With origins dating to the mid 1800’s, this beautifully restored and extended Cape Dutch house is the epitome of Karoo hospitality, elegance and history. Arriving via the awe-inspiring and internationally famous Swartberg Pass, or scenic Meiringspoort, you are enfolded in tranquility. Crime-free streets with hardly any traffic promise long, carefree walks during the day or at night. The air is clear and dry and the sunsets and star-filled skies, breathtaking.
The eight large bedrooms, en-suite rooms are uniquely decorated with antiques, fine linen and all the accouterment to make your stay memorable. Set in verdant lawns and gardens with swimming pool, De Bergkant Lodge breathes “welcome home”. The poolside dining room is available for breakfasts, lunches and dinners – Alfresco, barbequed or lavishly formal. There are mysterious delights to be discovered within the grounds, including the “star baths” in the secret garden and the herbal hot water pool.
This peaceful little village lies at the foot of the ancient Swartberg Mountains, which rise like a massive wave and feed crystal clear water into furrows meandering thorough streets of architectural and historical delight. The tiny population is awash with academics, artists and ordinary good folk who instantly make you feel welcome with their cheerful greetings and great pride in their Karoo oasis.
De Bergkant Lodge: 5 Church Street, Prince Albert.