Stillewaters Self Catering

Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 2,600 - 2,600
Pets Permitted?

NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.

Stillewaters Self Catering is a lovely, big main 1880 farmhouse on the working farm Stillewaters which is situated only 5 km from Richmond and the N1 out on the Graaff-Reinet road R388. This holiday home is the perfect stopover or getaway for weekends with families, friends, bird watchers, nature lovers, fans of country living, landscape photographers, writers or anyone seeking peace and quiet with a real Karoo farm experience! Guests are free to roam around the yard and the nearby grazing lands, river and dams. 4 x 4 Tracks, horse-riding and horse or donkey cart rides are available upon request.Catch a glimpse of a few black wildebeest, springbok and ostriches while you are out in the veld and have close encounters with Merino sheep, Nguni cattle, horses and donkeys. There is a spring water dam and a running river with spring water a few meters from the house and a rain water dam.<br /><br />The main farmhouse comfortably sleep 10 people. This spacious house can be booked for one group at a time upon prior request; alternatively the rooms are booked separately. Accommodation comprises of the En-suite room which has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath. The Garden budget room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Sunroom. The shared bathroom has a shower and a bath. The Sunroom has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. This room shares a separate bathroom with the Garden room and has a shower and a bath. <br /><br />The house is comfortably furnished, beds are made and towels are provided. All 3 bedrooms have access to the fully-equiped, large, communal, farm-style kitchen. There is also a communal dining area with an indoor braai and a communal sitting area with a fireplace. There is one separate outside braai area. Wood is sold at the Caltex garage in Richmond. There is also a large, grassy, enclosed courtyard adjacent to the kitchen.<br /><br />There is also a separate flatlet accommodating 4 people that has one bedroom with a double bed and a sitting area and one bedroom with either 2 single beds or a bunk bed. This unit has a kitchenette and separate bathroom with a shower.<br /><br />The Hunting Lodge is separate from the main farmhouse and accommodates 6 people. It is a spacious, self catering unit with a breakfast bar, living area, private bathroom and fireplace. There is a large room with a double bed and 4 single beds. The kitchen has a fridge, stove and oven.<br /><br />Pets are welcome upon prior arrangement. Dogs must be on a leash when taken out of the yard; however they are free to be off-leash when in the spacious kitchen yard which includes a grass area. Trained pets are welcome to sleep inside on their own beds. <br /><br />Free Wi-Fi is available.<br /><br />Make Stillewaters Self Catering your halfway stop or bring the whole family for the weekend!
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"Slice of Heaven"
18 Jun 2018
Rachael Coxen
"We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Stillewaters. The hosts were incredibly accommodating and attentive. We enjoyed the wonderful welcoming and homely atmosphere. The fact that Stillewaters accommodates pets made it rather exceptional."
"Farmhouse Tranquility"
04 Jun 2018
Patrick Wainwright
"We spent one night in the en-suite room. The farm is perfectly located half-way between Joburg and Cape Town. Easy to find and in a very tranquil space. We found the room spacious and clean and had a wonderfully quiet night's rest. Unfortunately though, the hot water was not running in the en-suite and we had to get hot water from the kitchen to "bucket bath". Other than that, which I assume can be easily fixed, I would recommend staying at the farm."
"Oh no!"
22 Dec 2017
Maryke Van Heerden
"The house might be nice, but we stayed in the flatlet and it was unfortunately not. Apart from the flies, spiders, swarms of mosquitoes and a mouse as company and no apparent attempt to help patrons to deal with these creatures like a fan, a swatter or some doom in the room, the place looks in need of some tender loving care, updating and maintenance. Sadly it was not the relaxing farmstay we were looking forward to, as we did not have a very good nights sleep. Also, meals could not be arranged as it was stated in the Safari Now page."
22 Dec 2017
Francesca Conradie
"This was the perfect spot to stop between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Spotlessly clean. And so quiet"
"Stars out in the night sky"
18 Dec 2017
Leanne Sinclaire
"Pictures of the flatlet should be shown on the website as it is away from the house and not what we were expecting. Otherwise, everyone was very welcoming and the facilities were everything that we needed. Everyone friendly and rooms clean. Secluded parking a plus."
19 Oct 2017
Elsa Gebhard
"Proximity to Richmond while on a farm. Beautiful dam and lots of birds. The fireplace should work as we had ice cold weather with no heat in living areas."
"Wonderful Stay"
05 Dec 2016
Wouter, South Africa
"Really enjoyed the stay and was very peaceful and got to feed a little lamb which the kids really enjoyed."
05 May 2016
Roger, South Africa
"a traditional farm house in the true sense of a Karoo Sheep Farm. Big sky country. Star Gazing Paradise.Warm comfortable bedding . So quite you wake up in a panic convinced you have gone deaf LOL"
"All depends on the other guests"
26 Mar 2016
Jeanette, South Africa
"this venue offers good value for money. Lovely quiet location, comfortable beds, clean bathroom. However you are sharing a house with other unknown guests. So if they leave a mess in the kitchen and have screaming kids running up and down the old wooden floorboards until they go to sleep that is something that needs to be considered. I can imagine it would be delightful if the other visitors were a bit more considerate.Bring lots of mosquito replelent.......they are many and huge!"
13 Feb 2016
Johan, South Africa
"This is a wonderful big farm house, suitable for just an overnight stay or a longer stay to experience the wonderful Karoo. Friendly welcome and excellent service. Well recommended!"