Guest Reviews

A beautiful spot

Tastefully furnished, all amenities available.
Beautiful and quiet spot in the solitude and splendour of the Karoo.
Awesome night sky and star gazing opportunities nearby
Plentiful and dry firewood!
Would love to see the reserve in winter

(October 2018)

- David van Eeden

Cape Town, South Africa

A Hidden Gem!

One of the better places we've stayed on the outskirts of Sutherland, Northern Cape. Thanks to the friendly staff, the stunning accommodation, the great breakfast and the fact that you can do your own little game drive put the cherry on top!! We saw herds of Eland, Rheebuck, a few Black Wildebeest and literally 100's of Springbok! Rogge Cloof are bringing in some Cheetah and possibly Brown Hyena this space! :) And last but not least...thanks for the awesome "Spaceport Karoo" cap we received on arrival. My colleague and I was super impressed! :)Thank you for making our stay extra great. Any nature lover would love this biosphere reserve.

(October 2018)

- Business Guests

Cape Town, Western Cape

Magical Time winter time in Rogge Cloof Sutherland

Was perfect in all the aspects, the cottage was so cosy and comfortable and Eco friendly, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the surroundings were magical and tranquil, I would definitely go back there.

(September 2018)

- Faten Smith

Somerset-West, South Africa

Dear Andre, Corlia and all the Rogge Cloof team

Thank you sincerely for the wonderful stay over I had with you last Monday. It was so good to meet you all, and enjoy such a hospitable evening. Of course, the Rogge Cloof experience was just tops - it was almost as if the snow was ordered in!! I truly loved every minute of my time with you.

Once again, thank you for your kind hospitality, and a wonderful stay at Rogge Cloof.


(August 2018)

- Wendy Dwight

George, South Africa

Beste Rogge Cloof-mense,
Ons ses hou gereeld so saam “vakansie” en Rogge Cloof was beslis een van die bestes! Het reeds besluit om weer te kom kuier. Baie dankie aan elkeen! Julle is ‘n besonderse klompie bymekaar.
Tot weersiens,

(Augustus 2018)

- Sandra van Zyl

Somerset Wes, Western Cape


Ek het 'n stukkie van my hart in die Karoo verloor! Rogge Cloof is 'n stukkie hemel of aarde. Ek is baie dankbaar en bevoorreg dat ek dit ontdek het! Sal beslis terug wees so gou en gereeld moontlik!

(Julie 2018, via TravelGround)

- Annemarie Muller

Durbanville, South Africa

Heaven on earth

200 characters is not nearly enough to describe how wonderful Rogge Cloof is. The people are amazing with great personalities. I have never felt more grateful and welcome. I would recommend them with all my heart!

(August 2018)

- Dominique Cook

Pretoria, South Africa

Great Place To Escape The City

I spent the long weekend here with my family, it’s a beautiful game reserve with the wild life right outside your door step. The view of the stars at night is breathtaking, if you have a telescope or good camera, be sure to bring it along.
The staff are unbelievably friendly and helpful, it’s clear that they love what they do.
Be sure to take the Game Reserve Drive and check out the Fossil Field (where you can find fossils from millions of years ago!!)
Andre and Inge are two stand out members of staff - GIVE THEM A RAISE!

(August 2018)

- Nadine Suliaman

Newlands, South Africa

Ons sal Rogge Cloof absoluut aanbeveel!

Van die begin tot die einde was dit wow! Baie vriendelike personeel en ons moet André uitsonder. Hy het ons op 'n Sondagmiddag 14:00 soos eregaste ontvang!
Ons beveel Rogge Cloof beslis aan vir enige reisiger. Skoon, netjies en baie lekker ontbyt met vriendelike personeel.

(Julie 2018)

- Charmyne van den Heever

Ons wil net baie baie, baie dankie se vir ‘n wonderlike tyd daar by julle; het dit vreeslik geniet.

Corne kan nie uitgepraat raak oor al die sneeu wat hy gesien het nie en ook die sneeuman wat hy gemaak het. Asook die vriendelike tannie Inge en die oom wat saam met haar was; hy se hulle is cool en baie vriendelik.

Julle sal ons weer sien; wil graag die sterre nog kom kyk.


Die Roux familie
(Julie 2018)

- Pierre & Janie Roux

'Very Nice!'

Most friendly and helpful personal that I have ever met ! They went out of their way to make my families stay very special ! Will stay there again any time !

Food and wine is also very good ! The rooms where very clean and nice
The only thing that is not 100% to standard is the breakfast.

(July 2018)

- Pieter Ruthven

George, South Africa

Thank you all so very much for our excellent stay at Rogge Cloof. All creatures too!

The ongoing materialisation of the vision is awe-inspiring and simply being at Rogge Cloof is humbling. We can't wait to be back.

So good to also see the interesting mix of guests you're having, really enjoyed seeing the school group yesterday.

(July 2018)

- Wayne & Linda Suttie

Cape Town, Western Cape

'A true gem!'

Rogge Cloof is an exceptional place!

We were only able to stay one night, unfortunately. However, the reception we received by André was outstanding. Every staff member we met, had introduced themselves by name, and gave us so much information about the farm and the sustainability that they promote on the farm.

Gemini Pollux was the name of our cottage. A beautiful, quaint and clean home for the evening. We were in awe from the moment we entered the farm. Just when we thought we had seen it all, from the exceptional welcoming, the beautiful cottage, the alluring wildlife and the captivating landscapes; the sunset began to show its colours. The stars came out and lit up the sky for miles to see. With a fire flickering to keep us warm, the stars put on a show that cannot be described.

Upon departing our lovely cottage, we headed for the breakfast cottage, situated in a little valley. Only to be welcomed by friendly staff, whom carried us on their hands like royalty. Their friendliness and willingness to serve us was absolutely astounding. We can truly say that we were sad to leave. However, their exceptional wines which we purchased will bring back remembrance of a fantastic place with exceptional people and beautiful scenery. It was an honor to have met the team of Rogge Cloof.

This is a place that will definitely see us again!

(July 2018)

- Brendan Nortje

Mosselbaai, Suid-Kaap, Suid-Afrika

'A special place'

From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, Corlia and Andre were welcoming and attentive. The accommodation was well appointed and comfortable. The attention to sustainability was commendable.

The sheer wide open space of the estate was awe inspiring and the plentiful game lovely to see. It even has its own volcano. A few days before we arrived the rains had exposed what I could only describe as a field of dinosaur bones which Andre and Corlia were happy to show us. I believe there are some interesting plans for this fantastic find.

Soon after we departed my son asked me when we would be back. Rogge Cloof is a real eye opener for adults and kids alike.

Thanks for everything guys

(June 2018)

- Pieter van Heeren

George, South Africa

Ongelooflik met sneeu daarby. Beste twee dae!

Vandat ons gearriveer het, het ons die beste behandeling ontvang. Die personeel was uitstaande. Die huisie gesellig. Die beddens goed vir 'n koning. Hoogtepunt die kaggel met oorgenoeg hout en sneeu sneeu sneeu. Die Scotte kom weer.

(Julie 2018)

- Wouter Scott

Ons het die verblyf baie geniet. Alles was so skoon en netjies. Die ontbyt was heerlik. Ons sal julle altyd aanbeveel.

Ek wil binnekort weer kom en my vrou saambring.

(Julie 2018)

- Barry Uytenbogaardt

Ons wou net weereens se baie dankie vir 'n lekker wynproe wat ontaard het in die perfekte dag! Dit was ons eerste wegbreuk vir die jaar gewees, en toe ons op jul plaas is het ons 'n rustigheid ervaar waarvoor ons al so lank soek.

Elke persoon wat in jul span is straal net vriendskap, passie en "mense-mens" uit. Ons het so tuis gevoel vandat ons daar aangekom het tot ons weer gery het. Ons gaan verseker vir almal wat ons ken vertel van ons ervaring en jul sterk aanbeveel. En natuurlik sal ons weer kom kuier!

(Julie 2018)

- Nadia Coetzee

Marie and I were bowled over by the welcome we were given. It was a truly exceptional experience, and what a wonderful bunch of people.

