Albarosa Guest House Description
The original building dates back to 1946, and was owned by Prof. Gerrit Kruger, a lecturer in Theology at Stellenbosch University. In 2007 it was purchased by the current owners to convert into what is now Albarosa Guesthouse. The house was home to a vast collection of books, which inspired the names of the various rooms. This restored Cape-Dutch building has several elegantly furnished and air-conditioned rooms with free wireless nternet available. Relax in the lounge, with its cozy fire place and big range of interesting books, or outside on the patio. Also see our brand new pool. A healthy and hearty breakfast is served in the dinning room. This Stellenbosch accommodation offers secure parking and being in the centre of town, it is the perfect starting point for exploration, best done by foot.
Founded in 1697, by Governor Simon van der Stel, this is the oldest town in South Africa and the second formal settlement created after the establishment of Cape Town in 1652. History is reflected in many of its buildings with spectacular examples of Cape-Dutch, Georgian and modern Victorian architecture. These historical buildings with their simple lines, fine detail and elegant proportions, bear witness to its proud and dignified heritage. The verdant green Oak trees, etched against white walls diffuse the heat of summer, and transform the streets into soft, shady tunnels. The town, ideally situated in a magnificent mountain valley, boasts a mild Mediterranean climate and is the ideal destination from which to explore the Winelands, Cape Town, the Peninsula and the many tourist attractions that the area has to offer. Stellenbosch is the center of the country's wine industry, and is also home to the world-renowned University of Stellenbosch, also known as "Maties". Many national and international companies have their headquarters here.
Albarosa Guest House Directions
From Cape Town Airport turn left onto the N2 highway, direction Stellenbosch-Somerset West. Exit 33 (Stellenbosch - Baden Powel Dr.), R310 right on to Stellenbosch - Dorp Street - Sixth street to your right.