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About The Anker

When visiting someone's home, whether they're close family, more distant relatives, friends, colleagues, or even a Bed & Breakfast (B&B), you should feel welcome.

Anker Guesthouse is situated in Philippolis, a small community, which is safe to walk around whenever you feel like it. Going through Philippolis is 17 km shorter than the N1 and situated between Colesberg and Trompsburg. Philippolis is a lovely small town for those who want to escape from the city for a few days - Enjoy silence, closeness to nature, stargazing, bird watching, no traffic, old-fashioned tranquility and friendliness in this beautiful Free State town.

So on your adventure to your destination, we welcome you to stop halfway at our guesthouse. We are the center to most journeys, and a pit stop to rest your eyes.

We at the Anker strive on giving you a feeling of home and comfort of a guesthouse. For more information regarding room availability and room features, please feel free to contact me.

The Anker

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 29 Reviews

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Africa Room Africa Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering This room features a double bed and a single bed, a shower, a kitchenette, and a private entrance. Outside, guests have... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Shower only, Single beds
    • Adults
      • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This 2-bedroom unit features one double bed and a single bed, and the second room has 3 single beds. Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Single beds
        • Adults
          • Karoo Room Karoo Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Karoo Room has 2 single beds, and a single bed in another room. Self Catering Kitchen, without stove. Private Entran... see more Features:  Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Three-quarter beds
            • Adults
              • Lavender Room Lavender Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Lavender Room has a double bed, and a single bed. Self Catering Kitchen, without stove. Private Entrance to each... see more
                • Adults
                  • Sun Room Sun Room Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Separate tub and shower, a kitchenette, and a private entrance. Outside, guests have access to a patio and a small garde... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Bunk beds, Bar Fridge
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for The Anker

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                      Dale Rouquette
                      26 September 2019

                      Great place to stay. Quiet and safe

                      Lauri-ann Raven
                      07 January 2019

                      Thank you. We arrived and were given a choice of rooms, unfortunately the room we chose could have done with blinds/curtains on the one window that the sun blasts through, but apart from the sunny wake up, it was a pleasant stop over in Philopolis. Very friendly and helpful hostess. Will recommend The Anker.

                      Sharon Prangley
                      18 July 2018

                      After a very long 10 hour drive from the Eastern Cape, it was a pleasure to spend the night at The Anker. The hosts were very accommodating in my late arrival and also provided us with additional blankets when they noted how cold I was. We were very warm and comfortable in our room and we won't hesitate to return to The Anker!

                      Johan Groenewald
                      15 January 2018


                      Barbara McLean
                      08 January 2018

                      Stayed here on our trip to and from Joburg. Comfortable accommodation in a garden setting. During our first stop over we had lots of rain during the night which resulted in our room having no electricity or water the next morning. Fortunately this was not the case on our return and we had a comfortable nights rest. Good place to stop to break a long roadtrip.

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                      The Anker is 1.1km from the centre of Philippolis , the nearest airport 168.1km (New Tempe Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling