Welcome Home! Escape. Unplug. Recharge.

An oasis in the desert, experience the vast beauty and warm hospitality of the Karoo at Desert Dew Guesthouse. Offering uncomplicated luxury, locally-harvested slow food, unspoiled nature and starlit skies, you’ll wish you never had to leave.
A tranquil retreat The Marais family have been on the Modderfontein Farm since 1939 with your hosts, Henk and Erika being the third generation. Their son, Schalk, is now the fourth generation to live on this historic farm. Henk and Erika are passionate about providing their guests with a unique and truly authentic Karoo experience.

Surround yourself with the sights, sounds and tranquility of a desert oasis, blessed with six picturesque natural springs.

Guesthouse &
Working Farm
Desert Dew Guesthouse offers guests a home away from home, with six luxury suites and three serene self-catering chalets. Experience life on a working farm as the daily activities of angora, sheep and cattle farming continue in the background, bringing a sense of rustic charm to your visit.
Desert Kitchen
& Karoo Cooking
Experience authentic flavours of the Karoo in our Desert Kitchen and restaurant. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients take pride of place on every plate, and our passion for provenance turns every dish into a true expression of rustic slow food.
Fitness & Outdoor
Our fitness centre and fully-equipped gym will help you feel your best and boost your well-being. Start your journey of self-improvement at Desert Dew Guesthouse.
Wellness Desert Dew Guesthouse is a sanctuary for women who wants to rejuvenate and revitalize their mind, body and soul. Your host, Erika, runs a range of wellness activities including yoga workshops and retreats, designed to help women feel empowered and celebrate their femininity. Outdoor Adventures Our farm offers a range of outdoor activities, including beautiful trails for hiking and mountain biking, as well as a spectacular variety of birdlife for bird-watching enthusiasts and truly breathtaking star-gazing on clear Karoo nights. Premium Rooms The main guesthouse offers six luxurious air-conditioned suites, while our converted ‘Vellenwaenhuis’ offers three premium self-catering units. All rooms are tastefully furnished, offering Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels and are kitted with tea and coffee facilities. Every room affords our guests scenic views of the surrounding Karoo landscape.

"An oasis in the heart of the Karoo"

An oasis in the desert, experience the vast beauty and warm hospitality of the Karoo at Desert Dew Guesthouse.


Escape. Unplug. Recharge. Contact us for more information or to book your room!