Karoo Farm Stay - Erin Farmhouse & Cottages
Erin is a Karoo homestead near Middelburg in the eastern Karoo that offers you individual cottages for farm-style accommodation. Erin is only a few minutes’ drive from the town, and conveniently situated in the fresh, clean air of the open farmland away from lights and any other disturbances. Erin is pet- and child-friendly, with views over the sweeping plains to the nearby Renosterberg mountains.
Erin is situated approximately halfway between Johannesburg and the Garden Route/ Cape Town, providing you with an excellent stopover point. Your accommodation is located just off the N9 between Middelburg and Graaff-Reinet. This quiet, noise-free farmstead is also a perfect place for you to relax and unwind for a few days in the tranquillity of the open Karoo.
Your accommodation is pet-friendly, with all of our four units having a 1.2 m high fence to keep your animals safe and contained. All units are fully equipped for self-catering, including braai facilities and a pack of free firewood for you every night. All units have fans and heaters, but not air-conditioning.
At Erin we respect your right to quiet, undisturbed solitude, and there are no televisions or radios in the rooms, and no music or other disturbances are allowed.
You’ll love to enjoy a sundowner at the end of the day, perhaps with a braai (BBQ), watching the sun set over the Renosterberg mountains in the west. Feel free to go for a walk, watch the birds and the stars, and enjoy tranquillity at its Karoo best.
In a very exciting time for everyone, Erin is changing ownership! Trevor and Kathy are embarking on a new
adventure, moving south to a lovely coastal property. The new owners are Justin and Freyni du Toit, who have
lived in Middelburg since 2009. Justin is a scientist at the nearby Grootfontein College, and Freyni will be taking
over the reins at Erin, along with part-time conference organising and agricultural auditing.
Kathy and Freyni have worked closely together over the past few months to ensure that your stay at Erin will be
just as good as it has in the past!
"We travel between Gauteng and the Eastern Cape regularly and we are so glad to have found this gem! First of all, it's pet friendly. The cottages we stayed in (Meerkat & Mongoose) had a small enclosed garden, perfect for our dog. The rooms were well-equipped and have all you need for a stop-over. Justin, Freyni and their son welcomed us and made sure we had everything we needed. The best part was the hot meal, served in your room. We had the juiciest lamb chops with really tasty roasted veggies and baby potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection with fresh herbs complimenting the taste. It was all building up to the highlight of the stay - the home made apple crumble. Even my mother-in-law, who swears she does not eat warm fruit, had a second helping. We will most definitely stay there again." Stephan, 2021
"The whole family gets involved and makes you feel very welcome and at home. The location is perfect for a halfway stay-over between CPT and DBN with the added bonus of beautiful farm scenery. The hot home cooked meal is amazing and the portions will leave any hungry traveler full to the brim. Will definitely be staying again!" Justin, 2021
"Clean meets all my expectations lovely Karoo setting. So helpful Frayne, Justin and food braai and breakfast first class. Worth another stop over. Dogs loved the stop." Charles, 2021