The Willow Historical Guesthouse

Experience an important piece of South African history in this historic building with Victorian furniture, old world charm and unsurpassed hospitality. Ideally situated for stopovers when travelling from Gauteng to George The Willow Historic Guesthouse offers excellent comfortable accommodation, fine food and a homely atmosphere – a real home away from home.

The Willow Historical Guesthouse is tastefully furnished with period furniture augmented by a large collection of Africana which will fascinate the discerning visitor, providing innumerable insights into the South African way of life in times long gone.  The walls are covered with South African memorabilia that offer guests ample topics for conversation about the ‘old days‘.


Private cottages offer cool, comfortable en-suite accommodation for up to 30 visitors. These are named after their respective origins or attributes:

  • The Stable double room;
  • Hoenderhok (Chicken Coop) double room;
  • Peperboom (Pepper Tree) twin room;
  • Windpomp (Wind pump) twin room; and
  • Haak and Steek double room.

Just across the road from the main guesthouse is a row of period cottages which has been transformed into five huge en-suite rooms. These have been tastefully renovated and furnished so as to preserve the old-world ambience while providing up-to-date amenities.

There is also a conference facility suitable for workshops and functions such as weddings, etc. situated in the lush garden. This is the ideal place to break away from everyday business offering ample safe parking, overnight accommodation, as well as clean Karoo air!


Facilities and services:

  • En-suite bedrooms;
  • Self-catering accommodation;
  • Satellite televisions;
  • Fridge;
  • Bar;
  • Restaurant;
  • Swimming pool; and
  • Safe parking.


  • Hiking;
  • Cycling;
  • Game-viewing;
  • Birding; and
  • Tours of the Baviaanskloof (self-drive or guided).
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