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 – read more on our guest farm activities page.  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.

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.  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 – Read more on our function venue page.

Find our Guest Farm

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 OK 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 old cement road that is currently undergoing construction with stop-and-go delays.  Once you reach Calitzdorp follow the above directions from Calitzdorp.