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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Route 62 certainly delivered on its strap line of A journey to the unexpected.

Replenished with provisions from the more than adequate OK Store in Barrydale, and food and drink from Diesel and Creme, and of course Ronnies sex shop, we headed left off the road onto a dirt track. On our left a reserve with Cape Zebra, which up until then we had not seen.

A few k's down and we arrived, to be greeted by Ashley, holding the gate open for us.

We entered into a lovingly restored cottage. Furnished in totally retro furniture, it was as if you had gone back in time. Old clocks, radios, a fantastic old fridge and gas cooker are but a few of the items adorning this total escape from everyday life.

I particularly liked the clock on the wall, a wood silhouette of Africa, with a quartz clock movement. Battery in its last throe of life with the second hand gently twitching. Now that is Africa Time.

It is difficult to convey the rustic charm of this place and the care that has been adorned upon it. Suffice it to say we all had an all too short one night there and would come back in a shot.

If you are addicted to your device then make certain you have had your fix beforehand. Or climb a ladder to get a signal What a welcome relief from the connected world in which we now all seem to be dragged into.

Our journey on down route 62 continued, and I can thoroughly recommend Die Handelshuis at calitzdorp for a superb lunch.

Yes A JOURNEY TO THE UNEXPECTED, what fun.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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TravellingFarmer01, Owner at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2016

So glad to hear that my neck of the woods proved to be such a wonderful adventure. Your kind words are much appreciated, and your appreciation of our little "African Time" offering has made us smile from ear to ear. Hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

We spent three nights here at the end of our two-week Karoo roadtrip holiday.

D'Waenhuis is a lovely cosy cottage, interestingly decorated, well-appointed, and comfortable. The grounds and adjoining farms allow for nice long walks. Lots of stars at night in the dark country skies.

Ashley and Andre ensured that we felt welcome, and we will definitely look to stay here again when next we travel in this area.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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TravellingFarmer01, Manager at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

So many thanks for your kind words. We really do appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review, and that you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Stay well.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

No cell phone reception guaranteed that good old fashioned conversation and laughs were had by all ! The surrounding nature with the quaint cottage and friendly pets that came to visit, made us wish for just some extra time to enjoy it all. Will be back !

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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TravellingFarmer01, Manager at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Dear Mandy

Many thanks for your kind words, much appreciated. So glad to hear that you had such a great time with us. Looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future. The Klein Karoo is a garden of earthly delights, and well worth a return visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Thank you Ashley and Andre for affording us this memorable experience of staying at Wolverfontein. It certainly was a different experience, very pleasant and one which we shall certainly recommend to our friends and family. Such a pity we never got to actually see the Barn Owl. Many thanks.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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TravellingFarmer01, Manager at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, much appreciated. Will need to give that Barn Owl a talking too.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stayed in D'Waenhuis. A cottage with a stoep, that is how it should be ! Very comfortable accommodation. Andre and Ashley are there to assist at all times and yet one feels as if you are on your own farm watching the sun go down after a beautiful Karoo day. We had a great time. Be careful of ticks, wife ended up having tick bite fever and visiting the doctor after a week of painful flu like symptoms.

Room Tip: D'Waenhuis ideal for a couple
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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TravellingFarmer01, Owner at Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

So many thanks for your kind words regarding our accommodation, much appreciated. We are sorry to hear that Nadia fell prey to tick bite fever, we hope that she has fully recovered from this. Tick are prevalent across South Africa, especially in after high rain fall. Thankfully it is a treatable ailment, and hopefully we will see you back on the farm in the near future.

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