Onse Rus Guest House

Surround yourself with the nothingness - The Great Karoo is in the middle of nowhere but is the heart of everything. Prins Albert is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Range. Here time is suspended in the dry crisp Karoo air. It is the place of silence, vast open spaces, and a night sky so full of stars that you can almost reach out and touch them

You will immediately feel at home as you slow down to the relaxed pace of country life and take time to experience simple beauty, the attention to detail, the small unexplained things, the dogs the cat the ducks and the horses the odd shaped rooms - the garden with quirky stone men - the warm and inviting lounge leading onto a large shaded garden with swimming pool, bedrooms with French doors and shutters opening into the garden - the harshness of the Karoo that gives you grace in the evening and gentleness in the morning. Our guest accommodation and facilities are separate from our own, affording our guests a level of privacy not normally associated with a guesthouse.

Accommodation Each of the 5 air conditioned guest rooms has its own special character with en-suite bathrooms. After breathing the fresh country air, youll sleep soundly in the comfortable beds with crisp percale linen.

Breakfast and other meals Breakfast is served in the garden under the trees in summer weather permitting and in winter in the main guest lounge with fire place. The generous Onse Rus farmhouse breakfast is a real treat: homemade muesli, fresh farm dairy products, fruit juice, bacon and eggs with mouth-watering local preserves... and just wait until you taste the cream! We are fully licensed and cater for large tour groups. Dinner is served upon request with a minimum of 4 guests booking - you might fancy a simple omelette or a three course Karoo dinner - chat to Lisa. If you prefer to eat out, we can recommend a number of excellent restaurants all within walking distance from the guesthouse.

Facilities We serve tea and cake on arrival. In summer you might choose to sit in the gazebo next to the swimming pool or in winter the guest lounge with fireplace which doubles as an art gallery. The inviting sparkling pool provides a sanctuary on hot summer days. The shady garden has braai facilities and a bar. The dining room has a large ceramic fireplace for winter, and our library in the guest lounge offers books to suit every taste.

Activities and Attractions:

MyShire Farm The journey to MyShire will delight your senses... Situated in the Weltevrede Valley 30 kms from Prins Albert, it is an untarred road taking you through breath taking scenery - past one of the largest fruit production farms in the region, take note of the sign asking you to slow down due to "dust on the fruit trees", then onto the Rooinek pass where you must stop and experience our valley of 1000 hills with the multi shades of greys and a dirt road that goes on for ever. Continue onto the T Junction here you will discover Weltevrede Fig Farm which is one of the first fig farms in South Africa, turn right and continue for a further 2 kms you will see the sign MyShire Farm, bare to the right cross over the Lei water sluit. You will reach MyShire gate with a sign that says Please keep the gate closed horses at play - cross the Huisrivier sometimes it is flooding so please contact Lisa regarding the condition of the road and river...

Day Trips Something for everyone... MyShire Labyrinth is based on the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France which dates back to 1201. Walk the magical 11-circuit Medieval Labyrinth surrounded by Mountains and wide open spaces. It is a one kilometre walk to the centre, large enough for our horses, disabled and abled bodied people to enjoy. It is made from the local stone collected from the Huisrivier (we used 4800 stones) The secret of the Labyrinth lies at the centre of the Rose, that you will have to discover and experience for yourself. Allow the silence of the Great Karoo to resonate within you, experience a moment that lasts a life time.

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Reviews

  • "Very good memory"

    19 November 2018

    "we loved the entite stay"

    Paul Hohl
  • "Attention to detail"

    22 January 2018

    "Spacious and Clean. Loved Lisa's attention to detail. Her breakfast was BEAUTIFUL to look at (and eat) . She is the right person in the right job."

    Ruth Miles
  • "A perfect night in Prince Albert"

    04 April 2017

    "We could not fault any aspect of our stay! From Lisa's warm welcome to the comfortable, well appointed room, a comfortable guest sitting room with wifi to the beautiful garden with welcome pool! Tea and chocolate cake in the garden on arrival and the perfect breakfast next to the pool in the morning."

    Jill Bok
  • "Wonderful Onse Rus"

    21 July 2014

    "We had the most wonderful stay at Onse Rus. There were 10 of us, two families travelling together, and Onse Rus was a welcome, homely haven after our two week holiday. Lisa was so hospitable, and our stay at Onse Rus was one of the highlights of our trip. We also loved Jackson Browne, Lisa's one year old chocolate Labrador. Will definitely visit again, thanks for a great stay.The Friedrich and Craddock families from Cape Town"

    Kim Friedrich, South Africa
  • "Great accommodation"

    09 September 2013

    "Great accommodation and warm hospitality."

