WELCOME TO BLOEMHOFKAROO

BLOEMHOFKAROO 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, BloemhofKaroo provides an accessible farm-style getaway for both one-night stops, and longer stays.


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


  • Family Getaways. Very child friendly with child minding service. Kiddies presented with an exciting Welcome Pack on arrival.
  • Petting Farm. Families can be part of a real Karoo working farm experience.
  • Photographic Getaways
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Artists’ Retreats
  • Writing Workshops
  • Road Trips
  • Overnight break when travelling between Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Coast.
BloemhofKaroo Donkey Cart

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’.

Cloe Image

BloemhofKaroo 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 14 guests on-site, as well as additional guests at the adjoining Private Game Reserve.


Please contact us for more information.

BloemhofKaroo Chapel

CIGAR SHED now completed!

A great place to relax and enjoy the collection of Karoo artifacts, South African war memorabilia, farm implements.

Best of all is the collection of old Vinyls - guests are having such fun selecting old tunes of the past, playing them on a turntable; real trip down memory lane.

BloemhofKaroo has become known as one of the best kept Stopover Secrets on the N1 between Gauteng, CT and the Garden Route.

We’re conveniently situated 4,5km off the N1, 25km South of Richmond, Northern Cape and Families seem to feel like their holiday has really begun once they get to this oasis in the Karoo!

No better way for our guests to stretch travel-weary legs, than to enjoy a Sunset Stroll up to Kudu Rock, hopefully spotting some of our rare Antelope.

We are also great stop for guests traveling to the Knysna / Plettenberg Bay / Hermanus via spectacular Meiringspoort.

First prize would be to spend 2 nights at BloemhofKaroo and make it part of your holiday, possibly even the best part of your holiday!

“Farm Stay at its very best,” as a guest wrote a guest in our Visitors’ Book.