Britstown: Rietpoort Guesthouse
 To make a reservation enquiry, click on the "reservation" button at the bottom of the page.
Rietpoort Guesthouse (close to the N12 near Britstown, Northern Cape) is the perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg - be it for one night only or a few days to start your holiday in countryside elegance and restful comfort.

Two beautifully decorated cottages offer real old-world-atmosphere with stink wood and antique furniture. Each cottage consists of a kitchenette, lounge/living area, bathroom with both a shower and bath, and 2 Bedrooms. Our cottages are private and fully equipped for self-catering facilities. BBQ facilities are also available. Meals can be served on request. Activities such as swimming, walking and climbing the hills are on offer. We also have some bushman paintings on the farm that can be viewed on request. Star gazing is spectacular in this part of the world.
The Cottage -- a perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg
The Cottage -- a perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg
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Activities:

Bird Watching Abundance of birds on farm.

Hiking Trails Hiking on farm, hills to climb behind farmhouse with beautiful Karoo sunsets.

Other Activities FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN COTTAGES
Swimming pool ; Television in living area; Child friendly; Fireplace; Air conditioning; BBQ area outside; Ceiling fans in bedrooms; Secure Parking; Non- smoking indoors; Fully equipped for self catering purposes
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on request.

Self Catering rates, Prices charged per unit. Pre-arranged meals charged extra
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan Yes
Airconditioner Yes
Main bedroom in the cottage (small pic) and living area (large pic)
Main bedroom in the cottage (small pic) and living area (large pic)
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Nearest Town:
Britstown
Distance: 24km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
Clinic in Britstown. BRITSTOWN: It was in the heady days of The Great Diamond rush in the year of 1877 that Britstown came into being. Fortune hunters paused here in their frenzied dash to the fabulous diamond fields, and a settlement mushroomed to provide fresh horses, fodder, refreshment and accommodation. Soon even a concertina virtuoso made music for happy dancers lubricated by the local brew. First the Fuller and Gibson coaches and then others stopped here. But by the time Britstown gained municipal status in January, 1889, a railway line already snaked across the Karoo plains to carry would-be diamond diggers through to Kimberley. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
The Menu
Traditional Karoo mutton and side-dishes. Pre-arrange for meals: Dinner R120,00 per person.

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Rietpoort - 4900 ha
Farming Activities: Sheep farming, cattle farming, game farming and irrigation.
Farm History: The Van der Merwes got the first deed of transfer in 1860. The Raaths bought the farm from them in 1938. (The Van der Merwes and Raaths are related)

A bit about your hosts:
Gerrit and Andrea are your hosts Your hosts Andrea and Gerrit  (small pic) and farm landscape (large pic)
Your hosts Andrea and Gerrit (small pic) and farm landscape (large pic)
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How to get there:
24 km from Britstown. Route map and GPS coordinates supplied when rervations are made.

  Photo gallery

The flat sleeps four  (small pic) and bathrooms in flat and cottage (large pic)
The flat sleeps four (small pic) and bathrooms in flat and cottage (large pic)
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   An oases in the Karoo.. swimming pool and braai area (small pic) and dam  (large pic)
An oases in the Karoo.. swimming pool and braai area (small pic) and dam (large pic)
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