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For a holiday with a difference...

Gifberg Vanrhynsdorp Namaqualand

If you are in dire need of clean fresh air and lost of fun, Gifberg Holiday Farm is the place for you. The Gifberg Holiday Farm is 29 km from Vanrhynsdorp, right in the middle of the Namaqualand region of South Africa and offers self-catering (self-contained) chalets. Every year, during the spring, this arid region puts on a stunning show of intense colour when the Namaqualand spring flowers bloom – kilometers of beautiful colour as far as the eye can see.

At Gifberg Holiday Farm there is something for everybody, whether you are a Namaqualand flower fan, a 4x4 fundi, into Bushman rock art or just somebody who enjoys a good time.

The chalets at Gifberg Holiday Farm cater for families or groups of friends. They are all self-catering and fully equipped with fridge, cutlery, two-plate oven, bedding and towels. They offer delicious coffee in their new coffee shop, “Oppi Deck”. A sparkling swimming pool with clear filtered water, as well as a welcoming lapa  completes the picture.

Gifberg Holiday Farm offers a number of hiking trials so that you can experience the beauty of the Namaqualand region from up close. The Potholes Walk of 2 km leads to potholes similar to those at Bourke’s Luck, while the Hamerkop Trial of 4 km ends in a beautiful natural pool. The longer Gifboom Trial (9 km) leads through spectacular rock formations unique to the Namaqualand region close to Vanrhynsdorp, South Africa. The Bushman Trial of 21 km is strenuous and follows a water course that reminds one of a smaller version of the Fish River Canyon.

The 4x4 route at Gifberg Holiday farm is suitable for drivers of intermediate skill and leads to the Doring River in Namaqualand. The scenery is something that you will remember long after you have returned from the Vanrhynsdorp region.


Gifberg Holiday Farm  is situated 29km from Vanrhynsdorp in the Western Cape, South Africa.  For an experience with a difference, be sure to visit Gifberg Holiday Farm (also known as Gifberg Rusoord.)

The chalets are all unique.
One bedroom has a double bed and the other two have two single beds each.


The swimming pool with sparkling clear filtered water surrounded by a lawn with shady trees and flowerbeds.



What better way to start your day than with freshly ground coffee, fresh country air and the serene view from the newly opened coffee shop?


This trail and the return hike takes nine hours hiking, plus time spent at the Doring River.  You can also swim in the river.  The walk follows a watercourse that looks like the Fish River Canyon on a smaller scale.  Several interesting Bushman painting sites are passed on the way.



The 4x4 route on Gifberg will take some intermediate skills to get you through rocks, some ups and downs, as well as sandy places.