Difficult to imagine a piece of heaven in an area like the Karoo. Owners George and Elsabe welcome guests personally and one feels a part of a family straight away.Lovely gardens and wonderful birdlife ensure a relaxed stay. George is passionate about good food and dining in the restuarant ensures great satisfaction. To learn about the town and surrounding area speak to George.
Being back in the Swartberg this time we chose to drive to Prince Albert using the easy road and going back via the pass. Difficult to say, both are great and breathtaking and our cameras had to work hard. After so much excitement we arrived the Karoo Lodge. A very cosy place and the owners love what they do, which can be seen in every corner. The rooms a spacey and nicely decorated with a very personal touch. George is a great cook, we really can recommend staying in for dinner. We had drinks “in town” and dinner at the Lodge. The passion of George and Elsabe make you want to stay longer. Good value for money!
George and Elsabie, this is a long overdue review! We visited last August and were welcomed very late at night by a charming Elsabie. They really do enjoy runnign this b&b and it shows in the accommodation. Beautifully furnished rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, luxurious and large beds, spacious bathrooms with a large bath and the best of South African hospitality. George is a rugby fanatic and were excited that 3 Sri Lankans were actually planning on going for the Boks v All Blacks Game. His knowledge of the game is as fantastic as his cooking. Do try his pudding 'junior ellis (sp?). If you are planning on driving through Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert is definitely a town to stop by and Karoo Lodge is great value for money. Wish we had stayed more than one night.
We arrived at the Karoo Lodge in the late afternoon and were lucky to get the last available room that night. It was a charming room and extremely spacious with all the usual facilities we have come to expect in South Africa. The sprig of lavendar, on the bed, added a nice touch to the other little touches in the room. As the guidebook says, the owners, George and Elsabe, are a fountain of knowledge about the area. Elsabe, in particular, immediately put us at ease and we felt we had met her before. There are not too many visitors from Canada that make it to this part of the world. After a sumptuous breakfast and armed with great directions from George, we headed off to tackle the Swartberg Pass. However, it was an adventure. Our cheap rental car was not up to the…
Lovely spacious garden, large, comfortable rooms, excellent food and wonderful hosts (George and Elsabe). George does the cooking and his evening meals are well worth sampling and very good value. He is also a mine of information and will even point out the planets and constellations in what is usually an amazingly clear sky. We chose Karoo Lodge because it appeared to offer better value than its many rivals in Prince Albert and found it was well worth the money.