The Barracks - Colesberg, Upper Karoo

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Colesberg Accommodation
Colesberg, Upper Karoo

The Barracks

Colesberg, Upper Karoo - Accommodation

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The Barracks in Colesberg

An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.

The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.

The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers.

Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at The Barracks,Colesberg, Upper Karoo

  • Available This Weekend
  • Cosy
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 5' 50" E / 30° 43' 7.2" S

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Driving to The Barracks in Colesberg, Upper Karoo

Departing: Bloemfontein Airport
Address: Bloemfontein Airport (BFN), Bloemfontein, South Africa
Distance: 0.5 km / Duration: 2 hours 14 mins
1.Head south1.1 km
2.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit1.3 km
3.Merge onto N82.1 km
4.Exit onto M109.6 km
5.Turn left onto Church St/M302.1 km
6.Turn right2.3 km
7.Turn right onto Church St/M30/N60.4 km
8.Turn left to merge onto N1211 km
9.Take the exit toward R580.3 km
10.Keep right at the fork and merge onto R580.7 km
11.Continue onto Station Rd0.2 km
12.Turn right onto Main Rd0.2 km
13.Turn left onto D' Urban Row
Destination will be on the right
0.5 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Bloemfontein Airport - Bloemfontein

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President Jacob Zuma renamed Bloemfontein International Airport to Bram Fischer International Airport on 13 December 2012. Bram Fischer was a lawyer notable for anti-apartheid activism.

Bram Fischer International Airport caters for more than 400 000 passengers per year and is only 15 kilometres from Bloemfontein city centre.

Reviews for The Barracks

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The hosts were really friendly and helpful. The Barracks is a beautiful historic building, and the owners did alot to keep tje period character. Its is on a quiet street with a great restuarant just 100m away. With DSTV, airconditioning and spacious bathroom with lovely amenities I whole heartedly recommend a stay at The Barracks.

review by Dionette Alfredo-Mucata

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When I arrived I was handed a glass of sherry. What more can I say? Dinner was delicious (lamb chops and home made ice cream) and the hosts were very understanding of parking needs. The room came with a hair dryer, dressing gowns and comfy pillows. I would stay here again.

review by Tanille Retief

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Comfortable accommodation and 5 star service - thank you Mike and Annalie for a fabulous stop-over with excellent food and friendly staff. The "talking" resident Husky is another reason to book this B&BSee you again soon on our way through.

review by Adrienne Esterhuyse

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Nice and quiet place, people very friendly and the food is excellent, it was a pleasure staying there, would definitely return when I'm in that part of the country again.

review by Desmond Sonn

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Good place in the middle of South Africa. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Owner run business, making the experience very personal. The rooms are clean and good for a stopover. The Karoo lamb is to die for! Well done Mike & co. See you soon again

review by Keenan Walbrugh

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Afordable. Good breakfast.

review by Rudie Van der wielen

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Beautiful rooms and lovely garden and surroundings. Breakfast was magnificent and scrumptious and very tasty - loved the home made muffins. Hosts were extremely hospitable and excellent. Highly recommended!

review by Linda Botha

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Not quite what the website describes. Room was nice though, spacious with a small kitchen and aircon (a must have in colesberg!) Parking was a hassle and you have to love dogs here.

review by Philip Mostert

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Very friendly owners. You get to sleep in the original barracks of the town from the 1800s. Delicious breakfast. Perfect for you N1 stop over. They have a friendly malamute too.

review by Ross Drakes

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Amazing service - some of the friendliests hosts and staff we've ever experienced. The food was amazing as well - all beautiful home-cooked meals. The rooms were spacious and clean.

review by Jason Scott

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Absolutely an incredible place to relax after a long drive! They are pet friendly and our two dogs had their own large patio to run around and stretch their legs! The owners are very friendly and welcoming and the room was incredible. Definitely worth the price!!

review by Shani Reddy

"Fanie Roos"

Very good

review by fanie roos, South Africa

"Good value for money"

Thanks all was fine and we had a lovely time with Dave and his wife. Rooms were nice and clean and well presented. Good value for money and the food was excellent.Thanks for good service from SafariNow side.

review by Stella-Ann, South Africa

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