The Barracks Guest House


  • Afrikaans
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • English
  • Fire Place
  • Fully Catered
  • Laundry
  • MNet / Satellite TV
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Garden / Patio
  • Room Cleaning Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Self-catering
  • WiFi (Internet access)

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Bird watching, Botanical, Cultural Attractions, Eco & Nature, Golf, Guided Tours, Leisure, Mountain Biking, Outdoor, Tennis Court


Bar, CoffeeTea Maker, Laundry, Modem Connection, Near Golf Course, Restaurant, Tourism attractions, Town / City Outskirts


The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.

The comfortable and spacious Colesberg Accommodation has double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms (each with a bath and separate shower) and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV’s with M Net (or any other channel from the DSTV bouquet).

Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.

Dinner is extra and this needs to be booked prior to arrival as we will not be in a position to accommodate dinners booked on the day. Please advise any dietary requirements, i.e. Vegetarian / Kiddies meals etc. The dining room is open for Breakfast between 06: 30am – 08:30am (Full English / Continental) and dinner is available from 06:30pm – 08:30pm.

The cosy pub is fully stocked with a wide range of beers, wines, whiskies, etc. and has a collection of over a hundred South African brandies.

Certain Units are Pet Friendly – please inquire upon making a booking.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 25% Of Total Cost Of Stay If Cancelled Less Than 30 Days Prior To Arrival. 50% Of Total Cost Of Stay If Cancelled Less Than 15 – 29 Days Prior To Arrival. 100% Of Total Cost Of Stay If Cancelled Less Than 14 Days Prior To Arrival.
Children aged between 0 and 1 stay free.
Children aged between 2 and 11 pay R220.00.

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