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.
To make your stay more comfortable, we offer you the following: fresh free-range eggs, extra wood, braai packs, and frozen meals - request our price list to check details and availability!
In a very exciting time for everyone, Erin is changing ownership! Trevor and Cathy 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.
Cathy 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!
"Decidedly pleasant. A lovely stay in the karoo. The cottages we stayed in were well appointed and made for a very comfortable overnight stop. Fantastic sunset and amazing skies. If you are interested in staying away from a town or city and find a spot in the middle of the Karoo away from others and noise then this is an excellent option. Fabulous service too. " Patrick – Jan 2020
"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 are 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 an old farm house just the best! Thank you both!" Jill - August 2017.
"What a jewel we found! We enjoyed our stay! Our kiddies enjoyed the freedom of the farm. We had quality family time.. The place is very tidy and well equipped. We will definitely stay there again if we pass Middelburg in the future. Can certainly recommend Erin for anyone who is looking for a quiet place to unwind. Thank you so much Trevor and Kathy for a home away from home! Even my four year old feels so home, that he asked his dad if we can stay in our new home" - Isabel Sep 2019