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The Poplars is an old farmhouse in the Great Karoo, about an hour from Graaff-Reinet on the 15 000-hectare farm, Gordonville that belongs to Charlotte Daneel. It’s at the heart of the Sneeuberg Nature Reserve conservancy project that she and her partner Derk Blaisse set up to recreate the pristine environment found in this part of South Africa by pioneers who settled here over 200 years ago. It’s rugged, wild and dramatic – and utterly silent. The Poplars sleeps ten people comfortably and provides an extraordinary base from which to explore an environment created so that indigenous fauna and flora are able to flourish. Already substantial numbers of springbuck, wildebeest and mountain zebra can be found roaming the lands here. The fences are down and the natural order of things is taking over once again.

It’s cold up here, come winter, but The Poplars avoids the deadening summer temperatures of nearby Graaff-Reinet. There’s a pool fashioned out of an old raised farm dam, and a small, nearby copse of trees protects the house from the prevailing winds. You could just come here and sit on the stoep and read, with the occasional swim in the pool the antidote to summer’s lethargy. Or you could bring your mountain bikes for the cooler months and work up a heat on the farm tracks or on the slopes of the nearby Sneeuberg or the Compassberg.


Please note: Vehicles with low clearance are not suitable for driving to The Poplars.


  • 1 x Bathroom
  • 1 x Bedroom (king & single)
  • 1 x Bedroom (king)
  • 1 x Bedroom (twin singles)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (twin singles)
  • All linen provided
  • BBQ (Portable)
  • Cleaning products
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • en-suite
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • No tumble dryer
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Servicing (additional cost)
  • Stove (Electric)
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi


Sleeps 11


Well behaved dogs allowed (No hunting dogs)

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


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    It was amazing thanks very much. Just to mention that staff at The Poplars were outstanding - a pleasure to deal with.

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Mid Season
(15 Jan - 18 Mar, 1 Apr - 14 April, 29 Apr - 15 Jun, 1 Aug - 30 Nov): R4900

High Season
(19 - 31 Mar, 15 Apr - 28 Apr, 16 Jun - 31 Jul, 1 Dec - 15 Jan '22): R6500


All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability / actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

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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.