Die Waenhuis Guest House
Contact Person: Johan and Madeleine Smuts
Contact Number: 044 8740034
Fax Number: 0865 177326
Cell Phone: 0834619302 / 0823788930
GPS Co-ordinates: Lat -33.943071 – Long 22.459792
We settled here in 2002 after both leaving our professions and taking over this business to make it our own and develop it into the guest house we are proud of today. We see this not only as a job, but as a lifestyle of service and interaction with the many interesting people who cross our doorstep and enrich our lives. We live in a separate cottage on the premises – on duty from dawn until late.
Johan is a keen golfer and Madeleine loves gardening, interior decorating, cooking hiking and reading. We both love traveling and have done so extensively in Southern Africa and a little bit in Europe.
The establishment consists of the main house with 7 rooms all en suite. 3 open onto verandas a loft room with a balcony and 3 rooms inside the house. Then there is the annex, which we call “die werf” around the swimming pool with 4 rooms opening onto verandas and the conference room.
All rooms are luxuriously and individually decorated with antique and vintage pieces combined in an eclectic style with modern conveniences.
Each room is suitably equipped with either air conditioning (3 rooms) or fans and heaters or underfloor heating, electric blankets, and one room has a fireplace. Most rooms have bar fridges and safes. The linen is 100%cotton percale and white bamboo towels are supplied.
The lounge with plenty of space to relax or play a game has a Victorian fireplace for cool evenings, an honesty bar and some interesting books.
The extensive garden is a great asset. There is an 8m swimming pool, huge trees on the edges, interesting flower beds with lots of indigenous and other old favourite species creating a tranquil haven to relax. The covered verandah is a pleasant spot for breakfast in summer or sundowners.
Breakfast is a feast, served in front of the old Dover stove in winter, and sometimes on the veranda if preferred. We love to treat our guests with special coffee, home baked bread and croissants, home made preserves, platters of a selection of cold meats and cheeses, etc. and a hot breakfast cooked to order.
Other amenities are:
– Satelite TV
– Free WiFi
– Tea/Coffee facilities
– Working desk with lamp
– All rooms are en suite. 4 bathrooms have showers only and 7 rooms have baths and showers.