Willow Historical Guest House Facilities


Experience an important piece of South African history in this historic building with Victorian furniture, old world charm and unsurpassed hospitality. The Guest House is tastefully furnished with period furniture augmented by a large collection of Africana which will fascinate the discerning visitor, providing innumerable insights into the South African way of life in times long gone.

Guests find our facilities the perfect place to gather and relax before or after dinner in front of the cheerful log fire until it is time to turn in for a well-earned night’s rest alternatively meet new friends in our cosy bar. 

A la Carte Restaurant

Appetising meals are served to both residents and casual visitors in the dining room, with its antique furniture and local artifacts. A generous, not-to-be-missed, full English breakfast is standard and the wise traveller allows for this in planning his onward journey.

For lunch and dinner the restaurant serves à la carte meals from a menu where dishes typical of the region such as Karoo lamb and ostrich are firm favourites with our guests. Traditional South African dishes such as boboti, tripe and trotters, oxtail on rice and pumpkin cakes are also very popular. 

Guest Lounge & Historic Bar

The Guest Lounge is a popular gathering place before or after meals for guets to socialise. During the winter nights the Victorian fireplace adds to the cosy atmosphere. The Historic Bar contains a vast collection of memorabilia of South Africa’s past offering guests ample topics for conversation about the “old days”. 

Pool Bar

The Pool Bar is a great place to meet and chat about the activities of the day while you wind down in preparation for your well-deserved dinner.

Get to know some of your fellow guests and exchange interesting knowledge and discoveries and perhaps make new friends.

Swimming Pool & Garden

The shady garden and pool are firm favourites with guests particulary after a day’s drive through the Karoo or the Baviaanskloof on a hot day.