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About Van Zijl Guesthouses

Van Zijl Guesthouses is an ideal stopover for tourists travelling north or south and should be visited throughout the year and not just during flower season. These six guest houses are beautifully restored traditional sandstone buildings, typical of the architecture and stone masonry of Nieuwoudtville.

All guest houses are fully equipped for self-catering, although it is highly recommended that you indulge in the country cuisine served at Smidswinkel Restuarant. The restaurant is within walking distance of all the guest houses, so you are not inconvenienced by long drives for an excellent meal, local wine and good company. The restaurant and information centre is situated in a large sandstone building which, many years ago, was occupied by the last blacksmith in Nieuwoudtville. It offers traditional farm-style meals, and for the adventurous we will even prepare baked "skilpadjies" (liver) or a traditional sheep head.

Guests are invited to enjoy a traditional, yet exciting holiday with everything needed for true relaxation.


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


SAVE 15% Midweek

Stay between 02 Nov 2021 and 31 Jan 2022 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Tue,Wed,Thu.

  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 02 Nov 2021 and 31 Jan 2022)

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Stay between 02 Nov 2021 and 02 Feb 2022 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Fri,Sat,Sun.

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Reviews for Van Zijl Guesthouses

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Joey Bayley
10 October 2019

It was a lovely stay in a spacious clean house with everything that we might need. The garden was tranquil and pretty with lovely indigenous plants and lots of birds. Lovely midweek or weekend getaway. Next time will make it during the flower season for added enjoyment.

Charlie de Boer
11 July 2019

The front door lock should be replaced .

Keith Bosenberg
01 January 2019

We arrived at Van Zijl Guesthouse and met Hendrick Van Zijl. What an amazing person - incredibly knowledgeable about the area and nothing was too much trouble. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the wild flowers and even drove 60 km to show us certain plants of interest. We were all totally overwhelmed - he then gave us a wonderful talk on the flowers, succulents, etc.. of the area - a massive privilege. We stayed in a huge house in a quiet beautiful area. The home was immaculate with everything we could need to make our stay enjoyable. I'll be back!!!

Malcolm Sims
03 September 2018

The cottage we stayed in was surrounded by a multitude of flowers and there were 5 resident peacocks to make you really feel in the country. The cottage had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

George Webster
09 August 2018

Heating of the units

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Van Zijl Guesthouses is 0.6km from the centre of Nieuwoudtville , the nearest airport 293.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling