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About Traveller's Joy

Traveller's Joy is situated in Colesberg, halfway on route between Cape Town and Johannesburg, the perfect stop over for the tired tourist, is our grand old, yet modern guesthouse. This house was built in 1840 and restored in 2005. The thick walls, high ceilings and beautiful restored wooden floors, ensure a cool and pleasant atmosphere. Although this house is part of our National heritage, we have changed the inside of the house, that each room is en-suite, has its own separate outside entrance and patio, offering each guest with privacy.

Our rooms are spacious, all with tea and coffee facilities, fridge, air-conditioned, SABC and a DStv channel to choose from, luxuriously furnished with comfortable double and queen-size beds. We also have an ideal family unit consisting of two inter-leading rooms, one with three single beds and the other with a double bed en-suite bathroom. Our executive unit also called the Sun Room is a large spacious room with a queen size and a single bed, mini lounge suite, TV, Fridge, Microwave and air-conditioned. It also has a breakfast nook, limited cutlery and a sink area. We have safe and secure, off the street parking.

We are within walking distance of all the restaurants. Our guests enjoy this early evening stroll after a long and tiresome journey. Our guesthouse is named after a plant, by the name of Traveller's Joy, Clematis Brachiates that grows wild in our area, well known for its healing powers and soothing of tired muscles. This is exactly what we want our guests to experience, to have a pleasant stay and continue their journey well rested.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Traveller's Joy

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Chris Addinall
18 March 2017

the place needs a total revamp from decor to linen etc

Ted Waring
18 March 2017

We were both very pleased with the room and facilities. Good value.The only problem was that neither of the bedside lamps worked.

Bruce & Cynthia O'Ehley, South Africa
04 October 2016

Alan at Reception was great and informative. The room met our expectations. I would definitely stay there again. Many thanks, Regards Bruce O'Ehley.

Irvine Meyer, South Africa
13 July 2015

Having stayed before, we looked forward to overnighting again. After unpacking we went for a walk, and upon returning found that our room had been burgled. The person climbed over the back wall, through a response-connected beam, broke a window in our room, squeezed though the burglar bar and did away with my cash, Kindle, and my son's laptop. Escaped over the same "secure" beam, again with no response from the monitoring company. The manager was quick to respond, calling the police who arrived shortly. The owner expressed deep shock. However, we weren't even moved to another room. We had alre...
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Cornelia Oberholzer, South Africa
02 March 2015

Only stayed the night, but it was a very pleasant experience. Room was very spacious and you can see they go the extra mile for their visitors. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Traveller's Joy is 1.6km from the centre of Colesberg , the nearest airport 216.9km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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