About

DikkopVlakte is a unique Farm, Country Guesthouse, Event, Function & Retreat Venue

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful and unspoilt Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, DikkopVlakte lies conveniently on route between Grahamstown and Bedford on the R350 and is only 160km from Port Elizabeth in a malaria-free area.

Set in the most tranquil surrounds, on vast golden “vlaktes” and mixed Karoo veld and with views of the mountains, this beautiful and stylish decorated Country House is situated on a 4300ha operational stock-farm with natural game owned by Tommie & Carine van Kerken and their 3 beautiful daughters, who would love to give you a warm and heartfelt welcome.

Dikkopvlakte is no ordinary place, as most of our guest will tell you. Moreover, you will realize it when you step out of your car, breath in, and experience the greatness that surrounds you.  

It all started with a dream...., a dream to see hearts healed, and buildings restored. 
It is about LOVE…. for God, His creation, nature and especially people.
It’s not about you finding DikkopVlakte, but DikkopVlakte finding you.....

The lovely rustic, yet elegant 1892 Country House on DikkopVlakte is the place to find rest and to restore your heart, spirit and soul.  Arukah, meaning a place of healing and restoration...

It is quiet and peaceful, and it is ideal for families and friends who want to relax, unwind, have a lot of space with the bonus of having privacy.

We offer stylish, yet affordable, value-for-money self-catering accommodation.  Braai packs can be pre-ordered, as for pre-cooked meals and we also sell the famous mouth-watering Nanaga pies.  B&B option on request.

Should you be looking for a private function, conference or retreat venue, which includes accommodation, look no further!