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About New Holme Nature Lodge

About New Holme Nature Lodge

Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay situated halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Karoo Hippo Conservancy is just 8 km off the N1 between Colesberg and Hanover, and is a perfect place to refresh after a long drive. Come and see the only hippos in the Karoo. You can even enjoy sundowners at the hippo pool followed by a blowout three-course evening braai. Catch your breath in the wide, open spaces of the Karoo. If you are after a bit of action, there is mountain biking, donkey cart rides, birding, night drives and flying at the local airstrip. Two guesthouses are available

Safari: Hippo drives every afternoon ( the only hippo population in the Northern Cape , night drives and birding drives , walks to see bushman etchings.

Wedding Venues: We cater for weddings , country / farm style , weekend packages , very popular venue , book well in advance.

Conference Venues: 50 - 100 , delegates.

Family friendly: We love family's and are family friendly.

Romantic: Have a sundown and star deck for romantic dinners.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Guided Safaris: Experience the night life of the Karoo - possible sightings could include Aardwolf, Cape fox, Bat-eared fox, African wildcat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Striped polecat, African striped Weasel.

Family Safaris: Experience the night life of the Karoo - possible sightings could include Aardwolf, Cape fox, Bat-eared fox, African wildcat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Striped polecat, African striped Weasel.

Romantic Safaris: Every afternoon at 17h00 in winter and 18h00 in summer PC will take you on a relaxing drive down to the hippo pool. Enjoy sundowners on the hippo deck and watch the only hippos in the Karoo, while PC shares their incredible story with you.

Camping Safaris: We offer fixed tents or camping sites with ablution and braai facilities.

 Sleeps 40
Type: Guest House
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 19 reviews

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annette mcgee
July 2022
The reception was warm and friendly, the food excellent and the bed and bedroom was comfortably warm and beautifully furnished. .
debbie dando
January 2022
A gem of a stop that we'll definitely revisit. Next-level hospitality, the rooms were clean and well appointed, the beds were comfortable, the meals were delicious.
renita korner
January 2021
Lovely dinnerComfortable roomsLovely to see the farm animals up close and personal
phil maund
August 2018
We had a chance to meet and chat with fascinating people explaining conservation, breeding and pest eradication. They all shared information willingly and we learned a lot about the complexities of game farming.
louisa van beek
May 2017
Best overnight stay ever...From the friendly reception, game drive and 5star food...all and all one of the best experiences of my life.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic
  • Double/Twin rooms

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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New Holme Nature Lodge location

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New Holme Nature Lodge is 27km from the centre of Hanover , the nearest airport 238.8km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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