KLIPFONTEIN KEEP

Klipfontein Keep is set on a working farm in the Overberg District close to the southernmost tip of Africa. This beautifully restored, original thatch farmhouse provides all the comforts of city life.

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LANGRUG LODGE

Situated between Bredasdorp and Struisbaai alongside Soetendalsvlei, Langrug Lodge is a splendidly secluded and beautifully restored, self-catering cottage originally build in 1912.

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… A PERFECT PEACE OF AFRICA …

Being the daughter of a hotelier in a small town in the Karoo, guests became my passion at a very early age…
LANGRUG LODGE was a dream come true approximately 14 years ago, and is still welcoming guests in her quiet, stylish, primitive way…
Where a “donkie” makes hot water, candles provide light and cooking in an open fire seams so natural.

… SOLITUDE IN STYLE …

Loving the guest industry KLIPFONTEIN KEEP was soon to follow…
A large farmhouse where you will find all the modern amenities you can think of, presented in a warm country atmosphere.

The two homes, although so different have one thing in common; they are both stylish in their own way, have their own personalities, and will make any guest feel extremely welcome and at home.

 

Awards

We are very proud to have received a number of awards from
AFRISTAY and AccommoDirect

Self-catering in Bredasdorp
Langrug Lodge received a Certificate of Excellence for 2018.
afristay.com self catering
Langrug Lodge received a 2018 Travellers' Choice Award for Self Catering Accommodation on Afristay.
Langrug Lodge in Bredasdorp has been voted a Best Value establishment on Accommodation Direct.

TESTIMONIALS

Who says winter birding cannot be productive! Just a short report on birding at Klipfontein Keep in the Agulhas Plains. Saturday and Sunday was cold and misty but almost windless.

Saturday began with the normal Cape Bulbul, Cape Sugarbird, Malachite sunbird, African Sacred Ibis and then I was surprised by my first Pale Chanting Goshawk in the 6 years of recording the Agulhas Plain. Although recorded once or twice before it is rare South of Bredasdorp. Black-shouldered Kite chasing each other performed well and Southern Boubou close-up was a good sighting. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Fiscal Flycatcher and Rock Kestrel followed. A Jackal Buzzard showed at it’s normal clump of Bluegum trees.

About 5 Denham’s Bustard was spotted but over-shaddowed by the Capped Wheatear which for some reason looks at their regal best at this time of the year. The plumage/colours so clearly demarcated and wow… so many of them. Cannot recall seeing so many on one day….probably about 30. An adult Lanner Falcon was a highlight of the late morning, suspiciously keeping it’s distance!

Sunday morning accounted for another Wattled Starling experience, this time mixed with Pied Starling. I estimated 150 + 100 of each. Wattled Starling is not something we see in such large numbers in the plain. Brimstone Canary, Orange-breasted Sunbird, African Fish-eagle, African Pipit and Agulhas Long-billed Lark were ticked and then another special observation. Southern Black Korhaan has been very rare in the past but since the clearing of aliens, there seems to be an increase in numbers, a very good sign and a good ending to an enjoyable winter birding experience! Species counted: 60.

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