Cape Country Routes (CCR) South Africa is a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments with more than 20 privately owned hotels, lodges and guest houses.
Their properties are located on the scenic and historic routes in the Western and Eastern Cape. All are carefully selected for their character, charm and romance, they offer the best accommodation and activity options to suit every taste and budget.
The Cape Country Routes’ charming 3-star New Holme Country House is a working sheep and game farm situated in the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, one of the two nature reserves of the newly branded Khoisan Karoo Conservancy. The conservancy is located eight kilometres off the N1 highway outside Hanover it is midway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and between Upington/ Kgalagadi and the Garden Route.
The reserve is home to the only hippos in the Karoo and aside from the hippos which were re-introduced to the Karoo in 2005, Cape buffalo, Eland, Roan and Sable antelope also roam the reserve.
New Holme, known for its traditional Karoo dinners, underground wine cellar, sunset and night drives, the Shy Five and as a popular wedding venue accommodates 27 guests.
Accommodation at the New Holme Country House
The comfortable en-suite rooms are all individually decorated, have electric blankets, air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities. Outdoors there is a pool – very welcome in the long hot summer months.
Activities at the New Holme Country House
Activities include a Karoo ‘Shy 5’ Night drive where you can see aardvark, aardwolf, black footed cat, porcupine and bat eared fox; daily Birding drives, a sundowner trip to the hippo pool and a post breakfast walk to see the Koi San etchings, while owner PC Ferreira regales stories on the history of the region.
With guests assured of friendly personal service and an easy and relaxed atmosphere, this hallmark Cape Country Routes property New Holme Country House is your home away from home.
The New Holme Country House is located in the Karoo Conservancy near the Gariep Dam, Northern Cape. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 567 9211; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.khoisankaroo.co.za/rooms/new-holme-nature-lodge/. Follow them on Facebook HERE.