A new rural stay in Bulwer, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pet friendly, owner operated and a down-to-earth kind of holiday environment to wean Millennials and even Baby Boomers off anything geek-ish. A place to experience and enjoy nature as God had made it.
Bring clothes for all seasons, very good hiking footwear, sunscreen and your camera. The area is quite photogenic.
If you want to “get away from it all,” I guess this is just it.
One particular dislike I have, is to sleep in a town where trucks grind gears, exhaust brakes roaring or trains get shunted about at 3AM. Peace and quiet is what I need and Steenbokkie is just that.
Travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town is best experienced if the trip is done in two or three days. Rushing down the highway in one day is not only downright dangerous, but South Africa is slipping past unseen.
One of the nicest stays along the way is Steenbokkie Private Nature Reserve about 7km (4 miles) north of Beaufort West. It remains a favourite stay with us, as the serviced overnight rooms and chalets are well-equipped and furnished in classic style.
Steenbokkie is self-catering and accommodation is fully air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities, there also is a shared kitchen BUT the chalets all have their own kitchens, lounges and private braai (BBQ) areas. Satellite television is available but please rather experience a starlit Karoo night.
Camping is great on lush, green lawns under shady trees. Yes, there is electricity and also adequate, clean ablutions facilities.
Stay at least two nights, take a stroll in the nearby desert, see wild game such as gnu, springbok, fallow deer and more.
You will also encounter a variety of wild- and farm animals at the farmstead. Kids will love it and so will you. Be sure to get a braai pack and enjoy a great Karoo evening under the exceptionally bright starlit sky. There is so much more, go discover the hidden treasures, the fullness of the Karoo will soon bust the myth of “there is just nothing.” Like us, you may even encounter the rare steenbok, the small antelope that this paradise borrowed its name from. http://steenbokkie.blogspot.co.za/2017/02/accommodation-at-steenbokkie.html?m=1