From R300 PPS

Die Stal Philippolis

From R300 PPS



In Philippolis in the southern Free State you can switch off completely and forget about rush-hour traffic and deadlines. The tree-lined dirt roads, simple Karoo-style cottages and pomegranate and quince trees heavy with fruit take you back to childhood pleasures, grandma's roast lamb and thick soup served in enamel bowls.

Former school principal Jens Friis taught at the local school for years. He owned a few properties on the edge of town which stood empty for years. But after retiring he called in the help of his sons Jens and Nico and renovated the cottages, converting them into guest-houses.

We wanted to retain the stripped, bare look that's in keeping with the simplicity of the Karoo and took great care not to introduce Victorian influences for instance,'' Jens says. "The look works well with old-fashioned as well as modern pieces."

Nestled on the edge of the town, it reminds one often of a farm. On surrounding erven are the springbokkies of Mr. George de Vos, the horses of Mr. Johan Lamprechts, the succulent garden of the Funcks, and Café Khooa - where one can take a horse-and-carriage tour. Diverse birdlife with owls in the cypress-trees. This is all besides some peacocks, the cows of Tiekie Pienaar and a footpath that leads to an old ammunitions storage house.

This charming house, circa 1890, offers an ambience of yesteryear. Authentic ceilings, floors, etc.

Worth knowing:
- Private entrances
- Self-catering facilities
- Restaurant nearby (licensed)
- Pets allowed by arrangement
- Children are welcome


Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

Local Facilities


Additional Rates Info:
Special rates for children under 12 years old.

Die Stal Rooms

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 300
February 2018       R 300   R 300
March 2018       R 300   R 300
April 2018       R 300   R 300
May 2018       R 300   R 300
June 2018       R 300   R 300
July 2018       R 300   R 300
August 2018       R 300   R 300
September 2018       R 300   R 300
October 2018       R 300   R 300
November 2018       R 350   R 350
December 2018       R 350   R 350
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Rates last updated: 19 November 2018


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 35 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Philippolis, Die Stal Philippolis  has been voted Best Establishment in Philippolis for 2015Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Philippolis, Die Stal Philippolis  has been voted Best Value for Money in Philippolis for 2015


15 Koksfontein Street, Philippolis, Karoo, Southern Free State, 9970

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Guest Comments

- Richelle Schutte25 Feb 2019

Fantastic accommodation! From the lovely view from our bedroom, to the gorgeous ou' tydse furnishings. We loved it and the proprietor -could have spent an afternoon chatting with him. Many thanks.
- Janine Wilson06 Jan 2015

Die Stal Philippolis is a delightful venue and my only regret is that we were not able to stay longer. It captures the essense of the Karoo as does Philippolis. We will certainly return!
- Hanlie Booysen22 Dec 2012

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