I grew up in the small village surrounded by wild forests and farmlands. The most beautiful memories are from my childhood and I treasure them dearly.
Dennehof Guest House in some ways reminded me about home and that feeling made our stay very special.
Located in pictorious Prince Albert, Dennehof Guest House is the towns oldest surviving building dated back to 1835, based at the foot of the Swartberg Pass. The property consists of several buildings that once constituted the original farmstead.
There is a lovely braai area, garden, deck where you can relax and enjoy mountain views. You can swim in the old big round reservoir which we enjoyed daily as well as sauna.
Property offers uniquely designed and decorated rooms to provide you with luxury, “whilst experiencing the grandeur of Karoo-living.”
We stayed in “The Cottage” apparently one of the most loved room. For a duration of our stay we became owners of a cottage with a large bedroom, small lounge including fireplace, our own kitchen and bathroom. We had our own stoep from where we enjoyed mountain view and morning coffee.
The cottage was equipped with everything you might need: gas stove, fridge, cutlery and crockery, television (limited channels- but this didn’t bother us at all), specious cupboard space.
The Internet connection was limited to main house area and you could get an access from the Owners.
Dennehof serves the most spectacular breakfast under the trees and we loved it so much. It’s all about small details that makes it very special. Rosemary infused water, black board with chalk written menu, beautiful outdoor sitting area where you can enjoy and be close to nature. The Food was prepared with fresh local produce and you could almost taste the Karoo love.
The Owner and Host Lindsay is a licensed guide and offer great advices and cycling tours to the Swartberg Mountain and surrounding area. You can also hire a bicycle from Dennehof and cruise in the town yourself.
We enjoyed quirky decor and statues at Dennehof which gives the property that unique feeling. The Conservatory is the perfect venue for intimate dinners and special celebrations (we haven’t had a chance to experience it but it looked lovely). And if you feel like exploring Prince Albert – dinning places will be recommended by the Hosts.
Dennehof offers warm hospitality in an amazing setting. It’s a definitely a great stop while in Prince Albert and we cannot wait to return. The service is great. Ria and Lindsay take a pride of their little gem and that’s how it’s suppose to be. it’s a Little Heaven in the Karoo.
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We were hosted at Dennehof in March during our #VisitKaroo Trip. Opinions are ours and based on personal experiences.
Images by Pat@travel opulent box