A lush treasure in the heart of the Karoo’s dry lands

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A lush treasure in the heart of the Karoo’s dry lands

Danielskraal farm will charm you with its many delights, but none so enchanting as its owners

Andrea Nagel

A short way out of Calitzdorp, on a dusty road that runs past a few vineyards, a few shacks and a few ostriches, the oasis of Danielskraal farm awaits, tucked away in the shadow of a  mountain.

A few years ago, owner and gracious host Rosheen Kriegler left her busy Johannesburg life for the farm and has never looked back. As she writes on her Instagram account, she’s a Johannesburg/London/Provence girl, and yet she’s never been happier than on her little piece of paradise in the Karoo. 

Soon after she arrived, her friend Sandra Galbraith joined her and became her business partner in the Danielskraal project. As hosts, farm managers and decorators the two make a perfectly complementary couple. Rosh is all enthusiasm, grace and style, while Sandra gets dirt under her fingernails, making sure the farm runs like a well-oiled machine. Both are the most welcoming hosts a guest could wish for. They go out of their way to make your stay at Danielskraal one that will most certainly be repeated...

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