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Voëlroepersfontein Guest House & Writers Retreat

Voëlroepersfontein Guest House

Voëlroepersfontein Guest House & Writers Retreat (Self Catering, Wifi, Functions & Weddings, Accommodation)

Voëlkroepersfontein Gastehuis en Skrywersretreat (Selfsorg, Funksies Troues en onthale sowel as akkommodasie)


Voëlroepersfontein* Guest House & Writers’ Retreat lies hidden between magnificent trees in the historical town of Albertinia in the Western Cape. For more than a century underground water has been welling up from the dark, fertile ground, filling two dams and providing the sweeping gardens with water. The origin of this hidden source is 21 fountains – often referred to as the “eyes” of the desert – on 1.6 hectares first named Kannafontein. It still serves its life-giving purpose for the new owner, who aptly renamed it Voëlroepersfontein three years ago.

​In no time at all, the fauna and flora-loving owner has created a haven for our feathered friends. Even the chickens have names and the birds enjoy a menu according to taste and preference.​

The old-world charm of the house – in the shape of a bird – with massive rooms facing north, was built by a mayor in the days of yore. From the living rooms on the ground floor and the library and balcony upstairs, two enormous wings flow symmetrically, slanting towards the back. On both sides two enormous wild fig trees stand waiting. Both have been nominated as South African Champion Trees. The larger of the two, The Whispering Tree, is being accorded Champion Tree status by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. At night the two gigantic Ficus burkei are lit up and the twisted trunks create a magical sphere. Dimmer lights invite exploration of Voëlroepersfontein’s footpaths.....


General Information

Double: 2 people sharing: From R680
Single: From R380
Weekly discount: 25%
Monthly discount: 50%
Special discount for authors
1 night minimum stay
Cancellation: Flexible
Well-equipped shared kitchen for guests
Laundry facilities
Ironing-boards & irons
Hair dryers on request
Discount on group reservations: Negotiable (Voëlroepersfontein is highly recommended for group stays. Accommodation available for 16 people)


Marietjie Coetzee

Tel: 028 735 1016

Cell: 076 869 5180

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