    Jennifer Botha, South Africa
  • "One night stay"

    13 July 2013

    "Best breakfast of our whole Cape 10 day trip. Lisa was an excellent host."

    MRS S A Pringle, South Africa
  • "Excellent!"

    05 July 2013

    "We had a lovely stay at Onse Rus. Such a warm welcome, with tea and cake on our arrival. We stayed in the cottage, which was cosy, comfortable and just the right amount of quirky. The balance between attentiveness and privacy was just right. We would definitely recommend a stay here. Thanks Lisa and Di."

    Kerry Welgemoed, South Africa
  • "Wonderful"

    07 April 2013

    "A very nice place to stay with a wonderful hostess and an unforgettable breakfast in the garden."

    ENGELA REID, South Africa
  • "Lovely Lisa"

    12 August 2012

    "We had a fantastic time at Onse Rus and only because Lisa is the most generous, warm and just lovely person. Thank you again for organizing us our very late dinner. We recommend Onse Rus, and we will most certainly go back and take friends. Lisa goes beyond the call of duty."

    Elna Sutherland, South Africa
  • "Superb"

    20 February 2012

    "Wirklich win wunderschöner Platz, auch unbedingt zum länger verbleiben. Und Lisa, die Besitzerin ist mehr als bemüht alle Wünsche zu erfüllen. Wir würden sofort wieder bei Ihr buchen und sonst nirgendwo."

    Doris Scheuber, Germany
  • "Excellent"

    19 December 2011

    "Wonderful hospitality and comfortable, spacious accommodation. Highly recommended."

    Larry Jee, South Africa
  • "Onse Rus"

    06 October 2010

    "Jana welcomed us whole-heartedly and made us feel at home. The room was beautiful and the breakfast a feast. Thank you!Jana het ons hartlik ontvang en tuis laat voel. Die kamer was pragtig en die ontbyt 'n fees! Baie dankie"

    Linda Gouws,South Africa
  • "Onse Rus"

    06 October 2010

    "Jana welcomed us whole-heartedly and made us feel at home. The room was beautiful and the breakfast a feast. Thank you! Jana het ons hartlik ontvang en tuis laat voel. Die kamer was pragtig en die ontbyt 'n fees! Baie dankie"

    Linda Gouws, South Africa
  • "A Great stay at Onse Rus"

    23 May 2010

    "What a great stay at Onse Rus guesthouse in Prins Albert.We had a beautiful room that walks out onto a lovely garden and pool . Beds were great, fresh linen and towels. On arrival we were met with a warm smile from Jana, our host. As we settled in our room, tea and the best chocolate cake were served to us in the garden. A great breakfast served every morning. Onse Rus we will be back. Thank you Johann Theron."

    Johann theron,South Africa
  • "A Great stay at Onse Rus"

    23 May 2010

    "What a great stay at Onse Rus guesthouse in Prins Albert. We had a beautiful room that walks out onto a lovely garden and pool . Beds were great, fresh linen and towels. On arrival we were met with a warm smile from Jana, our host. As we settled in our room, tea and the best chocolate cake were served to us in the garden. A great breakfast served every morning. Onse Rus we will be back. Thank you Johann Theron."

    Johann theron, South Africa
  • "Onse Rus"

    08 December 2009

    "Lovely stay in a wonderful quiet safe little village. The accommodation was great, an old Cape Dutch farm what we enjoyed very much."

    Marianne de Kroon,South Africa
  • "What a wonderfull place!"

    07 December 2009

    "We really enjoyed our far too short stay in both Prince Albert and at Onse Rus. What a heavenly place to be! Lovely reception, the garden is superb and the rooms are also very very nice. Scrumptious breakfast. We will be back!!"

    Vicky Chittenden, Netherlands
  • "What a wonderfull place!"

    07 December 2009

    "We really enjoyed our far too short stay in both Prince Albert and at Onse Rus. What a heavenly place to be! Lovely reception, the garden is superb and the rooms are also very very nice. Scrumptious breakfast. We will be back!!"

    Vicky Chittenden,Netherlands
  • "Excellent"

    09 October 2008

    "Very good value"

    douglas van niekerk, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    09 October 2008

    "Very good value"

    douglas van niekerk,South Africa
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