Cape Karoo Guesthouse
Cape Karoo Guesthouse is a fascinating Victorian-style mansion, designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in the late 1800’s for Abraham Truter. Today this 4 star Guesthouse offers luxury old charm and hospitality in a safe and beautiful environment. The old couch hall and dairy were converted into spacious bedrooms with mini-kitchenette and en-suite bathrooms. We invite you to come and experience the peace and serenity of this luxurious Guesthouse posed against a backdrop of the majestic Nieuweveld Mountains in the heart of the Great Karoo.
Cape Karoo Guesthouse is located in a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Beaufort West and we offer secure off-street parking behind secure gates & electric fencing, ensuring a peaceful night’s rest.
Cape Karoo Guesthouse caters for tourists, families, business travelers or honeymooners alike. This elegant oasis has six en-suite rooms, each with its own entrance. Rooms lead to a refreshing country atmosphere in the enchanted garden and there is the popular deck with the most amazing views of the setting sun in the evenings. Our guesthouse is also child friendly. Prior arrangement with pets.
The main house is an original designed Sir Herbert Baker building, completed in 1902 and each garden room has a rich history. The guesthouse is owner-operated and offers individual attention to all our guests.
Breakfasts are optional and cover everything from continental to full English. Dinners or “braai’s” can be served in the evenings by prior arrangement. Guests can also do their own “braai” with “braai” packs being arranged.
Each Luxury unit is equipped with
Cape Karoo Guesthouse has six luxury en-suit units available with the option of B&B or self-catering. Our rooms are decorated with beautiful rustic details giving each room a unique sense of style.
Sir Herbert Baker Room
The Sir Herbert Baker room forms part of the main building, but is completely private with a separate entrance and private garden. The spacious room, with a recently renovated bathroom, has a queen size bed and more than enough space for an extra bed, if it is required.
The French Karoo Room
The French Karoo room forms part of the main building and has its own entrance and private garden. The spacious room has two single beds, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and more than enough space so that we can easily accommodate our customers by adding another bed, if needed.
The Garden Cottage
The beautiful Garden Cottage, which originally was a dairy, has been converted into a cozy two bedroom Cottage – ideal for a family with young children. The one room has a double bed and the other room two single beds. Both rooms share a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. The Cottage also has its own “stoep” overlooking our lovely garden.
The Dei Gratia Luxury Room
Dei Gratia was originally part of the couch hall where all the horses and couches where kept. The hall was converted into a lovely self-catering unit with a queen size bed, sleeper couch and a full en-suite bathroom. Dei Gratia meaning “By the Grace of God” overlooks the beautiful court yard.
The “Windpomp” Room
As a tribute, the Windmill room was named after the “die Windpomp” as it is synonymous with Karoo living. It is a true Karoo icon which you will see scattered over the Karoo landscape. Like our Dei Gratio room, this unit was also part of the original stable and overlooks our beautiful courtyard. The room is fitted with a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and has self-catering facilities for your enjoyment. The room is spacious and we can accommodate our clients by adding another bed, if needed.
The Afri-Karoo Room
The Afri-Karoo room, just like Dei Gratia and Windpomp, originally formed part of the stables. The room is fitted with a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and comes with self-catering facilities. On request, we can convert the king-size bed into two single beds.
Kitchen And Dinning Room
Rates & Bookings
RESERVATION & CANCELLATION POLICY
• After a payment of a minimum deposit of 50%, your reservation is final.
• In event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.
• Cancellation: 0-14 days before date of arrival (or no show): 100% of deposit.
• Cancellation: 15-28 days before date of arrival: 50% of deposit.
• Cancellation: +29 days before date of arrival: 25% of deposit.
• Tariffs are subject to change without prior notice.
• Check in from: 14:00 (earlier arrival with arrangement)
• Check out: 10:00
• Credit card facilities available.
“An absolute GEM!! Super comfortable, luxurious with great hospitality!”
“Treated like royalty- finding a 'PEARL' in the heart of Beaufort West- We'll be back!! Thanks for great hospitality – HOME AWAY FROM HOME!”
“Thank you for a fabulous stay. We love all the attention to detail and the beautiful décor”
Hout Bay, Cape Town
“Wat ‘n prag paradys, baie dankie vir die gasvryheid en heerlike ontbyt!”
“Beautiful guest house! Such love and care has gone into every detail”
“Picturesque surroundings, unique location”
“’n Absolute oase so in die middel van die dorre karoo! ‘n Pragtige plek met heerlike kos en die vriendelikste mense!”
Cape Town 507km
De Aar 276km
De Doorns 358km
De Rust 145km
East London 590km
Gariep Dam 400km
Jeffreys Bay 351km
Mossel bay 253km
Port Elizabeth 392km
Prince Albert 136km
Somerset West 466km
What To Do
Things to do and places to explore
Beaufort West is not just a stop-over town, but a unique destination in the heart of the Karoo waiting to be explored. Cape Karoo Guesthouse, a member of the Beaufort West Tourism Bureau, is located near all the main attractions the town has to offer.