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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The owner's were warm and accomodating. Only stayed one night and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in the morning. Rooms and property were nicely decorated with antiques and fabricated artwork. Our room was very spacious.

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Bingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked from the U.K. via the internet for an overnight stay in Harrismith to break the drive from O.R.T. to Ballito. My wife and I are elderly [79, & 83] and as requested had a room with easy access, and from the moment we arrived Hennie and Sandra could not have been more friendly or attentive. I cannot praise...

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Centurion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can some it all up as; "my wife and I arrived as strangers and left as friends" The manner in which Hennie and Sandra engaged with us and the other residents is highly commendable and really made us feel at home. The food we enjoyed you will find in the best restaurants in SA

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Steve and Isabel Thank you for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sending lots of blessings . Hennie & Sandra

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is always a pleasure to stay at De Oude Huize Yard in Harrismith. We were, as usual, met with hospitality and friendliness. The accommadation and food were excellent. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Hess Thank you for staying over at our establishment and it was wonderful to welcome you to our town. We appreciate your review and thank you for the time spent in writing it. Sending you lots of blessings Hennie & Sandra

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful old house with lots of antiques!!! Wonderful hosts Hennie and Sandra, delicious breakfast, and beautiful rooms. Even got some cheese, crackers and sherry on arrival! I stayed for 2 nights, but will definitely return.

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Annelien Thank you for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. We are looking forward to your next stay Sending blessings from Harrismith Hennie & Sandra

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The room was extremely cosy and very comfortable.. Great WIFI. Hosts hospitable. Breakfast excellent. Overall a magic spot to stop over. Location very central and their garden is spectacular with the views over the mountains.

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thanks for staying over at our establishment it was a privilege to have you over. Once again congratulations on your daughters birthday Sending lots of blessings from Harrismith to Nelspruit Regards Hennie & Sandra

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2016

At De Oude Huize, all people are greated with a warm and friendly welcome. The antiques are quite unique and are arranged beautifully. The rooms are huge and each one is decorated differently, making your stay extra special! The owners take time to get to know their guests and they also take a unique photo to remember all guests and...

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Lieschen Thank you for your wonderful review and we would like to thank you for the time spend in writing it. Best wishes for your studies. Greetings Hennie & Sandra

johannesburg
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Harrismith doesn't have many options for a stayover, but we were lucky to pick De Oude Huize Yard where Sandra and Hennie were wonderful hosts. They were welcoming and gave us one of their prime rooms (we booked at short notice for an emergency trip to Maritzburg from Jhb and needed to break the journey. Comfortable and interesting place, well...

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Archie and Didi Thank you for your time to write this review. It was wonderful to meet you. Much appreciated Regards Hennie & Sandra

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Most beautiful house and wonderful bedding. Very nice people and they even invited us for a drink before supper. And we were also surprised with sherry in our room. Perect after a long day of driving.

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Irene Thanks you for your wonderful review. It is much appreciate. Hope to see you again. Sending blessings from Harrismith

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I had to return to South Africa for my mothers funeral. At the last minute we decided to travel after the funeral to visit family in Durban. It was a wonderful welcoming experience thanks to our hosts. The food was excellent, coming from Sydney in Australia we were quite disappointed in the standard of food in SA restaurants except for...

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deoudehuize, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Louis and Lesley Thank you so much for your wonderful review and your kind words. It is much appreciated. Keep well in Australia Regards Hennie & Sandra

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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: RM285 - RM409 (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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