El Yolo One is a working Karoo guest farm situated at the foot of the Swartberg mountain range in the Great Karoo. Our guests are able to come into close contact with a variety of farm animals such as cattle, sheep, donkeys, turkeys, ducks, geese, peacocks and chickens.
We have tame and wild game such as Eland, Springbok, Kudu and Duiker. Our bird life is extensive. Many wild and endangered wild flowers and flora have been spotted. We offer night game drives and 4x4 routes for the experienced as well as the inexperienced.
Hiking trails have been created for the more adventurous hiker or those who wish to take a casual walk. Fascinating Bushman rock paintings can be found in three different caves on the farm. Fossil spotting and unpolluted mountain streams and waterfalls are some of the unusual features of the farm.
Chalet (no stars) (Sleeps 5) x 1
A non star rated self cater chalet up in the mountains, equipped with all the electrical equipment needed. Chalet sleeps 5. One room with queen size bed, two single beds and a single bed sleeper couch in the living area. Bedding, swimming and bath towels and all the activities on the farm included.
Chalet (3 stars) (Sleeps 5) x 3
A three star self catering chalet. Double room with a queen size bed and a single bed sleeper couch, kitchenette, equipped for 5 guests, en suite bath room, braai area, private patio and entrance and a twin room with en suite bath room, private entrance, patio, bar fridge, kettle, coffee, tea and rusks. . Bedding, swimming and bath towels and all the activities on the farm included. Restaurant available with prior booking.
Double Room (3 stars) (Sleeps 3) x 3
A three star self catering double room with a queen size bed and a single bed sleeper couch, kitchenette, equipped for 5 guests, en suite bath room, braai area, private patio and entrance.
Single Room (3 stars) (Sleeps 1) x 2
Room with en suite bath room, private entrance, bar fridge, kettle, coffee, tea, rusks and patio. Bedding, swimming and bath towels and all the activities on the farm included.
Twin Room (3 stars) (Sleeps 2) x 4
It is a room with two single beds and en suite bath room, private entrance, patio, bar fridge, kettle, coffee, tea and rusks.
Economical self cater double room
This double room is our most economical unit. It has a fully equipped kitchen with all the electrical equipment you may need as well as a door that opens up to the patio and braai facilities. The room is part of the outbuildings on the farm yard and away from other guests.
The room is equipped with:
two single beds
fully equipped kitchen
Farm House (no stars) (Sleeps 10) x 1
The farm house has a double room with en suite bath room and a queen size bed. This room has a private entrance and patio. Then there are two double rooms inside the house, each with a queen size bed.
Two twin rooms with two single beds in each room. Two bath rooms and a large living area with inside braai. Huge farm kitchen with all the utensils you will need. Gas stove with electric oven, Dish washer, Toaster, Microwave oven, Deep freeze and fridge, etc. Large farm stoep from where you will be able to watch the farm animals.
We believe that every camp site, has its own ablution facilities and you do not have to share with other campers.
Two camping sites, with private flush toilet and hot shower, Eskom electrical point, water tap and braai area per camp site.
These sites have 100% shade during Summer months under Popular trees. Very protected against the sun and wind.
We have a camp site in the mountains. Permanently installed lights, powered from your own car battery, flush toilet and warm shower from donkey. Fire place and braai area. Very private, but you will need a LDV or Utility vehicle. 4X4 not necessary.
We allow up to 10 guests per camping site.
The bush camp is something very special. It is a camp site in the mountains, away from everybody else. It has a flush toilet, hot shower, LED lights powered from your own vehicle battery. Braai lapa, protected against the elements. Very private, but you will need a LDV or Utility vehicle. 4X4 not necessary.
We allow up to 10 guests per camping site.
Guests have a choice of self catering or restaurant facilities. We mainly serve traditional Karoo farm meals. The restaurant is also available for self catering for larger groups. We provide our guests with free fireplace and braai wood during their stay with us.
Swimming can be undertaken in either a swimming pool next to the restaurant or in the farm dam. The area is a photographers dream and we have planetarium facilities to view spectacular Karoo night skies. In addition we allow bass fishing, target shooting, rock climbing and mountain biking, provided you bring your own equipment.
Our climate is moderate in summer due to our proximity to the Swartberg, 1000m above sea level. Rainfall is seldom experienced and some snowfalls can be expected in winter.
Spacious parking, laundry at extra cost to visitors. Pool table, communal DSTV and fireplaces in restaurant. Pets permitted by arrangement. We speak English and Afrikaans, and a little Dutch and Belgian.
Meiringspoort - 30 km
Cango Caves - 100km
Oudtshoorn - 100km
Prince Albert - 60km