Welcome to the Old Jail

Lovingly restored

to it's former glory

In the heart of the Karoo

The Old Jail in the peaceful Karoo farming town of Willowmore, Eastern Cape offers a unique accommodation experience for tourists, business travelers and sports enthusiasts alike.
Flanked by the spectacular Baviaanskloof and Swartberg mountain ranges, this striking 1880s building is on the edge of the town and is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the area.
Now lovingly restored and renovated, the building is surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens. Although oozing character and retaining many original features, it has now been given a new – and less intimidating – lease of life as a welcoming B&B with self-catering accommodation and an art gallery.

"Wow! What a lovely place. Tasteful! Such attention to detail. Meticulous! Chocolates on our pillows, beautiful linen. Facecloths and a hairdryer made me so happy. Highly recommended."

− KL, East London

"A very unique place. A historical building sympathetically restored and uplifted to its present status of being the most beautiful and luxurious Guest House on the N9 between Addo Elephant Park / Graaf Reinet / Ousdtshoorn and George."

− GT, Knysna

"We expected a quirky experience when going to 'jail' for a couple of nights but what came as a wonderful surprise was the beautiful renovation."

− TN, England