Home away from Home
Established sometime around 1800.
De Oude Opstal (the oldest house in Robertson) is a historical Cape Dutch Manor House located on an acre in Robertson, in the Breede River Valley of wine and roses, in the Western Cape. Beautifully restored and decorated with a stunning location amidst beautiful gardens, vineyards and breathtaking views to the Langeberg mountains. De Oude Opstal, the only historic Cape Dutch Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse in Robertson, is in a cul-de-sac road in a quiet and safe residential area of Robertson. We offer three luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air conditioning, a bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs with selected DStv channels, Wi-Fi Internet and a private entrance. Guests can relax and stay refreshed around the large swimming pool. Enjoy a round of golf at Silwerstrand Golf Course or take a day trip to one of the many wine farms in the Robertson Wine Valley. We offer free secure off-street parking for guests.
De Oude Opstal Guesthouse and Accommodation in Robertson in the Heart of the Cape Winelands.
3 luxury appointed rooms with en-suite facilities, air conditioning, a bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs with selected DStv channels, Wi-Fi Internet and private entrances.
This 23 m2 comfortable and luxury room with aircon overlooks the private terrace with fountain. Bathroom has a shower only. Step out of the room straight into the garden with its beautiful arrangement of flowers. It is fully equipped for self catering should it be desired otherwise breakfast is included in the room rate.
This 30 m2 luxury and spacious room, with air conditioning, offers a view towards the Langeberg mountains and has its own private patio. Access to the room is via a staircase which ensures that guests have a breathtaking view of the garden. It is fully equipped for self catering should it be desired otherwise breakfast is included in the room rate.
Out of Africa
This 40 m2 luxury and very spacious room with aircon overlooks the private terrace with fountain. Bathroom has a shower and bathtub. Step out of the room straight into the garden with its beautiful arrangement of flowers. It is fully equipped for self catering should it be desired otherwise breakfast is included in the room rate.
We Believe in Quality
With only three rooms available at our guesthouse, we believe that service and good quality is key in providing guests with an experience that will turn guests into friends as opposed to just customers.
History of De Oude Opstal
This house is situated on the banks of the Hoops River and was included under the section council of Robertson before it was incorporated by the municipality. Who the first owner of the beautiful old Dutch house was, is not known. Looking at the gable of the house it can be dated back to the beginning of 19th century as in 1853 it was already known as the old farmhouse.
In February 1945 the house was auctioned and it was bought by a young businessman, Johan de Jong for the amount of R2400. With a few helpers and a lot of faith he started to renovate the ruined house. On one of glass panes of the window the name P G Roos was scratched out with a diamond. According to town records he was ‘hounded out of town’ in 1867 after he misbehaved himself.
This relates also to the question – was De Oude Opstal haunted? According to Mr. De Jong, he thought it did. Though he didn’t believe in ghosts, but some strange things did happen, like doors and windows rattling. He thought about an old lady that died in the house and about Mr P G Roos that carved his name into a window pane. This is still visible today. It was later established that the rattling was caused by the train when passing through Robertson. Whatever might have happened in these early days, we the current owners live a very happy life in De Oude Opstal and some of these mysteries will most probably stay forever.
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De Oude Opstal
De Oude Opstal Guesthouse
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+27 (0) 23 626-6840 (Phone)
+27 (0) 78 626-2618 (Mobile)
1 Warren Street
We are located in the heart of the Robertson Winelands