Onse Rus Guest House  Verified Listing

Karoo Prince Albert Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 19 May 2006

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Garden
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Patio
Fridge
Linen
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Safety Deposit Box
Aircon
Airport Transfers
Bar
Bar fridge
Fan
Hairdryer
Heater
Laundry facilities
Serviced Daily
Street Parking
Tea and coffee facilities

You will immediately feel at home as you slow down to the relaxed pace of country life and take time to experience simple beauty, the attention to detail, the small unexplained things, the odd shaped rooms, the garden with quirky stone men, the cool and inviting lounge leading onto a large shaded garden with swimming pool, bedrooms with French doors and shutters opening into the garden - the harshness of the Karoo that gives you grace in the evening and gentleness in the morning.
Our guest accommodation and facilities are separate from our own, affording our guests a level of privacy not normally associated with a guesthouse.

In Room Facilities:

Each of the 5 air conditioned guest rooms has its own special character with en-suite bathrooms. After breathing the fresh country air, you’ll sleep soundly in the comfortable beds with crisp percale linen. Fully equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite shower, air-conditioning and private entrances.

Area Information:

Prins Albert is an oasis where water from the Swartberg runs through the lei water sluits patiently coaxing gardens and orchards to life from the harsh African wilderness. It is a record of South African rural life over the last two centuries. Essentially a farming town, it is inhabited by people who live close to the earth and who are protective of the Heartland of South Africa. An excellent infrastructure and crime free environment preserves its history and natural beauty. There is a nameless quality of life here that has lured visitors from around Southern Africa and the globe to return to make it their home. Prins Albert and its surroundings offer attractions for everybody from hikers and bikers, to birdwatchers, stargazers and botanists. Artists & writers find themselves enthralled by the stark and dramatic beauty of the endless plains and the towering peaks.
The last 150 years of South African rural history is captured in its 14 national monuments and eclectic mix of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. More than anything else it is a place to slow down, forget the hectic pace of urban life and rediscover the bare essentials such as sunsets & thunderstorms over the plains, clear morning air & night skies crowned with stars. The high wide sky and broad landscapes have infused the community with a peacefulness and patience which has equipped them to endure past hardships and prepared them to face any eventuality. From the famous Prins Albert Ghost Walk to what's showing at the Showroom Theatre there is a multitude of things to do in our beautiful village. Upon booking, you will receive our "Onse Rus Guide to Prins Albert and the Karoo" - a comprehensive listing of "Thing to do" and "Places to go".

Property Facilities:

The inviting sparkling pool provides a sanctuary on hot summer days. The shady garden has braai facilities and a bar. The dining room has a large ceramic fireplace for winter, and our library in the guest lounge offers books to suit every taste.

Attractions:

Day Trips ... MyShire Farm - The journey to MyShire will delight your senses...
Situated in the Weltevrede Valley 30 km from Prins Albert, it is an untarred road taking you through breathtaking scenery - past one of the largest fruit production farms in the region, take note of the sign asking you to slow down due to "dust on the fruit trees", then onto the Rooinek pass where you must stop and experience “our valley of 1000 hills” with the multi-shades of greys and a dirt road that goes on forever. Continue onto the T Junction here you will discover Weltevrede Fig Farm which is one of the first fig farms in South Africa, turn right and continue for a further 2 km you will see the sign MyShire Farm, bare to the right cross over the Lei water sluit. You will reach MyShire gate with a sign that says ‘Please keep the gate closed horses at play’.

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Extra Info

Property Type Guest House
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:30 AM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location
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Reviews

Bev and Hedley Gerhardt
20 December 2019

We did a road trip from Johannesburg, spending one night in Prince Albert at Onse Rus. During my email communications, with Leonard prior to arriving there, he was extremely helpful, supplying us with information on the surrounding area and asking if we would like help with a dinner reservation, which we gladly accepted. Our accommodation was upgraded and we had an extremely comfortable suite with everything we needed for our overnight stay. We had a really delightful breakfast the next morning next to the pool and found both Leonard and Neil delightful company and very easy to chat to. Leonard gave us an excellent tip on a more scenic route (N 43) from Worcester to Cape Town rather than taking the N1. We can heartily recommend a stay over at this historic old Homestead.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Louis Minitzer
25 September 2019

Upon arrival we were Welcomed by Liza and we felt at home.She asked us if we wanted to have dinner and she arranged dinner for us at a top class restaurant.The room was perfect.A lovely garden surrounds the room with a swimming pool.Breakfast was first class

Superb. 5 out of 5
Liz van Breda
14 April 2019

We enjoyed our stay. Lisa was charming and helpful. Our accommodation was clean and very pleasant. Delicious breakfast.

We would stay again!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lawson South African
01 May 2013

A very comfortable with a caring hostess

Okay. 3 out of 5

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Prince Albert Reviews

Theo Fisher
07 June 2021

The main road setting, restuarants, fleemarket, musuem. Cleanliness, Friendly People.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Clare Madden
09 May 2021

Lovely little gem of a town. Lots of things to do, eateries and little shops and galleries to visit. At the base of the most spectacular mountain pass in all Africa.

Superb. 5 out of 5
sharon de swardt
06 October 2019

The charm and character of this town impressed me. The Karoo gardens are beautiful and there are interesting local products for sale. I recommend the book shop in Marlene's home.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
23 October 2018

Peace and quiet; feeling of safety; good clean air. We attended a wonderful photographic course with Louis Botha.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Vivienne Lisher
23 August 2018

The variety of things to do from hiking to cycling down a mountain, wine tasting, general relaxing in the various restaurant / gift shops. HIGHLIGHT SWARTBERG PASS!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilse Victor
17 August 2018

Prince Albert is a lovely little town at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.
What struck me in particular is how clean the streets are and the friendliness of the locals.
We went to a movie in “The Showroom” and were surprised to find such an amazing Art deco gem in the middle of the Karoo. “The Showroom” boasts state-of-the-art theatre and cinema equipment, making it suitable to facilitate and attract some of the country’s top performers.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swartberg Pass