Die Letterhuis and Ou Waenhuis

Where beauty is the ink in which love is declared

Die Letterhuis


The quaint but proud lady from the Victorian era has been lovingly restored and is situated between the Swartberg and Witteberg mountains with easy access off the R407. The inside walls have been brush lettered in a uniquely designed alphabet and original calligraphic pieces are displayed on the walls. Crisp linen invites you to bed in summer and warm down duvets invite you to linger longer in winter.


This self catering home offers

  • Three bedrooms, (1x queen, 2x ¾ and 2x single beds)
  • An airy bathroom with walk in shower
  • Well equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge/freezer combination
  • A stoep which overlooks the Witteberg mountains
  • Two braai fascilities (one overlooking the Swartberg mountains)
  • Meals are available by prior arrangement


Die Letterhuis is situated between letter art installations in the Karoo landscape and along breathtakingly beautiful riverside walks in the Poplar woods.


It also offers

  • bird watching
  • Fishing in the dam
  • Swimming in the dam
  • Easy farm walks
  • 2 km land art installation walk


You are most welcome to come and experience God’s beauty.


‘n Liefgehêde, eeu oue Viktoriaanse dame met kwasgeskrewe liefdesbriewe en kalligrafiese skilderye teen die mure tussen letterkuns wat in die landskap wegkruip.



Kom word stil en geniet die Godsmooi binne en buite die Letterhuis

Die Ou Waenhuis

Guarded by the homestead on the working farm Aswater, die Ou Waenhuis lies nestled next to lucerne fields and grazing sheep.  The huge stoep with its built in braai invites you to witness the dawn of a new day.  This little restored self catering gem  has two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen (fridge, 2 plate stove and microwave) and lounge, a bathroom, a fire place and beautiful views.


The restorative and inspirational milieu is the perfect place for a creative sabbatical.


Guests are invited to take any of the many walks on the farm either to the dam (where you can swim or fish), the river way, the stone, land & letter art installations at die Letterhuis , the mountain walks, the prayer routes or go bird watching.


Meals are available by prior arrangement.


‘n Hanetree weg van die plaashuis op Aswater gooi die koel Waenhuis soggens sy stoeparms oop om ‘n nuwe dag te verwelkom.


Die tweeslaapkamer selfsorg huisie is ‘n ideale wegbreekplek.



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Rates for Die Letterhuis

R800 per night for 2 or less guests
Additional guests R400 per person per night

Rates for Die Ou Waenhuis

R300 per person per night

Owners – Karel en Heleen de Haas


Phone – 083 325 5757


Email – karel@karto.co.za