Your hosts at Desert Dew Guesthouse, are Henk and Erika Marais. They have 3 children, and have lived on this farm for more than 22 years. They love it when guests arrive to enjoy their hospitality, and the beautiful and tranquil farm surroundings.

Henk Marais is the third generation and current owner of Modderfontein Farm. The farm is situated in the Victoria West area, 35km from Three Sisters on the N1. The guesthouse does have an entrance from the N2. Horseshoe mountain, on the farm, is the highest point between Cape Townand Johannesburg in a straight line. Desert Dew Guesthouse is the halfway-stop between Cape Town and Gauteng – The perfect place to unwind before you continue your journey.
There are also six natural springs on the farm – (hence the name Desert Dew).

We recently expanded our beautiful guesthouse on demand. The “Vellewaenhuis” – meaning – ‘The Shed’ in Afrikaans, was converted, and now boasts 3 new self-catering chalets. These units are modern, and ideal for a family stay.

If you enjoy good old fashioned Karoo cooking (with a modern twist), then our Guesthouse farm kitchen is for you! From fresh eggs from the farm, to delicious Karoo lamb and seasonal veggies…. your tastebuds will be spoilt!

So – Come and enjoy a little peace of heaven with us!



activitiesDesert Dew Guesthouse offers spacious accommodation with 6 rooms and 3 self catering chalets. We serve amazing food from our Karoo Kitchen.

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Activities & Facilities

activitiesOur Karoo Farm offers many activities from Mountain Biking to Bird Watching to Donkey Cart Rides for the kids.

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galleryFlip through our gallery for a glimpse of the Karoo life at Desert Dew Guesthouse and our working farm.

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