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About Van Zijl Guesthouses

Van Zijl Guesthouses is an ideal stopover for tourists travelling north or south and should be visited throughout the year and not just during flower season. These six guest houses are beautifully restored traditional sandstone buildings, typical of the architecture and stone masonry of Nieuwoudtville.

All guest houses are fully equipped for self-catering, although it is highly recommended that you indulge in the country cuisine served at Smidswinkel Restuarant. The restaurant is within walking distance of all the guest houses, so you are not inconvenienced by long drives for an excellent meal, local wine and good company. The restaurant and information centre is situated in a large sandstone building which, many years ago, was occupied by the last blacksmith in Nieuwoudtville. It offers traditional farm-style meals, and for the adventurous we will even prepare baked "skilpadjies" (liver) or a traditional sheep head.

Guests are invited to enjoy a traditional, yet exciting holiday with everything needed for true relaxation.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Van Zijl Guesthouses Rooms

Reviews for Van Zijl Guesthouses

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Malcolm Sims
03 September 2018

The cottage we stayed in was surrounded by a multitude of flowers and there were 5 resident peacocks to make you really feel in the country. The cottage had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

George Webster
09 August 2018

Heating of the units

Barbara Beets
24 September 2017

I loved the location of Frikkie se huis. Maintenance could be improved. House seemed tatty as tiles were loose, bedding was dusty, curtains reeked of dust, there was a saucer of rat poison in plain view, spider webs in some corners. I did enjoy the garden and the peaceful environment. Loads of scrap on yard. Owner promised us half money back, still waiting.

Marlene du Preez
14 September 2017

The food at the restaurant was amazing, thanks to Juliana, the lady in charge of the restaurant.

Charlie de Boer
07 September 2017

outside patio was not cleaned and could not be used due to Common Peacock droppings

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Van Zijl Guesthouses is 0.6km from the centre of Nieuwoudtville , the nearest airport 293.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
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