Let me tell you a little secret. Somewhere half-way between Cape Town and Johannesburg, on the fringes of the great mystical land given the name Karoo (meaning land of thirst) by our ancestors, lies a perfect resting spot. It is far enough from the road to feel like it is completely isolated, yet close enough not to feel like the long way around.
Turn off the N1 just south of Richmond. At the end of the road, Bloemhof Karoo; a perfect little Karoo homestead awaits you. Here, you will be greeted with genuine hospitality, sip fine wine on the stoep as the stars come out, and after your home cooked Karoo kos I promise you will sleep like a baby in the comfortable bed with fluffy down duvets.
If you are a sunrise chaser like me, the early rise will most definitely be worth it. If not, stay in bed and enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh rusks. Yes, they serve coffee in bed! I told you this place is something else.
Most people treat their stop-over during the Long Drive to or from their Cape holiday as nothing but a dinner, bed and breakfast. But Bloemhof Karoo is different. This is a place where you can stop for a coupe of days, either to ease into that holiday feeling or to feel like the holidays have not yet ended. Take a walk around the working farm and meet the winged and four-legged residents. Go for a game drive to see some of the exotic antelope that the owners breed here. Or just enjoy feeling like the Lord and Lady of the Manor at the beautiful homestead. I don’t often say this, but this place really is perfect!