Prince Albert’s historic Onse Rus has been welcoming guest for the past 40 years. Your hosts, Neil and Leonard would love to welcome you to the tranquil serenity of this beautiful restored mid 1800s Cape Dutch home. You will be perfectly located to enjoy all our village has to offer with the museum, galleries, tennis courts, the theatre and all restaurants within a 7 min walk from us. The beautifully appointed guest lounge provides a welcome escape from the Karoo heat on the warm summer’s days or the perfect place to cosy up with a book next to the wood burning fire.
Our guest accommodation and facilities are separate from our own, affording our guests a level of privacy not normally associated with a guesthouse.
We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) and guests are most welcome to use the Wi-Fi.
Each of the stunning open thatched guest rooms and suites boasts its own special character, all with en-suite bathrooms. After breathing the fresh country air, you’ll sleep soundly in our luxury king size beds with crisp 300 thread count percale linen, and wake up to tea or coffee served to your room each morning.
All our rooms include:
This space was the original general dealer in town – very spacious king suite with en-suite shower and open plan lounge area. Own Private Karoo Stoep (Veranda) to relax, read, have a drink, enjoy breakfast or simply watch the world go by. Full double sofa bed can be made up for up to two children.
Open thatched roof – king-size extra length luxury bed. Its a very pretty space and one of our cosier rooms with en-suite with shower. Private entrance off the garden court yard.
Open thatched roof – king-size extra length luxury bed, en suite with shower – separate lounge area with a sofa, plus a kitchenette. Private front entrance off Bank Street and door opening to terrace looking onto the garden and sparkling pool. Together with our Garden Suite this is ideal for a family as the rooms are separated by a passage.
Opened thatched roof – king-size bed, en suite with shower, lovely open plan lounge. Private front entrance off Bank Street - french doors opening onto the garden and sparkling pool. A maximum of 2 beds can be added for children. Together with our Pool Suite this is ideal for a family as the rooms are separated by a passage.
This special room is tucked away off the garden and has a secluded terrace under a 100 year old vine and the perfect spot to relax and unwind. King-size bed and en-suite with a walk in shower.
Breakfast or dinner is served at the pool, front terrace or under the trees in summer weather permitting and in winter, in the main guest lounge with fire place.
At Onse Rus, our full karoo breakfast is announced by the homely smell of freshly home baked breads, complimented by homemade jams and preserves. We prefer only the best quality for our guests, so all our products and ingredients are sourced from the local dairy and butcher and farmers.
We are fully licensed and cater for large tour groups. Dinner is served upon request (speak to us when booking) - you might fancy a simple light meal, a rustic three course, a braai (BBQ) or even just some breads and salads to compliment your own braai. If you prefer to eat out we can recommend a number of excellent restaurants all within walking distance from the guesthouse.
We serve a complimentary drink on arrival. In summer you might choose to sit in the gazebo next to the swimming pool or in winter, the guest lounge with fireplace which doubles as an art gallery.
The inviting sparkling pool provides a sanctuary on hot summer days. The shady garden has braai facilities available and a fully-stocked honesty bar. The dining room has a large ceramic fireplace for winter, and our library in the guest lounge offers books to suit every taste. We have a large selection of board games as well as boule and croquet for the more actively inclined. We also have an outdoor gym tucked away in the garden under our majestic wild fig tree.
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