Bethulie

Garingboom Guest Farm

Garingboom Guest Farm, an eco-friendly sheep farm is situated 11km off the N1 on the R715.

Under the shady trees in a private and tranquil setting are three comfortable, and fully equipped cottages which have two bedrooms (sleeping five) with:

Relax at the pool, go horse riding or walk the game trail spotting springbok, blesbok, black wildebeest and the rare mountain reedbuck. Riëtte is an experienced "birder" and over 141 species of birds can be spotted. Watch the spectacular sunsets before enjoying our delicious three course dinner of Karoo Lamb which is served on request with our selection of wines.

Reservations Jan & Riëtte Griesel
Tel/Fax 051-783-0203 / 086-519-5421
Cell 082-900-9888
Email aloe@vodamail.co.za
Website www.garingboom.co.za
Address

cnr Joubert and Voortrekker Streets
Bethulie

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Royal Hotel

The longest road/rail bridge in both Africa and the southern hemisphere; ready access to a clutch of well-stocked game reserves and the cooling waters of Lake Gariep; the site of the notorious concentration ‘hell-camp’ of the Anglo-Boer War; the childhood haunts of actor Patrick Mynhardt, the original ‘Boy from Bethulie’ – these are just a few of the features that give Bethulie its broad-based appeal.

Bethulie is named after the apocryphal home of Judith, the Biblical heroine who saved Jerusalem from an invading army of Assyrians. Founded in the early 1830s as a French mission station, the town is close to where the Caledon river joins the Orange and from the 1860s gained prominence as a river crossing for ox-drawn wagons traveling between the Eastern Cape coast and the diamond (and later gold) fields of the interior.

As the southernmost town in the Free State, Bethulie retains a frontier feeling that conjures up echoes of days long gone. For generations its chief purpose has been to serve enterprising sheep farmers of the surrounding district, but in addition Bethulie prides itself on being a safe, friendly and peaceful oasis and feels privileged to welcome discerning visitors from all over the world.

Tired of the rat-race and looking for peace, quiet and comfort in the heart of the platteland? Then the Royal Bethulie could well be the answer.

After years of neglect, the grand old lady of the southern Free State is undergoing an ambitious makeover that has reawakened local pride.

En suite convenience and traditional cuisine; an annex filled with books and records; facilities and staff as classy as a cruise liner’s; halfway to everywhere or a destination in its own right – the Royal Bethulie is an experience to savour and remember.

Accommodation at the hotel ranges from premium to budget and is priced to guarantee value. There is secure parking adjoining, and the Royal Bethulie welcomes both children and pets.
Reservations Tony and Di Hocking
Cell 071-683-7767
Email info@royalbethulie.co.za
Website www.royalbethulie.co.za
Address

cnr Joubert and Voortrekker Streets
Bethulie

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