Dennehof Guest House B&B or Self Catering Accommodation in Prince Albert

Dennehof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at Off Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert, Karoo, Western Cape. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests34
  • Units/Rooms10

About Dennehof Guest House

Experience the grandeur of South Africa's unexplored spaces from Prince Albert's oldest homestead, a serene & comfortable base at the foot of the Swartberg Pass. Well on its way to a double century, Dennehof Karoo Guest House is the oldest surviving building in Prince Albert.

Built in 1835 on part of the fertile Kweekvallei farm for old Zacharias de Beer's granddaughter on the occasion of her marriage, this sturdy two-roomed farmhouse (as it was then) conformed to a style popular in this part of the country in those early pioneering days. In its original guise it had a thatch roof and whitewashed walls and the exposed timbers were painted green.


Dennehof consists of several buildings that once constituted the original farmstead. Each room is uniquely designed and decorated to provide you with luxury, whilst experiencing the grandeur of Karoo-living. Each of our rooms has their own character and is infused with great personality.

Room Descriptions

The Patio Room
The Patio Room has a classical Victorian feel to it, with an old wrought iron double bed and en-suite bathroom where an old Victorian tub forms the central feature of the fully equipped bathroom.

The Cottage
The Cottage is one of our most loved rooms. It consists of a bedroom with two twin beds, a small elegant lounge with an enormous fireplace, a quaint little kitchen as well as a large bathroom. Both the room and the lounge walks out onto the main stoep, where one can sit gaze at the mighty Swartberg Mountain. This room offers all the comfort you’ll find in a home, from a colour television, to a microwave and gas stove. The unit can also be utilised as a family room as it leads onto the Dairy.

The Dairy
The Dairy, with its high reed ceilings and poplar wood beams, consists of two twin beds and has its own private en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower. The room walks out onto a private patio, that is lovely for sun-bathing during the winter months or simply relaxing in the cool shade provided by a pepper tree.

The Wagon Shed
The Wagon Shed is definitely one of our most special and sought after honeymoon suites. The room has a double bed, en-suite bathroom, small kitchenette and lounge with colour television. This room has its own private patio, where you can sit, relax and gaze at the stars.

The Forge
The very historic outbuilding - The Forge – was once a place of hard work, but now consists of a double bed, en-suite bathroom and colour television. Loved by our regular guests, this room offers all the simplistic necessities, whilst emphasising Karoo-relaxation.

The Windmill Room
The name describes the room. This is a spacious room with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom and a patio overlooking the mountain and flowering garden.


In the mornings, breakfast is served on the deck that overlooks the old Kweekvallei where Gay’s Guernsey cows and Angora goats are grazing in the lush green fields. The landscaped garden creates a soft, serene backdrop where songbirds meet and the sound of the lei water runs beneath the deck.

As for dinner, we are able to make reservations at local restaurants that offer superb Karoo cuisine and only by special arrangements can dinners be arranged for at the Guest House.


We offer guests an array of special services, from laundry to bike hire or one-on-one advice from our very own SA accredited tour guide. And now we’re also able to offer pedicures & manicures within the privacy of your own room! We pride ourselves in our customer service so if you have any queries, or if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more pleasurable, please do not hesitate to ask us and we shall do our very best to satisfy your request.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Recommended on Member since 1999

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 1300
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.23662222188889
Longitude: 22.03185555488889

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Listed on
October 1999 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

What a stunning place, set in beautiful surroundings, the room was fantastic with lots of attention to detail. Ria was absolutely awesome & the breakfast...

Lisa, Plettenberg Bay Travellers' Rating


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