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Van Riebeeck St  
Vanrhynsdorp 8170,
South Africa
TEL:+27 (0) 27 219 1429



Come and experience true rural hospitality in Vanrhynsdorp South Africa


Van Rhyns Guest House is situated in a charming Victorian homestead (dating from 1916) in Vanrhynsdorp, South Africa. This town is in the heart of the Namaqualand which becomes a riot of colour when the wild flowers bloom during spring in August and September

The atmosphere in the Van Rhyns Guest House is one of yesteryear and you can relax while enjoying the beauty of the Namaqualand in South Africa. The hosts of Van Rhyns Guest House offer warm, true Namaqualand hospitality and the area surrounding Vanrhynsdorp in South Africa offers many attractions, from spectacular mountains, colourful flowers, hiking trails for the energetic, and many examples of San rock art. Vanrhynsdorp is also home to the largest succulent nursery in the southern hemisphere, as well as Latsky’s Radio Museum.

At Van Rhyns Guest House guests are accommodated in 9 comfortable rooms, all with air-conditioning or fans. Six of the rooms are en suite, while the remaining rooms each have their own bathroom. DSTV is offered in the lounge, as well as an extended CD, video and DVD collection.

Enjoy the peaceful Namaqualand evenings when you enjoy a sundowner on the private pool patio. While the delicious buffet breakfast is part of the price, dinner is by arrangement. The Van Rhyns Guest House is fully licensed and the owners are very enthusiastic about the wines produced in the Elephants Valley. If you would like to braai, the Van Rhyns Guest House will provide a portable braai.

Why not extend your stay and spend a few days exploring the region? The West Coast, Hantam Karoo and “Knersvlakte” are all within reach, and apart from the breathtaking scenery, the local inhabitants are a diverse, fascinating bunch.  

Namaqualand Flowers

The Tea Garden operates between 09h00 and 17h00 Monday to Sunday. Light meals and refreshments are available from the menu.

Breakfast is supplied as part of our standard fare.  Dinner/light supper can be provided on request, either on arrival, but preferably by prior arrangement.  Should guests wish to braai, a portable braai is available.  We are fully liscensed and carry a fair range of soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits.