Bougain-Villa is run by Esme and John Classens who welcome their guests into their wonderfully restored home. They offer standard accommodation as well as some wonderful packages that include tours of the area and trips to the mountain lead by John himself in John's Donkey

There are two en-suite bedrooms with double beds. They have separate entrances and are equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities with rusks and TVs with satellite channels. The rooms have fans for the hot summer months and electric blankets for the chilly winter evenings. There is one room with twin beds and another room with a queen-size bed that share a bathroom across the passage.

John is an accredited tour guide and offers a host of day trips. John's 'donkey', his vehicle, can take you to the Cango Caves, Meirings Poort, Die Top, Gamkaskloof- Die Hell or along the Swartberg Pass. He has excellent knowledge of the area and many stories for along the ride. Packages also available.

Breakfast and dinner voucher available on request. Not included in price. Breakfast and Dinner at the Swartberg Hotel.

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  • "Dinner and breakfast at Prince Albert Hotel"

    07 July 2018

    "Loved the proximity to Centre of town"

    David Tullis
  • "Meeting and old alma mater as the owner"

    07 November 2017

    "The accommodation was need, comfortable, clean and central to very thing in Prinve Albert"

    Avron Buirski
  • "Pitstop"

    08 January 2017

    "Wonderlike gastehuis om te oornag. John en Esme is ongelooflik gasvry. Op 'n warm Desemberaand en 'n lang dag op die pad, was 'n glasie wyn net die regte lafenis. Ons sal defnitief weer daar oornag as ons die pad vat Kaap toe vanaf Oos-Londen.<br/>Rooiskool groete<br/>Amanda en Derick Smit. (Marile en Simone)"

    Amanda Smit, South Africa
  • "Lovely, great hosts"

    18 March 2016

    "John and Esme are wonderful welcoming hosts. My elderly Mom and I enjoyed a comfortable overnight stop on our way to Cape Town. Highly recommended.<div><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span><div></div></div>"

    Adele Wildschut, South Africa
  • "Clean and Comfortable"

    29 January 2015

    "A very clean and comfortable B&amp;B. a Friendly welcome and very good advice on what to see and do and where to eat."

    Eddie Watson, South Africa
  • "A satisfying experience"

    03 January 2015

    "A highly satisfying experience with fresh linen, immaculate bathroom and friendly hosts."

    Nico Combrink, South Africa
  • "Excellent Quality"

    30 December 2014

    "Very friendly and obliging hosts. To get five stars I would suggest air condition and bar fridge in room."

    Leatitia Morley, South Africa
  • "A very pleasant stay"

    29 October 2014

    "We had a very comfortable room with all the amenities we could wish for. The reception was extremely hearty and we left feeling that we had made new friends."

    Ian Oertel, South Africa
  • "Bougain-Villa"

    20 February 2014

    "John and Esme welcomed us into their home and made our stay with them memorable. The accommodation was beautifully decorated, clean and so comfortable. Thank you both for an awesome experience in your cute little village."

    Coleen orchard, South Africa

    05 January 2014

    "Lovely big room and enormous bathroom, very clean with all the little touches that make a stay so much more pleasant. The garden is wonderful and such a haven on a hot day!John and Esme are the consummate hosts.... genuinely warm and welcoming, happy to chat and with a wonderful knowledge of the local area."

    leeanne moore, Australia
  • "EXCEPTIONAL Personal Service"

    23 December 2013

    "We stayed one night at Bougain-Villa. Their photo on the SafariNow website does not do justice to the building. It is a very beautiful old house. The rooms and beds were clean and our children played in the garden. Esme and John were extremely friendly and helpful. The town is very charming. Great place!"

    Jacques van der Merwe, South Africa
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