About Truksvy B&B and Koffie Sjop
Truksvy B&B and Koffie Sjop is a small restaurant and accommodation establishment operating in the Free State town Soutpan, where salt has been mined since the 1800's. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet while enjoying the most wonderful views of the Milky Way at night.
Accomodation is next to the 'Koffie Sjop'.
The 'Standard Bunk' This was the Standard Bank until the early 80’s. It is ideal for small families. The unit offers a living area, a kitchenette with basin, fridge, TV, kettle, hospitality tray, fan, heater, single bed, sleeper couch, table and chairs. There is a bathroom (shower only) and small bedroom with double bed and heater.
'Truksvy' and 'Sonneblom'. This was used as the butchery / tuisnywerheid up to the early 80’s. Truksvy being the bigger room and facing the road, has a room with a double bed, kitchenette with basin, fan, heater, fridge, TV, kettle and hospitality tray. the bathroom has a shower only.
Sonneblom is the back room with double bed, kitchenette, fridge, fan, heater, TV, kettle, hospitality tray. The bathroom only has a shower. Braai facilities are also available in the garden at each room.
We have a coffee shop for buying products that may have been forgotten or lost. Clean towels available for use by guests. Daily cleaning of the room is included.
Truksvy Koffie Sjop
Walk back in time when you have a coffee at the Truksvy Koffie Sjop with its glass showcases, hand operated till, pound scale, sweets in glass jars and pictures of people and places long gone on the walls!
Breakfast is available at Truksvy Koffie Sjop. A menu is also available from Tuesday to Sunday morning for light meals. Truksvy is known for its Sunday lunches. We have a traditional 'Boerekos' buffet; freshly baked bread with butter and homemade jam, oxtail, chicken pie, samp, two vegtables, potatoes, salad and desert. Please book in advance.
We also do buffet style breakfasts for groups where we give a farmstyle breakfast with boeretroos, eggs, mince, ‘pap en sous’, homemade bread.
Each room has a menu if you want room service.
Activities and Tours
Salt tours can be arranged - you will be taken to a working salt mine. Krona will tell you in her own unique style more about why there is salt in the middle of the country, how it was discovered, the way salt was mined in earlier years and how salt is mined on such a small scale today. You will have time to ask questions and taste some of the local ‘windpomp’ sherry. This tour can also be done by donkey cart.