The Olive Thrush

The Olive Thrush cottage offers a peaceful and tranquil retreat, within a few minutes walk of the Karoos beautiful countryside and about a ten minutes walk from the picturesque town of Prince Albert.Beautifully decorated and fully equipped for self-catering, the cottage accommodates up to four guests in one bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom has one extra length king-size bed, and two extra length single beds. The bathroom has a large shower and soft-fluffy towels. The more adventurous have the option to shower outside, under the stars.The living room is in an open-plan layout, and includes a dining area, kitchen and sitting area with fireplace. The cottage has air-conditioning, mosquito nets and mosquito screens on the windows. A laundry service is available for an additional fee.After a hot summers day you can enjoy your sun-downers at our dam under the trees providing shade and watch the nest-building weavers and listen to the chatter of the birds.The cottage has its own private, secluded and shady braai/barbeque area from where one could see the Karoo stars.

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  • "beautiful,peaceful, a real gem!"

    20 December 2016

    "traveling for 2 month<br/>this little gem was the most perfect accommondation we had. incl the little pond awnsome<br/> with the special atencion from Paul and Marguerite<br/>"

    Ursula Martini, Spain
  • "A week in the Great Karoo"

    15 May 2016

    "We have just spent a blissfilled week at The Olive Thrush and experienced first hand Paul and Margeurite's warm hospitality as well as their delicious home grown oranges and lemons. Paul kept us well stocked with firewood for the cool winter evenings and all in all we are feeling very relaxed and rested."

    Robert Lee, South Africa
  • "A little slice of Karoo heaven"

    12 July 2015

    "We stayed at the Olive Thrush with our two children for 3 nights in June. What a beautifully appointed cottage which had everything we needed and more. We all enjoyed the beautiful garden with the small lake and watching the weavers and swallows in action. Our highlight was picking and eating oranges in the small orchard. Our hosts, Peter and Marguerite were away during our stay but could not have made us feel more welcome. Peter phoned a few times during our stay to check that were comfortable. Their caretaker and grounds keeper were helpful and ensured we had everything we needed. The home baked rusks, milk, butter and eggs were also a treat. As were the electric blankets, hot water bottles and cozy fireplace to keep us warm in winter. Thank you again Peter and Marguerite. We hope to come back one day soon."

    Sue Bellwood, South Africa
  • "A real gem"

    31 March 2015

    "A real gem! Lovely house and garden!<div>Warm welcoming by Paul and Marguerite.</div>"

    Henk van Wagtendonk, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    05 February 2015

    "This is the most wonderful place, the bed is the best we have every experienced in any accommodation including 5 star hotels, very pleasant and obliging hosts, and cleanliness and attention to detail very thorough, this is the best place in the world to sit at night just star gazing, will return if possible when next in south Africa."

    John Mcgrory, England
  • "Fantastic!"

    02 January 2015

    "Thank you so much for all your hospitality while we stayed with you - everything was great especially the outdoor shower!The personal touches where really appreciated."

    Toni Harrington, South Africa
  • "Super place!"

    23 September 2014

    "We stayed at the Olive Thrush for two nights and were enchanted. The setting by a dam with boats to use, as well as the very comfortable furnishings and finishes made our stay very special. The Olive Thrush is a five minute stroll to town and being situated at the edge of Prince Albert also allows for easy access to biking and walking in the Karoo countryside. Paul and Margeritue are lovely hosts. Can recommend to anyone."

    Sophie von der Heyden, South Africa
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