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Driekwartblou is situated on the farm Schalkwykskraal on the banks of the Gariep Dam – the largest dam in South Africa. This guest house has a 180° view of the Gariep Dam. Eland, Wildebeest, Springbok and Zebra, to name but a few, come right up to the Nature Reserve’s fence, a mere 50m from the guest house.
Schalkwykskraal is a working farm where Rubicon Merino’s and Nguni cattle are bred using a Holistic method. A house that was built in the 1800’s was restored recently and divided into 4 modern units, of which 2 have self-catering option. Every unit has a private entrance and steps out onto a large stoep where the views can be appreciated any time of day or night. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets can be seen over the water of the dam. Meals are served on your private stoep if weather permits.
Driekwartblou (meaning three quarters blue) got its name from the huge amount of blue that can be seen around the guest house in the form of water and sky. It is a unique oasis in the Karoo where guests get the chance to be near to nature without having to travel great distances. We are situated 30km from the N1 (all tar roads) and halfway between Gauteng and Cape Town, making it the ideal stop-over going to the Argus or Two Oceans Marathon. Driekwartblou is less than 2km from the R58 to Port Elizabeth and East London.
We offer:4 en-suite units, sleeping up to 12 guestsUnits 1 and 2 have self-catering optionUnits 2 and 3 can be connected, making it an ideal family room for 5 guestsPrivate entrances for all unitsPrivate stoep-area with views of the damAir Conditioning and DSTV in all unitsCoffee/Tea making facilities with complementary rusksBar fridge – can be stockedClean borehole water in tapsMicrowave All meals served on requestPicnic-style breakfast available, ready for take-awayLate night snack plateBraai FacilitiesCooldrinks and snacks available Amenities and towelsDaily servicedCell phone receptionSafe Parking
Wonderful views with spectacular sunrises and sunsetsParadise for Photographers and Bird enthusiasts (including the fish- and black eagle)Star GazingRoutes for mountain bikingNature walks and picnicsSafe farm roads for runningIdeal place to introduce children to farm activities such as lambing and shearingFarm dam for swimming in summer Hunting and fishing nearbyAirfield 30kmDam wall ToursCanoe trips nearbyNature Reserve on your doorstep – game viewing