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80 Schroder Street Kalahari, Upington 8801 South Africa
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#23 of 87 in Upington
At AG Bain’s House tranquility meets timeless elegance. The moment you enter the guest house through the big double doors you are greeted by an unexpected sight of an indoor waterfall and fishpond. As the guests book in, fish inquisitively pop up for greetings. Immediately you feel at home. Even more so, if your hostess shows you all the treasures to make you stay comfortable – the cozy lounge with the big fire place where you can sample our local wines, the verandah and the magical garden. The lounge leads onto an exquisite long verandah with a reed ceiling. Sipping you first cup of coffee on the verandah, you have a view over the lush garden with a black swimming pool and the Orange River valley where the fish eagles circle the skies. Only 1km from CBD AG Bain’s House offer you peace of mind with a secure parking area. Our location makes your visit to Upington one of comfort, peace and quiet. Airport transfers, tourist maps, traveler information are available from you hostess. Upington is strategically situated for visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park and Witsand Nature Reserve. Other interests in Upington is the grave of Scotty Smith, our own Robin Hood, the steam train at the Railway station, the avenue of Palm trees on the Island, Kanon Island, an agriculture centre, sunset cruises on the river, and a wine tasting and buying experience at the Orange River Wine Cellars – the second largest in the world. This is also a land of contrasts with various scenic attractions and 4x4 trails for four-wheel drive enthusiast. Come and enjoy the clear starlit night skies which create a magical atmosphere not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Foot bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Trevor S wrote a review Mar 2017
Edlesborough, United Kingdom124 contributions33 helpful votes
Paul and Marie were extremely helpful and the rooms were comfortable. Good garden and veranda to relax on. Excellent breakfasts and a swimming pool to use. We had no car but Paul drove us to restaurants which was very useful.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled
Karen Goument wrote a review Jan 2017
Scottburgh, South Africa23 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I arrived mid afternoon and was greeted by a very hospitable hostess. We were show around the guest house and given a room with a view of the gardens and river in the distance. The old style rooms reminded my hubby of his childhood they were very big and spacious. The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. We sat on the deck waiting for the rain to stop before taking a short walk to a restaurant. The whole guest house and garden have a mystical appearance. We would go back again if in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
Silkbridge wrote a review Dec 2016
Überlingen, Germany195 contributions109 helpful votes
When we arrived in the afternoon, there was nobody in the lodge to open the gate.We waited half an hour at nearly 40 degrees!! We called their number, but nobody picked up the phone.Finally we asked a neighbour what to do and he called the owner.After another ten minutes a man arrived, let us in, gave us the key and informed us very shortly about breakfast and the room.No wifi password from him. He told us, that he was taking a break and it seems he wanted to leave asap! We sent a mail to this lodge one week before arrival to ask, if they can arrange appointments for us at a heardresser on the next day...but nothing was arranged!We are totally disappointed about this "service"and we are wondering, that the owner is managing this lodge in this way, because there is a strong competition with more than 200 B&Bs in Upington...and we choose this bad one.Fortunately just for one night and never again!Some more points, which we must complain: Wifi very limited, not working at the pool Not one sunlounger to stretch the legs Honestybar(offered in the information book in the room!)"filled"with just one bottle of sweet white wine and a half bottle of Rosewine, nothing more!!
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled
CyberDawg wrote a review Jun 2016
Pensacola, Florida146 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed here while on a self-fly safari from Johannesburg to Namibia. The staff picked us up from Uppington Airport, helped us select a nice place for dinner, and gave us a very pleasant stay. The grounds are well kept.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
Leigh R wrote a review Mar 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions4 helpful votes
The lady (Maria) who assisted me was super friendly and very pleasant. I'd give the room I stayed in a 5,5/10....reasons being: it was a bit too close to the main road so I could clearly hear cars all night. Bathrooms were neat, but quite old fashioned (not in a trendy way either) The tv's placing in the top left corner of bedroom made it very uncomfortable to watch any tv. On the plus side, staff were exceptionally friendly, breakfast was excellent and my stay was pleasant. I may try a different B&B on my next trip purely for trying something new, and NOT because I was that unhappy with Bains House.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled
South AfricaNorthern CapeUpington
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bain's House
What are some of the property amenities at Bain's House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bain's House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bain's House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bain's House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bain's House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Zest, Ocean Basket Kalahari Mall (Upington), and Desert Wolf Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bain's House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bain's House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bain's House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bain's House have airport transportation?
Yes, Bain's House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bain's House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Upington.
Are pets allowed at Bain's House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bain's House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.