All the very best, and sincere thanks for all you did for us.

(May 2018)

- David Muirhead

It was an experience we would love to have again. All the staff were helpful and friendly, the breakfast was 5 star. Meeting the Gimmie, always fun. We will be back for sure. Maybe just longer next time.

(June 2018)

- Theuns Hanekom

What a wonderful experience we had on the game drive.

The warm welcome when we arrived was so special.

Inge, aka Sarah, has a wealth of knowledge of not only the farm but also the surrounding areas.

Although cold we were amazed at how the antelope roam the area so freely.

Coming back to reception after the drive was a welcome sight after the winds had picked up just a few kilometres after we left the village.

The food, first time I ate and enjoyed skilpadjies, the lamb chops was excellent and the Malva pudding was great. Shirley and Aaron enjoyed the Ox Tail. This all thanks to Marzanne and Tegan.

It was also nice meeting Andre and his story of how Facebook started.

We will be back to do the Salpeterkop drive.

(June 2018)

- George & Shirley Smith

The Perfect Karoo experience

We had the most wonderful karoo experience. It was so much more than we expected! The view, the food, the service and the experience was perfect. We would definitely recommend it to anyone and every oneMore

Duwayne & Lucretia Otto
(April 2018)

- Duwayne & Lucretia Otto


Goeie bestuur en personeel. Vriendelik en gaan die ekstra myl vir gaste. Die verblyf is baie netjies en het alles wat gaste benodig. Groot verskeidenheid wild en voëls gesien. Sal vir seker Rogge Cloof aanbeveel.

(Junie 2018)

- Jaco Wentzel

Robertson, Wes Kaap

Onverwagse Wonderlikheid!

Rogge Cloof was 'n onverwagse gelukkie wat ons getref het. Ons het net 'n dag voor die tyd besluit om Sutherland toe te gaan en het toe besluit op Rogge Cloof. Dit is 'n fantasiese plek! Die plaas is 16 hektaar en hulle is deel van die Black Sky Reserve wat beteken dat daar geen buite ligte in die aand brand nie en hulle gebruik solar energie. Die mense daar is fantasies. Dit voel eerder asof jy by goeie vriende gaan kuier. Van die ontvangs area waar jy jou sleutels optel, is dit nog 11 km na die huisies waar mens bly. Dit is tjoepstil en jy kry absoluut vrede vir jou siel. Daar is heelwat wild (meestal bokke) en baie paadjies wat jy rondry om hulle te sien. Die huisies is fantasties toegerus, met groot vensters om die omgewing te kan beleef. Ontbyt was ook by die tarief ingesluit, wat 'n aangename ervaring was. Al die personeel is vreeslik vriendelik! Ons is net jammer dat ons net vir een aand kon bly! Rogge Cloof sal ons beslis gou weer sien, maar volgende keer is dit vir langer!

(Junie 2018)

- Andries & Yolandi Potgieter

Mosselbaai, Suid-Kaap, Suid-Afrika

Very very good service. Friendly ++++ staff beautiful scenery to die for... 1 of the best experiences ever... I would definitely recommend Rogge Cloof any day to any one. Not to forget the scrumptious meals. Thank you guys... See y'all soon. Looking forward to the cheetahs and the planetarium.
(Via TripAdvisor)

April 2018

- Duwayne & Lucretia Otto

George, South Africa

A place away from the rat race. A place where you can find yourself away from your mobile phones etc.
(Via Travelground)

April 2018

- Ria de Villiers

Brackenfell, Cape Town

Beautifully appointed accommodation set in peace and tranquility. Excellent food. Gobsmacked by the breathtaking stargazes. Nothing was too much trouble for Andre, Corlia and wonderful team. Thanks so much for making the Roggeveld a place I'll be visiting again.

(March 2018)

Further feedback from Paul, via TripAdvisor:

Tranquility among the Stars
Beautifully appointed accommodation set in peace and tranquility. Excellent food. Gobsmacked by the breathtaking stargazes. Nothing was too much trouble for Andre, Corlia and wonderful team. Thanks so much for making the Roggeveld a place I'll be visiting again

- Paul du Plessis

Pretoria, South Africa

Wat een fantastische plek!
Goed gezelschap, rust, sterren! Meer heeft een mens niet nodig.

