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About Desert Inn Guest House

Desert Inn Guest House is an elegant upmarket and tranquil guest house located in the center of town in Middelburg Eastern Cape. At Desert Inn Guest House, our aim is to make guests feel at home and provide professional and excellent services . Middelburg lies in the middle of the Karoo, surrounded by mountains and is halfway between Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein as well as Johannesburg and Cape Town, making it an ideal stopover location.

Just outside of town lies the Karoo National Park which is one of the main attractions to this part of the world and is home to black rhino, buffalo, Cape mountain zebra, and plenty of bird life. The town is also steeped in Anglo Boer War history.

Desert Inn Guest House offers two deluxe comfortable en-suite rooms with a kitchenette, four comfortable standard rooms with separate bathroom, two self-catering family units each with two bedrooms and a full kitchen and bathroom, and an Executive Studio and VIP Apartment , both with full kitchens and bathrooms, for the up market traveler. All our units are very cozy and comfortable to suit all our visitor's needs.
All rooms have a television with selected DSTV channels,bar-fridge, microwave, kettle, ceiling or stand fans, wall heater panels, electric blankets in the winter.
Breakfast and diner can be arranged on request.

A well equipped conference facility for up to 20 people and a banquet hall catering for up to 40 people is also available. We also offer a pool, secure safe play area for kids as well as plenty of safe parking.
We also have a licenced bar with seating. Meals or snack plates on request

Conference Venues: The guest house offers conference facilities and allocated areas for parties and special venues.

Family friendly: There is a play area in the garden for children.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Dinner & breakfast available on request.

Please book dinner at least 1 day before or no later than 12:00pm on the date of arrival.

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Double/Twin Standard Double/Twin Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 Cosy and comfortable double or single room. En-suite, fridge, microwave and coffee/tea facilities. The option of Double... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Family Suite Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 2 Bedroom(1 Queen size and second bedroom with 2 single beds) self catering unit with fully equipped kitchen and lounge.... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Superior Deluxe Room Superior Deluxe Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 1 bedroom (Queen size) and bathroom with a bath and shower with Coffee/tea making facilities. Breakfast optional Dinner... see more
            • Rooms Adults
              • Premier Queen Studio Premier Queen Studio Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Beautiful Studio with fully equipped kitchen and seating area. Desk to work at and plenty of cupboard space. En-suite... see more
                • Adults
                  • Premier King / Twin Suite Premier King / Twin Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Premier King Suite with a king bed that can be two single beds. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, shower... see more
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Desert Inn Guest House

                      7 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Clare Hearne, South Africa
                      24 September 2016

                      It was extremely disappointing! We felt as though we were sleeping on a main road - which had trucks and cars passing all through the night. Our beds were SIX meters from the road and it was impossible to sleep with all the noise. I would never recommend this B and B to anyone. There was also a payment error which was apparently Safaris fault - I am still waiting for my reversal to come back to my account.

                      Gerald Martin, South Africa
                      06 January 2015

                      It was a last minute decision to stay at in a town approximately half way between the Western Cape and Joburg. With many facilities either fully booked, or failing to reply, we got an instant reply from the Desert Inn.The family room we had was excellent - king sized bed, allowed both girls to sleep with mom and dad (to our dismay), instead of on their own single beds in the second room.DSTV was convenient to keep the girls entertained, although they just wanted to roam around outside on the grass.Summer = mosquito's, so remember to bring tabard with.

                      Shelley Berning, South Africa
                      05 January 2015

                      Desert Inn is a lovely little gem in Midddelburg; they welcomed us and our puppies for our overnight stay to and from the coast. The rooms were clean and met all our needs. In the self catering section, our puppies were able to play in the grassy enclosed area. Definitely recommended!

                      Guy Chennells, South Africa
                      04 January 2015

                      We were in room 4. Clean with comfy beds and pillows. No major complaints, but some small issues listed below.Tiny TV. No tea/coffee to go with the kettle and cups. Window opened onto car port (noisy) and the smell of the owners cigarette smoke drifted in on the morning.Parking space requires cars to park each other in (we were parked in in the morning and took a while to get out).Breakfast only served from 8am - late for travelers.

                      Adrian de Melo, South Africa
                      03 January 2015

                      Great unit. Clean and big. Well maintained and has all the necessary facilities.

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                      Desert Inn Guest House is 0.1km from the centre of Middelburg (Eastern Cape) , the nearest airport 284.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling