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Onse Rus Guesthouse ***

Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa


Portfolio collection AA Quality Assured - Highly Recommended accommodation
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains is the quiet and serene village of Prince Albert. Here time is suspended in the dry and crisp Karoo air. With its thatched roof and wooden floors, Onse Rus (circ 1852) has the character and comfort of an old farmhouse. You will immediately feel at home as you slow down to the relaxed pace of country life and take time to experience simple beauty.

Each of the 5 guest rooms has its own special character and quaint en-suite bathrooms. After breathing the fresh country air, you"ll sleep soundly in the comfy beds with crisp cotton linen.
Breakfast is served on the front verandah under the trees in summer and around the roaring fire in the main guest lounge in winter. 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!
The diningroom has a warm fireplace for winter, and our library in the guest lounge offers books to suit every taste.

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With its sunny garden, sparkling pool and shady gazebo, Onse Rus is made for those who love the sun. Even in winter you will find a sunny spot to settle down with a favourite book or write postcards to friends who wish they were here! Laze away an hour or two in the hammock ... or take a stroll around the village.

We serve tea and the cake of the day when you arrive. In summer you might choose to sit in the gazebo, in winter the guest lounge, which doubles as an art gallery for Hannes Meintjies evocative paintings, seems the natural place to gather. The cool sparkling pool provides a sanctuary on hot summer days. The shady garden has braai facilities and a bar. We serve coffee, cake and light lunches on our verandah, where guests and visitors can relax in the shade of the trees and watch the village about its business.

Guests often prefer the privacy of the garden where they can enjoy lunch near the pool. Dinner is served upon request - you might fancy a simple omelette or a three course Karoo dinner - chat to Lisa. If you prefer to eat out she can recommend a number of excellent restaurants. We also arrange moonlight dinners in the Great Karoo.

At Onse Rus there are many pleasures to discover:
- What about a night drive and a moonlight dinner in the foothills of the Swartberg?
- While hiking, spot Duiker darting across your path through the cool wooded kloofs, or Klipspringer bounding up the slopes ahead of you, while black eagles wheel amongst the peaks.
- For the less energetic, fuel the soul by taking an early morning stroll in the veld, or simply put your feet up and relax under the Pepper tree with a good book.
- For the adventurous there are safari trips up the breathtaking Swartberg Pass and down into Gamkaskloof, know as "Die Hell", or perhaps a cycle down the Swartberg Mountains on a rented mountain bike.
- You might venture out on a day trip through the Swartberg Loop... all provide unforgettable experiences. - Perhaps you'd like to meet our horses, we can arrange out rides for experienced riders.

Onse Rus Guesthouse was Finalist in the AA Accommodation Awards Historical Guesthouse accommodation 2005, semi-finalist 2001 and finalist 2002, is 3 star graded Guesthouse T.G.C.S.A. and Member of Portfolio and Greenwood Guide.
We accept credit cards and guests are most welcome to use our Internet and fax facilities
Our rates are  from R395.00 per person sharing and from R495.00 single supplement

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