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Offering views of a freshwater dam with lots of bird life, The Olive Thrush Cottage is located in Prince Albert. This country style cottage features a fireplace and free WiFi.

The accommodations will provide you with an open-plan living area, a kitchen and extra long beds. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower. The cottage has private BBQ facilities and a dining area.

Restaurants ans shops are within 10 minutes' walk from the property.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings. The property offers free parking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Dining area Fireplace

The Olive Thrush Cottage has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 23, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Marelize Vorster

9
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Marelize Vorster
The Olive Thrush Cottage is on a small-holding at the edge of town and offering views of a freshwater dam with lots of bird life. The Cottage is peaceful and tranquil, a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful Karoo countryside, yet only a 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants in Prince Albert. The cottage is beautifully decorated with an open-plan living are and kitchen. Indoor fireplace (starter pack of wood provided). Free WIFI. The bedroom has air conditioning, mosquito nets and mosquito screens on the windows to protect you from some flying visitors, if they do make an appearance. There is also an electric blanket to keep the cold Karoo nights at bay. It sleeps two to four people comfortably in one bedroom and has one bathroom. Ideal for a family of 4. The bedroom has one extra length king-sized bed, and two extra length single beds. There is also a sleeper couch in the living room. The bathroom has a large shower and soft fluffy towels are provided. The more adventurous have the option to a refreshing outside shower, under the stars, which is great for those hot summer evenings. There is safe off-street parking available.
Please inform The Olive Thrush Cottage of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation. On arrival you will be welcomed by your host, Marelize Vorster, who speak English and Afrikaans.
The Olive Thrush Cottage is situated in the heart of Prince Albert, one of the most picturesque villages in South Africa. Prince Albert is located at the foot of the Swartberg mountains in the Karoo and offers something for everybody, from olive and cheese tastings to stargazing, hiking, mountain bike trails, 4 x 4 routes, guided walks, yoga classes, cooking lessons at a local cookery school, live performances at The Showroom Theatre, farmer’s market on Saturday mornings and exploring historical sites. 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, Prince of Africa Crafts, Louis Botha Photography, The Real Food Company Deli. Major attractions in our area are the Swartberg pass, Cango Caves, Rust en Vrede Waterfall, Ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn, De Rust, Meiringspoort and Weltevrede Fig Farm.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Fransie Pienaar Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Prince Albert Golf Club
    1.3 miles
  • Wolwekraal Nature Reserve
    2.4 miles
  • Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve
    8 miles
  • Swartberg Pass
    8.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Centre of Town
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bush Pup
    0.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Swartberg Moutain Pass
    3.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • George Airport
    57.4 miles
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Amenities of The Olive Thrush Cottage
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
Spa
General
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Heating
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Activities
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Wake-up service
View
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Check-out

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)

Payments by Booking.com

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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

Please inform The Olive Thrush Cottage of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details 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.

FAQs about The Olive Thrush Cottage

  • The Olive Thrush Cottage is 2,450 feet from the center of Prince Albert.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Olive Thrush Cottage by:

    • Car 3h 30min

  • Check-in at The Olive Thrush Cottage is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Olive Thrush Cottage (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at The Olive Thrush Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Olive Thrush Cottage include:

    • Bungalow

  • The Olive Thrush Cottage offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Bike tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Movie nights
    • Horseback riding
    • Cooking class
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Walking tours

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