Loxton Accommodation at Karoo Cottage Self Catering Northern Cape
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests3
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1

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Karoo Cottage is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Loxton for up to 3 guests visiting the Upper Karoo region.

About Karoo Cottage

The tranquil, arboreal village of Loxton is a tiny settlement of sixty-five permanent residents living in the town itself, and is a destination that speaks of silence, sunsets and stars. Set in a landscape that offers natural beauty year-round, each season brings something.

Come and enjoy tranquility and our vast open spaces that allow one to relax, breathe deeply, and experience true peace of mind. Spend a few days, experience the pleasures of Karoo living, and discover why Lawrence Green called this ‘the land of the stoep’.


Karoo Cottage is a single-unit renovated cottage situated beneath a giant pine tree in the tranquil Great Karoo village of Loxton. It consists of one main living/bedroom that’s air-conditioned, and there’s an en suite bathroom and separate kitchen. The tiled bathroom comprises a basin, toilet, and shower plumbed with copper pipes.

Karoo Cottage is fully equipped for self-catering (fridge, microwave, 2-plate gas stove, sink, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils etc).

The large bedroom / living area is wall-to-wall carpeted and has one double bed, one single bed, a table & four chairs, and other small furnishings, which are in the most part in keeping with an ‘old Karoo’ atmosphere. The cottage has a TV.

In summer, a mosquito net, suspended above the double bed, keeps those Karoo mosquitoes away. Linen is pure cotton percale; duvets are down & feather; blankets are fleecy; wall heaters, electric blankets, and the split-unit air conditioner keeps you snug in winter. The air conditioner also keeps you cool in summer, but if you prefer more natural airflow, a mosquito screen-door allows breezes.


Due to popular demand, there is no TV in the cottage. This may be a culture shock to some, but once our guests spend their evenings stargazing and reading, they claim to relax more as they re-discover the simpler things in life. There is a selection of magazines in the cottage, and we have a good range of fiction available on loan for those spending a few days.

Parking is alongside the cottage behind a lockable gate and beneath a shade-net carport. At the rear of the cottage, a table and chairs are set out alongside a small stone braai area. We can supply wood and firelighters at a nominal fee. Braai packs can also be supplied by prior arrangement.


As Loxton is somewhat isolated in terms of accessibility to shops, we request that all meals are arranged in advance. If you are self-catering, we suggest that you bring your food along. There are two tiny general dealers in Loxton but they sell only the barest of essentials and are closed from 13h00 Saturday until 08h30 Monday.

There are no restaurants to dine out at in the evening, but we do have a small coffee shop that’s open 9-5 Monday to Fridays, and 9-12 on Saturdays.


Please note that fuel is only available from the farmer’s co-op, which operates according to Karoo business hours i.e. 8-5 on weekdays, and 8-12 on Saturday. It is closed over weekends and on public holidays.

For those who enjoy beautiful sunsets overlooking never-ending plains, we direct our guests to various sites ideal for sundowners. Our village is full of interesting architecture and we can also supply a small map on which we point out buildings of interest.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Karoo Cottage

Large single open plan bedroom with a bathroom that has a shower, basin and toilet. The main room is carpeted and furnished with a double and a single bed.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

7 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Nice clean cottage. Thanks.

December 2018

Dina Marais (Pretoria)

Verified reviewexcellent

Everything you need in a well appointed, quaint cottage in a lovely , clean, quiet town! Very neat, clean and Steve is an excellent host.

December 2018

Leoni Stroebel (Bloemfontein)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren 12 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2007

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