Erin Farmhouse & Cottages - a Karoo Experience
Managed by owners, Trevor and Kathy, Erin is a child and pet friendly Farm Stay near Middelburg on the Eastern Edge of the Great Karoo, the vast central plateau of South Africa, with landscapes on a grand scale, sweeping skies and wide horizons.
Conveniently situated 10 km south of Middelburg in the Eastern Cape, midway between Johannesburg and Garden Route / Cape Coast and off the N9, Erin offers the perfect en-route stopover for a tranquil farm break for those wanting to experience wonderful vistas, champagne air, magical African sunsets, as well as star-studded night skies.
Erin is a relaxed, unassuming and modest farm stopover which is down-to earth but comfortable. With six accommodation options (some inter-leading and ideal for group stays), all the units have fans and heaters but not air-conditioning.
There are no televisions or radios in the rooms, so guests can have a break from the rat-race and unwind while appreciating the fresh air, space and serenity.
At the end of day, marvel at the multi coloured sunsets which dim over Renosterberg Mountain and later, watch the dazzling display of stars in the velvet night sky as the Milky Way arches above like a spray of diamonds - and if you are lucky, you may be able to wish upon a shooting star!
Enjoy a traditional Karoo dinner or farm breakfast in the Barnyard dining area which has views over the veld towards Renosterberg. All meals are served by prior arrangement and breakfast is served from 07h00. Erin is not licensed, so we suggest you bring along your own alcoholic and soft drinks.
"We absolutely loved our stay at Erin Farm House & Cottages! Magnificent view and sunset over the Karoo, friendly kitties and doggies. What a gem of a place filled with charm, great taste, the most comfortable beds, a deep feeling of safety and hospitality like no other! Kathy and Trevor and kind and generous hosts and Trevor is an excellent cook (not chef) and blew us away with his dishes of butternut soup on a chilly winters eve and a mouthwatering steak served with delicious veggies and potatoes! Farm fresh eggs and a huge plate full of brekkie again served by Trevor with his humor and larger than life personality just enough to make us leave definitely knowing we would be back! Such luxury accommodation in and old farm house just the best! Thank you both!" Jill Manson - August 2017.