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About The Olive Thrush

The Olive Thrush cottage offers a peaceful and tranquil retreat, within a few minutes’ walk of the Karoo’s 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 summer’s 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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

On arrival you will be welcomed by your hosts Paul and Marguerite van Heesch.
Please no smoking in the cottage and pets are not allowed.
Prices for the winter season can be applied for.
Dinner reservations at a restaurant can be made on the guest’s behalf.

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  • Olive Thrush Cottage Olive Thrush Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The bedroom has one extra length king-size bed, and two extra length single beds. The bathroom has a large shower and... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Television, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Garden views
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      Reviews for The Olive Thrush

      11 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Olivia Kilfoil
      09 July 2019

      Quaint little cottage, visited in winter and was very pleased to find not only a fireplace with wood, firelighters and matches provided but also a gas heater and electric blankets. Very cozy.

      Paul Harris
      08 July 2019

      Lovely cottage: Paul and Marguerite’s warm hospitality made it a special stay.

      Ursula Martini, Spain
      20 December 2016

      traveling for 2 monththis little gem was the most perfect accommondation we had. incl the little pond awnsome with the special atencion from Paul and Marguerite

      Robert Lee, South Africa
      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.

      Mark Wates, South Africa
      12 July 2015

      A most enjoyable place to spend time in Prince Albert. Fantastic attention to detail. Superb bedroom. Wonderful hosts. Quiet and beautiful surroundings.

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      The Olive Thrush is 0.6km from the centre of Prince Albert , the nearest airport 94.4km (George Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling