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From R550 PPS

Onse Rus Guest House

  • Available

From R550 PPS

Overview

Surround yourself with the nothingness...

The Great Karoo is in the middle of nowhere but is the heart of everything. Prins Albert is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Range. Here time is suspended in the dry crisp Karoo air. It is the place of silence, vast open spaces, and a night sky so full of stars that you can almost reach out and touch them.
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 dogs the cat the ducks and the horses - the odd shaped rooms - the garden with quirky stone men - the warm 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.

We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) and guests are most welcome to use the Wi-Fi.

Accommodation:
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.

Breakfast and other meals:
Breakfast is served in the garden under the trees in summer weather permitting and in winter in the main guest lounge with fire place. The generous Onse Rus farmhouse breakfast is a real treat: homemade muesli, fresh farm dairy products, fruit juice, bacon and eggs with mouth-watering local preserves... and just wait until you taste the cream! We are fully licensed and cater for large tour groups. Dinner is served upon request with a minimum of 4 guests booking - you might fancy a simple omelette or a three course Karoo dinner - chat to Lisa. If you prefer to eat out, we can recommend a number of excellent restaurants all within walking distance from the guesthouse.

Facilities:
We serve tea and cake on arrival. In summer you might choose to sit in the gazebo next to the swimming pool or in winter the guest lounge with fireplace which doubles as an art gallery. 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.

Activities and Attractions:
MyShire Farm The journey to MyShire will delight your senses... Situated in the Weltevrede Valley 30 kms from Prins Albert, it is an untarred road taking you through breath taking 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 for ever. 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 kms 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' - cross the Huisrivier sometimes it is flooding so please contact Lisa regarding the condition of the road and river...

Day Trips:
Something for everyone... MyShire Labyrinth is based on the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France which dates back to 1201. Walk the magical 11-circuit Medieval Labyrinth surrounded by Mountains and wide open spaces. It is a one kilometre walk to the centre, large enough for our horses, disabled and abled bodied people to enjoy. It is made from the local stone collected from the Huisrivier (we used 4800 stones) The secret of the Labyrinth lies at the centre of the Rose, that you will have to discover and experience for yourself. Allow the silence of the Great Karoo to resonate within you, experience a moment that lasts a life time. The Farm comprises of 20 hectares of natural veldt and 10 hectares of pastures for the horses, the Huisrivier runs through the south side of the farm, make yourselves welcome enjoy and discover it all. From Kudu, if you are lucky, to the smallest of indigenous plants. The Karoo violet in early spring creates a carpet of lilac, the horses roam free and will often accompany you on your walks hoping for a carrot or two. At the house meet my animals two Labradors Jabulani and Jackson Brown, seven geese and 7 ducks but no partridge in a pear tree... I feel sure they will all be swimming in the dam next to the house. We have planted winter oats and in the process of planting a seven-year grazing crop for the horses; Max a Boerperd - Toffee an Arab cross - Bonnie a Percheron cross Boerperd and Hio an Appaloosa. Relax in the gazebo or on the front veranda and feast your eyes on the Verkleurmannetjie the mountain that looks like a chameleon the other name it is given by the locals is the Trapsuutjie loosely translated "to walk softly". Then look for the sleeping giant in the distant mountains...
Any day trip has to be booked well in advance with Lisa, especially if you want to have lunch.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Telephone

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Tennis

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Tours
  • Wine Route

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Ask about the specials for children under the age of 10 years.

Room 1

Sleeps 2
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Open thatched roof - King size bed or twin beds en suite with shower open plan lounge area - fully equipped tea and coffee facilities with bar fridge. Private entrance off the front veranda - air conditioning and wall heaters. A single bed can be added for a child.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 750   R 550
February 2017       R 750   R 550
March 2017       R 750   R 550
April 2017       R 750   R 550
May 2017       R 750   R 550
June 2017       R 750   R 550
July 2017       R 750   R 550
August 2017       R 750   R 550
September 2017       R 750   R 550
October 2017       R 750   R 550
November 2017       R 750   R 550
December 2017       R 750   R 550

Room 2

Sleeps 2
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Open thatched roof - Queen size bed en suite with shower - tea and coffee facilities. Private entrance off the garden court yard - air conditioning and wall heater.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 750   R 550
February 2017       R 750   R 550
March 2017       R 750   R 550
April 2017       R 750   R 550
May 2017       R 750   R 550
June 2017       R 750   R 550
July 2017       R 750   R 550
August 2017       R 750   R 550
September 2017       R 750   R 550
October 2017       R 750   R 550
November 2017       R 750   R 550
December 2017       R 750   R 550

Room 3

Sleeps 2
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Open thatched roof - Queen size bed en suite with shower - separate lounge area with air conditioning and wall heaters - Kitchenette fully equipped with tea and coffee facilities and bar fridge - Private front entrance off Bank Street and door opening onto the garden with swimming pool. Singe bed can be added for a child. Together with Room 4 this is ideal for a family as the rooms are separated by a passage.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 750   R 550
February 2017       R 750   R 550
March 2017       R 750   R 550
April 2017       R 750   R 550
May 2017       R 750   R 550
June 2017       R 750   R 550
July 2017       R 750   R 550
August 2017       R 750   R 550
September 2017       R 750   R 550
October 2017       R 750   R 550
November 2017       R 750   R 550
December 2017       R 750   R 550

Room 4

Sleeps 2
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Opened thatched roof - Kingsize bed or twin beds en suite with shower open plan lounge area fully equipped tea and coffee facilities with bar fridge. Air conditioning and wall heaters - Private front entrance off Bank Street - French doors opening onto the garden. A maximum of 2 beds can be added for children. Together with Room 3 this is ideal for a family as the rooms are separated by a passage.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 750   R 550
February 2017       R 750   R 550
March 2017       R 750   R 550
April 2017       R 750   R 550
May 2017       R 750   R 550
June 2017       R 750   R 550
July 2017       R 750   R 550
August 2017       R 750   R 550
September 2017       R 750   R 550
October 2017       R 750   R 550
November 2017       R 750   R 550
December 2017       R 750   R 550

Room 5

Sleeps 2
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Open under Thatched roof - King size bed or twin beds en suite with bath and hand shower private entrance and patio under a 100 year old grape vine early morning tea or coffee is delivered to the room prior to breakfast - air conditioning and wall heaters.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 750   R 550
February 2017       R 750   R 550
March 2017       R 750   R 550
April 2017       R 750   R 550
May 2017       R 750   R 550
June 2017       R 750   R 550
July 2017       R 750   R 550
August 2017       R 750   R 550
September 2017       R 750   R 550
October 2017       R 750   R 550
November 2017       R 750   R 550
December 2017       R 750   R 550
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 21 February 2017
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Location

47 Church Street, Prins Albert, Western Cape, 6930

Map Onse Rus Guest House in Prince Albert  Karoo  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

What an amazing place and wonderful people. We love it there and will be back. Thanks to Lisa and her mom and staff for making our stay so great.
- samantha van maanen

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