About Willow Historical Guest House
Experience an important piece of South African history in this historic building with Victorian furniture, old world charm and unsurpassed hospitality.
Ideally situated for stopovers when travelling from Gauteng to George, the Willow Historic Guest House offers excellent comfortable accommodation, fine food in it's a la Carté restaurant and a homely atmosphere - a real home away from home.
The guest house is tastefully furnished with period furniture augmented by a large collection of Africana which will fascinate the discerning visitor, providing innumerable insights into the South African way of life in times long gone.
En-suite Twin and Double rooms as well as our private en-suite cottages offer cool, comfortable accommodation for up to 30 visitors. Wi-Fi is available in all our rooms.
In the lounge, the genuine Victorian fireplace sets the atmosphere for winter nights in the Karoo. Guests find it the perfect place to gather and relax after dinner in front of the cheerful log fire until it is time to turn in for a well-earned night's rest or alternatively meet new friends in our cosy bar. Appetizing meals are served to both residents and casual visitors in the dining room, with its antique furniture and local artifacts.
Our shady green garden and refreshing swimming pool are usually a very welcome change after the journey through the Baviaanskloof or the Karoo.
For lunch and dinner the restaurant serves ŕ la Carté meals from a menu where dishes typical of the region such as Karoo lamb and ostrich are firm favourites with our guests. Traditional South African dishes such as boboti, tripe and trotters, oxtail on rice and pumpkin cakes are also very popular.
Food is served 15 hours a day. A generous, not-to-be-missed, full English breakfast is standard and the wise traveller allows for this in planning his onward journey.