TGCSA 4 Stars

Experience peace of mind

Badsfontein is a historic, 6th generation Merino sheep farm situated just 20 minutes outside the town of Murraysburg.

A beautiful garden sheltered amongst old tall trees creates serenity and peacefulness. At Badsfontein, with its natural splendor, you feel one with the surroundings.

Things to do on the farm

After a tranquil night's sleep, enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Relax in the lounge area while you plan the day's activities, which include hiking, a road trip on the farm to rock paintings, canoeing on the Badsfontein irrigation dam and much more.

Late afternoon, as the sun sets behind the Karoo koppies, you can enjoy sundowners in the veldt and listen to a lamb calling for shelter during the night. The glittering stars above will show the way home to a candlelight dinner which includes Karoo lamb, good wine and homemade dessert.

The Karoo will clear your mind and energise your spirit. You may think you have seen the world, but the Karoo has a beauty of it's own. 'When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon my soul expands in worship of the Creator' - M. Ghandi.

Come and rediscover the beauty and tranquility of our country's vast open expanses and reconnect with nature.

Come and enjoy Badsfontein's Karoo hospitality.


Main Homestead

We have two bedrooms in the main house, which are individually styled, with attention to detail and comfort, high quality towels and linen.

A cottage with a double room, en-suite bathroom with shower, lounge which includes a kitchenette, air-conditioning and DSTV, situated next to the main house. Sitting on the patio with a cup of coffee in the early morning while listening to the birds and enjoying the view of the garden, is a true luxury and a treasure!


Hunting Lodge:

  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 13
  • Living area with large, fully equipped braai facilities
  • Rates available on request.

How to get here

From Cape Town: Follow the N1 north, passing Laingsburg and Beaufort West. 123 km from Beaufort West, turn right on R63 eastbound. Continue straight for 43 km until you reach Murraysburg. Take left hand turn to Richmond (in front of church). After 18 km you'll find Badsfontein on your left hand side.

From Graaff-Reinet: Travel 99 km from Graaff-Reinet on the R63 in a Western direction to get to Murraysburg. Take right hand turn to Richmond (in front of church). After 18 km you'll find Badsfontein on your left hand side.

Contact Us

Izak and Susanna van der Merwe

Badsfontein is about 18 km out of town on the gravel road from Murraysburg towards Richmond
+27 49 844 9622  /  +27 82 944 0499 / +27 82 579 9031