A Sophisticated Africa

Nestled in the Ratelfontein ravine, and surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife, the lodges are a blend of luxury and nature. Service is intuitive and guests want for nothing. Your evenings begin with a veld symphony against a dramatic sunset, where from the privacy of your deck you can observe, and be absorbed by, your natural surroundings under a star-filled African sky. Roaring log fires and deep duvets make icy Karoo nights a truly magical experience.

Traditional hospitality

Despite the passage of time, Ratelfontein is still the epitome of Karoo hospitality. The old Homestead, so typical of the architecture of the time, continues to play the gracious hostess. Your stay allows you the exclusive use of the property with complete privacy, freedom, generous comfort and understated luxury for up to twelve guests.

Ratelfontein showcases the best of South African wines with memorable Karoo kitchen fare, a traditional combination of local ingredients and distinctive flavours.


Be escorted on a refreshing game-viewing hike, drive or horseback ride. With so much to do at Ratelfontein, you'll quickly find yourself absorbed by the Karoo wildlife.

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