A Trip That Brings You Closer to Nature

Red Sands

Country Lodge

About Us

Hospitality and Preservation Since 1994


Red Sands Country Lodge strives to improve the hospitality experience to all guests’ visiting the Northern Cape, South Africa. We are dedicated to delivering safe, clean and affordable accommodation & restaurant service to all people, irrespective of race, gender, age, religion or the like.

As a company however, we hold to, promote and conduct our business in accordance with the Christian faith and values. It is our firm belief that God’s purpose for our company is to be more than just a hotel. It is our joy and privilege to be an ambassador of the good news that Jesus Christ saves, and to bring His hope to the nation and the continent.


The Kaufmann Family (Jakob & Peggy Kaufmann and their 2 children – Kirsten & Richard) moved to Kuruman from Plettenberg Bay in 1986 to purchase and operate the Savoy Hotel in Kuruman, after operating it successfully for a number of years they subsequently sold it.

In 1991, the family bought the Farm Cadwallader, and birthed the vision of a farm lodge. The vision grew and it started small, with only 5 chalets, the reception building as a central venue and a pool, a few day visitor campsites and ablution facilities. The official opening was in 1994 and have since added rooms and facilities as finances allowed.

To this date there are have 32 chalets & rondavels, a fully licensed a la carte restaurant, conferencing facilities and private / public camping facilities. The establishment has provided employment for over 50 personnel.

We regard ourselves as a bush lodge on a working farm which includes primarily game antelope. But Nguni cattle are also present. The farm is not a hunting farm but the owner occasionally culls as necessary.

In 2016, the son, Richard Kaufmann officially took over the business from his father and is operating it to date…

We trust that our guests will have a pleasant stay with us and any feedback is regarded as positive to help improve our service to you.

Sports & Recreational Opportunities

Red Sands Country Lodge offers great opportunities for sports and recreational activites.

About the
Surrounding Area

Founded amongst the scenic Kuruman Hills, on the edge of the ancient Ghaap Plateau. Known as the “oasis of the Kalahari”, Kuruman is an interesting destination for curious travellers.

The town is home to a famous natural geological feature known as the Eye of Kuruman, said to be one of the biggest natural springs in the southern hemisphere. The Tswana name for the fountain is Ga-segonyana (“calabash”). The first European to discover the spring, in 1801, was English artist Samuel Daniell, who was part of the Truter-Somerville expedition to meet the southern Tswana people.

    “We are here to serve you to the best of our ability. This is not only our business, but our lifestyle. It is our God-given passion and responsibility. We trust you will have a safe,value for money, relaxing and enjoyable experience with us.

    Any compliments, constructive criticism and suggestions are warmly welcomed. Wishing you a safe, happy and peaceful journey through the Northern Cape."

    Hospitality regards - Richard Kaufmann

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