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De Ark Guest House in Lydenburg offers a typical colonial ”Out of Africa” experience in the historic town of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, a mere 90 minutes from the ultimate big 5 safari game reserve, the Kruger National Park.

This affordable luxury guesthouse in the centre of Lydenburg offers a selection self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation, each boasting a private entrance, an en-suite shower/bath and secure parking. All this in a stylishly decorated room with all the modern comforts you would expect when choosing accommodation.

The legendary hospitality and years of experience of owner Francis Le Roux and her small, well-trained staff are just what you would expect when considering a wedding, conference, a comfortable business stay or affordable accommodation for a short stay on your way to the Kruger National Park.

The intimate, opulently decorated English Fickle Fox Bar has a friendly, companion-like atmosphere and has proven to be a popular before-dinner meeting place. Holiday and business guests love to network over a glass of good whisky or South African wine. In the manicured, scented rose garden, which seems to be permanently in bloom, hides a beautiful small gazebo which offers privacy for special sweet talk lovers secrets.

The historic building was the first parsonage of the Dutch Reformed Church built by the Voortrekkers 150 years ago. Visitors can enjoy the rich history of the building and relive times of old when royalty and noblemen of the court dined together in front of the crackling fire.

Establishment facilities:
The beautifully landscaped garden offers a tranquil getaway from everyday life and features a magnificent swimming pool, a gazebo and terrace which is suitable for private functions, braai facilities with safe off-street parking.  Breakfast is served in the dining room, with its beamed ceilings and open fireplace, offering a wholesome country spread, while in summertime breakfast is served on the patio or in the lovely gazebo.

Attractions:

The guest house is conveniently located for day trips to these areas as well as a large variety of adventure activities, birding hot spots, trout fishing and cultural and heritage spots. De Ark Guesthouse is a perfect stay over for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers, families with kids and large groups.

Rooms and Units Available:

De Ark Guest House offers a combination of self-catering and Bed & Breakfast services.

Room 1 – Gothic
Relax on one of the 2 twin beds with its crisp white percale linen. This room has a private entrance with off-street parking, en-suite shower, open plan sitting/dining area with a modern fully equipped kitchen and cosy patio.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 10 – Louis XV1
The luxurious Louis XV1 Room on the top storey boasts gilt-framed artwork, fine fabrics and harmonious colours which contrast the dark wooden furniture. In the bathroom, black and white tiles complement the Victorian ball and claw bath and antique basin.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 11 – Gone Hunting
Spacious and comfortable and the House consists of two en-suite bedrooms, one with a bath & shower and one with only a shower. Both rooms share TV and satellite, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge and dining room.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Room 2 – Edwardian
A tranquil haven to unwind after a long day of travel or holiday activities. Relax on the comfortable double bed with its crisp white percale linen. This room has a private entrance with off-street parking,en-suite shower, open plan sitting/dining area.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 3 – Italian Renaissance
This is a luxury Italian themed, room with two twin beds. An en-suite bathroom with a shower. A writing desk makes this unit popular for business accommodation. Modern fully equipped kitchen and cosy patio with garden views.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 4 – Tudor Double
The luxurious Tudor style room with a double bed and percale linen. This en-suite shower bathroom has a Victorian-style basin with complimentary amenities. There is also sherry in the room. This room can be combined with the adjacent Tudor twin 5.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 5 – Tudor Twin
This luxurious Tudor style room with two single beds. The en-suite shower bathroom has a Victorian-style basin with complimentary amenities. Combined with the adjacent Tudor double room 4 to create a family room.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 6 – French Toile
French Toile is one of our prettiest rooms. This en-suite bathroom has a Victorian-style bath with an overhead shower and all the conveniences you would expect from a luxury guest house. Guests can relax on the Tuscany Style patio.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 7 – Baroque
The Baroque room, with its queen-sized bed, has French doors opening onto the patio. In this beautifully furnished room, the Victorian-style bath forms the focal point in the room. A very special romantic place to spoil a very special person... you.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 8 – Victorian
The impressive mahogany four-poster queen-size bed is the room’s key feature. Colourful tiles decorate the bathroom with its Victorian ball & claw bath. There is also a roomy shower and porcelain basin A stylish lounge area is part of the unique interior.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 9 - Georgian
Enjoy a good night sleep on the 2 twin beds with percale linen and down duvets. The antique writing bureau will transport our business guest back in time. You will find fresh-smelling amenities in the en-suite bathroom with a shower.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Elderly
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Dining room
Garden
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Terms and Conditions

*Cardholder, ID/Passport is required at check-in. *The credit card used for the online deposit must be present at check-in.

Directions:

From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport R538, Mbombela, 1200 Take KMIA Rd to R538 Head southeast At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit Continue onto KMIA Rd Follow R538 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R538 Turn left to stay on R538 Take Nahemi Rd to Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo Dr/R40 in White River Continue straight Turn right onto Nahemi Rd Turn right onto Alie Van Bergen St Continue onto Hennie Van Til St Drive along R537 Turn left Follow R37 to Eeufees St in Lydenburg Turn right onto R37 Turn left to stay on R37 Take Kerk St to Kantoor St Turn right onto Eeufees St Turn left onto Kerk St Turn right onto Kantoor St Destination will be on the left 37 Kantoor St., Lydenburg, 1120

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM