Frida's Guest House
Hopetown, Upper Karoo - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:This accommodation in Hopetown is a charming and homely guesthouse on the edge of the town with a stunning view of the surrounding Karoo Landscape. Frida's Guest House offers four spacious, luxurious rooms with en suite bathrooms and each has a personal touch in style and dÃ©cor. The rooms also offer privacy, as all rooms have a private entrance.
The rooms at this Hopetown accommodation are equipped with a TV (DSTV), air-conditioning, heater, fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. The Sun Room and Family Room are self-catering and the Family Room sleeps four.
The view from the rooms gives sight to the open plains, gorgeous sunsets and the charm of the countryside. The "˜Upstairs Room' with its big balcony and braai has a beautiful view and spells out the peaceful atmosphere. The rooms' balcony is the perfect viewpoint to see the beautiful clear skies and bright stars of the Karoo.
This accommodation in Hopetown, Northern Cape is surrounded by a big, shady garden with braai/BBQ facilities and safe parking. Breakfast is optional and available in the cosy dining room.
Frida's Guest House is situated in Hopetown, Northern Cape which lies on the N12, nearly halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, therefore is perfect for a night stop-over on a long journey.
Hopetown lies at the edge of the Great Karoo on an arid slope leading down to the Orange River, named by the great explorer Colonel Robert Gordon in honour of William Prince of Orange. Tourists who visit the thriving farming community do so in order to enjoy nature-based activities and the Orange River.
This accommodation Hopetown offers is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the Karoo together with the warm hospitality of the Guest House. Stay in Hopetown and experience comfortable, affordable, homely accommodation at Frida's Guest House.
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Facilities available at Frida's Guest House, Hopetown, Upper Karoo
- Air Conditioning
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Directions to Frida's Guest House
Map of Frida's Guest House in Hopetown, Upper Karoo+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 24° 4' 51.4" E / 29° 37' 41" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to Frida's Guest House in Hopetown, Upper Karoo
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 125 km / Duration: 1 hour 23 mins|
|1.||Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8
Partial restricted usage road
|2.||Take the 2nd left onto Oliver Rd/N8||2.2 km|
|3.||Turn left onto Mac Dougall St||1.0 km|
|4.||Turn left onto N12||120 km|
Destination will be on the right
Kimberley Airport - Kimberley+ OPEN WEBSITE
Kimberley Airport lies in the heart of the Northern Cape province and each year it has 15 500 air-traffic movements and has around 132 000 passengers come through, which mostly are business travellers.
Around six kilometres south of Kimberley lies the airport, its former name was B.J. Vorster Lughawe (Afrikaans for airport) and the Kimberley Airport had its beginnings in 1912.
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