About Dorpshuis Guest House
De Aar is the second most important railway junction in South Africa. The lines from the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, the Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet here. The town has 110 km of track and a high traffic rate of trains every day.
The guest house has four spacious rooms that can be thoroughly enjoyed. One of the most regular comments in our guest book is about the cleanliness. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, bar fridges, electrical blankets, ceiling fans and TVs with M-Net. The beds have quality mattresses and bedding, and all rooms have their own private bathrooms, of which three are en-suite and three have showers. Dorpshuis features include a 99% UV shade cloth car port and in our lovely garden there is a braai area. Tea, coffee, cooldrinks and fruit juice are available.
If you are interested in rock art, excellent examples of Khoisan rock engravings can be viewed on the farms Nooitgedacht, Brandfontein and Damfontein. Take a leisurely stroll through The Garden of Remembrance which honours the British soldiers killed during the South African Anglo-Boer War. Also worth a visit is the Olive Schreiner - the famous South African author and feminist who wrote "Women and Labour". She lived in De Aar and her house in Grundlingh has been converted into a museum and restaurant.
Dorpshuis Guest House Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Things to do in and around De Aar
(65.5 km from De Aar)
The first Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1859, but later replaced by a larger building in 1907. Today, visitors may tour this historical church on arrangement.
(65.9 km from De Aar)
Housed in an original farmstead, the Hanover Museum exhibits the interesting history of the town. The museum is run on a volunteer basis by the community, and most artefacts have been donated by the townsfolk.
(83.6 km from De Aar)
A few years ago the little dorp of Richmond was established as the first Book Town in the country and on the continent. Today there are a dozen bookshops in the village. The bookshops specialize in Africana with a focus on early travellers,...