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About Avondrust Guesthouse - Somerset East

Housed in a delightful Victorian-style building on the corner of Rawson and Louis Trichardt Streets, Avondrust Guesthouse presents itself as an upmarket 3 Star guest house. Just one block away from Main Street, it is within walking distance of all shops, schools and restaurants.

We offer seven rooms with en-suite bathrooms. All of the rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, fridges, electric blankets and fans. Three of the rooms are air-conditioned. We also have a self-catering Garden Flat which sleeps four guests. Four of the rooms open onto a large wooden deck which overlooks the mountain. We have secure parking, DStv and a laundry service. Breakfast is served in a refurbished stable exhibiting a rustic atmosphere that is beautifully decorated. A large wooden deck at the back of the house has a magnificent view of the mountain. We have off-street parking, a braai facility, and lunch boxes and dinner can be arranged.

The forested, mountainous backdrop creates a dramatic setting for the town which is within sight of no less than 16 waterfalls. This is where you will find the thickly wooded Boschberg Nature Reserve, with its popular hiking trails including a 15 km circular route to an overnight hut at the summit of the mountain. Somerset East is an excellent birdwatching destination. Other adventures include trout fishing on five local dams, as well as rainbow and brown trout fishing in the Glen Avon Waterfall pools. The 9-hole golf course is said to be one of the most beautiful in the country.

Annual events include the Castle Lager Biltong Festival which is held every year around July, the Caltex Bruintjieshoogte Cycle Tour and marathon run between Pearston and Somerset East every year during March, and the Spring Rose and Flower Show is known to produce some of the finest roses in the country.

We have braai facilities and secure locked parking.

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Avondrust Guesthouse - Somerset East

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Victor Mlumbi
23 March 2019

The place is welcoming

Johann Evertse
30 July 2018

Victorian style house situated close to national road, shops and restaurant. Clean and very functional room - old style and nicely restored - with small kitchenette. All appliances in working order. Very enjoyable overnight stay.

Marianne Stiglingh
02 May 2018

Very reasonable pricing and walking distance from the start of the race.We stayed there the previous year too. This time the curtains dis not block out the street lights so did not sleep as well as the previous year.

Riana van Tonder
02 June 2017

We had a pleasant stay in room nr 8 & 9 and a nice breakfast. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. The electric blanket didnt work in our room 9, but the aircon made up for that.

Annemarie Van Wyk, South Africa
26 September 2016

The rooms were beautiful, comfortable and clean with everything you need. How ever on both sides of the guesthouse the neighbours were very noisy until late at night. Cockerels woke us up at around 4 am. The lights (for security purposes I imagine) shone into our room making it too light to encourage sleep. All in all a nice place in a not so nice location.

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Avondrust Guesthouse - Somerset East is 0.1km from the centre of Somerset East , the nearest airport 140.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling