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Overlooking the village of Prince Albert, Karoo View Cottages offers accommodation with views of the Swartberg Mountains and Karoo plains.This property features an outdoor plunge pool and free WiFi in the public areas. Karoo View offers 4 self-catering, open-plan cottages boasting double-volume, reed ceilings and log fireplaces. Each air-conditioned cottage is individually decorated and offers a large, fully-equipped kitchen. The beds are made up with percale linen and 100% cotton throws, and each has a mosquito net. Bath sheets, bath robes, a hairdryer and guest amenities are provided for your comfort and convenience. 2 Cottages are wheelchair friendly and equipped. In addition to the cottages, Karoo View also offers a 3-bedroom house, which features a private pool, log fireplaces and spacious living and dining areas. There is a fully-equipped, farm-style kitchen and a living area equipped with a TV with selected satellite channels. Each bedroom is en suite and air-conditioned. There are 2 large verandas, and a BBQ that is fully stocked with firewood and fire-lighters. Each unit at Karoo View has access to the indigenous gardens with nature paths. Guests can pre-order a braai (BBQ) basket and pick herbs and vegetables from the property's organic tunnel. Star gazing on clear nights, birding, cycling and hiking are popular activities in the surroundings, and the village of Prince Albert is 350 metres away from Karoo View.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
and
1 large double bed
2 single beds
2 single beds
and
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
9.2
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
8.6
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Julie
    Canada Canada
    Howard met us upon arrival to hand over the keys and walk us through our cottages. The cottages are very comfortable, spacious and very well appointed; perfect for self-catering. The property has beautiful views over Prince Albert and is a short...
  • Butler
    South Africa South Africa
    The location is exeptional, lovely views of the mountains, the whole atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful.
  • Tracey
    South Africa South Africa
    Beautiful rooms with thought to detail. Perfect for winter or summer - outdoor patio and braai facilities, swimming pool, fabulous star-gazing hot pool, inside fire for fabulous winter evenings. Kitchen well kitted out Fabulous!

Managed by Howard and Marion Mollison

Company review score: 9.4Based on 287 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Howard and Marion Mollison are the owners of the Karoo View Cottages Group. We found our dream place here in the Great Karoo in the village of Prince Albert in 2017. The group has grown to include three guesthouses: Karoo View Cottages, Karoo Masterclass House and Cottage, M's Karoo House and Cottage. We do believe in going the extra mile for our guests and would ask that you trust us to look after your needs when you need to book accomodation in Prince Albert.

Property information

Karoo View Cottages is the Flag Ship of the Karoo View Group. The Group consists of 2 guesthouses - Karoo View Cottages and Karoo Masterclass. All of our guest houses are listed on Bookingcom. Karoo View Cottages has 4 custom built cottages and a smaller Stoep Suite . Each cottage is a massive 72m2 with aircon and fans for summer, heaters and open log fireplaces for winter. Beautiful kitchens and bathrooms. Parking at your front door, private braai areas, communal pool in a truly great Karoo setting. Cottage 1 and 4 have private heated plunge pools. Karoo Masterclass House is our 5 star 3 bedroomed dream home. Private pool and braai area, private shaded parking. Karoo Masterclass Cottage is our 5 star private cottage with heated pool, its own braai area and entrance, truly a great place for the discerning couple.

Neighbourhood information

A True Karoo Destination which we would love to share with our guest, Karoo View Cottages is uniquely positioned in that we are are within walking distance into the village, yet due to our elevation you feel as if you are far out in the Karoo, which surrounds you. Restaurants that we recommend to our guests include Karoo Kombuis, The Real Food Company, The Rude Chef, Swartberg Hotel’s Victoria Room, Lah-di-dah Farm Stall and the Bush Pub. Activities that we can recommend are Astro Tours, The Story Weaver, Striking Metal, Avoova, Renu-Karoo Indigenous Nursery, The Showroom Theatre. Shops in the town include: The Olde Shoppe, Handmade Karoo Handgemaak, Kredouw Fijnhuis and Kredouw Olive Estate, Made in Prince Albert, Prince of Africa Crafts, Louis Botha Photography, The Real Food Company Deli. Major attractions in our are area are the Swartberg pass, Cango Caves, Rust en Vrede Waterfall, Ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn, De Rust, Meiringspoort, the Great waterfall and Prince Albert Valley.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Karoo View Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Plunge pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fence around pool
Pool 2 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Pool 3 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Wellness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Activities
  • Tennis equipment
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court
    Off-site
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Transport
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Miscellaneous
  • Pet bowls
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

Karoo View Cottages takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00 to 20:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.

Check-out

From 06:00 to 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 12 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 395 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
2 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 395 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 545 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Karoo View Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets

Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Karoo View Cottages in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Karoo View Cottages

  • The prices at Karoo View Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Karoo View Cottages on this page.

  • Karoo View Cottages can accommodate the following group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Karoo View Cottages offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Bicycle rental
    • Beauty Services
    • Back massage
    • Horse riding
    • Full body massage
    • Pedicure
    • Hand massage
    • Tennis equipment
    • Neck massage
    • Manicure
    • Foot massage
    • Swimming Pool

  • Karoo View Cottages is 750 yards from the centre of Prince Albert. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Karoo View Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Karoo View Cottages is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Karoo View Cottages has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Karoo View Cottages on this page.

  • Yes, there is a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Karoo View Cottages on this page.