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Well on its way to a double century, Dennehof Karoo Guest House is the oldest surviving building in Prince Albert. Built in 1835 on part of the fertile Kweekvallei farm for old Zacharias de Beer`s granddaughter on the occasion of her marriage, this sturdy two-roomed farmhouse (as it was then) conformed to a style popular in this part of the country in those early pioneering days.

In its original guise it had a thatch roof and whitewashed walls and the exposed timbers were painted green. Dennehof consists of several buildings that once constituted the original farmstead.

Each room is uniquely designed and decorated to provide you with luxury, whilst experiencing the grandeur of Karoo-living.

Each of our rooms has their own character and is infused with great personality.

Some of the facilities & services we offer to our guests include:
-Babysitting services
-Bicycle hire
-Color TV (DSTV)
-Dinner reservations
-Housekeeping services
-Laundry services
-Manicure & pedicure service within the privacy of your own room
-Mini-bar facilities available
-Pool & extensive landscaped garden
-Private braai/barbeque facilities
-Readily available tour packages with your own personal SA accredited tour guide
-Safe within rooms

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation more than 14 days prior to arrival - 75% of deposit refundable. Cancellation between 7 and 14 days prior to arrival - 50% of deposit refundable. Cancellation less than 7 days prior to arrival - 0% of deposit refundable.

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
24-Hour Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

The Patio Room has a classical Victorian feel to it, with an old wrought iron double bed and en-suite bathroom where an old Victorian tub forms the central feature of the fully equipped bathroom.

The Cottage is one of our most loved rooms. It consists of a bedroom with two twin beds, a small elegant lounge with an enormous fireplace, a quaint little kitchen as well as a large bathroom. Both the room and the lounge walks out onto the main stoep, where one can sit gaze at the mighty Swartberg Mountain. This room offers all the comfort youll find in a home, from a color television, to a microwave and gas stove.

The Dairy, with its high reed ceilings and poplar wood beams, consists of two twin beds and has its own private en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower. The room walks out onto a private patio, that is lovely for sun-bathing during the winter months or simply relaxing in the cool shade provided by a pepper tree.

The Wagon Shed is definitely one of our most special and sought after honeymoon suites. The room has a double bed, en-suite bathroom, small kitchenette and lounge with color television. Despite the romantic dcor, the room has its own secluded outdoor spa bath, where one can sit and star gaze while relaxing in the tub, or view the koppie from ones own private patio.

The Forge was once a place of hard work, but now consists of a double bed, en-suite bathroom and color television. Loved by our regular guests, this room offers all the simplistic necessities, whilst emphasizing Karoo-relaxation.

The Windmill Room is a spacious room with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom and a patio overlooking the mountain and flowering garden.

The Windmill Suite is our second honeymoon suite. This spacious room has a double bed, en-suite bathroom a small kitchenette. But what makes this room so romantically special, is the fact that it has a spa bath situated intimately inside the room.

Latest Reviews

We spent only one night at Dennehof which wasn't enough! It's a wonderful oasis at the Gateway to the Karoo and offered peace and tranquility after a long journey. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Ria and Lindsay were gracious hosts and the breakfast was amazing. Highly recommended!
Sharon Dey Dec 2014
Best guesthouse in our whole month in South Africa. Considerable charm; lovely location in the Karoo; Prince Albert well worth a visit; Lindsay and Ria Steyn excellent hosts. Ask Lindsay to take you in his comfortable 4x4 to Gamkaskloof (The Hell) a 'lost valley' in the heart of the Swartberg Mountains. Best guide and tour ever. Stunning scenery and exciting history. Delicious breakfast out on the terrace.
Robin Hastie Smith Mar 2014
Excellent in every way! The staff, facilities, food and accommodation could not be faulted. This was our second visit and we would recommend the Dennehof Guest House without reservation. We hope to return!
Michael Surtees Apr 2011
Service very good. Rooms comfortable. Self catering units do not have any facilities except fridge and kettle. For a longer stay a bit of variety in the breakfasts will be good.
Andre Delport Dec 2008


From Johannesburg on N1:
Option 1: Turn off at the Leeu-Gamka gravel road and follow the road for approx 50kms. Recommended for 4x4 vehicles only.

Option 2: Turn off at Prince Albert Road train station and travel on tar road for 44kms.
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