Morning Glory Guesthouse

(In Gariepdam and area)


Morning Glory Cottages – Farm Accommodation EST.1996


This unique Guest House is situated on an old Family Farm that has been in the vd Walt Family Since 1884.
Breeding Throughbred Horses (1935) Nguni Cattle, Rubicon Merino Sheep and Indigenous Veldt Goats.

This Diverse Stud has Horses competing in races all over the Country since 1935.
Would you like to be spoiled ? 
Make Morning Glory Cottages your next stopover.
We are perfectly situated 600 km from Johannesburg, 800km from Cape Town, 400 km from Port Elizabeth, 41km from the N1 on the R58 and next to Lake Gariep, the largest inland water mass in South Africa.
We offer the following:

Owner run with Personal Service in a Homely Atmosphere.
Conference facilities for small groups. 20 Pax
Weekend packages for up to 20 people.
Field walks, bird watching,  Mountain Biking on Farm Jeep Tracks.
Self Drives in adjacent Oviston Nature Reserve
Only 9km from the nearest shore of the great Lake Gariep with a shoreline of 435km.
There are numerous sporting facilities in it’s vicinity such as power boating, sailing, skiing, bait fishing, etc.
Hand reared farm animals such as kids, lambs, etc. A special treat for children at feeding time !
True Karoo cuisine served in the friendly atmosphere of our cosy dining room or a braai in the Lapa next to the Kids Splash Pool. (Enjoy “Karoo lamb at it’s best!)
Picnic Braai pack available -(Prior Arrangement)
Home Grown Vegetables & Home Made Goats Cheese.
Licensed Bar on the Premises
We serve a hearty farm breakfast in our dining room or on the patio under a canopy of shady trees.
Enjoy peace and tranquillity, glorious sunsets, no pollution, water, you can still drink from a tap, stars so clear it feels as though you can touch them.
Card Facilities available
WIFI Vouchers for Sale

This is the place where the water meets the sky!

Accommodation :
2x Cottages with Kitchen Facilities
Farm Cottage: 1Double bedroom,1 twin bedroom,1 bunk bed in lounge, bathroom (bath), kitchen and TV room (sleeps 6 people)
Lavender Cottage: 1 Double bedroom &1 sleeper couch,1 twin room, bathroom (shower), kitchen and TV room (sleeps 4-5 people)

4x Garden suites – NO Kitchen Facilities
Cottonwood Garden suite
: Double bedroom, bathroom (shower & bath) TV, (sleeps 2-3 people) Ideal for honeymoon couples !
Borage Garden suite: 2 Twin bedrooms, bathroom (bath), TV, sleeps 4 people
Angelica Garden suite: Large room with bathroom en-suite, Twin beds and sleeper couch (shower) , TV (sleeps 2- 3 people)
Chamomile Garden Suite: Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (bath&shower), TV and a touch of Karoo Luxury in your own Private Thatched Room!

Each unit/bedroom is fully equipped with linen, Ceiling fans, heaters, electric blankets, coffee/tea station, microwave, fridge, Limited DSTV Channels /Easy Veiw
We have air-conditioning.

Limited cell phone reception
A warm welcome awaits you at Morning Glory Cottages.
We cater for home from home accommodation and personal care.
Old fashioned hospitality is what makes our guest’s stay at Morning Glory special.

From R400 pps and R450 Single. Contact us.


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Contact: Marene
Cell: 082-494-3895

Website: MorningGlory....

Address: Farm between Venterstad and Gariep Dam, Gelykfontein, R58, Venterstad,9798
GPS: S30 45' 26.2" E25 42' 51.5"

From R 400 per person sharing
From R 450 Single

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