Karoo Farm Stay

Welcome to Karoo Secret

Karoo Secret Farm Stay is located on the legendary “Plains of the Camdeboo” in the Aberdeen district.

Land of big skies, remarkable sunsets and a place where life is lived to the timeless rhythm of the Karoo.

Chris and Margot Hayward welcome you to Karoo Secret, their beautifully restored Secret House and Lark Cottage on a 4th generation working farm in the heart of the Great Karoo.

  • Ideal for families, friends, cyclists, bikers, hikers, birders or city dwellers looking to relax and unwind.
  • Secret House – self catering comfortably sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms (three en-suite) with a large verandah.
  • Lark Cottage – 2 self catering units each sleeping two guests.
  • Lovingly furnished with family heirlooms.
  • Indoor braai areas and expansive views.
  • Conveniently situated between Aberdeen and Beaufort West, Karoo Secret is easily accessible, 6km off the main road.

Karoo Secret Scenes

Bird Watching at Karoo Secret

You can stay at one of our beautifully furnished Karoo Secret Farm Stays and view a wonderful variety of rare and sought after bird species in our Karoo area. Meanwhile below are a few of the birds bird enthusiasts have found in the area.

Booking at Karoo Secret gives you access to our private, sign posted Lark Route Jeep Track and water spots to explore at your leisure.

  • Sclaters Lark
  • Grey Backed Sparrowlark
  • Larklike bunting
  • Double Banded Courser
  • Namaqua Warbler
  • Sabota Larks
  • Kori Bustards
  • Karoo Long Billed Lark
  • Karoo Korhan
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Birdlife South Africa Recommended Accommodation

Photos by – Barry Kurten, Stewart Maclachlan and Sandra Fay Lombard – Birdlist compiled by Barry Kurten

Wildlife at Karoo Secret

Our farm animals share their space with a variety of wild animals that naturally occur in our area.

  • Bat-Eared Fox
  • Small Grey Mongoose
  • Small Grey Mongoose
  • Yellow Mongoose
  • Small-Spotted Genet
  • Cape Hare
  • Aardwolf
  • African Wildcat
  • Striped Polecat
  • Ground Squirrel
  • Porcupine
  • Antbear
  • Springhare
  • Duiker
  • Springbuck
  • Steenbuck
  • Impala
  • Kudu

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