The Barracks Colesberg Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering in Colesberg

The Barracks

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 15 D' Urban Row, Colesberg, 9795, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Barracks

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.


Bed & Breakfast
The comfortable and spacious double rooms all have 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 TVís with M Net (or any other channel from the DStv bouquet).

Self Catering
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 travelling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option (although everyone so far has dined in the main dining room!) and a private courtyard suitable for cats and small dogs. This unit has its own undercover parking bay.

Additional Facilities

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 07h00, is a choice of Continental or Full English (or both) and is included in the rate. 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.

The cosy pub is fully stocked with a wide range of beers, wines, whiskies, etc. and has a collection of over a hundred South African brandies.


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. Trips to battle sites, war graves and other interesting places can be arranged.

Whether you, your family or friends are looking for Colesberg Accommodation, passing through Colesberg or wish to spend a few days relaxing and exploring the area with its rich history and wonderful sights, we can assure you of our total dedication to ensuring that your stay in our Bed and Breakfast Accommodation will be a memorable one.

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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
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by The Barracks)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -30.717249999333333
Longitude: 25.087120360777778

Closest airport(s)
Bloemfontein Airport - 224km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
November 2013 - No guest reviews.

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Diners

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