Welcome to Waterval

Graaff-Reinet Farm Accommodation

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Gryshuisie is a fully equipped self-catering unit with all the essentials for a relaxed holiday. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom and a large living area and kitchen. It offers complete peace and quiet, a big lawn and garden and buitebraai for up to five people to enjoy.

R1200 – sleeps 5

Schoeman's Cottage

This quaint house dates back to the earliest days of the Graaff-Reinet district. The peaceful surroundings offers lovely mountain views, braai facilities and a farm pool to swim in during the hot summer months. The fully-equipped self-catering cottage will ensure a comfortable stay for up to four people.

R1100 – sleeps 4


Paddadam is a getaway unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Nestled between two magnificent koppies, this unique cottage will take you back to basics. Fully equipped but without modern-day luxuries such as electric lights and cell phone reception, you will regain your appreciation for nature.

R800 – sleeps 2


Overlooking the sheep kraal with majestic views of the mountain, Herdershuisie offers all the essentials you’ll need for an amazing stay on the farm. This self-catering unit has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, inside braai and a separate indoor fire place in the spacious living room.

R1100 – sleeps 5


Kerkhuis is the ideal stopover for large families or group of friends. Situated next to Herdershuisie and overlooking the sheep kraal, it has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Kerkhuis was historically used as a place of worship — from there the name.

R1400 – sleeps 8

About Graaff-Reinet & the Farm

Graaff-Reinet, the 4th oldest magisterial district in South Africa is called the "Gem of the Karoo". The town has long been justly renowned for its attractive and well-preserved historic homes and buildings, for which it has been widely acclaimed as one of the most visited towns in South Africa. Graaff-Reinet is virtually surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, which is home to the world renowned Valley of Desolation.

The farm Waterval is about 32 kilometres outside Graaff-Reinet on the Erasmuskloof road; a winding gravel road slowly snaking along the Broederstroom river. It offers spectacular mountain views, but be warned: the terrain can be strenuous so drive slowly and rather enjoy the beautiful surrounds. We breed cattle, sheep and horses on Waterval. There’s also a fair amount of game roaming the open veld. Waterval is a paradise for children and anyone who loves to walk, climb mountains or do outdoor activities. The area is rich in fossils and anyone interested in the plants of the Karoo would find much to appreciate here. But mostly you come here for the tranquillity; the silence. It's time to unwind and relax. Come to Waterval to experience the Karoo at its best.

Experience the peace and tranquillity only a Karoo farm can offer

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Our Satisfied Clients

"We had a wonderful night. Thank you. The cottage is delightful and the beds were as warm as can be. We all love the baby goats!"

Ann Holden

"Alles wat mens nodig het, is hier. Lieflike uitsig en die stilte en naggeluide het ons goed gedoen."

Hilda van Niekerk

"Enjoyed relaxing two days with welcoming atmosphere. Swim at the waterfall and climbed the mountain. At last away from city life."

James Rogers

"Die natuurskoon is asemrowend, maar dit is die wonderlike meerkatjies wat ons altyd sal onthou."

Janine van Staden

"Dear Johan and Ansie, Thank you for your hospitality. Your cottage is wonderfully comfortable and your farm stories inspiring. Looking forward to making your cottage our destination rather than a stop over next time. Keep well and see you soon."

Roxanne and Cameron

"To the most wonderful hosts, sorry our stay was so quick. You have the most delightful quaint cottage and it was a priviledge to have spent the night here. We will be back. Baie Liefde."

Maggie, Julian and Aidan

"Amazing and inspiring experience! We enjoyed your great hospitality and the very relaxed atmosphere and will miss the braai talks and horse riding. All the best."

Andrea and Tom
Italy and Germany

"Baie dankie vir ‘n onvergeetlike kuier in die mooiste huisie op die mooiste plaas. Ons gaan beslis weer kom kuier."

Stephan en Anja

"Baie dankie vir julle gasvryheid. Dit was baie koud buite, maar die slaapplekkies was heerlik warm. Die kinders het die meerkat vreeslik geniet. Sy gaan nou “gefacebook” word. Dankie weer eens!"

Diana, Bianca, Jozua en Dewald
Port Elizabeth

"Baie dankie Johan en Ansie, vir die avontuur waaraan ons blootgestel is! Die warm komberse en heerlike lakens het die koue die skrik op die lyf gejaag. Julle het ‘n lieflike plek, ons is spyt dat ons dit slegs vir ‘n korte oomblik kon geniet."

Johann, Madelein, Johann (jnr) en Willem

"Lieve Ansie en Johan, dank je wel voor alle lieve goede zorgen. We hebben genoten van het afrikaanse eten en de schitterende omgeving. Het was heerlik om zo verwend te worden. Julle krygen van ons hiervoor 3 gouden sterren."

Rob, Wies, Femke en Lonneke

"Dit was wonderlik om julle lappie aarde met julle te deel. Al vergeet hoe skitter die sterre in ‘n pikdonker nag! Dankie vir die gasvryheid!"

Die 3 Du Plessis's

Find Us

Please use via point "Erasmuskloof" turn-off 3 km ouside Graaff-Reinet (via point GPS S 32 13′ 11 / E 24 32′ 31)

Map to Waterval Farmstay

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Contact Us

We offer special discounts if you stay more than three days, but overnight travellers are also more than welcome. We look forward to your visit!

Ansie & Johan Malherbe

Due to unreliable telephone and cellphone service,
please contact us via WhatsApp or email should you not be able to reach us on telephone.

Tel: +27(0) 49 840 0050

WhatsApp: +27(0) 76 633 4959

Email: [email protected]

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Please note that there is no cellphone reception within the units, but a Wi-Fi hotspot is available at reception.