De Bergkant Lodge is a beautiful Cape Dutch homestead in the enchanting town of Prince Albert, home to the majestic and world-renowned Swartberg Pass and the destination of choice for hundreds of travel and adventure explorers looking for a relaxing and luxurious stay in the wide open spaces of the Karoo.
Situated at the top of main Church Street as you enter the village, De Bergkant Lodge is a combination of heritage buildings and 4-star modern amenities. Comprising four spacious accommodation suites and five double rooms, our guests also enjoy two large sparkling salt water swimming pools, sauna, steam bath and lush green terraces with manicured lawns.
An ancient fig tree at our entrance bears witness to the many delighted local and international guests we have had the pleasure of hosting over the years, many who return again and again to become old friends.
Our rates include bed and breakfast enjoyed by the pool side while red-breasted Cardinal birds join you at the bird feeder amidst their sweet morning chatter.
Village life Prince Albert
For dinner, the village center is within easy walking distance of De Bergkant Lodge and offers many top-class restaurants and eateries as well as local attractions such as The Showroom Theatre with a lively menu of theatre entertainment and film attractions.
Book a night tour with our local Prince Albert Ghost Whisperer who guides visitors on moonlight ghost walks and will regale you with stories of ancient tales and fables. Another night tour through Astro Tours reveals the secrets and mysteries of the glimmering night skies where the Milky Way cuts a swathe against a midnight-black backdrop and is perfect for avid astrologers and amateur stargazers alike.
Framing the horizon, the ancient Swartberg Mountains, part of the Cape fold mountain range, rise like a massive wave, feeding crystal clear water into the village, down rocky mountain slopes to finally fill furrows which meander through the Prince Albert streets of architectural and historical wonder.
Choose your Perfect Accommodation Suite
@ De Bergkant Lodge all our rooms and suites are named after an indigenous flower and identified by beautiful hand-painted plaques by local artist Marguerite Beneke. Choose your perfect accommodation fit for your next weekend escape or holiday travel adventure in Prince Albert and make sure to book your stay well ahead of time.
The Watsonia Suite is located inside the original main house of De Bergkant Lodge built in 1858 and declared a national monument.
It offers two standalone rooms, lounge and a bedroom with en suite bathroom and a king size extra length bed. Décor features various antique furniture and the suite still has its original Yellowwood floor and ceiling with two original paintings from George Coutouvidis, a local artist.
The Tritonia Suite is located in the extension of the main house and is garden and pool facing and also boasts original Yellowwood floor and ceilings. With two rooms, lounge and bedroom with en suite bathroom, its king size extra length bed can be converted into two extra length single beds. Outside the suite, is a seating area with a table, two chairs and a parasol.
The Arum Lily Suite is located at the edge of the extension of the main house and is garden and pool facing with tiled flooring. It offers a lounge and a bedroom with en suite bathroom and a king size extra length bed, which can be converted into two extra length single beds and instead of pictures in the lounge, we have various framed old maps of Africa on the wall. The patio features a table and chairs with parasol.
We call the Protea Suite our Honeymoon Suite. Located in a separate building (the Old Stable) it is garden and pool facing with its own sheltered veranda. This suite has one large room which is split into lounge and bedroom with en suite bathroom. The Suite offers a king size extra length bed and features a mix of both antique and modern furniture with a tiled floor.
The double room Bulbinella is located at the beginning of the extension of the main house and is both garden and courtyard facing.
It’s a large room with two extra length single beds featuring a wooden floor with en suite bathroom. The two extra length single beds can be converted into a king size extra length bed. The room has antique furniture and a little seating area with tea table and two chairs. The patio features a table and chairs with parasol.
Aristea is located on the ground floor in the Georgian building and is courtyard facing with a tiled floor and en suite bathroom. The room has a king size extra length bed and accompanying antique furniture, with a little seating area with tea table and two chairs.
Drosera is located on the ground floor in the Georgian building and is also courtyard facing, with a tiled floor and en suite bathroom. It features twin-beds (two extra-length single beds) which can be converted into a king size extra length bed. It also has a little seating area with tea table and two chairs.
Disa is a double room located on the upper floor in the Georgian building and has been affectionately named by our guests as the ‘Tree Room’. Offering similar dimensions and furnishings as the above mentioned double rooms with the added advantage of a bird’s eye view - when you look out of the windows into the courtyard your vision reaches right into the mighty boughs of the wild fig tree.
Under the wild fig tree in the courtyard are little tables and chairs especially for the guest being accommodated in the Georgian building.
All of our rooms @ De Bergkant Lodge feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, Nespresso coffee machine, tea and coffee facilities, TV with DStv, hairdryer, umbrella, pool towels, a security safe and USB plug(s). We offer underfloor heating in all bathrooms and also in all rooms which have a tiled floor. Our Hospitality Premium Package provides for a laptop size safe, fridge, stocked mini bar, fruit platter, bottle of still water and bathrobes.
Every bathroom @ De Bergkant Lodge also offers a Victorian double shower and a Victorian bathtub decorated throughout with black and white timeless Victorian style tiling.
Our reception area and cocktail bar, which runs on an honesty bar basis is hosted in the main dining area of the main homestead where you will find a pleasing selection of antiques and historical South African paintings adorning the walls.
Don't forget to book your private massage with our in-house masseuse who is always ready on hand to help you get into pure holiday mode so you can enjoy your stay fully rested and relaxed.
Welcome to De Bergkant Lodge in charming Prince Albert. We just know you are going to enjoy your stay with us because TripAdvisor keeps us posted about all our happy and satisfied guests. We do hope to see you soon. Book now on www.debergkant.com.