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Karoo View Cottages

Magrieta Prinsloo Road, Prince Albert Municipality 6930 South Africa
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We would like to introduce you to our child, wheelchair & pet friendly , AA Superior Self-Catering Accommodation. Luxurious yet married with “home from home" comforts, magnificent views overlooking the Swartberg Mountains yet within safe & easy walking distance into the village of Prince Albert only 350m away in the Karoo, Western Cape of South Africa & only 2 hours from the Garden Route. If you are dreaming of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace, tranquility, sun rises, sun sets & clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling, hiking or biking we would love to share our special Karoo View Cottages & 3 Bedroom Guest House with you. Our complimentary Home Comforts include the following for our guest’s convenience: • * Welcome sherry & gift pack including interesting information of what there is to see & do in the area • * Health breakfast supplies; 2 cereals, home baked Muesli & Rusks, fresh farm milk, assortment of tea & coffee including coffee grounds for plungers & mocha pots – all replenished daily • * Kitchens stocked with; salt, pepper, toothpicks, biodegradable detergent, spray n cook, serviettes & paper towels, dishwashing swabs & towels, emergency lamps • * Bathroom amenities including Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Wash, Body Lotion, Soap, Mosquito repellent & Lotions as well as special Bathroom Emergency Pack, Hair dryer, Coat hangers • * Daily servicing & replenishing of the above at no additional cost • * Free self-service laundry including biodegradable detergent & car, cycle or bike washing or alternatively 1 of our friendly staff will gladly do at a nominal cost • * Indoor fireplaces of cottages & House are stocked with firewood & blitz – during the winter months • * Outdoor braai areas stocked with firewood & blitz – all replenished daily • * Unlimited WiFi at no cost. Excellent Cell phone reception • * DSTV Hospitality package including all Sports Channels • * Air-conditioners with heating & cooling in all 4 cottages, 3 bedrooms of House including kitchen • * Wall Heaters in all 4 cottage bathrooms • * Complimentary herbs & vegetables from our organic tunnel, season dependent, please check first • * We will gladly do grocery or refreshment shopping for ease of convenience upon arrival • * Guests are welcome to use our 2 Mountain Bikes at no additional cost Cottages and House are fully equipped with the following: • * Choice of EL King or EL single beds / Twins – Cottages. Double beds & Single beds - House • * En-suite bathrooms with either a bath & Twin Vanities or Walk in Shower • * Poly Cotton Percale Bed linen, 100% Cotton Throws, all weather Duvet & Pillow Inners, Electric Blankets • * Bath Sheets, Hand Towels, Swimming Towels, Mossie nets, Bath Robes, Hair Dryers, Trigger Showers, Electric Shaver points • * Full sized fully equipped kitchens; 4 plate hobs & ovens, microwaves, kettles, toasters, snack which makers including everything to “cook up a storm”, no need to bring anything • * Safe, secure undercover off street parking at cottage front doors & close to the house • * Plunge pool for cottages & private pool at the House Guests are welcome in the cottages for 1 night or more & even though we do prefer a minimum of a 2 night stay in the house we try to be flexible at the time depending on other bookings Children of all ages are welcome Socialised pets allowed by prior arrangement 2 Cottages endorsed for being Wheel-chair friendly, including an off road wheelchair path to the boma 2 Cottages are side by side with double inter-leading doors for convenience for families & friends sharing Braai baskets are available to order prior to arrival at an additional cost Description of our 4 spacious modern fully equipped Karoo cottages: Each of the 4 Cottages are 72sqm with double volume reed ceilings & open plan sleeping, living & dining area in keeping with the Karoo & allowing for the magnificent views from inside & out En-suite bathrooms Full sized fully equipped kitchens Private Stoeps, which lead down into the natural Karoo Gardens Private Entrances Safe secure undercover off street parking at the front doors Description of our Karoo View House: The open plan layout of the house boasts beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings throughout, thus being cool in summer and warm in winter, mock sash windows providing beautiful views in every direction & with North & South facing stoeps which lead off the main living areas. Fully equipped large open plan Kitchen: Smeg 5 Plate gas stove & electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, coffee plunger Large fridge with freezer capacity, ice trays, filtered water on-tap & stand-alone water filter Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Crockery, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans, egg boiler, blender, hot tray etc Emergency basket, recycle bins, thus providing all your “home from home” comforts for entertaining Air Conditioner & Hot Art fireplace Bedroom 1: Sleeps 3 Double bed & single bed Lounge area in front of large log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with large walk-in “his & hers” shower, double travertine vanities, wall heater, trigger shower, int. shaver point, leads out to private outdoor shower & garden Walk-in dressing room Opens onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom 2: Sleeps 3 Double bed & single bed in loft Sitting area in front of log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with shower Leads onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom No 3: / Private Stoep Suite is 50sqm & sleeps 1 - 5: Private outside entrance offering a spacious en-suite bedroom with beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings thus being cool in summer and warm in winter and mock sash windows providing beautiful views Double bed & single bed & vanity Double STD sleeper couch in living area Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower & bath Including 50sqm south facing enclosed stoep, with lounge & dining areas & large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert & the Swartberg – same views as cottages Fully equipped self-catering Kitchenette with fridge & freezer, convection microwave, mini oven, 2 plate cooker & induction plate, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, wok, webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots & pans, braai grids & tongs Private outdoor braai area North Stoep: Measures 50sqm, overlooks the natural Karoo plains for 100km’s, built-in braai, bar area, pool, enclosed private garden, dining area & lounge area. South Stoep: Measures 50sqm, overlooks the village of Prince Albert & the Swartberg, relaxing lounge area Parking & Security: Safe, covered, off street parking close to the house Property is fully fenced & the house has an alarm with 24 hour arm response Julie & Richard Waterston KAROO VIEW - PRINCE ALBERT – CENTRAL KAROO - WESTERN CAPE – SOUTH AFRICA Look forward to welcoming you to share & experience our True Karoo Destination - Karoo View “the name says it all” In the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Fireplace
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Electric blanket
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chesterb20242024 wrote a review 20 Feb
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
We arrived and had a very rude reception. However, circumstances were not normal due to a Karoo wide power outage. The manager tried to make our stay bearable but the lack of equipment to cool down the cottage cancelled his well intended efforts. We bought a braaipack and was pleasantly surprised by the size of the portions, the freshness of the ingredients and the salad was to die for, 10/10 for this! Will we visit this establishment again? Probably, but this time I will pack my Inverter just for in case.
