Laingsburg, Central Karoo - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Discover wonderful accommodation in Laingsburg at Oskopvlakte Guest House. This Guest Farm is 23 km east of Laingsburg on the N1 to Beaufort West and only 3 hours away from Cape Town. So if you're on a business trip or need a relaxing holiday then stay at Oskopvlakte Guest House to enjoy a tranquil Karoo farm experience.
The old farmhouse has been in the family since 1959 when Mr. Botes' grandfather bought the historic Farm. For 30 years after his death the Farm was only used as a sheep Farm and nobody lived in the house. Charlotte Botes and her husband left the Police force in Natal after 20 years in 2001, and came back to their roots in the Karoo where they decided to rebuild the house in honour of his grandfather, and used all their money to build a guesthouse from the old family homestead and share this treasure with travellers.
At this historic Laingsburg accommodation there are four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have a double and single bed, the third bedroom has two single beds and the fourth bedroom has a double bed and a baby cot. There is a kettle with tea and coffee facilities, heater and fan in all the rooms. The bedrooms are not en suite but there are three showers, a Bath and toilets. The rooms are in a private wing of the old family homestead.
This accommodation Laingsburg offers has a warm country dining room you can enjoy a Continental or English breakfast in the morning and for dinner a delicious bobotie or Karoo Lamb with veggies or salad. Remember to request your meals beforehand. There is also a coffee/tea corner for guests.
During the day take a dip in the farm dam to cool off after a long tiresome trip in the hot Karoo then Relax by Oskopvlakte's warm outside fireplace on a chilly night while gazing at the stars and enjoying a true South African Braai.
This small working farm of 1700 hectares grows tasty olives and makes their own wonderful Extra Virgin cold press olive oil where people come from miles away to buy.
Stay at this Laingsburg accommodation and sit back relax and enjoy the farm life tranquility that this wonderful Karoo destination offers.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Oskopvlakte B&B, Laingsburg, Central Karoo
- Animal Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Disabled Friendly
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for Oskopvlakte B&B, Laingsburg, Central Karoo
- Tourism Grading Council
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 21° 5' 45.1" E / 33° 8' 16.6" S
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Driving to Oskopvlakte B&B in Laingsburg, Central Karoo
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 283 km / Duration: 2 hours 57 mins|
|1.||Head south||0.1 km|
|2.||Slight left toward Michigan St||0.6 km|
|3.||Turn left toward Michigan St||0.1 km|
|4.||Take the 1st right onto Michigan St||0.4 km|
|5.||Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd||0.7 km|
|6.||Merge onto Settlers Wy/N2 via the ramp to Somerset||3.9 km|
|7.||Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville||1.5 km|
|8.||Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300||14.1 km|
|9.||Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N1/Paarl/Worcester and merge onto N1
Partial toll road
|10.||Turn left||0.9 km|
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