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Kuilfontein Stable Cottages & The Paddocks

KUILFONTEIN STABLE COTTAGES B&B - COLESBERG

The exquisite landscapes of the Karoo are unforgettable. They touch the soul with their sometimes-stark but always impressive vistas, and there is a sense of peace that blankets the land. It is within this gorgeous setting that the Kuilfontein Stable Cottages in Colesberg are situated.

These picturesque cottages have been owned by the family since 1875 (an impressive six generations) and are conveniently situated with their gates right on the N1 motorway. This means that they are the ideal stopover for those travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The current custodians – Penny Southey, and Lexi and Grant Stocks – are actively involved in running both the farming enterprise and the lodges. They are dedicated and renowned hosts with well-trained and committed staff members. Their focus is on showing personal attention to detail to create a venue that is as beautiful and special as its unique surrounds.

The white gabled stables were formerly used for racehorses. Today, they offer tasteful farm accommodation with Cape Heritage nuances and a sense of sophistication, charm and comfort. 

THE PADDOCKS - COLESBERG

SELF-CATERING | CHILDREN AND PETS WELCOME

Part of the Kuilfontein Portfolio, The Paddocks is a natural extension of the Southey's Colesberg family farm! Stunning views of Karoo landscape from your patio, solitude and peace of mind, this converted barn provides excellent accommodation and living space with self-catering facilities.

BIRDERS OVERVIEW

  • ACCESSIBLE WITH A 4X4 VEHICLE

  • SELF DRIVES

  • BIKING TRAILS

  • WALKING TRAILS

  • FIELD GUIDE BOOKS

BIRD SPECIALS

Blue Cranes, Blue Korhaan, Black Korhaan, Karoo Korhaan, Ludwig’s Bustard, Namaqua Dove, Cape Eagle Owl

INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS

Thanks to the variety of vegetation and unique geography of the Karoo, this area is rich in bird life and currently boasts about 250 avian species. One of the distinct bird calls that guests of the Kuilfontein Stable Cottages may hear on the farm is from our national bird, the Blue Crane. In the winter months, they come closer to the farmstead to find a mate. Once they have paired, they move further out into the veld to breed. We are thrilled to have many breeding pairs on the farm.

One of the most exciting residents, the rare Blue Korhaan, can be seen regularly with the Karoo Korhaan, Black Korhaan, Ludwig's Bustard, Namaqua Dove, and Cape Eagle Owl, to name a few.

7500ha of Karoo veld with vlei's, koppies, karoo bush and water

HABITATS

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