Wolwefontein Hotel

Wolwefontein Hotel

Hotel at 1 Main Road, Wolwefontein, 6237, Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.291943
Longitude: 24.823840

Closest airport(s)
Port Elizabeth Airport - 130km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

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