Morning Glory Cottages
Morning Glory Cottages the best choice for your next stop over in the "Karoo Hartland" enroute to the coast. We are perfectly situated in the middle of South Africa, 600km from Johannesburg, 800km from Cape Town, 400km from Port Elizabeth and 400km from East London; 500km from Grahamstown,180km from Cradock, 650km from Plettenberg Bay, 380km from ADDO elephant park. 41 Km from Gariep Dam Airfield. A mere 20 minute drive from the Gariep Dam Wall, 41km south east from the N1 on the R58 to Port Elizabeth. Morning Glory Cottages a finalist A.A. Accommodation Awards \ Recommended Quality Assured Accommodation. Would you like to be spoiled? Make Morning Glory Cottages your next stop over.
Morning Glory Cottages is situated on the Old Family working farm Gelykfontein – a well known Racehorse Stud farm. The farm has been in the family since 1884 and over 100 years has been developed to where it is today. The Racehorse stud was established in 1935 by JC (Boer) vd Walt and wife Tinie vd Walt (born 1912 and raised on the farm) and now farmed by the 4th generation Van der Walts. In the study of the main residence, generations of racehorses from all over the world can be traced back for over 300 years. Colts and fillies from the Stud participate in races all over the country.
Guests are spoiled with true Karoo Cuisine prepared by our Resident Chef in the quaint dining room, or try alfresco dining under the stars, maybe you prefer your meal served in your unit family style. A unique dining experience awaits you here at Morning Glory Cottages. Dinner can be The Farm Table a delicious buffet, or a Three Course Plated meal or buy a Braaipack from us and "braai" your own Karoo lamb to your liking, served with two salads, roosterkoek or freshly baked bread. Choose a wine from our wine selection in Schalkies Place to accompany your meal. Karoo dessert | Pudding: Carefully planned desserts can be enjoyed with a dessert wine specially imported from selected Klein Karoo Estates. After dinner enjoy a nice coffee in the bar lounge(Schalkies Place) in the company of new friends made in the Karoo Hartland. Or sitting outside next to the fire pit gazing at the stars. Scrumptious Breakfasts are on offer the following morning. The Farm Breakfast enough to keep any farmer "oops" traveller going for the rest of their trip. Free Range farm eggs, bacon, homemade sausage, etc.
Morning Glory has four tastefully decorated Garden En-suite Rooms (Borage, Chamomile, Angelica and Cottonwood Garden Suite) and two fully equipped Self Catering cottages (Lavender and Farm Cottage). The Garden En-suite rooms sleep 2 to 3 people with the exception of Borage Garden Suite which sleeps 2. The Self Catering cottages sleep 5 and 6 people respectively.