About Van Dykshuis Guest Lodge
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the heart of the magnificent Suikerbosrand, Van Dykshuis Guest Lodge in Heidelberg awaits to welcome you to its world of understated elegance, tranquillity and personal attention.
Whether you are here for business or pleasure, our Victorian style home is the four star Guest Lodge for you. Awake to the dawn chorus of the many birds and frog species, then lie back in an original Victorian bath, enjoying the peace and tranquillity.
Every one of our 18 spacious, stylishly decorated bedrooms has its own character. Heavy, luxurious curtains and specially chosen furniture add to the comfort of our guests. Each room is equipped with everything you need, and most importantly: we have the most comfortable bed you'll find away from home.
All our rooms have the following:
A desk with enough room for your laptop
A safe in each room
Flat screen TVs with selection of satellite channels, including sport & movie channels
International convertible plugs
Tea and coffee trays in each room
Heating / fans
Radio alarm clock
Daily room service
Our turn-down service ensures that you feel extra welcome when you step into your room at night.
Our breakfast buffet is an experience not to be missed. Join us for traditional meals served in our elegant dining room.
Pick the perfect spot and admire the lush landscaped garden with its soothing water features and indigenous bird life.
The following facilities are available on-site for all our guests:
Off street parking
Braai / barbecue
Fireplace on the premises
Fully equipped gym
Chess and other board games
Additional bed / mattress some rooms
Air-conditioning some rooms
Children: cot, highchair, etc
Internet connection: Wireless
Television (with satellite)
Fax facility available at reception
Special Honeymoon Suite
Lunch and dinner on request
Laundry service available
Work out in our fully equipped gymnasium, relax in our recreation room or cool off in our swimming pool.
Activities and Attractions
Nearby activities include bird watching, golf, health and fitness, walking, hiking or backpacking, sightseeing in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Specific things to see in and around Heidelberg:
AG Vissers house (early Afrikaans poet and local doctor)
The Concentration Camp Cemetery with graves of women and children of who died during the Second War of Independence
Diepkloof Farm Museum - old restored farmhouse built in 1850
Klipkerk - 'stone church'
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve with a wide range of plants, birds and animal species. Clearly marked self-guiding hiking trails are available. Caravan, picnic and barbeque facilities are found in all parts of the reserve
The old jail first served as a hospital and home for the underprivileged. The building has stood empty since 1963 when a new jail was built. It is now being restored.