Rogge Cloof

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Rogge Cloof

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Contact Information:

+27 23 004 1161 Reservations

+27 83 290 2187 Emergency

The origins of the farm and dark sky reserve Rogge Cloof (meaning rye ravine) date back to 1756 when Joachim Scholtz, the son of German and Nordic immigrants to Africa, acquired the property. Since then over more than 250 years, various owners have loved, nurtured and developed these hostile lands enduring lions, droughts, snow and freezing winds. Located at an altitude of between 1400 to 1700 meters, with magnificent clear skies and expansive plains, Rogge Cloof is truly home to the greatest heavens on earth!

Rogge Cloof is a biosphere reserve, 15km outside Sutherland on the R354, on route from Matjiesfontein towards Sutherland. 

Rogge Cloof offers self-catering accommodation units, as well as a restaurant(Roggebrood).

Roggebrood, the restaurant ,offers two lounges and a broad ‘stoep’ where guests may linger to gaze at the stars, the game , snow covered Karoo land, or just enjoy the peace and quiet. 

Roggebrood (and most of the reserve), offers exceptional views of Salpeterkop, the youngest volcano in Africa.

The reserve is home to a variety of game (springbok, gemsbok, black wildebeest, fallow deer, grey rheebok, zebra) and offers guests the opportunity to play in the snow during winter months, whilst having a view of the brightest stars in the universe.

Several activities are offered:
Game Viewing trips, Fat Bike excursions, Mountain Bike trails, Salpeterkop volcano hikes, fossil exploration hikes, stargazing, historical hikes, and much more.

Rogge Cloof is proud to offer its own wines and guests may book wine tasting sessions to experience our quality wines: Rogge Cloof Salpeterkop (Syrah), Rogge Cloof Joachim Scholtz (Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Blend) and Rogge Cloof Sneeukop (Chenin Blanc).  The grapes for these wines originate from the first vines of the Sutherland-Karoo region and, at 1500m above sea level; this is the coldest wine producing region in South Africa.

You are welcome to follow their interesting BLOGS about wildlife etc. at Rogge Cloof : .www.roggecloof.com/blog/

ACCOMMODATION

Seasonal rates apply to Rogge Cloof accommodation bookings. 
Accommodation Units available:

ORYX
1. Oryx (max 6 people):
• Oryx is self-catering:
      1 King en-suite room, 1 room with 2 x single beds & 2 Day Beds in living area.
• Kitchenette and spacious living area.
• A loft provides for comfortable stargazing. 
• Wi-Fi. No TV.
• Outside stoep for relaxation and armchair-game viewing.
• Farm-dam swimming pool and braai fire-pit. 
• Prepared meals can be arranged at the Roggebrood restaurant, with advance notification.
• Rates:
o Low Season (15 January – 18 March & 01 August – 15 December)
 R850.00 per person (minimum 2 people)
o Peak Season (19 March – 31 July & 16 December – 14 January)
 R1200.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

2. WAENHUIS (max 8 people):
• Waenhuis is self-catering:
.    2 King en-suite rooms & 1 room with 2 Bunk Beds. King en-suite rooms can be converted to two single beds.
• Kitchenette with pantry.
• Spacious living area with fireplace.
• Wi-Fi. No TV.
• Outside stoep for relaxation and armchair-game viewing.
• Prepared meals can be arranged at the Roggebrood restaurant, with advance notification.
• Rates:
o Low Season (15 January – 18 March & 01 August – 15 December)
 R550.00 per person (minimum 2 people)
o Peak Season (19 March – 31 July & 16 December – 14 January)
 R750.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

3. GEMINI: POLLUX (max 12 people):
• Gemini - Pollux is self-catering:
      2 King en-suite rooms, 2 loft rooms with 3 x single beds each & 2 Day Beds in living areas.
• Two living areas and kitchenette.
• Wi-Fi. No TV.
• Outside stoep for relaxation and armchair-game viewing.
• Prepared meals can be arranged at the Roggebrood restaurant, with advance notification.
• Rates:
o Low Season (15 January – 18 March & 01 August – 15 December)
 R750.00 per person (for first 2 people; thereafter R500.00 per person)
o Peak Season (19 March – 31 July & 16 December – 14 January)
 R1000.00 per person (for first 2 people; thereafter R700.00 per person)

