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Physical Address:

Kliphuis Farmhouse
Great Karoo
Wester Cape

Postal Address:

34 Whittlers Way
Hout Bay

Tel: (t) 021 790 0972 (all hours) (t) 021 791 (c) 079 789 5459
Cell: (f) 021 790 7822
Call us “old-fashioned” - we’d love to talk in person! In this way we can figure out exactly what you are looking for and provide valid recommendations... call Helen or Sue.
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" Kliphuis is a jewel and has almost spoiled it for us.It is going to be very hard to beat as a Karoo getaway!"
Michael | August 20, 2014

" Thank you for helping us get ourselves to these incredible spots. Our favourite spot was without a doubt Kliphuis in the Sneeuberg area. Wowee! We loved the setting, the style of the house and the sheepskin rugs! The welcome meal was such a nice touch, after a long drive. "
Robyn | December 12, 2013

" Kliphuis is just magnificent. Absolutely beautifully done, so comfortable and what a magnificent setting. We all absolutely loved it and wished it was our permanent residence!
Thanks so much again. We'll definitely be using Perfect Hideaway again. "
Lucy | April 16, 2013

" We had a great time and thought the house and farm to be one of the best and most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The staff were wonderful. Totally worth it! "
Marita | September 2, 2013

" My family and I had a most excellent long weekend away in the Great Karoo at Kliphuis.
The house was superbly appointed, so comfortable and welcoming.
We loved the house and the endless vistas. Thank you for a wonderful getaway, a never-to-be-forgotten, very special, weekend. "
Sue | April 10, 2014





Kliphuis Farmhouse, Great Karoo

Kliphuis is situated in the heart of the great Karoo under the Sneeuberg mountain range just an hour from Graaff Reinet.

It is on a remote nature reserve and life here in the summer is led on the stoep, around a beautiful long, stone table which keeps your eye focused on the incredible views – an endless tract of land stretching to the mountains in the far distance.

Follow the tradition of life in the Karoo during their summers and fling open the windows every morning for all the early morning breezes and shut them mid morning for midday when the sun is at its highest to keep out the heat. The old stone floors and the really thick farmhouse walls means that the interiors stay cool, perfect for padding about barefoot. The lazy afternoons and the long, long summer evenings are just exquisite for late evening suppers, conversations, discussions and wonderful star gazing.

In the winter, the days are warm and sunny – perfect for hikes and mountain biking on mountain paths and along the river, come back in time for a big lunch outside, a lazy afternoon siesta, sundowners with lighted candelabras and begin preparing the evening feast for the dining table with a huge fire that has been kept going all afternoon in anticipation for a wonderful lengthy wintry evening.

Thick fluffy white sheepskin rugs thrown on the floor, a big fireplace and 3 wood burning stoves means the whole house is kept warm and snug. Wood, glass, stone are the elements that give its house its character along with soft off white linens on the beds.

I just loved this farmhouse, I think it was the endless views that rolled over me just putting the week behind us, combined with the house itself its decor – the stonework, the reeded ceilings, the wooden furniture, the pure scrummy linens, it was a barn which was converted giving it such character plus all the modern stuff to make it such a memorable escape.

Take game drives, do long walks, shake out the hiking boots and charge off, lie flat with a pile of reading material on the stoep and just enjoy Kliphuis.

Sleeps 8
Master bedroom ensuite with queen size leather sleigh bed
And wood burning stove and electric blanket
1 x king bed ensuite with oil heater and electric blanket
1 x king bed ensuite with oil heater and electric blanket
1 x bedroom with 2 single beds
There is a big fireplace and a wood burning stove in the living areas plus Dover
stove in the kitchen.

Please note: Vehicles with low clearance are not suitable for driving to Kliphuis.

ZAR R4 700 - R5 700
mid week *** SPECIAL RATES *** long stays

All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability / actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

Please note that the majority of our properties have a 2 night minimum stay - bar the boutique hotels.

Legend - Accommodation

No of Rooms: 4 - sleeps 8 Room service: No
Restaurant: No Spa Facilities: No
Air-conditioning: No Honeymoon suite: No
Swimming pool: Yes Wedding package available: No
Wheelchair access: No Hotel Shuttle service: No

Legend - Venue

Dimensions of wedding venue: Seating Banquet (no of pax):
Catering available: Yes Audio Visual equipment available: No
Catering staff available: Yes Dance floor available: No
Bar staff available: No Décor available: No
On-site wedding co-ordinator: No Air-conditioning available: No
Kosher catering: No Wheelchair access: No
Seating cocktail (no of pax):    

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We’ve scoured South Africa and further, so that we can bring you only the best places that ooze personality, that are situated in spectacular locations, that make you feel good to be there and that promise an unforgettable escape.

Perfect Hideaways has a portfolio of farms, villas, houses, cottages and boutique hotels – each unique, each with huge character and each handpicked because of their individual beauty, quirks and charm. Perfect Hideaways wants to take you to a place that appeals to your every sense… transport you to a world away from the one you know… and match you to your ideal getaway.

The Perfect Hideaways team travels far and wide to find extraordinary holiday and weekend escapes for fellow escapists. Neverending country vistas, rugged coastlines, pristine beaches and mountain views. These are part and parcel of life in South Africa and what better way to experience them by getting away for two or perhaps ten nights to a beautifully designed, comfortable and inviting space?

The Perfect Hideaways team spends a large part of the year scouting new locations and out-of-the-box havens they know their clients will love. Places where lying in a hammock all day is encouraged, where the kids can run barefoot and free from early till sunset, where nights are about stargazing and the days for as doing as little or as much as you like. All in achingly beautiful surrounds.

Now with over thirty extraordinary holiday escapes on their books, Perfect Hideaways has honed their recipe for success. They love unusual destinations, places like the quaint properties they represent in the tucked away village of Churchhaven or the exclusive stone built house hidden in a kloof in the Karoo - each chosen for their design, location and thoughtfully appointed interiors with all the luxury details to ensure guests’ comfort at every turn. Most importantly the spaces created have a sense of soul –that special something that ensures you’ll want to come back again and again.

Owners David and Helen Untiedt started Perfect Hideaways five years ago and in this time have visited hundreds of properties all over the Western Cape and surrounds to see whether they have that X factor. They love combining easy living with luxe details and their attention to creating places where guests want for nothing is part of their success.

You can be guaranteed that every single property in their repertoire is extraordinary. Visit Waterfall Farm, a working farm with a sprawling farmhouse and accompanying stone cottage and spend your days lolling about in mountain stream fed rock pools. Or book a holiday at the Beach house in Brittania Bay, drinking in the brilliant ocean views from the sheltered stoep. There are city properties, seaside spaces, country idylls and river view escapes waiting to be enjoyed and appreciated. And each of them has the Perfect Hideaways stamp of approval.