About Wolwefontein Hotel
Wolwefontein Hotel is one of the four remaining railway hotels in South Africa. The hotel has been restored while preserving the history of the 1930's when the hotel was built.
Come and join the rich history while escaping to the quiet village of Wolwefontein in the Eastern Cape.
Accommodation is offered in four backpacker rooms.
Each room is fitted with a double-size bed and a standalone basin. There are separate communal bathrooms for ladies and gentlemen.
The family and suite rooms are in the process of being renovated and will be available to guests shortly.
There are wheelchair friendly facilities.
Meals are provided at the request of guests. There is an additional charge for meals.
Wolwefontein Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, a bar as well as a restaurant on the premises.
The hotel also caters for all types of occasions from weddings to birthdays, with no event being too big or small.
The first hotel was built in the 1890s and the second in 1920 by Hymie Glazer and local farmer Harry Watson. It was said that Watson took Glazer under his wing after Glazer came to the town on a donkey with only £2 in his pocket. The first hotel was then turned into a shop, run by Glazer, from which daily necessities and even cars could be bought.