Welcome to The Barracks
The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.
The comfortable and spacious Colesberg Accommodation has double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms (each with a bath and separate shower) and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV’s with M Net (or any other channel from the DSTV bouquet).
We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests travelling with dogs. A further unit, has a self-catering option, (although everyone so far has dined in the main dining room!) and a private courtyard. This unit has its own undercover parking bay.
"Trips to battlesites, war Graves and other interesting places can be arranged."
Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.
Dinner is extra and this needs to be booked prior to arrival as we will not be in a position to accommodate dinners booked on the day. Please advise any dietary requirements, i.e. Vegetarian / Kiddies meals etc. The dining room is open for Breakfast between 06: 30am 08:30am (October - March) and 07:00am - 08:30am (April - September) (Full English / Continental) and dinner is available from 06:30pm - 08:30pm.
The cosy pub is fully stocked with a wide range of beers, wines, whiskies, etc. and has a collection of over a hundred South African brandies.
Whether you, your family or friends are looking for Colesberg Accommodation, passing through Colesberg or wish to spend a few days relaxing and exploring the area with its rich history and wonderful sights, we can assure you of our total dedication to ensuring that your stay in our Guest House will be a memorable one.
Tel: +27 (051) 753 2286
Fax: +27 (086) 595 6915
Cell: +27 (0)83 646 2680
15 - 17 D'Urban Row,
S30d 43.126 E25d 05.818 - (S30.71861 E25.09726)
"Great stopover in the Karoo"
Our overnight at the Barracks was made so much more pleasant by the warm hospitality of Mike and Annalie. Good food and the cosy, well appointed room just rounded it all off. We will definitely stay there again. - Patrick K