Camping - 80 Guests
8 Cottages - 37 Guests
Seweweekspoort Accommodation started 16 years ago early 2005. The main reason for the webpage is to promote our beautiful area and farm accommodation.
Frits and Jonel Hunlun with their 2 beautiful daughters, Joné-Mari and Emke, and the late but not least only son SIMON – the big boss farmer – will be your friendly host on the farm Sandrivier at Op-die-Plaas KAMP.
Frits grew up in this Koueveld area and know it like no one else. The farming is priority but he will if possible get to you and then you can ask him questions about all the farming activities and about the surrounding area.
Almost directly opposite the turnoff to Amalienstein, is a road that heads into the Klein Swartberg to Seweweekspoort. It was used by early farmers to penetrate the Great Karoo. It is about 20km long and very rugged, the scenery wild and frequently the slopes or spurs of the mountain leave a narrow pass just broad enough for the stream to find a passage, while precipices of naked rock tower like walls of a natural bastion on both sides.
There are various explanations as to the origin of the name Seweweeks-poort: ranging from the length of time it took a commando to take a band of highwaymen into the Great Karoo; or for the authorities to catch a rustler who escaped into the poort; or for a gang of brandy smugglers to return from Beaufort West. Another explanation is that the poort was named after one of the first missionaries from the nearby Amalienstein mission station, namely the Reverend Zerwick and that the locals could not pronounce his name and named it Seweweekspoort. Most authorities though accept the explanation that the name is derived from that of the Seven-week’s fern (Polystichum adiantiforum), called Seweweeksvaring in Afrikaans, which occurs in moist places and crevices. The form Seweweekspoort is preferred for official purposes.
Please note due to severe drought experienced in our region over the last couple of years fishing, water activities and some of the aesthetic aspects provided by our natural water bodies are not as per the content and images on our site.
There is a swimming pool now available for your entertainment on Sandrivier – For the Sandrivier guests its free but
for all the other guests it cost R40 per person as day visitor – Please WhatsApp and ask first
Meals available on request at Sionsrus Venue for 10 and more people.
We cater for big groups, up to 80 in the camp site. Bring your own tent, bush wagon, rooftop tent, camper, etc. We do meals for groups of 10 and more.
Our Farms and Cottages are seperate from each other.
In 4km radius 6 Cottages – sleep 37 people, further away another 5 and more further away 3 people
80 people in own tents
Sionsrus Venue & Camps – 80 people
Cottages & Camping
Op Die Plaas Kamp (80 People)
Zandrivier Main House (10 People)
Sandrivier Woonstel (4 people)
Stone Cottage (7 people)
Bergzicht Cottage (4 people)
Ben’s Cottage (2 people)
Withoek Cottage (5 people)
Kareebome Karoo Verblyf (3 people)
Kloofhuis (2 People)
Sandrivier Farm consist of:
Sandrivier Woonstel, Sionsrus Venue and Op-die-Plaas Kamp
Zandrivier Farm consist of:
Bergzicht Cottage, Ben’s Cottage, Kloofhuis and Zandrivier Main House
Karoo Droom consist of:
Withoek and Kareebome is further away