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De Oude Huize Yard
De Oude Huize Yard
17A Stuart Street, Harrismith, Harrismith
Phone: 058 6230483
Cellphone: 082 2642763
Rates High Season: From R1 130 - R1 360
Rates Off Season: From R1 130 - R1 360
At De Oude Huize Yard, we offer accommodation with a difference. Our furniture is historical, each piece with its own story to tell, yet we still offer modern amenities to bring the 150 year old house up to speed – a little. If you enjoy a stay with us in Harrismith, you will take comfort in our rooms warmed up by crackling fire-places; oregon pine floors; cast iron baths with soaps and pampers; towelling gowns to wrap yourself in; books to captivate you and a chess set to keep you company. Some of our rooms have en suite bathrooms with separate baths and/or showers. Each room has its own private entrance that lead to your temporary home away from home. For bird watchers, the stoep of the Great Escape family room has Morris chairs awaiting your arrival for your very own winged theatre show.
GPS Coordinates: -28.2661,29.1229
Travelling on the N5 Bethlehem Road
Enter our town via the N5. Turn left at the four way stop. Go over a single bridge crossing the Wilge River. Go through a railway-subway and go straight over the robot. You will now be travelling in Murray Street. Continue in Murray Street. (You will pass a church on your left). At the next stop (cross Murray Street and Stuart Street) you will turn left into Stuart st. Continue in Stuart Street. You will find De Oude Huize in the street block between Bosshoff and Fraser streets. De Oude Huize Yard is the third house on the left.
Please note that there is no motor entrance in Stuart St. Our car entrance is situated in Bosshoff Street. Please park in Stuart Street and we will show you to the car entrance.
Travelling on the N3 from Johannesburg
Follow the N3 toward Harrismith. Take off-ramp nr 34 (Warden Street) into town.
Follow the road for 2.2km.
Follow Warden Street. You will cross the following streets: Victoria, Rhodes, Lombard and Fraser.Turn left into Bosshoff Street (You will pass the Excel garage on the left hand side and the Grand National Hotel will be on your right hand side.
We apologise there is no street name. Turn left into Stuart Street.
De Oude Huize Yard is the third house on the left.
Services, Features and Activities
In Harrismith, it’s not easy to be bored with the wide range of things to do, including:
• Trout fishing
• Water sport
• Bird watching
• Finding distinctive southern African curios and art pieces at Rheola’s.
• Kerkenberg. The Voortrekkers camped in the area while their leader, Piet Retief, negotiated with the Zulu leader, Dingane. After receiving reports of what the Voortrekkers interpreted as successful negotiations, Retief's daughter wrote his name, and the date, which was also his birthday, on the rock where they held a church service.
• Platberg. The 2394 metre 'flat mountain' is Harrismith's landmark.
• President Brand Park. A picnic area along the tranquil banks of the Wilge River.
• Sterkfontein Dam. The third largest dam in South Africa, and unusual as practically all the water is pumped up the escarpment from KwaZulu-Natal. Built before the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme was developed, this was a vital source of water for Gauteng.
• Swinburne. Now looking insignificant when compared to larger brothers, thissecond oldest bridge in the Free State, a National Monument, spans the Wilge River. At the official opening in 1884 it was claimed that, as it was the furthest of its kind towards the interior, it marked a distinct advance of the forces of civilization.
• The Town Hall. A graceful sandstone and brick building built in 1907, and a National Monument.
• Van Reenen Llandaff Oratory. National Monument which seats eight people, and was built in honour of Llandaff Matthew who tragically lost his life in an act of bravery in a coal mining disaster.
Ensuite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, TV in Room, Languages Spoken: English & Afrikaans, Children over 12 welcome, Breakfast, Dinner, SecureParking