Bed and Breakfast

ID #1702

Kromhout Landgoed, Hopetown, Diamond Fields, Northern Cape.

The farm was founded in 1845. Today it is a guesthouse with five en-suite bedrooms (12 beds), a lounge, dining room and bathrooms.  Bed and breakfast – other meals on request. The British march to relieve Kimberley began here.  It is also the N12 Battlefields Information Centre.   Many relics of the Anglo-Boer War are to be seen, such as:

•    The ruins of a strategically-important railway bridge. It was used to transfer ammunition, supplies and soldiers across the Orange River to the front.
•    The hospital that has since been converted into a museum
•    Wells where women  in the Concentration Camp drew water
•    A blockhouse that was built during the war
•    A graveyard at the Concentration Camp, where 500 lie buried.
•    A monument erected in 1967 at the concentration camp graveyard.
•    Bits and pieces left at the British Camp.

Kromhout Landgoed is on the farm Doornbult, which is on the R369 east of Hopetown, which is on the N12 west of Kimberley, which is on the N12 northeast of Britstown, which is at the intersection of the N12 with the N10. From the N12, take the Petrusville turnoff in Hopetown and travel southeast on the R369 for 8-km. The turnoff to Kromhout Landgoed is on the right. Sightseeing tours are available by Rina Wiid. BFKromhout

Contct:            Rina Wiid
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