Welcome to Rolbaken
Country Guesthouse in the Cape Mountain Zebra Nature Reserve
Rolbaken, so named after a beacon on the northern boundary was "rolled" to incorporate a fresh water spring into the neighbouring farm Leeuwenblad in 1849.
The farm nestles in a long valley in the south-western foothills of the Kammanassie Mountains, only 40 km from Oudtshoorn, and has magnificent views of both the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. Most of the property was declared a Stewardship Contract Nature Reserve in August 2013.
Your hosts, Dick and Mary Carr, have been farming here since 2004 and produce free-range eggs and grass fed lamb. Our dream is to rehabilitate the fallow agricultural land and provide additional habitat for the endangered relic Cape Mountain Zebra population that lives in the Kammanassie Mountains and which has now expanded its range onto Rolbaken.
The guest-house is situated on top of a hill and has its own shady garden which is safe for children and pets. Originally the local schoolhouse, it has been renovated to include 3 en-suite bedrooms, a dining room, a lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities and a large verandah with beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding farmland.
The farm provides great scenery, numerous walks and scrambles, over 100 bird species, mountain fynbos, rare wildlife and irrigation dams to swim in. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy the peaceful country roads. Sit on the lawn at night under the breath-taking Karoo sky, with more stars and meteorites than you have ever seen before and enjoy our rural tranquillity.
Rolbaken is the perfect place to relax in absolute safety.