Van Zylsrus Hotel Van Zylsrus / Northern Cape - SA

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Van Zylsrus Hotel / Northern Cape / SA & Namibia border
  • Name of Facility: Van Zylsrus Hotel
  • Region: Northern Cape / South Africa
  • Town (nearest): Van Zylsrus
  • Category: Small hotel
  • Description: A pioneer and entrepreneur started a small shop in Vanzylsrus in the early 1950’s to cater for local farmers and travellers who passed through this town on their way to Botswana. Tired travellers were seeking more than just a shop and soon rooms were added to provide shelter and food. A liquor license was obtained and this lodge entered an era of growth, becoming a hotel of note. The hotel traded under the name of “Gemsbok Hotel”. Many tourists, hunters and travellers would still have interesting stories to tell about the old hotel. In 2006 the new owners saw potential in this small Kalahari town. They purchased the then “run-down” hotel, demolished the entire place and the new jewel and oasis of the Kalahari was born – transforming some of the debris into art which can be viewed throughout the Hotel. The new Hotel opened its doors to the public in December 2007.
  • Accommodation: The boutique hotel consists of six spacious en-suite bedrooms and one luxurious honeymoon suite. Entering the rooms one immediately notices the way in which each room was individually styled with hand-crafted basins, mirrors and paintings. Each room has a unique flowing theme displaying typical Kalahari creatures. All rooms are equipped with air conditioners, televisions and hair dryers. The rooms are furnished with antique cupboards and hand made bedside tables. There is also a self-catering coffee facility. The honeymoon suite in addition, has a heated outside shower in a private garden and many more handcrafted artworks.
  • Facilities
  • Cuisine: their highly trained kitchen staff will ensure that you enjoy several of our mouth-watering dishes, ranging from ethnic Kalahari cuisine to our famous Kalahari steaks. Meals are served in the beautiful dining room or on the spacious stoep where the arid Kalahari heat is tamed by several outdoor mist coolers.
  • Conference facility: The conference facility caters for a minimum of 10 delegates and can double as a rendezvous for a team-building weekend.
  • Bar: This is the watering hole of the Kalahari where visitors can wash down the dust of the road, experience the history of this unique desert town and absorb the stories told by local farmers and other fellow travellers – for the easy going folk we have a luxurious lounge where one can relax or get lost in a book.
  • Swimming pool: Another addition to this desert oasis is a sparkling swimming pool where patrons can sip on a cocktail in the shallow water or get some colour on the pale skin!
  • African boma: Enjoy good wine and a tasty braai around a crackling aromatic wood fire in our private boma
  • Curio Shop: Our display of fabulous curio, which has been created by local Kalahari inhabitants, will tempt any pocket into a purchase.
  • Activities in the area:
  • Hunting; 4x4 excursions; game viewing; spectacular bird watching
  • Kanabo Stays says: Ever dreamt of living/staying in a "way back when" cowboy town admits cattle ranches wearing leathers, a stetson and gun holsters, riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo, like a Rhinestone Cowboy. Well we found that place....You will not regret.
  • Kanabo Stays rating: KS2 - click link to see KS Ratings
  • Kanabo Green rating: KSG1 - click link to see KS Green ratings
  • GPS Co-ordinates: - S2652'40.2 E02203'10.5
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Daniel Nothnagel

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