About Annie's Cottage Guest House
Annie's Cottage offers Colonial comfort in a beautiful old manor house under ancient Jacaranda trees. We offer excellent luxury B&B accommodation and warm Namaqualand hospitality. Finalist in the 2009 AA Accommodation Awards and Highly Commended in the 2011 AA Accommodation Awards.
Annie’s Cottage is a beautiful old manor house in Springbok, Namaqualand, at the foot of a rugged “koppie” where the first commercial mine in South Africa was started in 1852. Ideal as a stop-over between Cape Town and Windhoek or Upington, we cater for the discerning tourist and business traveller. Our bed and breakfast guesthouse is a 4 star, accredited pension and Finalist in the 2009 AA Accommodation Awards. We offer excellent luxury accommodation and hospitality, something the Afrikaner people are well known for.
When the old house was restored to its former colonial glory, ambiance and atmosphere was never forgotten and when modern comfort was added to its portfolio of assets the old world charm prevailed. Enjoy a cool afternoon in our oasis like garden filled with fantasy and little private corners under established Jacaranda trees, a lazy afternoon on our veranda with a book and something to drink or a fun filled day with the children by the swimming pool!
Classic little shops and restaurants are only 500 m walking distance to the old town and tourist information office and a lively central open market where a happy atmosphere invite all to stay a while.
Our 11 rooms have private entrances either onto the verandah, into the garden or their own private patios. Rooms are equipped with internet- connections, WiFi, TV with selected DSTV channels and M-Net as well as fully stocked bar fridges. Rooms also include tea / coffee-making facilities and a welcome sherry.
Rooms are either equipped with air conditioners, ceiling fans or both as well as heating. Bedding consists of feather down duvets and pillows, Percale and Egyptian cotton linen and electric blankets. All our rooms are en suite with either bath / shower or both. Bathroom amenities include crisp white towel sets, robes, toiletries and hair driers. All rooms are non smoking.
Appeliefie (Room 1):
Beautifully lemon coloured walls with pink undertones, en suite with bath, fan and heating. A favourite, cosy unit with an entrance into the garden near the swimming pool, with a garden table under Jacaranda trees to sit and enjoy a drink and a good book with the birds’ singing in the background.
Citrus (Room 2):
Also has an entrance into the garden and swimming pool area. A favourite for families - it offers a self contained kitchen, fan, heating, en suite with bath and sleeps up to 4 people. Ample space inside and outside for children to play. With its tangerine walls and handmade lead glass lamps it brings a cosy, comfortable feel.
Peach (Room 3):
This ‘happy’ peach coloured room, with air conditioning, has an entrance onto the verandah overlooking the garden and pool area. With 3 beds and en suite shower here is ample space for a family. Smokers can enjoy a cigarette on the verandah or just relax with a drink.
Apple (Room 4):
With its crisp green walls this ‘fresh’ room has twin beds and an entrance onto the verandah overlooking the garden and pool area. A favourite amongst guest for its cool atmosphere, en suite bath and shower and air conditioner.
Amarula (Room 5):
This warm coloured room with twin beds and own private patio has an en suite shower as well as air conditioner. Decorated with designer décor this room is really something special! Guests also receive and access key to the front door of the guesthouse.
Ndlovu (Room 6):
This African themed room with its four poster bed is decorated to exude warmth. With air conditioning, en suite shower and a sleeper couch this room is perfect for a couple.
Loft (Room 7):
This ‘studio apartment’ on the second floor is enveloped between Jacaranda tree branches and singing birds. A favourite amongst the romantic at heart with its double bed, mosquito net, flower fairy lights and white/lilac colour scheme. With en suite bath and stairs leading into the garden. This room also has an air conditioner.
Blossom (Room 8):
This is our little hidden treasure, with its own private bathroom with bath and sitting area; it’s hidden away upstairs overlooking ancient Pine trees. With twin beds and easy access to the Guest House’s second entrance. It is directly above 2 double rooms, which makes it a favourite for older children within a family unit.
Plum (Room 9):
Our ‘Arabian Nights’ room, very romantic with exotic magenta / dark purplish hues and own private patio with fountain & ancient Pine tree under which shade couples can enjoy a drink. With en suite shower and air conditioner as well as access to second entrance of the Guesthouse.
Mango (Room 10):
This vibrant light orange coloured room with extra queen size bed + single bed, air conditioning and en suite bath/shower offers guest ample space and comfort to enjoy their stay with us in style surrounded by luxurious antique furniture. With direct access to second Guesthouse entrance.
Syringa (Room 11):
Our honeymoon suite with beautiful antique lime washed furniture, extra king size bed decorated to create a romantic atmosphere. Couples can enjoy drinks on their own private patio overlooking the town. With air conditioning and en suite bath and shower.
Enjoy breakfast in our 'voorhuis' furnished with old South African Africana cottage furniture with French doors that open into the garden. A cooked English breakfast, variety of cereals, fruits in season and bottomless coffee, and juice are included. Cappuccino and espresso are available. We also cater for Continental breakfasts or vegetarians on request.
Namaqualand is a vast and beautiful semi desert region, dotted with giant granite boulder stacks. Between these “koppies” the outstretched savannah is the home of God fearing sheep and goat farmers. Springtime in Namaqualand is from August to October. Then the arid plains become "God’s own Garden", when the wild spring flowers burst into a kaleidoscope of colour.
Springbok offers many attractions incl geological and historical sites, museums and fine restaurants. We are situated near to the famous Namaqualand wildflower reserves and to the Richtersveld National Park. Springbok is a peaceful and crime free town with a lot of nostalgia. It is the gateway to Namibia, as we are only 120 kms from the border at the Orange River.