Fodor's Expert Review Damas Guesthouse

Riemvasmaak Community, Augrabies, Northern Cape, South Africa

In a real story of community uplift, a Nama teacher (originally from Namibia) and her family in the Augrabies Falls village have uniquely decorated rooms in their old house near the hot springs on the Riemvasmaak community trust land. Those lucky enough to be spoiled by Elisa's family within their homestead could share a meal, experience the quiet of a remote wilderness area, and get a glimpse into the ways of the local people. The three rooms in the guesthouse are technically self-catering, but dinners with the family can be arranged.

PROS

  • a real community project
  • given an extra boost by a white Afrikaner helping a local Nama woman
  • beautiful environment
  • solitude and peace
  • a real community project, given an extra boost by a white Afrikaner helping a local Nama woman
  • beautiful environment
  • solitude and peace

CONS

  • the owner is new to the business
  • so not all the boxes will always be checked off
  • the owner is new to the business, so not all the boxes will always be checked off
  • not the easiest place to get to
  • few mod cons
  • no catering for breakfast

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 078-215–1634 | 071-966–5200
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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