Die Waenhuis Guest House Accommodation in George, Garden Route

Die Waenhuis Guest House

Guest House / Conference and Wedding Venue at 11 Caledon Street, George, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About Die Waenhuis Guest House

Set in elegant Caledon Street under the shade of age-old oak trees in a landscaped park like garden, this historic 170-year-old residence awaits you to surprise and spoil you with its charm and relaxed hospitality. The magnificent lounge with original yellow wood floors and ceilings also features a Victorian fireplace where guests can gather around the fire on cool rainy days.


The original homestead offers seven cosy bedrooms, furnished in traditional style with antiques and period pieces in character with the house. Whereas the second adjacent house offers four more rooms with an earthy touch and opening to the pool area and garden.

All rooms differ in character and include heaters, underfloor heating, a fire place or air-conditioning, tea and coffee trays, a carafe of sherry, TV with MNet (DSTV in some) and WiFi.


Our luxury breakfasts are served in a sunny cheerful breakfast room with an old Dover stove and views of the lush garden or on the patio. It includes a full English breakfast as well as a buffet table with various fruits, yogurts, bread and pastries and cold meat and cheeses.


Die Waenhuis Guest House is ideally situated in the heart of George for both corporate guests and tourists who visit the Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay and Knysna.

George also offers a lovely Botanical Garden, as well as forest and mountain hikes and a selection of some of the best golf courses in the country. The George Golf Course is very close by.

Conference Room

Our conference room and function venue can house up to 30 people and equipment for audiovisual presentations can be arranged. We also cater for teas, lunches and dinners for conferences and functions. The soft leather chairs, under floor heating or fire in the fireplace all ensure the great comfort of the venue.


Local tours, power van trips up the mountain, and the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train trips can all be arranged. Surfing, diving, fishing, paragliding and hang gliding are some other special attractions.

Services & Facilities

• Braai Facilities
• Breakfast / Dining Room
• Conference Venue
• Courtesy Bar
• Children Welcome
• Dining Room
• Fax
• Guest Lounge
• Internet Facility
• Laundry Service
• Limited Smoking
• Outdoor Pool
• Restaurants Nearby
• Secure Parking
• Sitting Room with fireplace

Your hosts are Johan and Madeleine Smuts and manager Izobelle Vermeulen. We live in a renovated railway shed adjacent to the guest house. As we also love traveling we shall gladly assist you with advice and bookings. With our personal and informal approach we wish your stay to be unforgettable, as one of our Irish guests remarked "this feels real". Our motto is that authenticity can’t be manufactured; only maintained.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Die Waenhuis Guest House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

Price Range
Available on request

Contact: Madeleine Smuts

Tel: +27 (0)44 874-0034
Fax: +27 (0)86 517-7326
Mobile: +27 (0)83 461-9302

Physical Address:
Die Waenhuis Guest House, 11 Caledon Street, George, Garden Route, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.95311
Longitude: 22.459806

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 15km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
August 2008 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

You find many nice guesthouses and then there are those that are extra special. Die Waenhuis is a gem and just so lovely and special. There was not a...

Helen White, South Africa

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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