Welcome to Blesfontein!
Situated just outside Sutherland, in the quiet and remote Tankwa Karoo of South Africa's Northern Cape, Blesfontein is a family-friendly destination in every season of the year.
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Get in touch
Call us on +27 23 571 2631
or +27 83 444 5810
Send a fax to +27 23 571 2631
Or send us an email
ANNOUNCEMENT!! Blesfontein is OPEN again!
If you have a permit to travel, we'd love to host you!
SUPPORT BLESFONTEIN: After 3 years of drought, we rely on guests to keep the farm running, animals fed and workers paid. If you'd like to support Blesfontein we would really appreciate it!
Donations can be made to NM van der Merwe, Standard Bank Account: 187589410 Branch: 051001
Please use your cell number as a reference and we'll discount your next booking or use your donation in lieu of a deposit!
From our guest book...
"Sutherland accommodation at its best!"
We were looking for silence and wide-open spaces, and we found it at Blesfontein, along with warm Karoo hospitality. What an escape from city congestion and noise... our perspective was readjusted as we gazed at the stars by night and the vistas each day."
"Thank You, Nicol and Marina, this was the best vacation of my life!"
"Thank you to Nicol and Marina for a lovely snowy break away on their farm. It is an experience that I will remember for a very long time."
"Our children loved our visit to Blesfontein: aged 4 and 5, we let them loose each day to explore, collect eggs, make friends with the animals and be farm kids. Washing the dust off each night, we heard all about the many adventures they had. Nicol and Marina, thank you for letting our kiddies follow you around as you did your chores. Our children enjoyed every minute of each day. Thank you!"
"My children want to know when are we going to visit Blesfontein again. We couldn't imagine our city kids to love a farm vacation so much!"
"Thanks a lot for the privilege to spend our honeymoon in your cow shed! We're now more in love than ever!"
"Die gasvryheid was ongelooflik vriendelik en altyd gereed met die ietsie ekstra; lammers melk gee, kyk na die maan en meer. Ons het dit baie geniet! The hospitality was incredibly friendly and they were always ready to help with that little extra, lambs milk provided, looking at the moon and much more. We enjoyed it very much!"
Please note: Blesfontein has lots of farm animals and resident wildlife. We love to have you interact with them but please leave your dogs at home. Blesfontein is not pet-friendly.