Art Gallery, swimming pool, bird watching, Koi dam

The facilities at our Historical Old Jail include our Art Gallery  which contains a private collection of classical sculptures and paintings from mostly South African artists, as well as contemporary Art and selected Antiques.

Most of the art works  are for sale to our guests. Whilst enjoying our delicious  breakfast in our Gallery you can admire the magnificent collection.

NEW..! From October 2016 our 12 meter salt water swimming pool in the Hard Labour Court Yard will be available to our house guests.Please ask at reception when checking in for your personal pool towel.

Bird watching: Due to intensive bird feeding in our harsh winter months our bird population has increased significantly. Sit in our park like gardens and watch them coming in to feed, bathe and drink. Various bird baths or the main Koi dam and fountain have been set up and created for the birds and the bees. In our lower gardens we have not “ scoffeled“ — Afrikaans word for weeding — for the past 5 years. Magically the flowers in all their different colours and forms erupt in spring time. Bees and butterflies have joined our growing bird population. Here too you will find our succulents and fygies. Many other indigenous plants are taking root and multiplying.

40 Fruit trees, plums, apples, pears. cherries, mulberries, raspberries and grape vines  behind the buildings have been planted. A proud rooster and his 7 hens make sure that a free range egg lands on your breakfast plate lovingly prepared into a delicious cheese omelette. Fresh seasonal  fruit is harvested from our orchards in summer for the your breakfast fruit salad.