An Oasis in the Heart of the Karoo

Web Ref #: 298
Price: From R 385 to R 520 pp incl. Breakfast
Location: Prince Albert (Karoo)

Well on its way to a double century, this guesthouse is the oldest surviving building in Prince Albert. Built in 1835, this sturdy farmhouse conforms to a style popular in this part of the country.


The property consists of several buildings that once constituted the original farmstead. Each room is uniquely designed and decorated to provide you with luxury, whilst experiencing the grandeur of Karoo-living. Each of our rooms has their own character and is infused with great personality.


A Patio room has a classical Victorian feel to it, with a huge double bed and en-suite bathroom where an old Victorian tub forms the central feature of the fully equipped bathroom.


The cottage consists of a bedroom with two twin beds, a small elegant lounge with an enormous fireplace, a quaint little kitchen as well as a large bathroom. Both the room and the lounge walks out onto the main patio, where one can sit and gaze at the mighty Swartberg Mountain. This room offers all the comforts you'll find in a home, from a colour television, to a microwave and gas stove. The unit can also be utilised as a family room as it leads onto the Dairy...


The Dairy, with its high reed ceilings and popular wood beams, consists of two twin beds and has its own private en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower. The room walks out onto a private patio, that is lovely for sun-bathing during the winter months or simply relaxing in the cool shade provided by a Pepper Tree.


The Wagon shed is definitely one of the most special and sought after Honeymoon suites. The room has a double bed, en-suite bathroom, small kitchenette and lounge with colour television. Despite the romantic decor, the room has its own secluded outdoor spa bath, where one can sit and star gaze while relaxing in the tub, or view the 'koppie' from one's own private patio.


The Forge - the very history outbuilding - was once a place of hard work, but now consists of a double bed, en-suite bathroom and colour television. Loved by regular guests, this room offers all the simplistic necessities, whilst emphasising Karoo-relaxation.


Two separate rooms are also built around the old farm windmill. Room one is spacious with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom and a patio overlooking the mountain and flowering garden. Room two (Suite) is the second Honeymoon suite. This spacious room offers a double bed, en-suite bathroom, and a small kitchenette. It also has a spa bath situated intimately inside the room.


In the mornings, breakfast is served on the deck that overlooks the old Kweekvallei where Guernsey cows and Angora goats are grazing in the lush green fields. The landscaped garden creates a soft, serene backdrop where songbirds meet and the sound of the lei water runs beneath the deck.


Guests may arrive as strangers by the depart as friends.
Listing TypeGuest House
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms7
Bathrooms 7
En Suite7
Wheelchair FriendlyNo
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewYes
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking8 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes