Morning Glory Cottages - Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

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Morning Glory Cottages

Venterstad, Karoo Hartland - Accommodation

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ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:

Finalist A.A. Accommodation Awards \ Recommended Quality Assured Accommodation.

Morning Glory Cottage is situated on the old family farm Gelykfontein - a well known racehorse stud farm. The stud was established in 1935 and the owners, the 4th generation Van der Walts on the farm. In the study of the main recedence, generations of racehorses from all over the world can be traced back for over 300 years. Colts and fillies from this stud participate in races all over the country.

The farm is also known for it's Rubicon Merino's sheep, indigenous goats, Game and Nguni Cattle. Nguni products such as Ottomans, Hand bags, Waist coats and Cushions are produced on the farm and are offered for sale on the premises, Including Nguni hides.

Our farm offers the following:

• Owner run with personal service in a homely atmosphere.
• Peace and tranquility.
• Glorious sunsets
• Field walks
• Bird watching
• Informal Mountain biking
• Game drives on the farm and adjacent Oviston Nature Reserve
• Hunting in season (Prior arrangement)
• Braai facilities - thatched lapa with built in braai in shady garden
• Safe parking
• Informal 4x4 Route -beautiful scenery
• Baby farm animals to feed with a bottle.
• Children Friendly
• House trained pets by arrangement

Only 9km form the nearest shore of the great Lake Gariep with a shore line of 435km. This is the place where the water meets the sky. There are numerous sporting facilities in it's vicinity such as river rafting, Kayaking, abseiling , power boating, skiing and bait fishing for yellowfish, mudfish, tilapia etc. Only 9km from the inlet of the Orange Fish Tunnel in the Orange River. Two underground tunnels deposit water into the Fish and Sundays Rivers thus enabling substantial irrigation farming in the remote areas of the Eastern Cape Province. True Karoo cuisine in the friendly atmosphere of our cosy dining room, freshly baked bread, home grown vegetables and free range karoo lamb or venison.

WE CATER FOR HOME FROM HOME ACCOMMODATION AND PERSONAL CARE.

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Morning Glory Cottages, Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

Establishment Facilities
  • Animal Friendly
  • BBQ
  • Children Welcome
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gay Friendly
  • Internet
  • Pools
  • Secure Parking
Room Amenities
  • Non Smoking
  • Phone
  • Television

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Accreditations for Morning Glory Cottages, Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

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Map of Morning Glory Cottages in Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

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Directions to Morning Glory Cottages

GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 42' 51.5" E / 30° 45' 26.2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Morning Glory Cottages in Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

Departing: Bloemfontein Airport
Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa
Distance: 230 km / Duration: 2 hours 28 mins
1. Head south
Go through 1 roundabout
1.9 km
2. Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein 2.6 km
3. Exit onto M10 9.6 km
4. Turn left onto Church St/M30 2.1 km
5. Turn right toward Church St/M30 2.3 km
6. Turn right onto Church St/M30 0.4 km
7. Turn left to merge onto N1 150 km
8. Turn left to stay on N1 18.1 km
9. Take the exit toward R701 0.9 km
10. Turn left onto R701 5.4 km
11. Slight right toward P28 3.1 km
12. Continue straight onto P28 2.3 km
13. Turn left onto R58 31.4 km
14. Turn right
Destination will be on the right
0.2 km

Nearest Airport

Bloemfontein Airport - Bloemfontein

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President Jacob Zuma renamed Bloemfontein International Airport to Bram Fischer International Airport on 13 December 2012. Bram Fischer was a lawyer notable for anti-apartheid activism.

Bram Fischer International Airport caters for more than 400 000 passengers per year and is only 15 kilometres from Bloemfontein city centre.

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Nearby Towns

Alternative accommodation near Venterstad, Karoo Hartland

TOWN, REGION DURATION DISTANCE
Venterstad, Karoo Hartland » Current Current
Middelburg, Karoo Hartland » 2 hours 7 mins 175 km
Cradock, Karoo Hartland » 2 hours 38 mins 179 km
Nieu-Bethesda, Karoo Hartland » 3 hours 9 mins 262 km
Graaff-Reinet, Karoo Hartland » 3 hours 11 mins 281 km
Aberdeen, Karoo Hartland » 3 hours 36 mins 339 km

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