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About Why Not Guest Lodge

On the N12, approximately 10 min (13.6km) from the Bloemhof Dam is WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge. This stunning Historical building offers Chalets and mouth-watering meals.

Our 57 en-suite thatched Chalets consists of 28 Air-conditioned Chalets at WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge (80 Prince Street) and 29 Chalets with fans at WhyNot Rustique (2 Joubert Street). All Standard, Self-catering & Superior Chalets consists of Coffee / Tea facilities and Dstv. There is complimentary WiFi located at selected chalets, WhyNot Restaurant & Pub.

Safe parking is available in front of the chalets or at the parking area, on the premises with electric fencing and security cameras.

The WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge offers warm-loving service to all our guests. From the moment guests’ step through WhyNot’s doors, guests immediately become WhyNot’s Family.

WhyNot’s Restaurant & Pub (Prince Street) offers mouth-watering a la carte menu’s and is fully licensed. We strive to cater to any preference and even provide Take-Away meals (between 07:00 and 21:00) and Buffets.
WhyNot Pub consists of big screen, darts and pool tables.

WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge also offers: conference facilities (6), braai areas and conference hall (2) with air-conditioning. The Lapa with swimming pools, trampoline, sandpit and swings, are the main attraction for the young and the young at heart.

Bloemhof Dam or Sandveld Nature Reserve is a great choice for travelers interested in sightseeing, fishing and game drives.

Wedding Venues: We have a dedicated Honeymoon Suite for special couples.

Family friendly: Children can enjoy the play area which offers a sandpit, trampoline and swings.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 69
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues
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Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.


5% OFF WhyNot Weekend Special

Stay between 09 Jul 2018 and 22 Sep 2018 and get 5% off. Valid every Fri,Sat,Sun. .

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Chalets Standard Chalets Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 These Chalets are equipped with single beds,three of the Chalets are available with double beds and extra single beds... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Three-quarter beds
    from R854 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self-Catering Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 7 Single and Double BedsSecure parkingKettle Cups, GlassesTowels, Coffee / Tea(Pots, pans, cutlery ect, on request)
        from R968 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Superior Chalet Superior Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Three superior chalets (NO: 26, 27, 28) with a swimming pool view, en-suite with a bath, king size beds and desks are... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
            from R1082 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only This unit has a double bed, air-conditioning and a fridge. The bathroom has a bath and outdoor shower. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
                from R1196 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Why Not Guest Lodge

                  4 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Jc Potgieter
                  29 April 2018

                  Though the service at the establishment was very friendly, we will not be making use of their facilities again should we visit Bloemhof in the future. A few reasons why not:-Overpriced: The facilities in rooms and quality of finish is not what one would expect given the price.-TV: Advertised as having a working DSTV, this was not the case.

                  Kesenogile Setlhare
                  04 August 2017

                  Cud have been better if was on allocated a double bed room not single cos I was with my husband I never enjoyed my sleep.Establishment response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Whynot in Bloemhof. Please kindly note the option you have chosen: the most economical rates (cheapest rates) are our Basic Chalets which consists of Single Beds, En Suite Shower, DStv, Fridge, Fan, Kettle, Cups, Glasses. The Basic Chalets are there for those who require affordable accommodation. However, we do offer Standard Chalets or Superior Chalets with Double or King Beds at additional...
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                  Vicky Liggins, South Africa
                  07 January 2013

                  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very hospitable and friendly. Clean rooms and comfortable. Recommended.

                  Pieter Grobler, South Africa
                  29 October 2012

                  This was my first time that I visit Why Not, the best ever service I have received ever. Sonja was very friendly. The accommodation and cleaning service was very good. I will tell all my friends about Why Not.

                  Why Not Guest Lodge Map

                  Why Not Guest Lodge is 0.8km from the centre of Bloemhof , the nearest airport 158.5km (Kimberley Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

                  Things to do in and around Bloemhof

                  Sandveld Nature Reserve

                  (18 km from Bloemhof)

                  Sandveld Nature Reserve is situated in the Free State on the banks of Bloemhof Dam on the Vaal River. The dam is well known for its abundant variety of bird life, which includes the Cape teal, Cape shoveller and fish eagle, amongst many more. The...

                  Taung Dam

                  (93.3 km from Bloemhof)

                  Recreational fishing - famous for it's bass fish. Great picnic spot/s available. An undiscovered gem!

                  Anglo Boer War Blockhouses

                  (98.6 km from Bloemhof)

                  Old forts from the Boer war. These forts were built by the British to defend strategic points. There are three of these forts in Warrenton.

                  Taung Skull Heritage Site

                  (99.7 km from Bloemhof)

                  The Taung Heritage Site is hugely significant. It was here that skull of a child was unearthed – the early hominid "Australopithecus africanus". This discovery led many scientists to believe that the origin of early man began on the African...