Driekwartblou Guesthouse Accommodation

Driekwartblou Guest house

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Carina van der Walt






Between Gariep Dam and Venterstad on the R58

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Introduction to Driekwartblou

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 guests
Units 1 and 2 have self-catering option
Units 2 and 3 can be connected, making it an ideal family room for 5 guests
Private entrances for all units
Private stoep-area with views of the dam
Air Conditioning and DSTV in all units
Coffee/Tea making facilities with complementary rusks
Bar fridge – can be stocked
Clean borehole water in taps
All meals served on request
Picnic-style breakfast available, ready for take-away
Late night snack plate
Braai Facilities
Cooldrinks and snacks available
Amenities and towels
Daily serviced
Cell phone reception
Safe Parking


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Activities and facilities:
Wonderful views with spectacular sunrises and sunsets
Paradise for Photographers and Bird enthusiasts (including the fish- and black eagle)
Star Gazing
Routes for mountain biking
Nature walks and picnics
Safe farm roads for running
Ideal place to introduce children to farm activities such as lambing and shearing
Farm dam for swimming in summer
Hunting and fishing nearby
Airfield 30km
Dam wall Tours
Canoe trips nearby
Nature Reserve on your doorstep – game viewing

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