trees. Refresh yourselves in the farm ‘Swemdam’.

Bloemhof Karoo is also proud of its beautiful Chapel, converted from a shed several years ago, and built entirely from rock taken off the farm. For intimate weddings Bloemhof can sleep 9 guests on-site, as well as additional guests at the adjoining Private Game Reserve. Please contact us for more information.

Bloemhof Karoo has been sensitively restored to its former authentic self, sleeps 7 guests comfortably in the main house (and 2 guests can be accommodated in the ‘Blue Room’), with bespoke percale linen, down duvets and mohair rugs. Bloemhof is all about Karoo authenticity and hospitality, a charming country retreat where visitors are encouraged to soak up Karoo living, and leave behind city life, if only briefly.

The Barnard Room is a comfortable en suite bedroom with beautiful views looking out across the Veld.

  • Rate R895 per night per person sharing. (R 925 from Oct 2016)
  • Includes Bed and Breakfast.(B&B)
  • Single Supplement R295.

The gracious Oxwagon Room has a reading area, open fireplace, opens onto a wrap-around stoep and has a private en suite bathroom.

  • Rate R975 per night per person sharing. (R1095 from Oct 2016)
  • Includes Bed and Breakfast.(B&B)
  • Single Supplement R495.

The Blue Room is situated in the quaint farm outbuildings, has inter-leading separate lounge and private bathroom. This is sold as a Suite (two children can sleep in the lounge area on sleeper couches).

  • Rate R1990 B&B per night for the Blue Room suite sleeping a maximum of 4 persons. (R2290 from Oct 2016)

The Twin Room is also en suite.

  • Rate R795 B&B per person sharing (R 875 from Oct 2016)
  • Single Supplement R295.

3 Course served Dinner: R185 per person.
Children 3 – 11 years: R105 per child.

Light Luncheon menu available upon request.

*No self- catering facilities.

Family Special:

Take advantage of our special rate for the BloemhofKaroo Home for 3 consecutive nights, sleeping 7 persons, at *R5,995 per night, Full Board. Our attentive staff will ensure that your stay at BloemhofKaroo is most memorable. The Great Karoo is a place you will be inspired to return to, time and time again. We look forward to welcoming you.

Ideal for a family.

*This rates excludes The Blue Room. * Valid until 30 September 2016 * Tailormade packages for bigger groups can be arranged by agreement. This is non-commissionable.

friendly local help

exceptional food

We are renowned for our excellent Karoo Kitchen where our welcoming, and talented cooks rustle up real home-style cooking. Venison and lamb pies, “boereboontjies”, honeyed pumpkin, quince jelly, farm baked bread and “roosterkoek “are some of the specialties you will enjoy during your Karoo stay. Breakfasts are included in our rate. Lunch and dinner can be booked with your reservation, and enjoyed outside in our tranquil garden beneath the shade of a Pepper Tree, or in one of our two Dining Rooms. For sundowners, why not walk out to Windmill Rock and watch the spectacular sunset as the sky catches fire in pinks, oranges and purples, before the stars peak out and illuminate the Karoo skies.

All alcoholic beverages and soft drinks to be paid in cash prior to departure. A range of excellent wines are available.

3 Course served Dinner: R185 per person.

Children 3 – 11 years: R115 per child.

  • Guided 40 minute Karoo Amble
  • Extensive hiking opportunities
  • Relaxing hours of “Stoepsit”
  • Endless Stargazing
  • Game Drives on adjoining Private Game Reserve (R850 for 90 minutes)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnics, and Sundowners at Windmill Rock – a favourite Kudu watering hole
  • Self Drives
  • Motor cycle routes
  • Bring your board games and enjoy some ‘old fashioned’ family time together
  • Pack your paints and lose yourself in the beauty of the Karoo landscapes

Bloemhof offers a small selection of Biltong, Droewors, Karoo meat packs, Karu Blu spring water, curios gifts and preserves, all of which make for great gifts when returning home.


  • BOOKING essential.
  • Full payment please required to confirm reservation.
  • Confirmed reservation cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.
  • Rates are subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Reservations will be released automatically and with out prior notice if these payment conditions are not met.
  • Please advise Reservations at the time of booking of any dietary requirements, special occasions and any other preferences
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • Well behaved pets are also welcome!


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • VAT


  • Check in at 14:00pm
  • Check out at 11:00am


  • Curio shop purchases
  • All beverages
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Game Drives