A haven for the world weary traveller
Lemoenfontein is an escape from the world at large, with beauty that defies description and a peace that invites visitors to return time and again.
Situated just off the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town 2 kilometers from Beaufort West, Lemoenfontein is the perfect stop over to break the long journey between North and South.
An English Gentleman’s private hunting lodge
Set in the vast expanse of the South African Great Karoo, this beautiful homestead/lodge dates back to 1850. Built slowly and soundly to the exacting standards and architectural style of the time, the building remains unchanged with characteristic high ceilings, original wooden floors and wide verandahs which offer guests a sweeping panoramic view of the Karoo landscape.
The homestead is a haven for the world weary traveller, and for those who want to escape city life and experience the beauty, silence and unassuming simplicity of the vast open spaces.
Originally commissioned by a Victorian English Gentleman, Alhusen, the homestead was built as a hunting retreat. Once a year he would invite friends from both England and Scotland to travel with him to the homestead to hunt, relax and enjoy good company.