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marjoriejoan wrote a review 14 Feb
Midrand, South Africa4 contributions
What a wonderful spot. Glorious views over Prince Albert to the mountians, a spacious well equipped unit for two. The pool and airconditioning were vey welcome as it was very hot. Would be lovely to spend a few nights here exploring the area - we were overnighting only.
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Vanessa B wrote a review 04 Feb
Alberton, South Africa64 contributions10 helpful votes
A welcoming sight from our trip from Colesberg. We arrived and were greeted by a friendly staff member who showed us to our cottage and explained all the ins and outs of the cottage. We immediately got changed and cooled down in the tub next to our cottage. Also had a fence up for our doggies not to get out. Got to watch the sunrise over the mountains early, hours of the morning before departing to Somerset West
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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S4616XDhelen wrote a review Jan 2024
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I have to compliment Howard on a fantastic venue. The cottages are fantastic and the comfort levels are off the chart. Howard and his team are the ultimate hosts. They facilitated a braai for us that was jaw-droppingly delicious and Howard was a great host for the evening as well.
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bernice771 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had an absolutely amazing trip to Prince Albert. Karoo View Cottages is situated conveniently in the city center, allowing us to stroll through the streets even late at night with a sense of safety and security, which is a rarity in South Africa. The cottage's barbecue (braai) area was incredibly charming, featuring a creative use of an old washing machine drum placed in a wheelbarrow. The star gazing experience in this space was truly breathtaking. The local butcher is very well priced (Karoo lamb is the best!), superb quality and within walking distance of the cottage. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the host was consistently available and responsive via WhatsApp, ensuring our needs were met. After a challenging 10-day extreme 4x4 camping adventure, we couldn't have asked for a better place to unwind and recharge. Access to a washing machine would have been a bonus. All in all. a definitive 5-star rating without hesitation.
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Thank you Bernice, so glad we were able to assist. Bernice, we offer our guests a full laundry service - wash, dry, light press. This is at no charge, we just ask you tip our staff. Travel safely, and we look forward to checking you in again. Cheers. Howard and the Karoo View Team.
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elenacoetzee252 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A beautiful venue with a view. Howard was a superb host and attention to detail to was outstanding. His communication was exceptional. He clearly understands the needs of the consumer. Thank you for an amazing stay. Highly recommended.
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Rensia v wrote a review Dec 2023
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Host made as feel at home. Cottage was well equipped with filtered water. A good shower in the bathroom! The bed was also comfortable and firm. However, the sleeper couch in the living room is only for a small child. Definitely not suitable for an adult. The hot tub outside deserves an extra star.
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supatom2023 wrote a review Nov 2023
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
The perfect place to spend a couple of quiet days in the silence of the Karoo where you can hear the wind sway and enjoy the special atmosphere of Prince Albert. It was one of our lucky find during a 3 week South Africa road trip. When we arrived we sponteanously decided to stay one night longer and enjoy the atmosphere.. The cottages are perfectly equipped, neatly maintained and authentically decorated and nestled within the unique landscape. Perfect hub for a day tour over Swartberg Pass. Super romantic Braai option in an outdoor boma. We are now big fans of the area and have been touched by it's special vibe. Will hopefully be back, with pleasure at this place. Thanks to the whole Team especially Gregg for the excellent service!
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Thank you Supatom, your review is appreciated. Travel safely and we look forward to checking you in again. Cheers. Howard and the Karoo View Team.
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Ian V wrote a review Nov 2023
Plattekloof, South Africa51 contributions8 helpful votes
Not the first time we stayed here, won't be the last time. Howard and his team are extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed in unit 1. It is very spacious, neat and clean. For self-catering purposes, the kitchen has what one requires. The complimentary milk and fruit juice is a nice touch.
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Responded 28 Nov 2023
Thank you Ian. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next visit. Cheers. Howard.
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Robert L wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
The cottage was amazing! Superbly equipped, beautifully decorated, wonderful views and a fantastic host. We really cannot rate Karoo View highly enough. We strongly recommend a G&T or three in the hot tub/plunge pool watching the sun go down and the stars come out!
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R 1,776 - R 1,909 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapePrince Albert MunicipalityPrince Albert
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karoo View Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Karoo View Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Gay's Guernsey Dairy (1.6 km), Fransie Pienaar Museum (0.9 km), and O for Olive Farm Shop (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karoo View Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Karoo View Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Karoo View Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Karoo View Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karoo View Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lazy Lizard, Karoo kombuis, and The Rude Chef.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karoo View Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Karoo View Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Prince Albert.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karoo View Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Karoo View Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karoo View Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.