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Nothing says ‘South Africa’ quite like the Karoo. The Klein Karoo is a little different, with a touch more green and gently rolling hills. It’s here that you’ll find a Gregory Mellor-designed holiday home that is the most perfect hideaway. The low-slung, wisteria-covered, Karoo slate home left us speechless (and that doesn’t happen often!).

Days pass slowly in the Karoo and we suggest you spend a day in the pool – enjoying a cocktail and the panoramic views of this most pristine part of the country – and a cooler day in front of a roaring fire. The kitchen is a passionate cook’s dream: a sunny Lacanche stove, a pizza oven and a solid French oak, James Mudge-designed kitchen island with a rough stone top are hard-working accessories, but also look appropriately rustic. “Copper pots hanging above the stove and wall-mounted shelves filled with Sarah Ord earthenware are a country kitchen epitomized.”

Looking out towards the mountains, a covered veranda with a fireplace has slate underfoot, latte (lath) roof overhead and generous arched windows, giving the landscape its due and providing almost all the decoration it needs. Another, uncovered, alfresco dining area with a 12-seater table is perched on a raised concrete platform and is “about as magical a setting as you could wish for. Each turn around every corner had us saying, ‘Wow!’ Gregory Mellor has done an absolutely amazing job.”

What we love!

  • The views from the alfresco dining platform are mind-blowingly gorgeous.
  • The thoughtful touches that make this place perfect all year round: several blazing fireplaces, the copper bathtub, the refreshing stone-edged swimming pool…
  • The lushness of the Provençal-inspired garden is astonishing; it is made even more beautiful by the contrast with the arid and harsh surrounding landscape.
  • Did we mention that we love the kitchen? It’s a cook’s kitchen of note, and we really, really love it!

What you need to know…

  • The house is just off Route 62, close to Barrydale.
  • There is WiFi but next to no cellphone reception in this off-the-beaten track escape, so make important calls before you turn off the main drag.
  • The fabulous kitchen is a delight to cook in, but stock up on groceries well before you reach Barrydale as the area is isolated and doesn’t boast luxury deli-style ingredients.

Sleeps 8


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Bobbejaansberg is one of the hideaways featured in our Perfect Hideaways in South Africa coffee-table book.

This book celebrates hideaways, identifying precisely what it is that makes a holiday home ‘perfect’. From bush to beach, from city to wilderness, Perfect Hideaways in South Africa features a range of holiday homes that, by virtue of the peculiarities of their locations and distinguishing interiors, offer varieties of experiences.

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  • 4 x Bedrooms (king)
  • All linen provided
  • BBQ (Built in)
  • Cleaning products
  • Dishwasher
  • DSTV (Card supplied)
  • en-suite
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood (not supplied)
  • Oven (Gas)
  • Pool
  • Servicing (daily)
  • Stove (Electric)
  • Surround sound
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi


Sleeps 8


No pets allowed

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Based on 19 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Bobbejaansberg.


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in a fabulous house in the most beautiful place. Especially amazing during this difficult time. We will definitely be back!

  • Guest

    What an amazing stay. Loved the beach and the lovely equipped home. So well thought out in every way. Thanks to Rix for being so amazing too! Hope to be back soon.

  • Guest

    We have stayed at a number of your ‘hideaways’ over the past few years and each one has been so special.

  • Guest

    We had the most awesome stay at Bobbejaansberg. What a wonderful location and the accommodation and interiors were incredible! Portia was so helpful and warm.

  • Guest

    It was a real treat, we will definitely go back.

  • Guest

    What an amazing place, loved the privacy, the sheer beauty, the walks, the solitude.

  • Guest

    We had a wonderful weekend at Bobbejaansberg, it would be difficult to find fault. We really enjoyed the home and all it had to offer and it was clean and well kept by a very kind lady with a friendly smile who made us feel at home.

  • Guest

    We had a magnificent time, thank you. Such an amazing property! We look forward to returning.

  • Guest

    We absolutely loved Bobbejaansberg. What a beautiful house and setting. We very much enjoyed our Winter break there and spent our time cooking, reading, having long lunches and going for walks in the breath taking surroundings. It was wonderful having Portia around. No complaints. We would definitely go again.

  • Guest

    Yes, we had a wonderful time and everyone was extremely impressed with the quality of the house and its facilities. The Lady looking after the house was fantastic, really helpful and hardworking.

  • Guest

    “The house is gobsmackingly awesome, the best of the best! We had a fabulous four nights, and want to return in summer to make use of the glorious outside entertainment area and the magnificent pool. We had log fires going 24/7, and the appointments and bath products and luxury accommodation were unsurpassed!”

  • Guest

    We had a fantastic time there – what a magical spot. We are already thinking of returning! Portia was great and it was a unexpected pleasure having her around.

  • Guest

    We had a really wonderful time at Bobbejaansberg, the property is stunning and Portia was a lovely person who cleaned up after us.

  • Guest

    We are in total heaven here. What an incredible property and place! Absolutely stunning and we're loving - and savoring - every moment.

  • Guest


  • Guest

    THANK YOU for an absolutely awesome stay. We were very sad to leave….

  • Guest

    It really was a Perfect Hideaway. The whole place was full of WOW factors. Thank you.

  • Guest

    We had a great time in Bobbejaansberg. Was spectacular!

  • Guest

    Bobbejaansberg was just perfect. We had a great weekend. Can recommend Bobbejaansberg!

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Barrydale, Western Cape  The Perfect Hideaways team are veteran road-trippers who are only too happy to share their black book of things to do when you book into one of our hideaways.

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The rates for Bobbejaansberg depend on the number of nights booked:

2 nights –         R12 430 per night
3 or 4 nights -   R10 900 per night
5 nights plus -   R9 350 per night

Peak – SA Dec/Jan school holiday period:
R12 430 per night  - 7 night minimum stay

Accepted credit cards

No credit cards accepted; bank payments (EFT) only please.

Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.