One night at Karoo Robin B&B

Who would want to stay in the midst of the desert? Nothing but dust and dry terrain as far as the naked eye can see but stay at Karoo Robin B&B to understand why.

Getting to the accommodation seemed even far-fetched because it didn’t feature on our GPS.

Luckily, we found the street and then couldn’t locate the house number. Riding up and down with our heads poking out the window, we gave up and called. Aaah, she’s standing outside the gate waiting for us.

Ina Wehmeyer, the host of this establishment opened the gates and let us in as the glistering sun began plummeting behind the mountains.

Nothing like a Karoo sunset.

As fatigue began running it causes throughout our bodies, we got out the car to greet her. She opened the lodge up, showed us around and we began talking non-stop on the patio; about her kids, marriage and her amazing, adventurous life in her youth years.

Thankfully, she booked us a table for dinner. We had no time or the energy to worry where our next meal will come from.

Let’s Stay

Rolling up so late, we only spent 16 hours at the place; 11 hours was spent on sleeping.

Situated right behind “the koppies” in Nuwe Street, there were many other accommodations left, right and center.

The one-room space made simple living possible creating that homely feel just for two. The first thing that struck me about our cottage was the use of colour; soft neutral accents. Oooh, I love that!

It occupied nothing more than a double bed, a spacious patio, a lounge chair right underneath the window bank while the light crept in, a bathroom filled with all the essentials from toiletries to medical supplies.

A prime spot to relax, for sure!

With the sunrise peeking out from behind it’s resting place; bringing us as much sunshine as possible.

Definitely worthy of another stay but, it’s time to hit the road once more.

Travel Tips

Getting there: Again, if you coming from Cape Town, the N1 is the only route to go on. It’s about 43km that can take about 4 1/2 hours. We came from Kirkwood, Eastern Cape and, it took nearly 7 hours to arrive.

When to go: any time of the year is suitable.

Price: It’s R800.00 p/n – We were not aware that the breakfast was not included in the quoted tariff. This should be listed in the listing.

Websites to visit: We booked through SafariNow which you can find here. Other websites are the Prince Albert Information website. 

Until the next adventure.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog