Set in the vast expanse of the South African Great Karoo, this beautiful homestead/lodge dates back to 1850. Built slowly and soundly to the exacting standards and architectural style of the time, the building remains unchanged with characteristic high ceilings, original wooden floors and wide verandahs which offer guests a sweeping panoramic view of the Karoo landscape.
The homestead is a haven for the world weary traveller, and for those who want to escape city life and experience the beauty, silence and unassuming simplicity of the vast open spaces.
Originally commissioned by a Victorian English Gentleman, Alhusen, the homestead was built as a hunting retreat. Once a year he would invite friends from both England and Scotland to travel with him to the homestead to hunt, relax and enjoy good company.
Dating back to 1850, the building remains unchanged with characteristic high ceilings, original wooden floors and wide verandahs which offer guests a sweeping panoramic view of the Karoo landscape. The old hunting lodge atmosphere can still be felt throughout the old building even though modern comforts like ceiling fans, wall heaters, air-conditioners and en-suite bathrooms have been added to ensure our guests a comfortable stay.
All accommodation leads out onto wide verandahs. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms have DSTV, tea & coffee making facilities, toiletries and hairdryers.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks around the honesty bar in the lounge, which has a cosy fireplace for the chilly winter nights.