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About The Barracks

An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.

The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.

The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers.

Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 115 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Note : Rates for 2018, R550 pp sharing pn including a full English Breakfast
R750 per single person pn including a Full English Breakfast
R30.00 p pet Per Night - No Meals
Dinner must be booked prior to arrival at...
Note : Rates for 2018, R550 pp sharing pn including a full English Breakfast
R750 per single person pn including a Full English Breakfast
R30.00 p pet Per Night - No Meals
Dinner must be booked prior to arrival at least 12 hours prior
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Reviews for The Barracks

115 guest reviews Reviews of

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Dilip Jade
03 April 2018

We had horrible experience at this establishment. We arrived late at 9.00pm. We could not sleep the whole night as there were so many insects and bugs in the bed. There were so many mosquitoes in the room, it was impossible to sleep. There is great risk of Guests falling sick ! Ceiling fan was shaking abnormally and making so much noise, it could be unsafe for the guest. Safarinow should not include such establishments into their recommendation.

Rod Gray
11 February 2018

Fans need replacing.

Johannes Van Niekerk
15 December 2017

Very well managed established and excellent overnight in Colesburg - will definately use again and highly recommend

Werner Amsel
14 December 2017

Well appointed and good value for money.We shall return

Dagmar Hansen
14 December 2017

We loved the historical details which remain in the rooms and dining area and the friendly hosts. Supper which included lamb shanks was delicious!

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The Barracks Map

The Barracks is 0.8km from the centre of Colesberg , the nearest airport 216.1km (Kimberley Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Colesberg

Colesberg Tennis Club

(0.8 km from Colesberg)

This club is open for tennis pro's and recreational players alike. For more information, contact Carel Kritzinger on 051-7531290.

Colesberg Walking Tours

(1.1 km from Colesberg)

Great walking tours can be organized by the tourism office. These tours include historical sights and nature trails. Learn of the approximately 40 families comprising the Karoo Nomads, get a grasp of local history, revisit the past in the old...

Colesberg Golf Club

(2.8 km from Colesberg)

Colesberg Golf Club sports a wonderful 9-hole course, designed by Gary Player. Facilities include a driving range, bar and locker room.

Anglo-Boer War Sites

(0.6 km from Colesberg)

Over 1000 English and Boer soldiers fought different battles in the Anglo-Boer war in Colesberg. There are quite a few sites in and around Colesberg that provide amazing historical value. The Plato Camp, Grenadier Guard Rock, the Suffolk 'koppie',...