(February 2018)

- Myra Tosseram & Marien Lokerse


Een van die mooiste aande ooit! Rustig, lekker swem, mooi sterre. En onverbeterlike gasvryheid.
Sal vir almal vertel!

(Februarie 2018)

- Annaliese Brink

Somerset Wes, Western Cape

Hi Andre & Corlia,

We had a fantastic time at the farm. Thanks so much for being so accommodating and giving us a tour around the farm.

We would definitely visit again and recommend this to others.

Kind regards,

(February 2018)

- Mustafa Rashid

Claremont, Cape Town

Love, love, love this place! Lovely experience & atmosphere. Will deff's come back!

(January 2018)

- Bronwyn Festor

Cape Town, Western Cape

Wunderschoner sternenhimmel. Perfekte gastgeber. Ausgezeichnetes essen. Sehr schon gelegene unterkunft & sehr gemutlich.

(January 2018)

- Marianne & Dave Etter

Winterthus, Switzerland

We've fallen completely in love with Rogge Cloof, how could we not.

... Such a magical 24 hours, I couldn't have wished for more from it.

We're already becoming regular visitors!
Stunning...discovered the Karoo's best kept secret; not for long! An amazing wilderness encounter & totally unexpected. Love, love, love it here!

(January 2018)

- Wayne & Linda Suttie

Cape Town

Wow... we could not have asked for a better place to stay to experience the Upper Veld in the Karoo. The house was perfect. Very clean, all the amenities we could have asked for if we wanted to cook, and perfectly situated out on the high desert plain so we could view the stars and watch the natural habitat. We had a three bedroom, 3.5 bath house that sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Very large porch overhang around three sides of the house for covered viewing. The staff… we can’t say enough about how helpful they were on our visit. Andre, Corlia, and Riana were all perfect hosts. Andre’s guided tour up Salpeterkop was one of the highlights of this trip to South Africa. The morning breakfast in the lodge is to die for! Corlia and Riana gave us great advise on places to eat in Sutherland at night. You can visit without an SUV and they will take you into the park… but I would highly recommend coming with an SUV so you can drive on the reserve. Game drives available if you want. Also… fat wheel mountain bikes available to rent.

(19 January 2018)

- Clark, Lori & Travis Kelly

Hamilton, Ohio

Peaceful. Good accommodation, View stunning. Wildlife exceptional. Stars spectacular.

(January 2018)

- Anita, Philip, Candice, Alicia, Kendall

Brackenfell, Cape Town, Western Cape

Stunning venue, awesome dam for swimming. Fun mountain bike tracks!

(January 2018)

- Francois, Natasha, Jarrett & Juarnett Esterhuizen

Manic Cycles, Worcester, Western Cape

Fantastic hospitality, wow food, amazing venue & destination. Great photos taken. Thanks

(December 2017)

- Craig & Dominique Fouche

Craig Fouche Photography, Worcester, Western Cape

Karoo hospitality with a twist. Keep up the excellent work & especially community upliftment efforts! Thanks so much!

(December 2017)

- Claire Browning

Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

Wonderful weekend of volcanoes & fossils & great hospitality. Viva Salpeterkop!

(December 2017)

- Dr Phil Janney & Dr Wendy Taylor

UCT, Cape Town

Wir hatten ein wunderbares erlebenis hier. Super! Ruhe & tolle gastfreundlichkeit!

(November 2017)

- Erika & Ulli Gerntholtz

Cape Town, Western Cape

We had the pleasure to be among the first guests at one of the beautiful houses -Waenhuis this past weekend. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation. The highlight would have to be the location! Never before have we seen so many stars. During the day we sighted many varieties of buck and interesting landscapes from one of the safari vehicles in a guided tour after which we had a delicious meal at the restaurant. Would definitely recommend Rogge Cloof and will definitely be back, next time with a telescope. Thank you team! Well done.

(13 November 2017)

- Nadia Hoffman

Cape Town, Western Cape