Self catering fully equipped vacation house in Vanwyksdorp
Klapperbos Guesthouse is situated on a small working farm, among pomegranate and Klapperbos trees, on the outskirts of Vanwyksdorp.
The house consists of two double bedrooms, a spacious room with four single beds, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area with a TV.
One of the old houses in Vanwyksdorp, made spic and span but largely as it was, is on Klapperbos farm. The man who built it, Herman Woeke lies buried in the guest house grounds in a beautiful grave under a huge pepper tree, surrounded by tall aloes and guarded over by a cherubic marble angel.
From the large stoep with braai you look out on to a serene Karoo garden with which is inter-planted with interesting ethnobotanical species. Beyond the garden is the main storage dam – a great place to cool off on hot summer days. To one side a fire pit, set in a luxuriant lawn, makes for an atmospheric dining space or just for sitting out and star gazing.
The house faces south with the main entrance leading straight into the spacious well-equipped kitchen which opens into the living room. The living room offers DSTV and TV as well comfortable couches for lazing and catching up on your reading. There is also a Bechstein piano from the Heyday of German piano making in the 1920s. This piano was once used Jack’s grandmother when she was piano mistress in Calvinia many years ago.
There are three bedrooms – one with double bed, one with two singles and a large dormitory room with two three quarter beds and two singles. A bathroom with toilet and separate shower room services the bedrooms. There is an additional outside toilet for when the house is full.
Feel free to follow the circular road around the farm and wander about. Depending on availability, we supply some vegetables from our garden – and you are welcome to join us to pick something super fresh for your pot. From the guest house you can explore the sites and people of Vanwyksdorp and surrounds.
A word on Water: Vanwyksdorp gets its water from an “eye” in the Rooiberg Mountains which rise over the town. The water is exceptionally pure. Some say it’s the best quality water in the world! The municipality supplies this water to houses in the town and we have this water in the guest house. We use the same water for our irrigation.