Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg is the quiet and serene village of Prince Albert. Here time is suspended in the dry crisp Karoo air.
Onse Rus has been at the heart of Prince Albert since 1852 capturing its warm and friendly ambience under its thatched roof. It’s now evolved into a comfortable 3 star accredited guesthouse. You’ll immediately feel at home as you slow down to the relaxed pace of country life and take time to experience the simple beauty. Each of the 5 en suite guest rooms offers their own special character with private entrances and patios away from the main house. After breathing the fresh country air, you’ll sleep soundly on the comfy beds with crisp cotton linen and mohair blankets
On arrival you are offered tea and homemade chocolate cake in the garden next to the pool - included in your stay, you will be treated to the generous Onse Rus farmhouse breakfast of homemade muesli, fresh farm dairy products, fruit juice, bacon and eggs with mouth watering local preserves.
While hiking, spot Grysbok or Kudu dashing across your path or Klipspringer and Reebok bounding up the slopes ahead while eagles wheel amongst the towering Swartberg peaks.
For the less energetic, fuel the soul with an early morning stroll through the veld or the town or simply put your feet up and relax under a pepper tree or next to the pool in summer or sit by the fire with a good book and a glass of local wine in the winter months.
For the adventurous, we offer tailor made trips up the breathtaking Swartberg and down into Gamkaskloof known as “Die Hel”. Night drives amongst the foothills or biking down the Swartberg pass before breakfast provide unforgettable memories.