Matjiesvlei Guest Farm




Matjiesvlei Guest Farm is a must see when visiting the Klein Karoo. Come enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of this valley, situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains between Calitzdorp and Ladismith. Farming in this area dates back as far as 1821.

We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units – Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.

We invite you to come kick back and relax. Enjoy some of our delightful local wines while savouring the tranquil beauty as only Mother Nature can provide.



Sleeps 3 | One Bedroom

Oupad se Kloof consists of one bedroom with a double bed and one single bed, a bathroom with shower and another spacious room containing the kitchen, dining room and an extra single bed (ideal for children). The unit is fully equipped and has electricity.


Sleeps 6 | Three Bedroom

Built in 1936 by Pieter Thiart, this comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated cottage has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 persons Two of the bedrooms each have a double bed while the third room has both a double and a single bed. Unit is fully equipped and has electricity.


Sleeps 6 | Three Bedroom

Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated cottage dates back to 1860 and consists of 3 bedrooms accommodating 6 persons in total. The unit is fully equipped and has electricity.


Sleeps 4 | One Bedroom + separate bedroom

Cloete Huis is amongst one of the oldest buildings in Matjiesvlei and provides for the ideal honeymoon breakaway. The house is fully furnished with one bedroom and a beautiful view of the valley and Swartberg Mountains. A separate bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom is also available in the outbuilding.


Sleeps 6 | Three Bedroom

Huis Oppie Rant is a 3 bedroom self catering cottage with beautiful wooden floors and ceilings and a magnificent view of the mountains. Two of the rooms each have a double bed while the third room has two single beds.


Sleeps 2 | One Bedroom

Die Wa-huis is situated on top of a hill overlooking a 2km stretch of the Gamka river. Stunning views of the river and mountains.


A shady 4×4 bush camp on the banks of the Gamka River with modern ablution blocks, flush toilets and hot water. Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating in Die Dam, walks and hikes. Starting at the Bush camp, drive the rugged Bojaankop 4×4 trail

Our Facilities

*Please note: Units with electricity are fully equipped.

Units without electricity have the following facilities.

  • Gas stove
  • Gas fridge
  • Gas geyser
  • Gas lamps
  • Solar lights
  • Oil lamps
  • Candles
  • Campsite
  • Hiking
  • 4×4 trail

Our Rates

R320.00 per person
Children under 12 years – R150.00.
(Sleeps 6 max)

Both camping and 4×4 routes are R 200 per vehicle.
(Must have 4×4 vehicle to access camping spot.)

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 050 3346
Selma: +27 73 174 1028
Bennie: +27 83 453 2209

Business Hours

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00


Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.473211
Longitude: 21.627213

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 28 23
Longitude: E21 37 37

Latitude: S 33 28.393
Longitude: E 21 37.633