What Our Guests Say

Mountain Bike trails

Hello Louis, 

We have arrived back home again after our wonderful tour of the Free State.
I want to say a great, big THANK YOU for allowing us to ride on your farm. 

It was fabulous 😊 we first took the right fork in the road, saw your blesbok, cycled around the edge of the wheat and then back up the road to take the left fork where we met up with your horses and the cows with all their gorgeous babies. 

We liked your suggestion of taking a bottle of champagne and lunch with us – see the photo below. 

Lawrence was ever there to let us in and out when we left AND we had the BEST company while out on the farm roads – KYLE 😊 

He is so fit and must have run about 30 kilometres!! The blesbok teased him of course as he never caught up with them but he did flush out the biggest rinkals we have ever seen!! 😲 Anyway, we intercepted the two and rugby-tackled Kyle who was then treated to a bicycle ride up the road, hehehehe. 

It was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. 

Thank you so much,
Kerry and Michael 
15 October 2019

5 November 2017, Hugo van Niekerk. Awesome little place… Warm and friendly people… I really enjoyed the stay.
24 September 2017, Erika Human. Ons het ons kuier op die plaas ontsettend baie geniet. Die huis is goed toegerus met wat ‘n mens ookal kan nodig kry. Baie dankie vir die gasvryheid.

25 May 2017, Andrew Thatcher. What a lovely farmhouse. We really enjoyed our stay and the live music across the road.

22 May 2017,Johann Ryan. Kaggel skep heerlike warm atmosfeer. Uitsig is uitstekend.

30 March 2016: Alida Bornman. Afsluit – Ons het baie baie lekker gekuier!! Verkykerskop is pragtig. Dit vat mens ver terug in die geskiedenis. Baie mooi en ons kom beslis weer! Sterkte met die bewaring van hierdie besondere plek!!

14 September 2015, Andre Coetzee. Baie dankie vir die lekker naweek wat ons by die Ou Skooltjie kon spandeer.  Dit was baie lekker om terug in die ou tyd in te kon gaan en dinge te kon herleef.  Ons sal vir seker weer julle kom besoek

10 April 2015,Diane Moorhouse. The feeling of isolation was great. Enjoyed an amazing relaxing few days. The Sunday buffet at Smiley’s restaurant is  good + well worth a visit.

2015: Lacy, Johannesburg. Afsluit – This is one of my favorite places ever! A absolute must go. So quiet and peaceful. A good escape from the city with delicious food and friendly…

6 October 2014,Katherine Thorneycroft. If you’re looking for something ‘off the beaten track’ and have that adventurous spirit then definitely head for Verkykerskop and stay at the Afsluit Guest house. The old yellow stone farm house is beautiful and the remoteness has a real appeal for those wanting to get away from the big city lights. The guest house is very comfortable, and the old Victorian bath just great after a long drive! Head over the road for a drink and a pizza at Smiley’s restaurant and take in the old feel of the general trading store

29 December 2013, Karin Groenewald. We enjoyed the Old Skooltjie tremendously and enjoyed a stay without electricity away from the buzz of the city. The dogs had a whale of a time and the fresh farm air did all of us a world of good. Thank you to all for the unsurpassed hospitality

11 February 2013, Douglas Reid. Old School House – Just what we wanted. Had a lovely weekend in the ‘Ou Skooltjie Cottage’. Revived the Soul. Will go again soon. Loved its country charm.

22 August 2012, Andrew van Staden. Old School House – Hi Louis. Ek wil net vir jou en die spannetjie wat jy het by Verkykerskop, bedank. Ek het dit weereens baie geniet en wens elke keer dat ek langer kan bly. Weereens baie dankie, en ek vra mooi dat niks by die ou skooltjie moet verander nie…. Dis perfek.

16 May 2012, Betsie Hough. Old School House – Not being into ‘ Top Billing Bling ‘ this is the kind of place that touches my heart . Was everything I could have asked for. Die atmosfeer en eenvoud in die skoolhuisie het my hart se taal gepraat . Wonderlik dat daar mense is wat nog hierdie tipe van verblyf verskaf in n wereld gevul met koue atmosfeerlose klater.

2 February 2012, Trix Hand. Old School House – Baie dankie vir die naweek se lekker kuier! Die OU Skooltjie verblyf was heerlik! Ek en my man, William, het dit geniet om in tyd terug te gaan. Ons het altwee groot geword met koolstowe en kerse! My man het geweldig baie stres op die oomblik by die werk; en het vir die eerste keer in ‘n lang tyd deur geslaap. Ons het lekker in die natuur gestap! Groete en voorspoed!

23 May 2011, Sunelle Spies. Die “old school cottage” is die beste plek om weg te kom uit die stad se gejaag, die ou tydse atmosfeer en plaas geluide en ruimte maak dit absoluut die moeite werd! Dit was wonderlik! The ‘old school cottage’ is the best place to get away from the busy city. The old fashioned atmosphere and farm sounds and space makes this absolutely worth it! It was wonderful!

23 May 2011, Willemien Viljoen. Hierdie plaasvakansie was regtig een van ons lekkerstes. Dankie dat julle jul huis beskikbaar gemaak het vir mense soos ons; ek vertel vir almal! Dit sal voorwaar heerlik wees om weer met julle saam te kuier. Hier is ‘n paar fototjies – ai dis regtig ‘n pragtige Vrystaat plaas.

2 May 2011, Sheril Hesom. Old School House – We stayed at the old school house. It was really so quaint and lovely!! Loved the old stove as well as the paraffin lamps. The friendliness of everyone in the town was awesome. we were doing a quad trip that had taken us nearly all day and we were freezing!!! They were so welcoming at the shop. Thanks to all at Verkykerskop. We will be back.

18 December 2010, Annake Van Coller. Outpost Inn – Dit was wonderlik om na die gietende reen en glyerige paaie in die middel van die nag so vriendelik verwelkom te word deur Stephan. Lieflike ou huis waarin ons gebly het, met die mooiste landskap as uitsig. Stephan, Louis en Melissa, dankie vir jul gasvrydeid (en die lekker pizza). Die plekkie het ons hart gesteel en ons gaan beslis terugkom. Louis en Annake It was wonderful to receive such a warm welcome after the rain and the wet roads in the middle of the night. The lovely old house we stayed in had the most beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Thank you for your hospitality. We will definitely be back.

20 Novermber 2010, Hanli Neuhuber. This was exactly what we needed, a getaway in the most beautiful part of SA. I would recommend this place to anybody who would like to go and have a proper rest far, far away from the daily city buzz. It was amazing and we will be back in the near future.

20 July 2010, Jackie Botha. The quaint little cottage. We had a lovely, pure farm, cold experience. Found the cottage so cute and quaint, great hospitality, clean air, great view of the mountains. Nice place to just chill!

6 September 2010, Anonymous, United Kingdom. I stumbled upon Verkykerskop by accident and enjoyed my short stay there. Just the place to get away from it all.

2 February 2010, Chenel Mynhardt. Wonderful atmosphere. Great people and a wonderful atmosphere.