As its name intended, the little town of Vredendal, which borders on the southern tip of the Namaqualand region, is named after a peace settlement that brought harmony between two sparring parties.

Art Guest Accommodation BnB
Art Guest Accommodation is a bed and breakfast accommodation establishment situated in Lutzville, a picturesque little town in the Olifants River Valley in the Western Cape. Located near Vredendal, it is only a short 20-minute drive from Strandfontein and Doringbaai on the West Coast of South Africa.

Accommodation is offered in three lovely and comfortable en-suite double rooms and features also includ a gift shop and a coffee shop under the lapa. The guest house and coffee shop is owner-managed by artist Hilda Vermeulen and her husband At, a photographer.

The fully serviced double rooms have private entrances, off-street parking is provided and delicious breakfasts are served either inside on in the lapa. Each room is equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a bar fridge and a television with all local channels, M-Net and DStv sport and movie channels. Internet and fax facilities are also available on the premises. Guests are not restricted to their rooms and have access to all lounge areas in the guest house, and children are welcome too.

In true Hilda-style there is a surprise around every corner in this warm and friendly bed and breakfast establishment. Each en-suite room has been uniquely decorated not to look like any of the others. Some of the furnishings were handmade by At, with finishing touches added by Hilda. The artistic genes were handed down to their children and the handy work of Hilda’s son is also visible throughout Art Guest Accommodation.

Art Guest Coffee Shop offers delicious light meals, sweet treats and a variety of coffee, tea and cappuccino for individuals or groups of up to 25 in one of four areas throughout the establishment. Hilda invites you to enjoy her homemade cooking in complete privacy or join the rest of the patrons in any of the public areas on the premises.

Onderhoek is a beautiful working wine farm situated just three kilometres outside Vredendal on the R363. Vredendal is possibly best known for its famous wines and situated in the beautiful Olifants River valley.

We offer a large Victorian farmhouse sleeping 12 guests, one self-catering unit sleeping two guests and a campsite for 20 people. Renowned for its intricate irrigation scheme, the Olifants River allows for extensive agriculture and viticulture in the area. The valley is green and fertile, surrounded by the majestic Gifberg, Maskam and Koebee peaks, creating a peaceful haven with a magical setting for getting away from it all.

Vredendal is centrally located and the ideal base from which to explore the wild flowers in Spring, Namaqualand, the rugged Cape West Coast and the sandstone Matzikama Mountains. It
includes the large vineyards of Namaqua Wines, Klawer and Lutzville and a number of petite boutique cellars, all of which produce some reward winning wines. Experience also the typical West Coast hospitality.


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