Accommodation in Villiersdorp
Villiersdorp is known for its old-fashioned hospitality and gentle farming community. Supplemented by an array of adventure and history, it shouldn’t be mistaken for just another thoroughfare town along the N1.
Its ideal location in the rural backyard of Cape Town makes it the perfect weekend hideaway. Villiersdorp’s unique offering of adventure keeps the whole family engaged, while its element of country seclusion makes it a winning choice for couples looking to get away. Visitors are spoilt with a variety of accommodation choices to suit every pocket and preference. A couple of places do welcome furry friends and look out for establishments that offer excellent winter specials, or child and pensioner rates.
Since Villiersdorp lies in a valley, most establishments in the centre of town have windows and doorsteps that look out onto gorgeous mountain views. There are also several historic cottages and farm-stay options lying just a few kilometres outside town, for those seeking even greater immersion into country life.
Guests who are looking to spend their days relaxing undisturbed near the fireplace with a good book can choose to stay at any number of self-catering units. For a romantic getaway, a cosy thatched cottage tucked away in the apple orchards is your best bet. Choose to be set among the Cape Fynbos and Protea foothills, or along the banks of the water. Adventure seekers and water babies can opt to stay just a stone’s throw away from the Theewaterskloof Dam where they can enjoy easy access to water sports.
Larger groups or families who enjoy preparing their meals together can choose to stay in fully equipped cottages or houses that sleep up to 15 people. There are also adequate function facilities for those on the lookout for their dream wedding or party venue. Some establishments are more than happy to provide dinner through prior arrangements if you feel like taking a night off from the kitchen.
Quite a few places in Villiersdorp offer a hybrid of self-catering and guest house lodging to suit your preferences. For those who find luxury in the smells of fresh coffee and bacon being cooked for them, there are several guest houses and bed and breakfasts to choose from. Here you can be treated to all the modern conveniences of a guesthouse. From DSTV, cleaning and laundry services, coffee and tea making facilities, dinner on request, and even a swimming pool that becomes a top drawcard during the summer heat.
For those who enjoy camping and sitting around a fire under the stars, Villiersdorp has a level campground right by the dam. The close proximity to the water provides hours of entertainment and has fostered a loyal group of holiday-makers returning year after year.
A trip to Villiersdorp is to experience country living at its best. Suited to satisfy even the most diverse preferences, treat yourself to the collective and authentic hospitality that is characteristic of the Villiersdorp spirit.