Renaissance Guest Farm
is situated on the R67 (Whittlesea Rd) about five minutes drive outside Queenstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. In fact, although technically the guest house is on a farm, it is actually close to the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, which is a very important trading town in the hinterland of the Eastern Cape.
The Eastern Cape is really the cultural crucible of South Africa where historically the Xhosa people, the Khoi San and the various European and later Asian settler communities initially clashed and fought for land and recognition and finally united to become part of this rainbow nation.
The Renaissance Guest Farm represents a true fusion of cultures. For this reason I have have tried to keep the decor bright and cheery so that all feel welcome who pass through. It really is a place where you can comfortably relax and yet be uplifted by the modern furnishings. We are highly recommended by the AA and carry a three star rating as well.
Accommodation at Renaissance Guest Farm:
Accommodation is supplied on a bed and breakfast basis. An honesty bar available but guests are welcome to bring their own food or refreshments.
At present we have three spotlessly clean double rooms to choose from. All three have modern newly redecorated en suite bathrooms. All three od the rooms have showers and the Julius Caesar room has a bath as well.
All rooms have modern bathrooms en-suite and are decorated individually. Oil heaters are supplied in each room for your comfort.
Julius Caesar Room:
The Julius Caesar suite has a touch of drama, a bold fourposter bed, gorgeous mirror, a large full bathroom all in muted colours invites. Strategically placed plugs make it easy for you to connect hair dryers and charge cell phones.
Kama Sutra Room:
Red is the colour of passion. The Kama Sutra bedroom takes its design cue from these bold and yet warm colours. A modern bathroom with shower compliments the touch of east that forms part of this decor. The warm comforting bed invites.
The Louvre bedroom is a very comfortable room with twin beds and upright lighting which plays on the modern theme. A modern bathroom with shower completes the picture.
Renaissance Guest Farm lends itself to small groups. Many of our business guests use the kitchen facilities and braai area to relax after their work, to kick up their heels, to make a roaring fire and braai whilst discussing their days successes or reminiscing (depending on the mood) about the past. It is a cheery and welcoming place where you are invited to feel at home.
Queenstown’s climate is one of extremes and it is important to me that my guests not only feel welcome, but that they are warm and cosy in winter and cool and relaxed in summer. The design and facilities and decor all conspire to make this a reality.
This property used to be leased to the SAP Dog Unit and I took eight months to renovate it to it’s present condition. The high ceilings and modern bathrooms together with the modern furniture create a pretty unique environment.
Many guests who remember the Homestead Guest House will recognise the ox wagon which I purchased on auction and restored. This is on display and one day I think we may convert it into an outside bar.
Wedding Venue and Function Room:
Our function room gets used for conferencing, workshops, birthday parties, weddings and meetings. The acoustics are great in the room and it flows out to the garden so it lends itself to spit braai’s and similar sort of functions.
Our kitchen can cater for any eventuality but you are welcome to bring your own catering or even hire our kitchen.
The room seats 80 people comfortably in cinema style and 40 people in banquet style.