The  Karoowater Guest Farm previously known as UHURU 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 approach on 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 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 is waiting to gently wash away and remove all stress that work and city life may cause – read more at our guest farm activities page.  If you’re thinking healthy restoring 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 with free roaming antelope then you are at the right place.

Quality Accommodation…

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 – read more.  Campers will enjoy our well-shaded caravan park – read more.  We are open to host your wedding, year-end function, kid’s party, twenty-first party or any small to medium sized church or corporate functions – read more at our function venue page.


Oudtshoorn accommodation and restaurant at Karoowater, Western Cape
Geniet ‘n lekker koffie of bier op ons restaurant se stoep wat uitkyk oor ons dam…
Oudtshoorn accommodation at Karoowater, Western Cape
Sunset at Karoowater…


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

* Remember – we were previously known as Uhuru Guest Farm


• From Cape Town:
R62 to Calitzdorp, turn right just after the Spar Supermarket in Calitzdorp. Drive through town and keep on going through the farm areas for about 18km. Before the tar road becomes the cement road you will see the sign on your right. Turn right at the sign (KAROOWATER or Calitzdorp Spa sign). 3km to us on the left.

• From Oudtshoorn:
Go on the R62 towards Calitzdorp. About 10km outside Oudtshoorn, turn left at the sign Warmbad/Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. Carry on for about 30km on the cement road. The cement road becomes a tar road.  From this point look out for the sign “Karoowater”.  Turn left at the sign and drive for 3 km to us.  You will see us on the left.

Suggestion for Caravan-campers coming from Oudtshoorn:
Stay on the R62 all the way to Calitzdorp, It is about 20km further, and avoid the shorter but bumpy cement road.  Once you reach Calitzdorp follow the above directions from Calitzdorp.


On-site activities

Relax in the charisma and beauty of an actual klein karoo farm with an impressive variety of free flying birds for bird watching, blue wildebeest, zebra, blesbuck and springbuck and mountain tortoises.  Farm animals include ponies and goats.  The beautiful restaurant area overlooks a natural pool in which you will see khoi fish swimming and has become home to various species of ducks and geese - read more about our guest farm activites page.

Off-site activities

The farm is surrounded by the beautiful valley of the Olifantsriver and only 23 minutes drive (15 km) from the Groenfontein Nature Reserve also known as the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and Rooiberg Mountain Catchment Area now a World Heritage Site.  If you are an adventurer and nature lover you will find yourself surrounded, in close proximity of 20 kilometres, with activity options in the surrounding areas including 4x4, birdwatching, hiking, rock climbing, wildlife watching.  For the more culturally inclined there is picnicking, wine tasting and art strolling in Calitzdorp.   With, Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich capital of the world' within 35 minutes drive from the farm and the verdant and ecologically diverse garden route 60 minutes drive away, your adventure and culture activity options enjoys a giant boost!