Lemoenfontein Game Lodge in Beaufort West South Africa
Lemoenfontein Game Lodge Beaufort West Central Karoo Western Cape South Africa Homestead Lodgings Accommodations
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Contact/Owner: Ingrid Koster

Guestrooms: 12 ensuite rooms.

Address: Lemoenfontein Game Lodge, Off De Jagers Pass, Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa

Telephone: +27 23 415 2847

Fax: +27 23 415 1044

Activities/Attractions: Beaufort West lies south of a ridge of hills between two rivers, the Gamka and Kuils, and to the north the Nuweveld Mountains with  230-million years old rocks. The little town of Beaufort West has become the world’s richest collecting grounds for reptile fossils and scientists have since described the Karoo and its fossils as one of the great wonders of the world.

Beaufort West is the oldest town in the Central Karoo and its municipality, proclaimed in 1837, is the oldest in South Africa. With modern road and rail links, Beaufort West is ideally situated as a central base from which to explore the Great Karoo and the passes of the Swartberg Mountains. It is also the gateway to holiday resorts in the Western, Eastern and Southern Cape.

Lemoenfontein is an escape from the world at large, with beauty that defies description and a peace that invites visitors to return time and again. Situated just off the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town 2 kilometers from Beaufort West, Lemoenfontein is the perfect stop over to break the long journey between North and South.

Game drives early in the morning and late afternoon are an absolute must where up to 23 various game-species may be viewed, including Giraffe, Eland, Kudu and Zebra. Abundant bird life and walks for the energetic.


"On arrival we got a warm friendly welcome from the staff, our room was very comfortable - we also had a wonderful candle-lit dinner that evening on a huge big old stoep as well as a delicious breakfast the following morning and yes I certainly will stop over if I am ever passing-by again."



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General Information: Welcome to Lemoenfontein Game Lodge in Beaufort West, South Africa ... set in the vast expanse of the South African Great Karoo, this beautiful homestead/lodge dates back to 1850. Built slowly and soundly to the exacting standards and architectural style of the time, the building remains unchanged with characteristic high ceilings, original wooden floors and wide verandahs which offer guests a sweeping panoramic view of the Karoo landscape.

The homestead is a haven for the world weary traveller, and for those who want to escape city life and experience the beauty, silence and unassuming simplicity of the vast open spaces. At Lemoenfontein, all accommodation leads out onto wide verandahs. Additional features include:

  • comfortable en-suite bedrooms
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • toiletries and hairdryers
  • ceiling fans
  • wall heaters
  • air-conditioners
  • en-suite bathrooms
  • real South African home cooking
  • an honesty bar
  • TV-lounge with DSTV
  • swimming pool
  • braai (barbeque) facilities

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks around the honesty bar in the lounge, which has a cosy fireplace for the chilly winter nights.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R325-415/adult/night/sharing
R120-260/child/night/sharing

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"We have just returned home after Xmas in Cape town and stayed here overnight. I just wish it had been longer. After a long road trip, this lodge was a delight to stay in. The rooms were spacious, clean and airy, the service attentive and the food was just what the doctor ordered. I would definitely return, but next time for longer than 1 night."

"I enjoyed my stay at Lemoenfontein. Fantastic stopover on the way from Johannesburg, next time I will stay 2 nights."