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“Little Karoo Gem”

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The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 28 Colesberg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
1 review
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“Little Karoo Gem”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

This a beautiful decorated guesthouse with all the luxuries that you would expect to find from five star accomodation. One would almost want to drive from Johannesburg to cape Town just to sleep over. The parking is off street and convenient.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

it was nice staying at Light House guest house. We were traveling from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and we booked this for rest in between. We found it very convenient and peaceful. Kids enjoyed the garden area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

I can definitely recommend the Lighthouse for a pleasant stay. All the necessary amenities are there, room was comfortable, beds great, breakfast was amazing and a restaurant just across the road with great food for dinner - after a long trip it is nice to just park the car behind locked gates and forget about it. Really pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

The Lighthouse in particular and Colesberg in general, are in the right place for an overnight stop on the long journey from the Drakensbergs to Cape Town. The owners are friendly and work hard to accommodate individual guest's requirements. Having said that, the place is tired and in need of refurbishment.
There are a multitude of guest houses in Colesberg many of which do not appear on TripAdvisor and I may well try elsewhere on a future trip.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wilderness, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Clean and tidy is always a good sign when one enters a guest house for the first time. This was definitely the case when I recently staid over at The Lighthouse Guesthouse. The hosts warm welcome and friendliness on arrival reassured me further that I had chosen the right place to overnight on my recent trip to Gauteng. Although situated on the main road through Colesberg the rooms we occupied were quite and peaceful. We chose to eat dinner at the establishment across the road and were rewarded with a warm welcome and a hearty meal that was the cherry on top of a great experience!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

On a long road trip with my 18 year old daughter recently; Colesberg looked like the perfect stopover destination... and after TripAdvisor reviews (what else?) I booked into this property for a brief overnight B&B stay. On arrival (late Sunday afternoon) the town seemed closed, but the property hosts were on call and a speedy check in to a somewhat dated decor and furniture-wise room, but clean and comfortable with ALL the requirements, was completed quickly and efficiently. SuperSport 3 on DStv meant I didn't miss my favourite football team live and thereafter we took 'mine host's' recommendation for a meal in the restaurant directly across the road - called JC's (I think). A great meal - really good; with Karoo delicacies served by recommendation off the menu and more great service...

Sleepwise, a comfortable clean bed with electric blanket against the winter cold was very welcome. My daughter and I shared a two bedroomed unit (No 9) with a central bathroom, which contained both a good bath and shower with solar heated water. Following a good hearty breakfast and lashings of coffee the next morning we checked out... with the B&B's card tucked away. If I did another long CT or PE - JHB roadtrip; I'm booking here again. Great rate too of R750 for the stay and 2 breakfasts.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

What a splendid place with wonderful hosts and beautiful rooms. We had such a wonderful time here, complete with beautiful gardens and one of the best breakfasts we've had in a while! So friendly and helpful. We just booked to stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Guesthouse

Property: The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Address: 40A Church Street | Upper Karoo, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Colesberg
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Colesberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lighthouse Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brian, Bianca, Mike and Hettie welcome you to The Lighthouse Guest House B&B in Colesberg, one of the finest and most established accommodation facilities in the heart of the Great Karoo. For over 24 years, friends, family, travelers, tourists and business clients have chosen The Karoo Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast as their choice in luxury, reasonably priced overnight accommodation. Expect a warm welcome, friendly personal service and distinctive style. "Regional Finalist in the 2012 and 2013 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards" With 13 beautiful en-suite units to choose from, ample secure parking, and a cosy breakfast room which can seat up to 30 people. Their 4 recommendable fully licensed family restaurants within comfortable walking distance. Dine at Die Platterlander, Bordeaux Restaurant , JC's Pizzeria & Pub across the road from us or the Horse and Mill Pub to enjoy the very best Karoo style cooking in the Northern Cape South Africa. Whether on your way to a family holiday at the sea (Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, Herold's Bay, Hartenbos, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town, Langebaan and St Francis Bay are our customer's favorite destinations), a hunting week-end with friends to the Eastern Cape or Northern Cape, traveling to the Kruger National Park, or just on a business trip, we can accommodate your needs with a comfortable stop-over before your final destination. If you are visiting South Africa for the first time, we wish to be your home away from home on the long distance drive between all the major attractions in South Africa. The Lighthouse Guest House Bed &Breakfast is situated in the main street of Colesberg, the perfect halfway stop town just off the N1 Highway between all major centers: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg. The Lighthouse Guesthouse B&B is one of the best overnight rest-stops on your long journey through the Northern Cape and welcomes all weary travelers in search for a place to Sleep, business professionals looking for last minute accommodation or tourists visiting the historic town of Colesberg. ... more   less 
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