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May 9, 2012

La Chaumiere Guest House

About Us

The original section of this comfortable, charming home was built in 1906 and is surrounded by magnificent trees some 100 years old. The garden has numerous areas where guests can relax at the pool or follow the babbling stream through eighty acres of natural fauna and flora. The African thatch provides a cool haven in summer and in winter the oil heaters in each room, under floor heating in the main entertainment areas and the open fireplace make it cosy and warm. We share our home with our guests – a communal TV room where Mara has a marvellous collection of books, magazines and games. Some of the magazines are from way back……. 1950’s.

Accommodation Options:

Four guest rooms in the main house all with windows overlooking the beautiful gardens. Three of these are bathroom en-suite and the fourth room has a private bathroom at the foot of the stairs:
• ‘Kosmos Kamer’ and ‘Die Bo Kamer’ Two very spacious rooms, one above the other.
• ‘Tuin Kamer’ and ‘Voëltjie Kamer’. Two smaller cosy rooms also one above the other.

Self Catering:
• ‘La Cabernon’. Private cosy stone and thatch cabin.
• ‘Log Cabins’ on stilts high up among the tree tops situated next to each other. (Our delightfully new additions}


All beds have electric blankets for the winter months.

Kettles and coffee / tea trays in each room.

Laundry on request,

Satellite television in each room

Secure parking.

Picnic baskets or light lunches can be arranged.

Self catering is an option where you can enjoy your own braai using our bush kitchen next to the pool deck. Bring own briquettes, we supply all other utensils.

A fridge is available there for keeping your eats and drinks cool.

Breakfast arranged at your leisure, served on the veranda overlooking the beautiful garden. The menu consists of traditional and health-conscious breakfasts with Mara’s wonderful homemade jams and chutneys.


We boast the AA Travel Guides Accommodation Award, Semi-Finalist B&B Homestay. A B&B Homestay is an individually or family-owned establishment which has under 10 rooms. You are likely to stay in the same house as the family and the emphasis is on meeting and mixing with the family.

AA Recommended properties satisfy stringent minimum requirements. Highly Recommended properties present a product which offers high levels of professionalism and attention to detail in the decor, quality of furnishings and service.

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