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About Weltevreden

Tucked away in the folds of the Sneeuberg mountains and close to the little hamlet of Nieu Bethesda, you will find Weltevreden, a historic Karoo sheep farm. Discover Africa's outback at Weltevreden where you can relax in the wide open Karoo countryside with its panoramic view of Compassberg and the Sneeuberg mountain range.

We offer you the chance to enjoy everyday sheep and cattle farming activities, walks, hikes, tennis on clay, a splash pool, sundowner jaunts by arrangement, and genuine peace and quiet under great night skies. Birds are abundant and offer good viewing, along with small game.

There are two self-catering cottages available; Cottage on the Pond and The Prison. We are located 56 km from the historic town of Graaff Reinet and 13 km from Nieu Bethesda, the site of Helen Martins' Owl House and inspiration for Athol Fugard's play "The Road to Mecca".

  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 26 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No same day bookings please. We need at least a days notice, preferably 2 days.

Availability and pricing

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  • The Prison Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This cottage is a renovated prison from the 1800s with an upstairs loft. The unit sleeps up to four people in one doubl... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views
    from R500 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Cottage on the Pond Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering cottage comprises an open-plan lounge and kitchen and three en-suite rooms; one with a king-size bed... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Dam views
        from R600 For 2 guests
        • Adults

          Reviews for Weltevreden

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          Duncan Liddell
          26 March 2019

          The owner is exceptionally accommodating to guests, even before arriving she communicated with us and gave good advice for the area and after wards assisted in retrieving a forgotten item.The house itself is a old farmhouse style with ample space and a wonderful property with endless walking potential in each direction.

          Miemie Bester
          08 January 2019

          Awesome farmstay. So peacefull.

          Mike Durrant
          30 November 2018

          Cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Jenny's directions were very helpful. The water from the geyser is a bit smelly - perhaps a warning note would be helpful.

          Petra Smit
          13 February 2018

          1) Security....sliding door leading to the braai area couldn't lock easily opened .2) No maintenance taking place around the house, one section sliding door glass broken.3) Pond overgrown and no swimming pool as advertised.We were very concerned about our own safety been a farm venue and close to road leading to house together with one sliding door that couldn't lock we were much concerned. We managed to find a screw among my tools which we used to secure the locking mechanism on door.

          Marius Van Niekerk
          15 January 2018

          fantastic overnight stay, whish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the peace and quite of a Karoo farm even more.

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          Weltevreden is 12.7km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 269.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling