Karoo View Cottages

Howard and Marion would like to welcome you to our child, wheelchair & pet friendly luxurious accommodation married with all your home from home" comforts overlooking the village of Prince Albert 350m away, with magnificent views of the Swartberg & Karoo plains. Health breakfast provisions, fresh farm milk, daily servicing, free unlimited Wi-Fi, air-conditioners, log fireplaces, plunge pools, braai areas & safe, secure off street parking, await you.Our 4 cottages accommodate from 1 - 4 guests in each, our private suite up to 3 or our 3 bedroom house up to 9, perfect for singles, couples, friends, families, groups, cyclists, thus being able to accommodate up to 25 guests. Do you dream of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace, sun rises, sun sets, clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling or hiking? If so, we would like to invite you choose Karoo View as a perfect home base from which to explore the village, Die Hel and surrounding areas as we would love to share our true Karoo destination with you. "In the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere." The Name says it all.

Winter months - open log fire places in all cottages, free bag of wood, electric blankets, heaters. A great snuggle place.
Summer months - private outdoor braai areas, air con, ceiling fans. Plunge pool.

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  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    19 January 2022

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful clean home with a very nice pool, with wood fired heater, enjoyed the braai as well. Howard was very hospitable, absolutely loved the fact they offer break..."

  • "Gem of the Karoo"

    19 January 2022

    "Karoo View Cottages remains one of my favorite places to stay. It is well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The staff is professional and very helpful. The outside hot tub was a real..."

  • "Return stay"

    18 January 2022

    "The Ferox suite which we were allocated was very spacious and comfortable Unfortunately there was an electrical breakdown soon after our arrival due to a malfunction at Eskom substation Not..."

  • "So disappointing no attention to detail"

    18 January 2022

    "Beautiful accommodation let down by lack of care & attention. Even by checking first, everything would have been fine but .. Arrived no Aircon, kettle etc. Fuses blown, booking details show..."

  • "Lessing"

    15 January 2022

    "The hosts were amazing, the staff super friendly and efficient, they really went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The service of the unit was fantastic, everyday we were provided with..."

  • "Karoo magic in Prins Albert"

    13 January 2022

    "Our Karoo view cottage lived up to all our expectations. The cottage is charming and so thoughtfully furnished and equipped. We wished we could have extended our stay as one night did not do the..."

  • "Place to rejuvenate"

    12 January 2022

    "What a great host and beautiful cottage in this picturesque Karoo town. The cottage is very well equipped, super clean and spacious. Te perfect place to recharge and re-energise. A pity we were..."

  • "Gem in the midle of the Karoo"

    12 January 2022

    "Last minute decision to stop in Prince Albert, was travelling with my dog and Karoo View Cottages popped up as pet friendly and a vey affordable rate. Best decision of the trip to stay the night..."

  • "Peaceful and wonderful attention to detail"

    10 January 2022

    "Karoo cottages was magnificent. The splash pool/hot tub was perfect for the Karoo with a wonderful view. The owners paid a lot of attention to detail, leaving fresh yoghurt and milk in the fridge and..."

  • "Phenomenal Hosts, Fabulous views"

    10 January 2022

    "Howard and Marion went above and beyond to make our stay special. The Braaipack was attractively presented with everything that we needed and even some complimentaries. Excellent recommendations for..."

  • "Fantastic Stay"

    07 January 2022

    "We stayed at Karoo View Cottages (units 1 and 4) for 2 nights during December 2021. The units are spacious and extremely well stocked - we could truly not think of anything that is not catered for..."

  • "Karoo View House: Five star price for one star value"

    04 January 2022

    "We regularly stay in Prince Albert. I am sorry to say that the Karoo View House, a new addition to the properties offered by Karoo View, is by far the worst place -- but also by some distance the..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages"

    31 December 2021

    "Excellent location, excellent hosts in Howard and Marion, we would recommend to everyone! Scenery is spectacular and the drive over the Swartberg pass to or from Prince Albert must be..."

  • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!!!!!!!!"

    23 December 2021

    "The problem is where to begin to describe one of the BEST guesthouses we have every stayed in throughout South Africa!! The facilities were excellent, Everything seen on the Booking.com website was..."

  • "Not so pet friendly, not good enough"

    22 December 2021

    "Let me begin by saying that the house that we stayed in, advertised as "pet friendly" is a nice enough place. The actual house is a two bedroomed cottage. Perfectly adequate. In fact its a lovely..."

  • "Disappointed not to get the unit that was booked"

    17 December 2021

    "We booked a specific unit because it was a bit separated and had the best view. On our arrival, the unit was taken by other people and we were booked into a unit right next to the main house. This..."

  • "H van der Steenhoven"

    15 December 2021

    "This pearl is one of the best places to stay over be it on business or private , I have done both Stunning set up, Helpful , Friendly . going the extra mile ,Keeping you informed , easy to get to..."

  • "Beautiful Karoo Gem"

    30 November 2021

    "We wish we could've stayed longer but were in transit back to Gauteng. Beautifully located units with views over Prince Albert and the Swartberg mountain range. The rooms are tastefully decorated and..."

  • "Soul Food"

    10 November 2021

    "Accommodation was top class. Cottage location is fantastic with easy walking access to all that Prince Albert has to offer. Solar power and heated pool was absolute bliss taking our stay to the next..."

  • "Good stop"

    09 November 2021

    "One night en route too Plettenberg over Swartberg pass. The cottages are everything they promise. Howard welcomed us and showed us the ropes. We had the Braii pack, very good, Karoo Lamb like it..."

  • "Karoo View Stoep suite"

    24 October 2021

    "We had a comfortable stay and my husband was impressed with the full DSTV channels to enjoy his sport viewing. The unit had everything we needed and our host was most helpful with additional..."

  • "Great place to stay."

    24 October 2021

    "It has everything you can think of and more! You just need to take you clothes. Go relax and enjoy. The cottage is clean and comfortable. On the outskirts of town so you can enjoy the Karoo but still..."

  • "Welcome"

    14 October 2021

    "The welcome to the cottage by Marion was excellent. She catered to all our needs at the drop of a hat. The cottage was pristine and contained all that we required. The bedrooms were more than an..."


    10 October 2021

    "You stay out of town away from the mains street bussle yet close enough to be there in minutes. Quiet, clean, welcoming, safe, spacious. What more do you need. Real South African hospitality. We..."

  • "Rate our accommodation"

    12 September 2021

    "Great location. Lovely views. Amazing sunrise and sunset. Every comfort provided. Host very friendly and informative. Peaceful surroundings. Easy walking distance to the town and all..."

  • "Comfy stay in the Stoep-Suite"

    24 August 2021

    "We spent four very, very snug nights in the "stoep-suite". This is a smaller, separate unit apart from the other cottages. It is just big enough for 2 people and features a mini-kitchen as part of..."

  • "Comfortable Prince Albert stay"

    19 August 2021

    "A very comfortable place to stay. May not be the cheapest in town, but lots of attention to detail and nice views over the Swartberg make it great. We'd consider staying there again as we will surely..."

  • "50th birthday celebration at Karoo View Cottages"

    03 August 2021

    "Excellent weekend at Karoo View Cottages to celebrate my 50th birthday. Howard was a gracious host. Thank you for the complimentary chocolate birthday cake and helping to fix our tyre! Loved your dog..."

  • "Best stay in Prince Albert"

    29 July 2021

    "We stayed in the Masterclass Cottage. Excellent service in a clean and well maintained cottage. The owner and his wife were extremely helpful. Thank you for the extra service (breakfast goodies..."

  • "Weekend breakaway"

    27 July 2021

    "We loved our stay. It is in a stunning and tranquil location The cottage is spacious and has all amenities. The wood fired hot tub is a great bonus (just remember to get enough wood). We would..."

  • "Karoo Magic"

    25 June 2021

    "Hosts Howard and Marion have created a truly sublime Karoo experience with their gorgeous cottages. Spacious yet cozy, they provide absolutely everything one needs for an unforgettable stay. A huge..."

  • "Relaxing last day of our road trip"

    24 June 2021

    "We had a lovely stay at Karoo View Cottages. It was the last day of our week long road trip through the Klein Karoo and we enjoyed relaxing at this beautiful property. Unfortunately it rained in..."

  • "Awesomeness !"

    08 June 2021

    "Not a stone was left unturned for the guest’s comfort. Will DEFINITELY return ! Close to town for restaurants, a fully equipped kitchen, the best bed ever, spotless bathroom. Staff were there in..."

  • "Exceptional value and comfort"

    12 May 2021

    "Master Class cottage was just exceptional. The space, privacy, quality of bedding and position is unmatched. We only visit dog friendly places and this was 5 star. Only suggestion is to have a..."

  • "4 Lovely days in the Karoo"

    06 May 2021

    "Very well equipped cottage with everything you need. Breakfast pack - Three cereals, juice, yoghurt, coffee [pluger or Bialetti], etc. Good quality linen and towels.Big clean bathroom and shower. The..."

  • "The best hosts!"

    03 May 2021

    "If you’re looking for beautifully appointed, fully equipped self catering cottages look no further than Karoo View. Howard and Marion make the best hosts - they are attentive and so utterly helpful..."


    12 April 2021

    "Great getaway weekend. Very close to the town and perfect for early morning walks onto the nearby ridge. We visited the O for Olive Farm and took a trip out to the Fig Farm. Best part was the..."

  • "A hidden little gem in the Karoo"

    01 April 2021

    "Can not wait to return to this little heaven on earth!! The long dusty endless N1 road is worth every kilometer. Around every corner you find a little magic. The detail and care the owner's took in..."

  • "Perfect overnight between CT and Joburg"

    03 March 2021

    "It was an excellent call to travel the extra 40 plus km to Prince Albert as I find the towns on the N1 to often be run down plus we had 4 dogs with us. Accommodation was excellent, clean, well..."

  • "Great Stay"

    23 February 2021

    "The rooms are absolutely beautiful and well laid out. The bed was really comfortable. Bathroom well laid out. Nice bath and shower. Close enough to town center to easily enjoy dinner at one of the..."

  • "Prince Albert"

    01 February 2021

    "Beautiful and luxury house for a unforgettable weekend! Comfortable beds..."

  • "Expect the unexpected in Masterclass in Prince Albert!"

    31 January 2021

    "We were referred to the Karoo View Cottages and after a phone call with Howard, he convinced us to stay in the Masterclass for 2 nights on the way back from Cape Town. Even though I have seen the..."

  • "Beautiful View"

    26 January 2021

    "Great Host, beautiful views over Karoo and Prince Albert. Will definitely visit again, we didn’t want to leave. Clean Cottage’s with everything you need and the pool was a bonus for the hot summer..."


    24 January 2021

    "No trip through the Karoo could ever be complete without staying at karoo view Masterclass! This time we stayed at the cottage. The best thing about accommodation for the weary traveller is to..."

  • "Peace in Prince Albert"

    19 January 2021

    "Great overnight stay on trip from cape Town to Johannesburg. Good roads to and from Prince Albert - a welcome change from mad N1 drivers. Comfortable large cottage and tasty braai meat and salads..."

  • "Wonderful stay!!"

    19 January 2021

    "This was a great choice for an over night stay - our only regret is that is was only one night. We loved the privacy of our cottage. Our host, Howard, was very helpful when we had a flat tyre in the..."

  • "Prince Albert Delight"

    19 January 2021

    "First of all Prince Albert is a brilliant place to visit, not just a one street town but full of character. Howard and Marion have a few places to stay in PA and we had two nights in Karoo View..."

  • "Karoo View with much more than a view"

    17 January 2021

    "Best place to stay when you visit Prince Albert! Clean and with all the assesories you can think of, even spray n cook.. Great braai pack with their own herbs from their garden. Big room with crisp..."

  • "Karoo Master Class"

    16 January 2021

    "We had a fantastic stay in Prince Albert!! Brilliant accommodation had everything one could possibly need. Additionally child and dog friendly which was greatly appreciated. The accommodation is run..."

  • "Excellent Accommodation"

    16 January 2021

    "We have used Katoo few many times and have always had wonderful accommodation and perfect service. Would recommend them to anyone. Howard and Marion go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and..."

  • "Serene and elegant "

    06 January 2021

    "A lovely, restful, all too short one night stay in this oasis of tranquility. Spacious, well equipped cottages with stunning views of the Karoo landscape. Marion, Howard and Greg made our stay very..."

  • "Pleasant stay"

    04 January 2021

    "Beautiful view with excellent service from management and staff. All utensils, free cereals, milk, yogurt and firewood are available to make the stay comfortable and pleasant. Good value for money..."

  • "Pleasant and peaceful stay at Karoo view"

    03 January 2021

    "This accommodation is clean and the cottage is spacious and comfortable with aircon and mosquito nets/plugs. It was a fantastic stay, we loved our stay and the local tip to walk the koppie was..."

  • "Very comfortable and great Karoo view"

    29 December 2020

    "Great location and beautiful room. Howard was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for town dining and entertainment. The room is very comfortable with all the amenities you could need..."

  • "Best place to be...would like to visit soon again. We overnight there on our way to Worcester...what a gem"

    29 December 2020

    "Would really recommend tis hem. Everything was just perfect for our short stay. Hosts went out of their way to make us feel very welcome. The dogs were very happy...thank you for the extra mile..."

  • "A little piece of heaven"

    23 December 2020

    "There was something special about staying at Karoo View Cottages. We were initially worried about travelling during these uncertain times, especially during a second wave of covid, but Karoo View has..."

  • "Highly recommended!"

    18 December 2020

    "We really enjoyed our stay. The unit had everything we needed. We would recommend this to everyone and would definitely stay there again. The host was very attentive and gave us some pointers of the..."

  • "Well equipped cottages"

    23 November 2020

    "Cottages are well equipped, clean and spacious. Good views of Karoo landscapes and sunsets. Weather permitting, good braai opportunities. Prompt responses to bookings and queries. A great base to..."

  • "The Best Venue"

    04 November 2020

    "We booked for one night at Karoo Master Class Cottage. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Howard Moliison who showed us around in detail. The house that we were upgraded to had 3 bedrooms for..."

  • "Best romantic experience "

    30 October 2020

    "I would say it was definitely best gateway, and specially after long drive in Karoo. We had our own braai in room facilities and we were swimming in the pool under the stars with glass of wine, what..."


    29 October 2020

    "The stay was very good. Everything clean and neat. What a lovely view over field to the mountain. Town in mint condition - clean, clean, clean Quite a few restaurants to choose from in town Food was..."

  • "Heaven on Earth"

    15 October 2020

    "We had the most incredible stay here, and we're sad it wasn't for longer than a night! Howard & Marian go out of their way to make you feel at home. Stunning location with magical sunsets on the edge..."

  • "A Village Interlude"

    06 October 2020

    "Having spent 5 days in the Great Karoo slack-packing, this was a little bit of a spoil before heading home. Our stay in the well appointed cottage, with superior finishes, was a fitting end to a good..."

  • "Karoo View Masterclass Cottage"

    02 October 2020

    "We had a lovely stay in the Karoo View Masterclass cottage. This cottage is in town (which we loved) - close to all the shops and cafes! The cottage is superbly appointed and very comfortable - we..."

  • "Fantastic experience"

    29 September 2020

    "Morning coffee overlooking Prince Albert is a memorable experience. The hosts are engaging, dynamic and considerate people. Marion’s cooking is excellent and I highly recommend having dinner in their..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages Review"

    22 September 2020

    "We stayed in the Masterclass Cottage and absolutely loved it. The cottage is located on a beautiful property and private. The situation in the village is perfect. The hosts were attentive and..."

  • "A Gem in the Karoo"

    22 September 2020

    "A fantastic place to stop over, great service and a wonderful cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage and the staff who welcomed us made a point of being attentive to our wishes. The decor..."

  • "Very stylish and well appointed"

    15 September 2020

    "Stayed at Karoo Master Class not the Cottages, same owner. Great place to stay if you looking for a modern luxurious a environment. Very neat well appointed and comfortable. Not traditional old..."


    09 September 2020

    "What a wonderful property, in a beautiful location overlooking Prince Albert and the surrounding mountain ranges. It has everything you could ever want to make your stay warn, comfy and relaxed. Big..."

  • "Lovely stay"

    06 September 2020

    "We were traveling while it was snowing on the highway and decided to find a place for the night that would be warm. That was what we found. A warm welcome, a warm fireplace and a warm bed. Thank you..."

  • "Absolute perfect!!"

    17 August 2020

    "Wonderful accommodation in the most beautiful Masterclass Main House. Very spacious and luxurious. The house is very beautifully decorated and equipped with only the best. We were 2 families and we..."

  • "Wonderfully peaceful"

    17 August 2020

    "Gorgeous location in quaint Prince Albert. Wonderful staff and hosts and lovely and comfortable room. Attention to detail was excellent and I would definitely consider staying again! THe peace in..."

  • "Karoo charm in Prince Albert"

    17 August 2020

    "Karoo View Cottages - a charming place of calm and bliss in the Karoo. The cottages are tastefully decorated, comfortable, very neat and clean. The hosts have anticipated every possible need to..."

  • "A Karoo Gem in Prince Albert"

    11 August 2020

    "Howard and Marion are such warm and welcoming hosts in this beautiful setting. Every attention has been given to detail in the cottages. Stunning mountain views and private terrace. Highly..."

  • "Extreme relaxation!"

    09 August 2020

    "Fantastic stay at Karoo View - very well appointed with every comfort you can possibly need. The host is very friendly, gracious and always available to help with anything. We will definitely be back!"

  • "Fantastic"

    02 August 2020

    "Lovely modern and spotless house near town centre with all amenities at your fingertips. Splash pool will be great in summer. The hosts were always available and friendly. I shall stay there when I..."

  • "Tranquility"

    17 July 2020

    "We enjoyed our stay. Marion was an excellent hostess. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed. The best part was the fireplace .... going to bed on a cold Karoo winter's night..."

  • "Amazing"

    17 July 2020

    "Fantastic cottage for 1 night or many nights. We had an amazing few relaxing days, we relaxed at the cottage explored the town and pass Fireplace in winter warms the whole cottage, bed is super..."

  • "A Taste of the Karoo Close to Cape Town"

    10 July 2020

    "We managed a long weekend away from the city to stay in Prince Albert at the Karoo View Cottages where we have stayed before. The “Master Class Cottage” is the one to go for if you want to be in..."

  • "Karoo Masterclass Main House"

    05 July 2020

    "An absolutely wonderful place to stay with excellent hospitality and five star comfort. It way exceeded our expectations. Everything you could need has been considered. We could have just..."

  • "Wade"

    02 July 2020

    "Super friendly hosts, comfortable beds and accommodation and private dining (real bonus in these strange Covid times we live in). Walking distance to main road of Prince Albert. Beautiful starry..."

  • "karoo view cottages main house"

    01 July 2020

    "Beautiful family house in the loveliest town in the karoo. Excellent location in a quiet area of the town. The main house is like home away from home. A weekend is much too short. We will definitely..."

  • "Outstanding in all respects! Best spot in PA."

    30 June 2020

    "We have stayed here several times in the past and we continue to be impressed with everything about this place. One of the most important factors is that it is pet friendly and we like to travel with..."

  • "Lovely cottage with great views "

    22 March 2020

    "The cottage is on the edge of Prince Albert, easily walkable to the main road. We really enjoyed our stay. The property was very comfortable- nice comfy bed and good bathroom. There are lovely views..."

  • "AMAZING!!!!!"

    15 March 2020

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Karoo View Cottages. Marion is a superb host and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. We ordered a braai pack for the evening and the food..."

  • "Fantastic accommodation and service"

    12 March 2020

    "We were so looked after, upgraded, and made to feel so much at home. Small finishing touches like a welcome sherry, good coffee and tea and a fridge stocked with yoghurt and granola made it so much..."

  • "Tranquility with a view"

    28 February 2020

    "Karoo view cottages in Prince Albert is a hidden gem. Sitting on the porch surrounded by views of the rugged Swartberg mountains is a real treat. The colours change as the sun moves and the heat..."

  • "Very very good"

    14 February 2020

    "Everything was fine. We forget one of our Loadsheding Lamps in Cottage 1 ! No Problem. Mayby you still have it during our next Visit. When we will stay a few Days longer. The Restaurant..."

  • "Certainly Not a 1 Horse Town"

    11 February 2020

    "After an extremely hot 45.5 degree motorcycle trip over Swartberg Pass into Prince Albert...two of us arrived at this fantastic overnight stop. So fantastic it was, it turned into a two nighter..."

  • "Motorcycle tour Feb 2020"

    09 February 2020

    "What a pleasant surprise. Excellent place to stay. Me and my friend had booked for one night only, but after one day experience we decided to extend our stay. Friendly and extremely helpful staff..."

  • "Karoo Bliss"

    02 February 2020

    "Thank you for accommodating us. We received a warm and hearty welcome by our host and loved our stay at Karoo View Cottages, sorry we could only stay over for one night, next time we will definitely..."

  • "Karoo Masterclass Cottage"

    01 February 2020

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in the cottage.Spacious lounge and open plan kitchen and lovely bedroom set in a lovely garden with a pool. Within walking distance to shops and restaurants..."

  • "A fantastic retreat away from home"

    30 January 2020

    "What a wonderful surprise - I had a short stay, but was welcomed to a fantastic, spacious and all equipped cottage. Places like this are rare and I've recommended the place to various people. I would..."

  • "Karoo Masterclass House - 5 Star"

    20 January 2020

    "This time round we stayed at Howard and Marions Karoo Masterclass, 5 star luxury in the Karoo. This house has everything you could wish for and more........, situated a short walk through the Olive..."

  • "Just left and already planning our next visit!"

    16 January 2020

    "Returning to Johannesburg with 3 dogs, required 2 stop overs. We were so pleased we researched out Prince Albert stop over so carefully and we were so surprised! Our 4th visit, but we were looking..."

  • "Prince Albert Gem"

    14 January 2020

    "We had a lovely holiday here. Howard went the extra mile, he organised everything for a braai the first night, so we could relax after our long car drive. The accommodation is lovely: the beds were..."

  • "Fantastic stay."

    13 January 2020

    "They have thought of everything in the cottages - even down to the smallest details. Howard went out of his way to make us feel at home. The place is beautiful and the rooms are clean and extremely..."


    13 January 2020

    "After driving through from Cape Town arriving at our cottage was a piece of paradise. The cottage was spotless, immaculately clean and thoughtfully catered for all our needs. We will definitely use..."

  • "Karoo Hospitality at its best"

    10 January 2020

    "We arrived with an extra guest (not booked for) and they made a plan and booked us into the sweetest cottage in town - THANKS The advice to have dinner at the Bushpub was also great, pizza and..."

  • "Karoo heaven"

    09 January 2020

    "So much attention to details from the owners made our stay just perfect. Relaxing and luxurious, our room looked out over the village of Prince Albert to the magnificent Swartberg. Fires are laid..."

  • "Excellent Quality Stay"

    07 January 2020

    "Perfect! Exceptionally well appointed with an eye for detail. First rate hosts and a perfect setting. Luxury, without being over the top. Private spacious and generous with welcoming supplies..."

  • "Great conveniance and comfort"

    20 December 2019

    "As a regular traveler I always stay over at Karoo View as I find it most comfortable and convenient and would recommend it to any visitor to the Prince Albert area. The rooms are very spacious and..."

  • "Great stay"

    29 November 2019

    "We have been there for two night. I can fully recommend it. Really nice cottage, great view from the terrace and nice staff. Prince Albert is a safe area with some good restaurants. I would like to..."

  • "Excellent Accommodation - Great Hosts"

    28 November 2019

    "We had a great stay at Karoo View part way through our four week trip to South Africa. The cottages are beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped with lovely views. The breakfast goodies are..."

  • "Excellent stay"

    19 November 2019

    "The facilities are Karoo View were the best we had on our 4 week tour of SA staying in various self-catering properties and B&Bs with lots of extras to make life easier and very comfortable. A..."

  • "Travel Addicts"

    18 November 2019

    "From the outset, by way of a personal Introduction to our Accommodation, it was clear the Karoo View is not your “Run of the Mill” Establishment. Attention to detail (a redefined definition) is..."

  • "Karoo 'retreat' in our own way"

    11 November 2019

    "Karoo View Cottages has always been one of our places to escape and catch our breaths again. We have not been since Howard, Marion and the team became the new owners. My brief summary: we shall..."

  • "The best"

    08 November 2019

    "The view; the rooms - thanks for a wonderful and peaceful experience. It is a must stay for at least two nights. Keep it as it is. Staff was helpful and was on call when needed. Will be there in due..."

  • "Prince Albert Gem"

    28 October 2019

    "Prince Albert has been on my bucket list for a while and I am so glad we took the time to visit the little town. My only regret is that we didn’t plan a longer stay to really indulge in all the..."

  • "Friendly Karoo welcome"

    28 October 2019

    "After an exhilarating moter bike ride over the Swart Berg Pass we were so thankful to check in to our lovely cozy luxury cottage. Howard, thank you for the superb accommodation and dinner..."

  • "Karoo Paradise"

    25 October 2019

    "A friend and myself decided to have a little Rest & Recreation in the town of Prince Albert. We were looking for something comfortable, with all life's little necessities ( Air Conditioner , fans..."

  • "Best lodge Ever"

    25 October 2019

    "Always a pleasure staying there, staff is always friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and you always receive 5 star treatment. For a self catering lodge you received way more then what you..."

  • "Special"

    24 October 2019

    "This must be one of the jewels of guest houses country wide. Only 45 km from the N1 it is a must to overnight on the trek north from the Cape or the trek south from Gauteng. Howard and Marion have..."

  • "Amazing family weekend"

    20 October 2019

    "I can highly recommend Karoo View Cottages which we booked out entirely for our family to attend our son's wedding in Prins Albert. Howard and Marion was so accommodating and friendly that not even..."

  • "my home frome home"

    18 October 2019

    "Always an excellent stay. Howard and his wife with their staff is always friendly and always make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. The past years whenever I am in Prince Albert that..."

  • "Three magic days in Prince Albert"

    14 October 2019

    "This is one of the most comfortable and well equipped cottages we have ever stayed in. Beautiful gardens and view over the village. Well set up boma for braaing and a small plunge pool for hot..."

  • "Relaxing comfortable stay"

    05 October 2019

    "Exceptionally well-equipped and spacious cottage, very friendly reception with excellent advice from Marion on where to dine out. Fresh milk, yogurt and juice every morning ensures an excellent start..."

  • "Diamond in the rough"

    02 October 2019

    "These cottages cater to your every need, we couldn't ask for more. The attention to detail is amazing and the braai lapa was definitely the high light for us. My husband left with all sorts of..."

  • "Paradise"

    02 October 2019

    "We have wanted to explore Prince Albert for more than 20 years, our accommodation at Karoo View was so comfortable and well equipped we struggled to leave to explore. The hosts are extremely helpful..."

  • "Wonderful Surprise"

    30 September 2019

    "I am absolutely smitten with this place and will recommend anyone to stay here. The layout of the room and the whole property is brilliantly done as each unit has a separate parking (right in front..."

  • "Wonderful en lovely"

    30 September 2019

    "The stay was excellent, very nice, very nice bedding quality. aircons ,everything was just excellent. We'll defintely refer people there. The surrounding, the garden and especially our doggie..."

  • "Grace Lander"

    28 September 2019

    "Had to leave very early on the Sat as had to get to The Crags to pick up dogs..made it despite stops.Sorry did not inform you.lovely stay. John's donkey was great to be recommended.. he was great fun..."

  • "One word - Superb!"

    14 September 2019

    "Superb accommodation. Nothing is too much trouble for these friendly hosts. Every possible need is met.... plus some. Beautifully furnished and oh so comfortable. We will definitely return. Highly..."

  • "Excellent stay"

    04 September 2019

    "I am so glad we chose to stay at Karoo View Cottages. The cottage was spacious, attention to detail was great, and the facilities were exceptional. We will most certainly return in the near future..."

  • "Lovely stay"

    13 August 2019

    "A very friendly welcome from Howard and Marion. Comortable, well equipped cottage with great attention to detail. The location was great and we thoroughly enjoyed Prince Albert. What a hidden gem..."

  • "Everything anybody would want"

    06 August 2019

    "The cottages are set apart and are very private. The hosts are attentive yet discreet. The views are really of the Karoo and not the town as it is set on a hill overlooking the ‘veld’. There is..."

  • "Authentic"

    16 July 2019

    "A lovely setting, stupendous accommodation and hospitality. Authentic cafes, markets, restaurants and movie theatre. A safe, wholesome environment that is fuelling my dream to live in Prince Albert..."

  • "2 Nights Stay at Karoo View Cottages"

    10 July 2019

    "We had a lovely stay, clean, beautifully equipped and so nice inside, service excellent. Only problem we had is the sound between the 2 units. We were in a unit where there is a wall and a door in..."

  • "Beautiful stay"

    10 July 2019

    "Warm and professional hospitality of staff. Beautiful, stylish accommodation with a lovely view! Free firewood, fresh full cream milk, filter coffee, cereals etc. Good communication, organised..."

  • "Karoo Bliss!"

    07 July 2019

    "My wife and I spent four nights in one of our favorite villages, Prince Albert. Karoo View came highly recommended and we fortunately chose to stay there for the duration of our visit. Marianne and..."

  • "What a superb place to stay!!!"

    04 July 2019

    "The Karoo View Cottages are a little out of town which was very special to us. The view is beautiful. The cottage is absolutely superb and we could have stayed for a week and that might even have..."

  • "Very nice place"

    01 July 2019

    "Karoo View Cottages are very nice, spacious and well equipped cottage. Not only do you have coffee and tea but also rusks and a range of cereals available in the cottage.All the staff are very..."

  • "Prince Albert’s Gem - WOW!"

    28 June 2019

    "I have never yet , having travelled extensively, stayed in a more wonderful self- catering house. This house sleeps 8. It is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The TV room( little cinema..."

  • "Stunning Karoo eco retreat"

    26 June 2019

    "This was definitely an amazing stay..... beautifully equipped, cleverly planned, sustainable (solar lights, water recycling practices, etc). High quality and beautiful views of the Swartberg..."

  • "More than expected"

    24 June 2019

    "Our cottage was beautifully furnished with all the necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Set amidst charming gardens and close to restaurants we will definitely recommend and hope to..."

  • "A gem in the Heart of the Karoo"

    19 June 2019

    "We visited Karoo View Cottages for a special celebration and enjoyed every minute ? should have stayed longer. The cottages are extremely well appointed with every single item you may need being..."

  • "As Good as it Gets!"

    04 June 2019

    "Having spent a weekend at Karoo View Cottages recently I can truly say that it is the ideal spot for peace and tranquility. The unit was spotlessly clean and everything that one can possible need was..."

  • "Classy Karoo Stay"

    27 May 2019

    "Beautifully appointed house with lots of indoor comfort and outdoor relaxing spots. After a day out, it was lovely to return to a clean house with fresh supplies. An enjoyable stay with excellent..."

  • "Beautiful cottage"

    25 May 2019

    "We spent one night in the town cottage. Everything was perfect, the decor new and fresh, spotlessly clean with a gorgeous Karoo garden. The owners were punctual to meet us and gave us a quick..."

  • "Karoo magic"

    19 May 2019

    "A thoroughly enjoyable stay - with seamless booking and check-in, personal welcome by Howard and superb luxury accommodation the form of an authentic, but modern, Karoo cottage - the attention to..."

  • "Beautiful Karoo accommodation"

    11 May 2019

    "Beautiful home situated in quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert. Highly recommended. Immaculate comfortable accommodation, lovely scenery, walk to Main Street, great for kids bike riding, safe, just..."

  • "Excellent stay and beautiful cottages!"

    03 May 2019

    "I'm so happy that I chose Karoo View for my time away. The cottages are beautiful, the views are magnificent and the hosts very welcoming. Highly recommend the braai and breakfast baskets too..."

  • "An absolutely stunning property! Superb comfort."

    02 May 2019

    "Karoo View is simply fantastic ! Howard and Marion really have a special place. There is literally nothing negative to say about our stay other than it was too short and would have liked to have..."

  • "Bessie & Krappie Crafford"

    02 May 2019

    "This was the highlight of our vacation! The place was wonderful. We will return to Karoo View Cottages, but this time for a week or more. Our host was excellent and went out of her way for..."

  • "Mr & Mrs G. Robinson re Karoo View Cottages"

    02 May 2019

    "Excellent Hosts, helpful, professional & detailed. Dog friendly & welcoming. Relaxed & easy feel to accommodation, with knowledgeable tips about the town and the surrounding areas. The only..."

  • "Stylish Karoo Home"

    30 April 2019

    "We enjoyed a luxury stay at Karoo View Cottages' village house. All needs catered for and lots of thoughtful extras. We would stay here again as we would love more time to explore the area. There is..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages Excellent"

    24 April 2019

    "We booked our stay at Karoo View Cottages because we wanted a perfect view and that is what we got, perfect view from the front porch over the town. Perfect spot early morning with a cup of coffee..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages"

    22 April 2019

    "Beautiful and well looked after property, great amenities, professional and kind service by the owners. They are very helpful with all kind of suggestions, especially for restaurants. We will always..."

  • "Supurb accomodtion"

    18 April 2019

    "We were upgraded and stayed at the Masterclass cottage. A large house, it had everything one could wish for and more. An exceptionally well equipped kitchen, it was a dream for our friend who is a..."

  • "Amazing surprise"

    03 April 2019

    "Wonderful find in Prince Albert. Very well appointed self-catering cottages. The owners have thought of everything, including the back up for load shedding. Very welcome pool and braai area..."

  • "Peaceful getaway"

    18 March 2019

    "Howard and Marion have made our repeated visits to Prince Albert an absolute pleasure. They are attentive, responsive and kind hosts who have made sure to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The..."

  • "Best place in the Karoo"

    18 March 2019

    "Thanks to Howard and his team. Staff friendly, very clean and neat. I will defnitely visit Karoo View Cottage again. The best selfcatering unit, value for money. Very relax atmosphere and the..."

  • "Stunning place"

    13 March 2019

    "We stayed in the Master Class cottage and it was just perfect for the 2 of us. Our host was very gracious and helped us with any and everything that we needed. We ordered a braai pack, and wow, what..."

  • "Perfect"

    10 March 2019

    "We stayed for 4 days in one of the well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated cottages. Very spacious. Every day there was fresh milk, cereal and tusks for breakfast. Although it is self catering..."

  • "Desert experience"

    09 March 2019

    "Nice Braai location and a place to calm down. Amazing trip from Outshoorn to Prince Albert via an epic surrounding. Sundays the little town is supercalm, but worth to go to the small shops and..."

  • "Fully equipped"

    08 March 2019

    "Our 2018 accommodation seems unfortunately gone down, but Karoo View was such a great experience that no reason to worry that. Place if really pleasant and service was great. Unfortunately our..."

  • "Perfect retreat"

    02 March 2019

    "Comfortable, stylish and very well appointed with lovely views. The excellent staff and friendly owners ensured an outstanding stay, even offering fresh veg from their garden. The neat and attractive..."

  • "Karoo Gem"

    26 February 2019

    "Karoo luxury at its best. Friendly and accommodating staff. Only a pleasure to get into a air conditioned room with WiFi. Put your feet up and relax. A well stocked kitchen.A must stay, add this to..."

  • "Excellent Getaway!!!!"

    25 February 2019

    "We traveled from Knysna with our Motorcycles and our 5 months old Yorkie....On arrival we were showed to our apartments which was fully air condition what a pleasure .... We even got to use Howard’s..."

  • "Wanted to stay longer"

    24 February 2019

    "Cottages had everything in it we can think of. There were only 3 things for considetation to make this cottage absolutely excellent. Please fix the loose wire of the bed lamp. Your previous guest..."

  • "Always Fantastic"

    16 February 2019

    "This was our 3rd visit in the last 7 years and once again absolutely loved it. Everything was just like we remembered with a few new suprises here and there . Hope you get some rain real soon.Guys..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages - Masterclass House"

    07 February 2019

    "We had a FABULOUS stay in Prince Albert . The Masterclass House is so well situated and you just have to walk out of the garden gate and you are in the main street.Walking distance to lovely coffee..."

  • "Well Situated Accommodation"

    28 January 2019

    "Nice and spacious rooms with big bathroom and shower is walk-in. Bed was a little small for us and not very comfortable one night stay but it was clean and neat with all the little things you would..."

  • "Another Fantastic Stay"

    23 January 2019

    "Thank you Howard and Team for another fantastic stay. Howard we noticed the changes that you made such as the aircon and ceiling fan and the comfortable walk in shower. The splash pool was again very..."

  • "A great place to end the day"

    22 January 2019

    "The cottages were very well appointed, spacious and very comfortable. We didn't walk into town but I am sure you could. I would imagine they would be even more cosy in winter. I would recommend these..."

  • "Amazing stay as usual!"

    21 January 2019

    "We had a lovely relaxing time at Karoo View Cottages as usual. This was my fourth visit and I will keep coming back. Howard and the team are great hosts. There is not much more to say as everything..."

  • "Karoo View"

    18 January 2019

    "What a pleasure to find accommodation that more than lived up to its online promise! Nicely appointed rooms, welcoming host, friendly staff and even a welcome sherry! We were sorry we only had one..."

  • "What a great Host and stay"

    15 January 2019

    "Warm welcome , spotless and clean accommodation and ice cold beers in the fridge on arrival , what more could one ask for. Howard runs a flawless business and i will most definitely be back with my..."

  • "Wonderful Karoo View"

    14 January 2019

    "The house was perfect! The pool was just perfect to cool off and the house had everything to make our stay extremely comfortable. The house was better than we imagined and the host was so helpful..."

  • "Splendid Karoo visit"

    14 January 2019

    "This place has everything you may possibly need to be comfortable in Prince Albert.The owners are very accommodating, and added extra single beds for our kids.Fresh milk, rusks, and a view to look..."

  • "Prince Albert stay"

    10 January 2019

    "A very well appointed house in a quiet area of Prince Albert. Main Road is in quick walking distance which makes it easy to walk to cafes, shops and restaurants. The air conditoned rooms are a..."


    07 January 2019

    "It was our first trip to stay in the Karoo. KAROO VIEW COTTAGES are beautiful and clean. Well catered for all your needs. Perfect location, close to the town. Service and hospitality was fantastic..."

  • "Cosy, clean and absolutely enjoyable"

    06 January 2019

    "My family and I traveled through Prince Albert on way to Cape Town and stayed for an evening. The cottage was clean, spacious and very comfortable to stay in! Host was easy to contact and very..."

  • "Karoo visit"

    05 January 2019

    "These are the best cottages that we have stayed after 3 weeks on our road trip. They have everything you need and the owners are accommodating and friendly and have thought of just everything... down..."

  • "Karoo View Lodge ....Is the best"

    03 January 2019

    "Thank you Howard for this outstanding services at the Karoo View. Not only is the units spotless clean but also the service you received, Howard you are amazing. I will never book any place else..."

  • "A wonderful treat with an incredible view"

    01 January 2019

    "A stunning cottage with such careful attention to detail. Howard went out of his way to make us feel welcome, even arranging vegetarian food for me. The view is just breathtaking. This place is a..."

  • "Wonderful Karoo Cottages"

    31 December 2018

    "We had a great stay. The cottages are extremely well designed, decorated and equipped. They embody the Karoo spirit. We especially enjoyed the swim and braai in the boma. Howard, you are a great..."

  • "Great Night's Rest"

    30 December 2018

    "Good check-in and info from host. The cottage was on par with the best in Prince Albert. We loved the view. Lots of special attention to detail were impressive! Good aircon. Very easy walk to..."

  • "Awesomely amazing!!!!"

    28 December 2018

    "This place is incredible! Combine wonderful comfort with attention to detail, throw in wonderful surroundings, and you have Karoo View. Howard was also an incredible host, going out of his way to..."

  • "December 2018"

    28 December 2018

    "After having a car breakdown, Howard went out of his way to assist and help us with a fantastic attitude! We will always remember this and will recommend this special place to all friends and..."

  • "Overnight"

    26 December 2018

    "we only stayed for one night. What a nice place. Wish we had more time to spend at this beautiful play. The location is perfect. Definitely a place to relax and unwind.I will stay at Karoo..."

  • "December break."

    24 December 2018

    "This was our second visit to Karoo View and it was just as pleasant as the first. Howard is certainly an excellent host and we simply cannot imagine staying anywhere else! We look forward to staying..."

  • "Karoo Gem"

    20 December 2018

    "We decided to spend a night at Karoo View as part of our annual motorbike trip with friends, what a find, the cottages are private, spacious and well kitted out with every thing you might need in a..."

  • "Absolutely Incredible Place & Hosts!!"

    18 December 2018

    "We had the most pleasant welcome, stay throughout. We stayed over attending a wedding but also celebrated our anniversary. Marion arranged us one a very detailed, and beautiful romantic turn down..."

  • "A real spoil on our road trip."

    15 December 2018

    "Luxury in the Karoo with tranquility and view to rest the tired soul. The neatness and style was as well as the friendly service from Greg was more than what we paid for. Excellent value for..."

  • "one word - FABULOUS!!!"

    30 November 2018

    "Seldom have I been so thoroughly and pleasantly surprised by a guesthouse. One can always easily find fault with a guesthouse but NOT THIS ONE! The staff was welcoming and friendly , the unit was..."

  • "Oh my hat!!!"

    24 November 2018

    "Fabulous luxury accommodation. Every modcon you could ever want. More space than you'll ever need. Immaculate. Howard the host was incredibly helpful and thoughtful, and it eas a pity we only had..."

  • "Etienne and Salome"

    24 November 2018

    "This was one of the very best we've ever stayed in. Nothing was outstanding. EVERYTHING was in the unit. The unit was designed in such a way that it felt we stayed in our own home. We had our own..."

  • "Wonderful stay"

    19 November 2018

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Prince Albert, which is a delightful, picturesque town, lots to see, do & buy there. Our cottage at Karoo View was clean, spacious, comfortable & stylishly..."

  • "Splendidly equipped house"

    17 November 2018

    "The house has everything you might need and more. The beds are very comfortable and the braai area spacious. There are views of both the Karoo and the Swartberg and it's only a short walk into the..."

  • "Great stayin a great place"

    12 November 2018

    "Second stay and there will be more for sure as the location is really good and the hosts are really warm and friendly doing everything to make your stay a pleasant experience.Top class facilities and..."

  • "Magical"

    11 November 2018

    "We love this magical town and will not stay anywhere but Karoo View cottages!! We were so impressed with the great service and it’s very friendly staff and host. Perfect for a family breakaway. We..."

  • "Perfect sleep over"

    10 November 2018

    "We where on ou way to CT. I've always wanted to go to Prince Albert. Karoo View has got a spot on location as it is close enough to town, but also right next to the mountain. Howard was kind enough..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages"

    08 November 2018

    "Excellent, fantastic stay!! They were fully booked, but did not turn me away, instead I was accommodated in a beautiful 3 bedroomed unit for the cost of a single unit. Attention to the smallest..."

  • "Great stay"

    04 November 2018

    "We loved staying here, just outside Prince Albert but still within walking distance. Friendly host and all very neat and clean. Nice braai area aswell, would be nice for winter with the fireplace in..."

  • "5 star facilities at this self-catering establishment!"

    11 October 2018

    "The 'view of the Karoo' was the single tiny negative - we expected a view of mountain wilderness! But having got over ourselves, we were so impressed. Superb accomodation, such lovely luxury..."

  • "Perfect, perfect, perfect!"

    09 October 2018

    "We stayed just one night and were blown away by the hospitality we received. The location is absolutely idyllic, the cottages are beautiful - super comfortable and Marion has thought of EVERYTHING..."

  • "2 days in PA"

    09 October 2018

    "We had a wonderful 2 day trip to Prince Albert. The experience was made all the better by staying in one of the Karoo View Cottages. The cottage was extremely spacious with more than enough room for..."

  • "Gorgeous luxury home"

    08 October 2018

    "Top class accommodation within walking distance of all restaurants and shops.The house was perfect in every way. I would definitely recommend staying here . Every single need had been catered for..."

  • "Karoo View Cottages"

    08 October 2018

    "What an amazing place to stay. Cottage was beautiful . Can not think of anything negative to say.I can recommend Karoo View Cottages to anyone. 5 star for sure. Loved the splash pool and braai area..."

  • "Peaceful"

    29 September 2018

    "What a lovely place! Peaceful, stunning view and beautiful night sky. The cottage is beautiful done, very clean and fresh and inviting. We could not find fault with anything at all. Picking some..."

  • "A wonderful sojurn"

    24 September 2018

    "Great accommodation - furnishings were very comfortable. Kitchen amenities were very comprehensive. Wonderful hospitality from owner who went out of his way to supply food and beverages at late..."

  • "A gem in the beauty Karoo"

    16 September 2018

    "This gem of accommodation in Prince Albert in the Klein Karoo epitomizes a tranquil stay away from home. The accommodation was accompanied by superb service that paid attention to detail. Definitely..."

  • "Very spacious and comfortable"

    03 September 2018

    "This was our second visit and we enjoyed it just as much. Everything one can possibly think of has been thought of and is provided. The cottages are extremely spacious and comfortable. The owner is..."

  • "What a fantastic place"

    20 August 2018

    "We arrived late in Prince Albert but immediately liked the Karoo View cottages as it is just out of town, but with great views towards the Swartberge. Great owner who welcomed us personally and..."

  • "Amazing stay"

    14 August 2018

    "We had the most amazing stay at Karoo View Cottages. Every necessity and convenience one could wish for is thought of and catered for. No detail is spared and nothing comes short at these cottages..."

  • "Road trip in the Karoo"

    12 August 2018

    "Wonderful cottage,very well equipped and friendly host. Nice fireplace in the room, electric blankets which were very welcome as it was really cold. Our second stay and not the last one. Good..."

  • "Karoo Bliss"

    03 August 2018

    "Awesome place with great owners, always a first class stay when visiting and excellent value for money. The service was excellent and we were taken care of from the minute we arrived to when we left..."

  • "Lovely position"

    21 July 2018

    "Only problem was TV remote conected to someone else’s decoder and vice versa so a bit of a mess changing Chanel’s as they were changed back Dstv was therefore unusable View was lovely Location is..."

  • "Lovely accommodation in a quaint Karoo town"

    20 July 2018

    "The accommodation was clean, well maintained and suited our family of four perfectly. Also nice and close (we rode our bikes down) to the main area of town with restaurants. We only stayed one night..."

  • "Warm welcome - excellent accommodation"

    16 July 2018

    "We all hope to make our next stay longer! The rooms are all well maintained and tastefully decorated with a lot of attention to detail. We really enjoyed the indoor fireplace and especially the..."

  • "Quiet Cottage In Prince Albert "

    09 July 2018

    "A perfect cottage for self-catering. The whole kitchen equipment is fully useable and clean. There are no damaged plates or cups. The provided breakfast basket is lovely made with some extra herbs we..."


    06 July 2018

    "We wanted to get away from it all and could not have wished for a more suitable place to do this. All you need from accomodation and more. Fireplace, pool, views, comfort. I would not want to stay..."

  • "10 Star accommodation !!"

    04 July 2018

    "From how it's welcomed, the view, tranquility, interior, atmosphere, facilities, amenities and everything - simply the best!! It was relatively cold so I decied to not braai but to cook a bredie..."

  • "Best truely Karoo experience"

    04 July 2018

    "This was our second visit to Karoo View Cottages and yet we will be back again. Always get more than expected. Everything you need and that little bit extra. Will truely recommend to all friends and..."

  • "Great weekend away!"

    17 June 2018

    "What a lovely place. Cottage has everything in that one might need for a self-catering weekend away. Very clean, neat and tidy. Excellent service from friendly staff. Good braai facilities. Will..."

  • "Review"

    24 May 2018

    "I was in Prince Albert on a cycling trip and spent 3 nights here. Howard and his staff were particularly friendly and helpful. The setting and location was perfect for my needs and the facilities..."

  • "Great for sharing with grown up children"

    21 May 2018

    "My daughter (living in europe )spend her birthday with us in Cape town and on the West coast .On the way home to Mpumalanga we stayed 3 nights at Karoo view .To have two side by side cottages with an..."

  • "Karoo Hospitality..."

    14 May 2018

    "Howard, thank you! What a great stay as you know we've already recommended you to friends. The self-catering cottages are well appointed and more than comfortable with everything one may need and if..."

  • "Lovely place to stay. Gorgeous room. Fantastic hosts."

    11 May 2018

    "Could not have been happier with our stay at Karoo View Cottages. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Can recommend very highly. Just a short walk into town so ideally..."

  • "Karoo Experience - great town super friendly people"

    08 May 2018

    "Our family of 4 (2A2teenagers) spent 4 nights at Karoo view - It was Special!!! The cottage has met much more our expectation : it is well maintained and tidy. Super equipped kitchen, clean and..."

  • "Memorable family weekend"

    07 May 2018

    "This is a wonderful property with wonderful owners. The attention to detail in the cottage was exceptional. We had a perfect family time outside at the braai area looking onto the exquisite views..."

  • "A great stay!"

    06 May 2018

    "We loved this property. The cottages are very well and thoughtfully equipped, with lovely views and extremely comfortable beds. Sadly we only had one night here but would definitely return.....we..."

  • "Super rooms and hosts"

    04 May 2018

    "Lovely accom with everything you could need and more. Fantastic hosts who have every eventuality covered. Very handy for the town but private too. Highly recommended and great value, especially the..."

  • "Excellent family break away"

    02 May 2018

    "We had a family break away to Prince Albert and needed a home away from home for 7 people. We found it at Karoo View Cottages. One of the best first surprises we had was that your house is more..."

  • "Highly recommended!"

    20 April 2018

    "Stunning views! The best self catering cottage we have stayed at-beautifully decorated and everything you need. Howard and his team ensure your stay is tops! Thank you so much! We are planning to..."

  • "Wonderful place"

    12 April 2018

    "We met friends from George, so had two adjoining cottages (with an inter leading door that completely shut off the cottages from each other, so if you only want one, don't be put off by the..."

  • "Great location, lovely accomodation "

    11 April 2018

    "We stayed here for one night on our road trip down to Cape Town. We had the main house as our accomodation which has a very large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. The accomodation has two..."

  • "perfect stay"

    08 April 2018

    "Thank you for a wonderful stay. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable and the service great. Great views, great service and fresh air. Thank you to our host for going out of his way to..."

  • "Perfect"

    30 March 2018

    "We are retired and travel extensively in Europe and SA. Karoo View / Prince Albert was the second last night of our one-week Karoo road trip. We could have happily spent the entire week there! The..."

  • "A Wonderful Stay"

    26 March 2018

    "A group of 8 of us stayed for three days and could not have wished for more comfortable and well-appointed accommodation. Howard and his staff went out of their way to make our stay one to remember..."

  • "Wonderful pet-friendly stay"

    17 March 2018

    "These cottages are top-class, so well equipped and beautifully furnished. We really enjoyed our two days there, with a beautiful view over the mountains and the village. We can vouch for the..."

  • "Perfect for people, perfect for pets"

    12 March 2018

    "Karoo View is one of those rare self-catering accommodation establishments where management seems to have thought of everything - from the welcoming sherry to the free wifi to the mozzie nets. Large..."

  • "Memorable Stay at Karoo View"

    09 March 2018

    "My son and I really enjoyed our stay at Karoo View. Howard went out of his way to make sure that everything was perfect during the week that we spent there . This was in fact our second stay at the..."

  • "Excellent. Hope to Return"

    01 March 2018

    "We were on a road trip and travellers from the UK staying for 2 days. Booked from uk and had no idea what to expect of Karoo View Cottages or Prince Albert. Both were utterly charming. New owners at..."

  • "Home from Home"

    20 February 2018

    "I have visited three times and every time has been exceptional - such attention to detail, wonderful accommodation and warm and friendly reception from owners and staff Beautiful view, decor is in..."

  • "Bucket List"

    19 February 2018

    "Unfortunately we only got in at 6.30 in the evening after a terrible day, but what a lovely location and view. The room was nice and big with a welcome sherry and aircon. Will recommend it to..."

  • "A special place"

    17 February 2018

    "First there is the view - a wide expanse over the Swartberg with a big sky and great stars at night. The cottages are charming, clean and very well equipped with a deep porch to protect from sun and..."

  • "Exceptional place to stay"

    24 January 2018

    "We overnighted at the cottages on a day out. The cottages are amazing. Everything you could want. Peaceful and quiet. The splash pool was brilliant and the kids loved it. Highly recommended. The..."

  • "Prince Alberts Gem"

    18 January 2018

    "What an awesome spot!, Prince Albert is very special and truly has a gem with this spot situated a close walk to the main road but secluded enough to get that true Karoo feel. Howard and Marion..."

  • "Fantastic place"

    11 January 2018

    "I would highly recommend staying in Prince Albert as it is a lovely place and very very chilled. If you do decide to stop off there you really really MUST stay in Karoo View Cottages. They are just..."

  • "Family Holiday Stop-Over"

    18 December 2017

    "We used Karoo View as a stop over en route back to Gauteng following a family holiday in Witsand. The room was well-equipped and its location offered glimpses of the Karoo. Unfortunately our family..."

  • "Perfect stopover"

    04 December 2017

    "Take the N12 turnoff and travel through the enchanting Prince Albert valley to get to the Karoo View Cottages. Great attention to detail in everything - feels like staying with a friend, not booking..."

  • "Karroo comfort"

    08 October 2017

    "Our cottages were far beyond our expectations. Very well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated. Would definitely recommend them."

  • "Brilliant place to stay - attention to detail is exceptional"

    18 August 2017

    "Comfortable, spacious, tasteful and homely - your every need from wood, fire lighters, milk, cereal and other details - all included at reasonable price. Julie and Richard are excellent hosts. You..."

  • "Perfect Cabin in the Karoo!"

    15 August 2017

    "This owners of Karoo View clearly thought of everything to make their guests comfortable, and comfortable we were! We arrived late into the quiet town of Prince Albert and were greeted by one of the..."

  • "Fully equipped luxury cottage, and super spacious!"

    31 July 2017

    "We booked here for 3 nights in July, it's a wonderful location just on the outskirts of Prince Albert and within walking distance of the main road although the weather was very chilly so we ended up..."

  • "Stunning views"

    31 July 2017

    "Beautiful, comfortable room with amazing views Pet friendly, nice braai facilities, fully equipped kitchen Mountain bikes available included for rides on beautiful surrounding rounds Great, quirky..."

  • "Luxury Farm Feel within 5 minutes walk of town"

    12 July 2017

    "This is the perfect location from which to visit this wonderful little village - it feels secluded away from the hustle and bustle, but is in fact close enough to explore the town on foot. All..."

  • "Karoo Charmer"

    10 July 2017

    "What a charming little cottage right in the heart of the Karoo! Sitting on the porch gazing into the Karoo landscape was such a great remedy for a tired soul! Just what I needed. The braai basket..."

  • "Well equiped cottage"

    04 July 2017

    "Great view in well equipped cottage - pity walls in semi was a little thin as we heard our neighbours the whole time Otherwise well worth a stay. Close to town and more than enough info to keep you..."

  • "The cottage and fireplace"

    01 July 2017

    "Definitely coming back one day, it is a great place to stay at, all you need."

  • "Great weekend in the Great Karoo"

    23 June 2017

    "Had a amazing weekends stay at Karoo View cottages with family and friends. We stayed in the "big house" and 2 additional cottages. All of the were very well kitted out and had pretty kuch everything..."

  • "Karoo View Gem!"

    23 June 2017

    "Our group of 12 spent a fantastic long weekend in Prince Albert staying at Karoo Cottages. We loved the luxury accommodation (close to town and local amenities) and all the special perks..."

  • "Excellent self catering option"

    11 June 2017

    "Great Rooms. Everything you need to look after yourself and enjoy Karoo air and stars. The mosquito's are a negative but the nets and sprays take care of these. Buy ice at the local supermarket and..."

  • "Great Business Stay in Prins Albert"

    07 June 2017

    "Prins Albert is probably not "most" famous for it characteristics as a business destination, however I frequently travel to this lovely Karoo Town for business. Karoo View Cottages offers a great..."

  • "A very well equipped stay over"

    16 May 2017

    "We found this accommodation on the website and it looked very promising, if a bit expensive for only two persons. It is probably the best equipped cottage that we have ever stayed at, and really has..."

  • "WOW...Amazing place to stay."

    15 May 2017

    "Only spent one night in the 3 bedroom house at Karoo View Cottages. Could of spent 5 nights. Was a stop over before doing the pass, but that was closed due to rains the week prior. What a little..."

  • "Restful, peaceful Karoo"

    19 April 2017

    "Outstanding accommodation with wonderful staff, the best bed we've ever slept in, very comfortable cottage with every convenience taken care of, including delicious homemade muesli and rusks. All set..."

  • "First visit to Prince Albert"

    14 April 2017

    "I had done extensive research on this establishment prior to arriving and we loved it. The best part was the quaint little pool just big enough to refresh and cool down. Loved it. We slept in a..."

  • "The Gem of Prince Albert"

    25 March 2017

    "Julie and Richard really deserve all credit for these fabulous cottages. The attention to detail and finishing off of the cottages is fantastic. We stayed over two nights and thoroughly enjoyed each..."

  • "What a great spot!"

    23 March 2017

    "The cottage was extremely comfortable with a great well stocked kitchen, aircon, comfy bed and wonderful daily cleaning service. The staff were friendly, there when you needed them but otherwise unobtrusive. There is a great area for making a fire and the splash pool was wonderful! Close to town but on the edge so could enjoy a lovely view of the swartberg. The only reason not to recommend it would be that I don't want it all booked up next time I want to stay!!"

  • "Magical Karoo"

    14 March 2017

    "What an incredible spot in Prince Albert. Wonderful accommodation with an amazing view of the Swartberg Mountains. The cottage we stayed in was well put together, tastefully done with everything..."

  • "Lovely stay in the Karoo"

    07 March 2017

    "I found it difficult to assess this stay. We were only there for 1 night. Our impression was that since the owners have moved off site into the village the standards are slipping. little things, but..."


    04 March 2017

    "The cottages are beautifully decorated and the outlook over the veld is beautiful. Loads of birds and did some amazing riding on our bikes and walking. Very peaceful and amenities for braaing and a..."

  • "Amazing stay!"

    02 March 2017

    "We stayed in the main house and it was brilliant! There was everything that you could require in the house and the setting was wonderful. Enjoyed every moment. we will be back."

  • "The views and weather"

    02 March 2017

    "Nothing, perfect setting"

  • "Another awesome stay at Karoo View!"

    28 February 2017

    "This is our second time staying at Karoo View. We made it a point to stay here during a recent road trip through the Karoo because we enjoyed it so much the first time. Again, we were very impressed..."

  • "Absolutely superb!"

    16 January 2017

    "our stay at Karoo View was magnificent. There was a warm welcome and the units have absolutely everything and are stunning. Julie and Richard have gone out of their way to make this the most comfortable stay you will ever have. The Karoo garden is beautiful and the dipping pool was lovely. Prince Albert is a lovely town to explore as well."

  • "The Karoo done right"

    11 January 2017

    "Before I review the accommodation, just a few comments about Prince Albert. Lovely wide main street with a seemingly good array of restaurants. Problem is they’re open at hours and odd days. Not the..."

  • "Paradise in The Karoo"

    30 December 2016

    "A piece of paradise. Definately worth to stay over"

  • "4 to a room"

    27 December 2016

    "We love Karoo view cottages, however this was our second time staying there and our kids are now big teenagers.<br/>We found that sharing a room with them not to be practical as the space was rather cramped."

  • "Impossible to fault "

    05 December 2016

    "A recent Recent reviewer had as their title 'difficult to fault'. I would like to add to that. Impossible to fault. I am a rental agent for exceedingly high end properties in Portugal and it always..."

  • "Restful location and beautiful accommodation"

    18 October 2016

    "We'd been on the road for a few days and the main cottage was a lovely place to stop and rest for a couple of days. The decor, furniture is extremely clean with a well set up kitchen, good bedrooms..."

  • "Difficult to find a fault"

    30 September 2016

    "We stayed here after spending a night in Die Hel (which we have tried to review as it is a fantastic experience, but cannot get trip Advisor to accept it) This is a fabulous self-catering..."

  • "Kanon suite 1 - 4/5 July 2015"

    06 July 2015

    "Our stay was absolutely amazing. Your attention to detail made such a difference. The area was quiet and close to town, the view to die for. Thank yu Richard and Julie."

  • "Simply the best"

    11 May 2015

    "Words cant describe to the have all the amenities on hand and more Nothing is spared to make your stay a welcome and comfortable Host to welcome you on arrival friendly and helpful We been around here and overseas and a gem like this is rare to find Thank you and we have no hesitation to recommend your establishment <br />"

  • "Wonderful Oasis in the Karoo"

    06 January 2015

    "Such a surprise to have so much attention to detail and great service in the middle of the Karoo. Wonderfully appointed cottage with aircon and fully equipped kitchen. The extra treats of fresh milk and cereal and juice were most appreciated. The town on Prince Albert is a must see in the Karoo and we most definitely will be back. I can highly recommend this accommodation as a must stay for families and you will have everything you need. Do have a dip in the plunge pool at the Boma and keep your camera handy as the sunsets are spectacular !"

  • "Stay over"

    05 January 2015

    "Fantastic experience which we will recommend to anyone."

  • "High class"

    25 August 2014

    "Well designed and built. They have thought of everything and supplied all you may need and more. There was a hot water issue that we brought to their attention so that should be dealt with."


    11 August 2014

    "Beautifully located with a view of the town, the boma is unique, the cottage is cosy, the indigenous garden attracts birds, the hosts are friendly, and of course the fireplace adds that something extra. We will be back."

  • "Amazing piece of the Karoo"

    17 June 2014

    "Awesome cottages. Everything you can ever think of was in the cottage and all comfort was ensured by little things like bathroom heaters, a light at your dressing table and so much more. We will definitely be back."

  • "Karoo View Cottages"

    15 February 2014

    "Lovely Cottages, well equipped. We really enjoyed our visit would have liked to stay longer. Will go back again."

  • "Best Self Catering"

    30 November 2013

    "Excellent facilities and super ambiance for this Guest House. It has everything a couple or family could need. Very important, it has very comfortable beds."

  • "Tasteful"

    28 November 2013

    "You don't need anything more. I could spend hours on the porch. I wish we could've stayed longer"

  • "Great stay"

    18 November 2013

    "As so many other reviewers have said: the owners have thought of everything to make the stay as pleasurable as possible. A lot of forethought and planning has gone into this guesthouse. It is self catering, but fresh milk, fruit juice, muesli, rusks, cereals etc awaits one at arrival. Lovely olive based toiletries in the bathroom. We shall definitively recommend it to family and friends."

  • "Peace and quiet"

    09 November 2013

    "Prince Albert is in the middle of nowhere really and the Cottages are on the edge of town. If it's peace and quiet you want then this is the place to be. Four of us in two adjoining massive rooms well laid out with a pleasant touch of individuality. Perfect place to stay if you want to wander around the mountains or for stopping off after crossing the magnificent Swartenberg pass."

  • "Fantastic stay"

    18 August 2013

    "This was a fantastic stop over on our way back to Gauteng from the coast. Wonderfully equipped cottages in a beautiful surrounding. Our kids loved the splash pool and exploring the garden."

  • "Andriette en Madelaine"

    25 June 2013

    "Die beste verblyf ooit! Daar is aan elke detail aandag gegee. Duisendes dankie!"

  • "Amazing place"

    18 April 2013

    "What a fab place to stay. So beautiful, and we were made to feel so welcome. We stayed as a family to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday and it was the perfect place. Just sorry we could not stay longer...however we will definitively be back."

  • "Very good"

    06 March 2013

    "Excellent b and b attention to detail best I have seen. Everything you would want and more."

  • "Excellent"

    30 December 2012

    "We had an awesome stay! Julie has an eye for detail and the cottage has everything one could possibly need."

  • "A little piece of heaven"

    18 December 2012

    "Beautiful, well appointed, extremely comfortable cottages. The view from the patios over Prince Albert is awesome. Lovely braai areas dotted around the property. Easy walking distance to town for meals and shopping. Be warned, a one night stay is not enough. Prince Albert is a beautiful, friendly, well-kept town and a must to visit."

  • "A little piece of heaven"

    18 December 2012

    "Beautiful, well appointed, extremely comfortable cottages. The view from the patios over Prince Albert is awesome. Lovely braai areas dotted around the property. Easy walking distance to town for meals and shopping. Be warned, a one night stay is not enough. Prince Albert is a beautiful, friendly, well-kept town and a must to visit."

  • "Fabulous"

    03 April 2012

    "Great attention to detail, and elegant and comfortable at the same time. Very relaxing. We will be back."

  • "Beautiful stay"

    22 August 2011

    "The units are of a very high standard, the facilities are everything you would require, and the views and ambiance are spectacular! Would definitely be visiting here again!"

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