Self Catering Accommodation Kirkwood

A Guest Farm steeped in History

The farm was first issued a title deed in 1820, the original document is on display. Cecil John Rhodes purchased the farm in 1882, with the hope that there was gold on the farm, a small mine was dug, but only fools gold was discovered. The Rhodes family sold the farm in 1908 (Cecil died in 1903). 

The house is a 750 square meter complex that can handle 12 persons sharing. It has a large entertainment area with stoops which makes it ideal for groups of up to 12 people. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 are equipped with double beds, 3 rooms are equipped with 2 single beds in each. The house has 2 bathrooms. There is also an outside room with a double bed and 2 stacker beds, that was built in 1893.

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Things to do:

Sit on the stoop, eat too much, drink too much, chill, game viewing, 4×4 mountain roads, flower photography, bird watching,
tree identification, mountain biking and trail running.

Our Reviews

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"After a long but beautiful drive we arrived at this hidden gem. What a wonderful place! We had a great time staying at Brakkefontein - the area is remote, unspoilt and breath-takingly beautiful. So much ambience and history, with a really comfortable room. We loved the animals and hikes, or just sitting on the stoep with a drink and just listening to the birds. We'd love to be back."
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"We had a wonderfull time at Brakkefontein Game Farm. It is family friendly and the accomodation is superb! we enjoyed our stay and will be back next year. driving the 4x4 roads up and over the mountains giving you spectacular views of the farm and the animals. The service from the staff was great and everyone went the extra mile to make our stay as enjoyable as it could be. Thanks to Deon, Chris, Ruhan, Evelina and Haasbroek for the hospitality... it was amazing!"