4. GEMINI: CASTOR (max 12 people) :
• Gemini - Castor is self-catering:
      2 King en-suite rooms, 2 loft rooms with 3 x single beds each & 2 Day Beds in living areas.
• Two living areas and kitchenette.
• Wi-Fi. No TV.
• Outside stoep for relaxation and armchair-game viewing.
• Prepared meals can be arranged at the Roggebrood restaurant, with advance notification.
• Rates:
o Low Season (15 January – 18 March & 01 August – 15 December)
 R750.00 per person (for first 2 people; thereafter R500.00 per person)
o Peak Season (19 March – 31 July & 16 December – 14 January)
 R1000.00 per person(for first 2 people; thereafter R700.00 per person)

ACTIVITIES OFFERED ON ROGGE CLOOF :

Game Drive (self-drive)
SUV or 4x4 Vehicle required.
• Low Season:
R300.00 per vehicle, plus R100.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old), R75.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R400.00 per vehicle, plus R150.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R100.00 per child
Children under 4, free
Game Drive (guided)
3 - 4 hours Guided Game Drive.
• Low Season:
R500.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R250.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R650.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R325.00 per child
Children under 4, free
Issued with: hot water bottle and blanket when relevant.

Alternatively, night-time guided game drive 2 - 3 hours.

Luxury Sundowner Game Drive (guided)
3 – 4 hours Guided Game Drive offers the following:
• Sundowner stop-over; refreshments included
• 3-Course Supper, plus 1 bottle of wine, at Rogge Brood Restaurant
Issued with: Hot Water Bottle & Blanket when relevant
• Low Season:
R2000.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1000.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R2500.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1250.00 per child
Children under 4, free


Luxury Breakfast Game Drive (guided)
2 – 3 hours Guided Game Drive offers the following:
• Beverage stop-over; refreshments included
• Full Breakfast at Rogge Brood Restaurant
Issued with: Hot Water Bottle & Blanket when relevant
• Low Season:
R1800.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1200.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R2400.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1250.00 per child
Children under 4, free


Hiking & Cycling
• Unguided Cycling (own bikes) and hiking:
• R100.00 per person; 2 hours.

Salpeterkop Sundowner Hike (guided)
3 – 4 hours Guided Salpeterkop Hike offers the following:
• Sundowners at the top of Salpeterkop; refreshments included
• 3-Course Supper, plus 1 bottle of wine, at Roggebrood Restaurant
• Low Season:
R2000.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1000.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R2500.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R1250.00 per child
Children under 4, free
Salpeterkop Hike (guided)
A 3 – 4 hours Guided Salpeterkop Hike.
• Low Season:
R500.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R250.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R650.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R325.00 per child
Children under 4, free

Game Viewing Walk (guided)
A 3 – 4 hours Guided Game Viewing walk.
• Low Season:
R300.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R150.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R400.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R200.00 per child
Children under 4, free

History Walk (guided)
A 3 – 4 hours Guided Drive & Walk to Historical Rogge Cloof Buildings & Landmarks.
• Low Season:
R450.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R230.00 per child
Children under 4, free
• Peak Season:
R550.00 per person
Children (4 – 12 years old), R270.00 per child
Children under 4, free

Fat Bikes
Outings include the following: Fat Bikes (two sizes), Cycling Helmet, Puncture Kit and Water Bottle.
• R400.00 refundable equipment deposit
• R400.00 per cycle, per day; alternatively, R100.00 per cycle per 2 hour session.
No unaccompanied children.

Wine Tasting
Rogge Cloof Wines
An adult only tasting, that includes:
• 3 x Rogge Cloof Wines only: R80.00 per person

Opening Times:
Our opening times are:
08:00 – 17:00

Roggebrood Restaurant is open as per pre-booking arrangements.

 

  • Rate: All rates are listed at each accommodation unit above.
  • Physical Address: R354 - 15 km outside of Sutherland on the Matjiesfontein road (tarred road) from the N1
  • Type: Self-Catering Unit
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