Klaarstroom Hotel is the only hotel in the picturesque and historical village of Klaarstroom, in the Prince Albert District. Nestled in the Karoo, guests can truly immerse themselves in the splendour of the Swartberg Mountains, the unique fynbos, and the old-world charm of this hidden gem. The Karoo is famous not only for its hospitality, but also for its spectacular night sky and cycle routes, making it the perfect year-round destination. Klaarstroom Hotel’s structure is still largely as it was originally built in 1874. The new owners have taken care to restore it to its former glory as much as possible, complete with vintage and antique furniture.
Situated just off of South Africa’s famous Route 62, just getting to Klaarstroom takes you on a spectacular drive of lichen-covered red mountains, glistening waterfalls and the wondrous fauna and flora of this Greater Cape Floristic Region. Expect delicious homemade food, and affable Karoo hospitality at this historical and well-kept hotel.
Food & Drink
The Fat Fig – hotel restaurant
Swartberg Mountain Pass
Befitting of the hotel’s heritage, all our rooms boast vintage and antique furniture. We have recently upgraded each room with new, luxurious linen and amenities, to ensure guests’ utmost comfort. All the rooms have coffee & tea stations, as well as hairdryers and bathroom amenities.
Classic Rooms (1, 2, 6, 7, 8)
Twin or double ensuite
Family Rooms (4, 5)
Double ensuite with sleeper-couch
Premier Room (3)
Large, double ensuite with seating area, electric fireplace and aircon
Honeymoon Cottage (9)
Double ensuite with kitchenette, private patio and seating area
Tea & coffee station
300-thread count linen
BBQ / Picnic area
Children’s play area
From R1400 per person sharing per night (bed and breakfast)
From R1540 per person sharing per night (bed and breakfast)
For more information:
+27 82 708 1464
Although we do have mosquitoes, which are particularly prevalent in summer, Klaarstroom is a Malaria free area.
Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom and MTN all provide coverage in and around Klaarstroom. WiFi is also available at the hotel.
What to pack
Summer: Sunscreen, hats, and light, comfortable clothing are advised.
Winter: Klaarstroom can get rather cold, so warmer clothes, scarfs, boots, and beanies are recommended. Always remember to pack insect repellent.
Prince Albert clinic is around 50km away and Oudtshoorn hospital is around 60km, or 45-60 minutes away.
Klaarstroom is home to a few spiders and snakes, most of which will leave you alone. Red Romans aka sun spiders, which look a little menacing but are harmless, can sometimes be seen prior to rain. Night adders are occasionally found under rocks.
Things to do
There are plenty of hiking and cycling trails in the area, and a beautiful waterfall in the poort. Sunsets are amazing in Klaarstroom, so be sure to check them out. Please refer to the “Swartberg Circle Route” map for things to do around Klaarstroom. Note that these are external suppliers and the availability of activities is beyond our control. Browse all the other activities in the area.
How do I get to Klaarstroom?
Our hotel can be accessed along the R407 highway from De Rust or from Prince Albert. You can also travel along the N12 from Beaufort West.
Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa?
There are 52 visa-exempt countries for South Africa, and visitors from these countries can enter for up to 90 days visa-free.
Travellers can check the list of visa-exempt countries on South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs website. To enter South Africa through customs it is necessary to have a passport with at least 30 days remaining from the intended date of departure. Passports must have two blank pages for entry stamps.
Documents you need to travel to South Africa
Adults travelling with minors under the age of 18 must possess the child’s birth certificate, which shows the details of both parents. If the child is travelling with one parent, it is necessary to present a parental consent affidavit signed by the other parent.
Is your accommodation wheelchair accessible?
The original design of the building means that currently, our rooms are not wheelchair friendly.