About us

Hopetown Guest Cottage offers comfortable and private accommodation in 3 fully equipped cottages on the N12, South Africa. It is ideally situated about halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town - just 120km south-west of Kimberley. Hopetown Guest Cottage is situated on the edge of town and easy to find location when entering the town.  We offer 3 different size Cottages for couples, small families and large groups. Each fully equipped, private with Wi-Fi, DSTV and BBQ facilities with secure parking behind electric gates.

 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner can be arranged on request.

Check in: 2pm – late

Check out:  10am

Hopetown lies at the edge of the Great Karoo on an arid slope leading down to the Orange River, named by the great explorer Colonel Robert Gordon in honour of William Prince of Orange. The Bushmen called this The Great River, "Nu Gariep", as it carries 23 per cent of the total water run -off of South Africa to the sea. 


Hopetown serves the surrounding Wheat, maize, popcorn, wildlife and livestock farms. The ultimate outdoor experience in the vicinity includes white water rafting, game-viewing, bird-watching and hiking. 


The old bridge west of Hopetown dates back to 1875


The first diamond discovered in South Africa was found at Hopetown. It was the 23,25 carat Eureka, and soon after its discovery the 83,5 carat Star of Africa was found nearby. It was the discovery of this second diamond which started the great South African diamond rush.