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Aan't Dorpseind

Bed and Breakfast or self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation with typical South African hospitallity

56 Kerk Street
Vanrhynsdorp, 8170
South Africa
Cell: +27 83 630 9611

Aan’t Dorpseind offers excellent self-catering accommodation in the beautiful old part of Vanrhynsdorp, South Africa. Vanrhynsdorp is known as the heart of the Namaqualand, a region that is known for its spectacular display of wild flowers at the start of springtime (August and September).

Four studio-style cottages, all very upmarket but still retaining their “old world atmosphere” will be your home if you visit Aan’t Dorpseind in Vanrhynsdorp. Whether you are just passing through on your way between Cape Town and Namibia, or are en route to Upington or Johannesburg, or if you plan to stay a few days to explore the Namaqualand region, you will be staying in stylish, comfortable surroundings.

The cottages at Aan’t Dorpseind each offers twin beds with exquisite bed linen, en suite bathroom, airconditioner, hairdryer, DSTV, fridge/freezer, well-equipped kitchenette, wall-mounted heaters (difficult to believe, it can get quite cold in the Namaqualand), braai on the patio, undercover secure parking and swimming pool. One of the cottages is disable-friendly.

You patio at Aan’t Dorpseind offers a breathtaking view of the Gifberg – one of the landmarks in the Namaqualand of South Africa. Although Aan’t Dorpseind is a self-catering accommodation establishment, a delicious Namaqualand breakfast is available on request.

Vanrhynsdorp in the Namaqualand has many attractions, such as the largest succulent nursery in the southern hemisphere with lots of quiver trees as well as a radio museum. The West Coast, Hantam Karoo and “Knersvlakte”, all well-known regions in South Africa are all within reach, each with its own special atmosphere. The area around Vanrhynsdorp offers many hiking trails, as well as many examples of ancient San rock art.


Aant Dorpseind B&B / selfcatering offers you a peaceful overnight within a rural setting. Aant Dorpseind is located in the old part of Vanrhynsdorp, within walking distance of the world-renowned quiver tree and succulent nursery. Despite the old world feel all 4 studio cottages are up-market and spacious. WHEEL CHAIR FRIENDLY.

Aant Dorpseind is ideal as a stay over choice when travelling the N7 north (en-route to Namibia) or the R27 towards Calvinia/Upington/Johannesburg. Vanrhynsdorp is about a 3 hours’ drive from Cape Town and as yet a crime free village. We are at the very end of Church Street and borders farmland, thus your over night in Vanrhynsdorp promises to be quiet and peaceful . We pride ourselves with comfortable and neat accommodation. Make your business trip or holiday an enjoyable experience! Stay over in Vanrhynsdorp!!

Important Notices

No credit card facilities – ATM in town at Shell Garage
No children under 12 years of age unless arranged ahead of time
No smoking in cottages
No pets