About Bains House
At Bain’s House tranquility meets timeless elegance. The moment you enter the guest house through the big double doors you are greeted by an unexpected sight of an indoor waterfall and fishpond. As the guests book in, fish inquisitively pop up for greetings. Immediately you feel at home.
Even more so, if your hostess shows you all the treasures to make you stay comfortable – the cozy lounge with the big fire place where you can sample our local wines, the verandah and the magical garden. The lounge leads onto an exquisite long verandah with a reed ceiling. Sipping you first cup of coffee on the verandah, you have a view over the lush garden with a black swimming pool and the Orange River valley where the fish eagles circle the skies.
Space has become a luxury. Our spacious en – suite bedrooms with all the conveniences that you need include satellite TV, free internet access, a bath and shower, cookies, tea and coffee, flowers and the latest magazines.
This large main suite has a beautiful view over the garden and the Orange River Valley. The spacious bathroom has a big oval bath.
Deluxe Double Room
This is a spacious room with en-suite bathroom. This room is also inside the main building.
This deluxe room has the same features as all the other luxury rooms, but is situated outside the main building. This makes the room extra private.
Self Catering/Family Unit: 1 Double & 1 Twin Room. A Kitchenette and an indoor braai. Breakfast can also be enjoyed in the house.
Standard Double Rooms
2 Standard Double rooms outside the house. Each with an en-suite bathroom.
Awake to the smell of fresh coffee brewing in the breakfast room where breakfast is severed daily. On arrangement Kalahari cuisine is served by our chef.
Only 1km from CBD AG Bain’s House offer you peace of mind with a secure parking area. Our location makes your visit to Upington one of comfort, peace and quiet. Airport transfers, tourist maps, traveler information are available from you hostess.
Bain`s House is named after Major Bain, son of Thomas Bain, grandson of Andrew Bain. His grandfather Andrew was a road maker, bridge builder, geologist, adventurer, soldier, writer and artist. Andrew Bain was the ‘pass man’ – he built Michell`s Pass, Houhoek Pass and Bain`s Kloof. As surveying ran in the family, Major Bain was also a surveyor. Because his surveying was so good the surveyor-general never checked up on it. He surveyed many of the farms in the district. He worked from his house – the present Room 3 in Bain’s House was his office.
Upington and nearby attractions
Upington is strategically situated for visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park and Witsand Nature Reserve. Other interests in Upington is the grave of Scotty Smith, our own Robin Hood, the steam train at the Railway station, the avenue Palm trees on the Island, Kanon Island, an agriculture centre, sunset cruises on the river, and a wine tasting and buying experience at the Orange River Wine Cellars – the second largest in the world. This is also a land of contrasts with various scenic attractions and 4x4 trails for four-wheel drive enthusiast.
Come and enjoy the clear starlit night skies which create a magical atmosphere not to be missed.