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About The Habit

The Habit is a unique building in that it was home to the Secular Sisters of Schoonstadt before being converted into a beautiful guest house. The serenity of The Habit, possibly due to all the prayers over a 60 year period, is enhanced by the high pressed ceilings, wooden floors, and beds dressed in crisp white linen.

Large verandas and louvered shutters give a cooling effect in the long summer days. The cosy lounge is equipped with an honesty bar. An eye-catching outdoor feature is a large swimming pool set in the centre of an attractive country garden, abounding with the twitter of birds.

For those guests who wish to do their own thing or like travelling with their animals, the three self-catering garden cottages, Oak, Jacaranda and Pepper Tree are ideal. Each has their own secure private garden if you do decide to bring “Boomer” on holiday.

The guest house is centrally situated in the “old town” which has more gabled buildings than any other town in South Africa, and every gable is different. It is within easy walking distance of restaurants, most of the schools, and other places of interest. In fact nothing is very much more than five to 10 minutes away.

Dinner is also available by prior arrangement. The dining area opens onto a lovely deck and on beautiful moonlit evenings there is nothing nicer than sitting outside and dining under the starry sky.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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


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Reviews for The Habit

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Helen Naude
29 October 2018

Well-equiped room , friendly staff, ironing of shirt. Floor-space in room somewhat limited though.

Chloe Glover
28 October 2018

It was wonderful! Our host was so helpful, kind and very friendly! Having grown up in Worcester, it was strange not staying in parents home, but they passed away some years ago, and staying at The Habit was just as good as if I was staying at home. Many years ago my brother and I used to have music lessons there when the nuns were still there. Wonderful and thank you!

Caroline Gibson
21 March 2017

Tarrika is a very warm and hospitable hostess. She made our stay very enjoyable. The room was lovely and clean and well equipped. Having stayed here twice before, we were not disappointed in the continued excellence this B & B offers. Lovely stay and worth every cent.

Liani Swanepoel, South Africa
15 September 2015

Perfekte fasiliteite en diens! Baie dankie!

Lenora Bredekamp, South Africa
18 July 2011

Excellent stay, spacious and very accommodating owners. Much appreciated. Will definitely do "The Habit" again.

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The Habit is 0.7km from the centre of Worcester , the nearest airport 100.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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