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  • Arukah Guest Farm/DikkopVlakte, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • Longitude: 26.2524128
  • Latitude: -33.1086469
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Accommodation Offered

  • Self Catering
  • Camp Sites
  • Farm Getaway
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Cash on Arrival

Business Hours

  • 7am - 8pm


  • R1500 for the first 4 persons and R250 per person thereafter

    R150 for children 12 and under

    Minimum rates apply.




    Payment policy - 50% deposit on confirmation of booking & balance on arrival (Cash/EFT)


    Cancellation policy:

    Cancellation of 21 days and less: forfeit 100% deposit

    Cancellation of 22 days and more:  forteit 50% deposit

Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About DikkopVlakte

The beautiful 1892 Country House  on DikkopVlakte farm is just 40kms from Grahamstown on the R350 to Bedford, and 1hour and 30 min from PE.  The perfect place to find rest and restoration for your soul...

Set in tranquil surrounds, this large country house is situated on a 4 300 HA working sheep and goat farm, owned by Tommie and Carine van Kerken and their 3 beautiful daughters.  There are 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on offer, as well as a 1 bedroom fully equiped flat, with many entertainment areas. It is ideal for a big group, or the perfect place for a private family holiday, and can easily accommodate up to 21 people on beds, or up to 30 on matrasses. 

The flat has a seperate entrance with an access door into the farmhouse. The flat can be booked along with the accommodation in the farmhouse or seperate.

You are welcome to bring your DSTV decoder and card.

The rooms can be serviced daily, on request, at an addissional fee.

Home made rusks and Nanaga pies on sale

There is a lovely big farm dam for swimming during summer months, beautiful trails for walking and mountain biking, 4x4 roads and magnificent sunsets.....

It would be an honour for us to have you as our guests.

Discounts applicable for big groups.

Room / Unit Features

  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe
  • Selected Toiletries
  • TV (non-satellite)

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Cycle Local Trail Info
  • Cycle Secure Storage
  • Cycle Wash Bay
  • Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Pet Friendly (by Arrangement)
  • Security (alarm System)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool

Area Features

  • Cycle Mapped Routes

Map and Directions to DikkopVlakte

About 40km from Grahamtown, on the Cradock/Bedford road, on the R350.  On the left.  Before Carlisle Bridge.

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