This accommodation in Hopetown is a quaint Karoo Guest Cottage, furnished in
antique style with a farm-like kitchen, one en suite bedroom and a living room
with two sleeper couches. The cottage has a big verandah from where you can
enjoy the spectacular sunsets of the Northern Cape.
In this Hopetown accommodation you can sit around a fire at night in the comfort of a lapa, where relaxation and laughter can take place. This is a small, intimate guest cottage with all the luxuries of a guesthouse, but making for a unique and intimate experience in every sense of the way. The tranquil surroundings depicts a typical farm in the Karoo - it lives up to the meaning of the name Salem - peace.
There are a number of options for dinner at this accommodation Hopetown offers, either a warm, farm cooked meal from the Karoo kitchen, or you can Braai/BBQ your own Karoo lamb in the lapa, and it is served with salads and homemade bread. These options have different costs, and lastly you can choose to self-cater.
All this makes for a perfect overnight stop en route to your destination and just 200m from the N12 and 7km outside Hopetown.
Hopetown was founded in 1850 when Sir Harry Smith extended the northern frontier of the Cape Colony to the Orange River. A handful of settlers claimed ground by the Orange River, and by 1854 a frontier town had developed.
Hopetown was named after William Hope, Auditor-General and Secretary of the Cape Colony Government at the time. The town was a quiet farming area until several large diamonds, most notable the Eureka Diamond and the Star of South Africa, were discovered there between 1867 and 1869.
So stay in Hopetown at the lovely and charming Salem Guest Cottage, and get to experience the peace and tranquility of the Northern Cape.
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