The Barracks

93 Guest Reviews
93 Customer Reviews
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  • Our Small Pub
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An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.

The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.

The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers.

Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 93
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

93 Reviews on The Barracks

After travelling from Cape Town we were very happy to have an evening meal in a warm, interesting dining room. Accommodation was tastefully decorated, it was a quiet street and we enjoyed our stay. We just had one night as we were en route to Johannesburg. The dinner and breakfast were delicious!

16 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stopover at The Barracks. Found Mike and Annelie genuinely friendly and helpful. We liked it so much that we stayed there again on our trip back! We would like to recommend this pleasant B&B to anyone who enjoys good food, comfortable beds and genial hosts!!

07 April 2014

Lovely evening, good food, made to feel really welcome by Mike and Annelise. Loved the old features in the rooms and the perfect leafy verandas. Good value stopover from Johannesburg to the Garden Route.

27 March 2014


16 January 2014

A lovely guesthouse, a great people experience, food absolutely wonderful and a definite place to go back to.

11 October 2013
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Room information

Double En-suite Room x 3

Includes: B & B

Double en-suite with private patio, has a queen-size bed. Fully air-conditioned and ceiling fans.

Features available

Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan

Double En-suite Twin x 1

Includes: B & B

Room has a private patio with twin beds.

Features available

Beds Twin beds

Family Unit x 1

Includes: B & B

Fully air-conditioned. Large shaded courtyard suitable for dogs. Double bed and two single beds. Lounge area and TV. Private secure parking. Pet-friendly.

Pet friendly Unit x 1

Includes: B & B

Fully air-conditioned, Pet Friendly unit with enclosed courtyard which is ideal for dogs and cats.

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