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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A blissful stopover on our way home from Pretoria. Hennie and Sandra are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to ensure that every comfort is attended to. The tastefully decorated rooms are packed with delightful antiques and add character to the charming atmosphere of the house built in 1860. We listened in delight to the wonderful stories told...

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Darryl and Rosemary Thank you for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. We enjoyed your stay and we hope that your year will full of joy. Regards Hennie & Sandra

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and personal reception. A very comfortable stay in this quiet and quaint oasis in this town. The breakfast and dinner were well above what you might expect from a small guesthouse. Make sure you have the meals when you stay here. The wine does not quite match the quality of the food but the warm welcome and comfortable...

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Erik Thank you for your lovely review it is much appreciated. Sending you lots of blessings from South Africa Hennie & Sandra

Upton Grey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

At the end of five weeks in RSA starting in Pretoria, then Blue Train to CT and a leisurely drive along the coast and then inland back to the O Tambo airport we find ourselves here in this historical town of Harrismith. What a truly exceptional way to end a superb holiday. From the moment we arrived through two days...

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Ann and Terry What a delightful time we spend with you. Thank you so much for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. You have filled our lives with wonderful footprints. Lots of blessings from South Africa Hennie & Sandra

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Our first night in South Africa and what a wonderful start. Sandra and Hennie could not have been more helpful and charming. We felt as if we had met up with old friends. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. We hope our visit will be the first of many!!

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Lesley Thank you for your wonderful review. We are looking forward to your next visit. Keep well and sending you lots of blessings from South Africa Hennie & Sandra

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Hosts was amazing they where very obliging.Antiques was everywhere which you could remanis about all day long it was like stepping back in time.Breakfast was good you could have a help yourself buffet with a cooked breakfast after which left you very full .The view of the mountains was a bonus

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Karen and Keith Thank you for your wonderful review. It was wonderful to meet you. Sending you lots of blessings from South Africa Hennie & Sandra

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The place reminded me of a private museum I visited long ago: The Vittoriale at lake Garda in Italy. I wish I could have stayed longer. Enjoyed every minute. The hospitality, the house, the rooms, the garden, THE FOOD! A place I will always remember.

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Marcus Thank you is all we can say. Thank you for staying with the friends at our establishment. Hope to meet you again soon. Lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie & Sandra

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed for two nights in September 2016. There weather had turned freezing but here we were welcomed into a room with a wonderful coal burner that our host kindly lit for us. What I loved most about this place is the complete attention to every single detail. How the integrity of an old building has been maintained but all...

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Tanja and Dave What a wonderful privilege to have you over at our establishment. It was a wonderful experience and we hope that you will one day stay over again. May you have a wonderful 2017 in Singapore Hennie & Sandrfa

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thank you Sandra and Hennie for hosting us at De Oude Huize Yard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and meeting fellow travelers. Your hospitality is excellent. Our room, Great Escapes was lovely too. Lesley and John

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Lesley and John What a wonderful time we have had during your stay. Thanks for all the fun and laughter and the very special guests you are. Keep well in Botswana Hennie & Sandra

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What an amazing two nights.....! great hospitality, amazing food, awesome company, beautifully restored and very quante room! Home away from home, unbelivable tour guide (driving through town in a 1948 Chevy including a history tour of the town) will definitly be back! friends for life!!

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Craig and Lianne Thank you for being great guest! Wonderful to have you at our establishment. Thanks for the wonderful review. Sending lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie & Sandra

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent hosts with a great room and BnB. The room was spacious and even had a snack, and breakfast was awesome! Easy to walk to town and had secure parking as well. Harrismith is not a large town, and did not have the cleanest downtown. The BnB itself is fantastic though, and close to some good sights in the Drakensberg!

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Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Kevin As you mentioned you are a world citizen. Thank you for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. Sending you lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie and Sandra

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
De Oude Huize Yard is situated in a 150 year old building. It overlooks Platberg Mountain and is with-in easy access from the N3 and N5 highways. We are en-route between Johannesburg - or Thambo airport - and the Drakensberg. The house has been restored to its former glory and we offer a distinct olde world feel and hospitality. If you are looking for something different De Oude Huize Yard is for you. It's the place where time is standing still.We offer accommodation with a difference. Our furniture is historical - each with their own story but with modern amenities. We offer fire-places in the rooms, origan pine floors with the smell of wood, Sussex bath with soaps and pampers, toweling gowns, lots of books and chess set. Our rooms are en-suite with bath and separate shower. The suites do have private entrances. The stoep is equipped with Morris chairs for bird watching. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Oude Huize Yard

Address: 17 A Stuart Street | Eastern Free State, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range: $119 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Silkbridge, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Although each room has its own entrance, the Wisdom & Folly room is away from the other rooms and dining room so felt more private.”
 of 5 bubbles amandabV4283FL, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The attic/loft studio room with all the books is marvelous - I loved it. Very private too.”
 of 5 bubbles ronelb722, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles stephnea2013, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Nice rooms, we slept with three couples in different rooms. Furniture is nice, quality of beds could be better and because it is a old house sometimes a bit noisy. But anyhow it was a great experience and very nice authentic B&B.”
 of 5 bubbles 210heines, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
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