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 Rooipan Guesthouse & Self-Catering

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Rooipan Guesthouse is located on the sheep farm Rooipan, named after the striking red colour of the main pan on the farm near where the original farmhouse was built.

Guests are welcome to cater for themselves, but homecookedmeals are also served in the farmhouse. True Kalahari lamb, nabbas, roosterkoek and tsama melons are well worth trying, and milktart is a speciality. Be sure to ask the Knoetze family about the history of the farm and of farming in the Kalahari.

Guests may use of the swimming pool and braai (barbeque) area, and are welcome to wander around the farm. A two-hour walking trail is a recent addition. The trail passes a former Bushmen dwelling. Ostrich eggs used to store water and presumed to be some 100 years old, were found in the area and are now on display in the farmhouse.

Birding is a favourite pastime in the Kalahari and stargazing a must! Other nocturnal activities include mini-expeditions led by Lizette Knoetze in search of the amazing barking gecko.

 

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The farm is halfway between Upington and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (turn left at the R360 sign to Koopansoud and follow the dirt road for approximately 2km).

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Name:
Lizette Knoetze

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Address:
Rooipan Farm, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa

GPS Coordinates:
-27.495199, 20.7773
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Facilities

Yes Barbecue / Braai
Yes Swimming pool

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guesthouse accommodation swimming-pool hiking self-catering braai birding northern-cape upington

 

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