The  Karoowater Guest Farm is close enough to be regarded as Oudtshoorn accommodation, nestled between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp next to the scenic Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. As one approaches the solitary karoo road 44 kilometres outside Oudtshoorn and just 21 kilometres from Calitzdorp, you are drawn to the oasis-like appearance of the Karoowater Guest Farm.  Looks may be deceiving but not in this case!  As you enter you are greeted with energetic sounds from the Parrots and monkeys.

The vast little karoo countryside has a tranquillity of its own and the green caravan park and camping site with its free-roaming springbuck and abundance of trees perfectly complements the unique fynbos semi-desert area of the little karoo.  This along with the guest farm activities such as a play & animal park, waterslide and cold swimming pool is just the perfect spot to keep your family amused as long as you need, may it be overnight-, weekend- or holiday accommodation.

Karoowater Guest Farm is equally popular as a WINTER DESTINATION.  Its natural hot spring baths with rejuvenating mineral water are waiting to gently wash away and remove all stress that work and city life may cause. If you’re thinking of restoration, Roman bathing, mouth-watering nutritious karoo meals, family fun in the big pool with waterslide and baby pool, play area surrounded by colourful parrots and curious monkeys, lovely serene sunset walks and real South African barbeques , then you are at the right place.



Our Calitzdorp Oudtshoorn accommodation and function venue is well-equipped, spacious, and appealing.   We offer a choice between various sizes of neat and clean self-catering chalets as well as overnight rooms.  Campers will enjoy our well-shaded caravan park.  We are open to hosting your wedding, year-end function, kid’s party, twenty-first party or any small to medium-sized church or corporate functions.


Unwind in the untouched countryside as a family or as a couple. Enjoy time together while the kids amuse themselves on the waterslide, with the animals and play park. Our Honeymoon suite offers stunning views over the Olifants River valley and Gamkaberg Mountains to the South East and West, the Gamkaskloof and Swartberg Mountains, known as ‘Die Hel’ to the North-West and the Kammanassie and Outeniqua Mountains to the East and East South-East.


We have the following accommodation available:
  • Self catering: Relax and revive in our air-conditioned self-catering accommodation between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. Our neat, standard but stylish chalets vary from our premium spots to our farm view locations. Facilities on the Guest Farm are available to all our guests.
  • Honeymoon suite: Imagine romantic serene sunset walks, cuddled-up stargazing beside a warm fire, beautiful air-conditioned chalet on its own hill, stunning sunrise views, wildlife and birdwatching from your ‘stoep’… Isolated enough to be private, yet close enough to enjoy on-site resort activities like our natural hot spring bath, our honeymoon suite offers a promising escape.
  • Overnight accommodation: Relax and revive in our comfortable air-conditioned accommodation between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. These chalets enjoy farm views and are just what you need if you are looking for overnight accommodation or a cost-effective bed & breakfast solution.
  • Caravan park: Electricity on site and conveniently well-appointed ablution facilities, complimented with free roaming springbuck, waterslide & pools, animal park & toddler play park, and restaurant, distinguish the Karoowater Caravan Park as a definite must in your travelling itinerary.

Natural geothermally heated groundwater rushes into our warm bath daily and measures at a safe temperature for bathing, between 30°C to 40°C. The water comes from one of seven natural hot springs in the Western Cape, South Africa. The deeper you go into the earth’s crust the higher the temperature of the rocks (temperature increase with depth = geothermal gradient). Geothermally heated water is water heated with heat coming from mother earth’s mantle as the water percolates through to the hot rocks deep down in the earth.


Hot spring water is known for its high mineral content, because hot water can naturally hold more dissolved solids than cold water.   The therapeutic value of this high mineral content renders a natural warm bath very popular among patrons desiring anything from revitalizing an overworked body to rehabilitation of disabilities.

  • Day visitors
  • Swimming: A cold water swimming pool with a baby pool.
  • Warm bath: Come bathe in our natural hot spring water.
  • Karoo restaurant: A fast food karoo café offering breakfast, brunch and lunch
  • Animals: Although we do not advertise the Guest Farm as an official ‘animal park’, Karoowater owes its distinctive wildlife atmosphere to our many wildlife and farm animals. We are a haven for bird lovers with many bird species to be spotted. Our animals are free to enjoy at no extra fees.  Please respect them and do not feed them or tease them.  Ask at our restaurant desk for fish food – children love to feed our Koi fish.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 76 382 3477

Business Hours

Restaurant & Office

Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday
08:00 – 17:00

Thursday & Sunday
08:00 – 13:00 ONLY



Unnamed Road,
Calitzdorp, 6660

33° 39′ 28.0116″ S,
21° 46′ 10.4916″ E