We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

De Oude Huize Yard

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
De Oude Huize Yard
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 200: English reviews
Start your review of De Oude Huize Yard
 Click to rate
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of five weeks in RSA starting in Pretoria, then Blue Train to CT and a leisurely drive along the coast and then inland back to the O Tambo airport we find ourselves here in this historical town of Harrismith. What a truly exceptional way to end a superb holiday. From the moment we arrived through two days...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Telthebiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in South Africa and what a wonderful start. Sandra and Hennie could not have been more helpful and charming. We felt as if we had met up with old friends. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. We hope our visit will be the first of many!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lesley R
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hosts was amazing they where very obliging.Antiques was everywhere which you could remanis about all day long it was like stepping back in time.Breakfast was good you could have a help yourself buffet with a cooked breakfast after which left you very full .The view of the mountains was a bonus

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank karenandkeithc
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Karen and Keith Thank you for your wonderful review. It was wonderful to meet you. Sending you lots of blessings from South Africa Hennie & Sandra

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The place reminded me of a private museum I visited long ago: The Vittoriale at lake Garda in Italy. I wish I could have stayed longer. Enjoyed every minute. The hospitality, the house, the rooms, the garden, THE FOOD! A place I will always remember.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 326marcusb
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Marcus Thank you is all we can say. Thank you for staying with the friends at our establishment. Hope to meet you again soon. Lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie & Sandra

Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed for two nights in September 2016. There weather had turned freezing but here we were welcomed into a room with a wonderful coal burner that our host kindly lit for us. What I loved most about this place is the complete attention to every single detail. How the integrity of an old building has been maintained but all...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tanja C
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Tanja and Dave What a wonderful privilege to have you over at our establishment. It was a wonderful experience and we hope that you will one day stay over again. May you have a wonderful 2017 in Singapore Hennie & Sandrfa

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Thank you Sandra and Hennie for hosting us at De Oude Huize Yard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and meeting fellow travelers. Your hospitality is excellent. Our room, Great Escapes was lovely too. Lesley and John

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lesley Anne C
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Lesley and John What a wonderful time we have had during your stay. Thanks for all the fun and laughter and the very special guests you are. Keep well in Botswana Hennie & Sandra

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What an amazing two nights.....! great hospitality, amazing food, awesome company, beautifully restored and very quante room! Home away from home, unbelivable tour guide (driving through town in a 1948 Chevy including a history tour of the town) will definitly be back! friends for life!!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank craiglianneb
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Craig and Lianne Thank you for being great guest! Wonderful to have you at our establishment. Thanks for the wonderful review. Sending lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie & Sandra

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent hosts with a great room and BnB. The room was spacious and even had a snack, and breakfast was awesome! Easy to walk to town and had secure parking as well. Harrismith is not a large town, and did not have the cleanest downtown. The BnB itself is fantastic though, and close to some good sights in the Drakensberg!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank W4312CXkevin
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Kevin As you mentioned you are a world citizen. Thank you for your wonderful review it is much appreciated. Sending you lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie and Sandra

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I were on our way to join family in the Drakensberg and we decided to leave Joburg earlier and spend two days at De Oude Huize Yard in Harrismith. We had very little expectation but to spend some quiet and relaxing time together and maybe go for a drive in the mountains near the town. We arrived...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank HMarx
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Hennie en Zelna Your stay will be remembered. Thanks for a wonderful review. Sending lots of blessings for 2017 Hennie & Sandra

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Love Travelling and meeting people who know the history and the district you are travelling through? Then this is a wonderful trip down the memories of yesteryear. Everything from the house to the furniture is dated to the period when the house was built, even the books on the shelf brought back the history of simpler and more relaxed times....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank T7853HNmikel
Sandra and Henn... C, Owner at De Oude Huize Yard, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for your wonderful review. As mentioned you make our days interesting and to be thankful for what we do. Much appreciated. Hennie & Sandra

100 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (47)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (53)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (27)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Harrismith
1.2 km away
Harrismith Inn
Harrismith Inn
#1 of 1 in Harrismith
17 reviews
4.8 km away
Lala Nathi Country Guesthouse
Lala Nathi Country Guesthouse
#2 of 18 in Harrismith
71 reviews
18.8 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
26.9 km away
Oaklands Country Manor
Oaklands Country Manor
#1 of 5 in Van Reenen
100 reviews
0.0 km away
Riverview Country Inn
Riverview Country Inn
#12 of 18 in Harrismith
2 reviews
11.8 km away
Mount Everest Guest Farm
Mount Everest Guest Farm
#3 of 9 in Harrismith
129 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
De Oude Huize Yard is situated in a 150 year old building. It overlooks Platberg Mountain and is with-in easy access from the N3 and N5 highways. We are en-route between Johannesburg - or Thambo airport - and the Drakensberg. The house has been restored to its former glory and we offer a distinct olde world feel and hospitality. If you are looking for something different De Oude Huize Yard is for you. It's the place where time is standing still.We offer accommodation with a difference. Our furniture is historical - each with their own story but with modern amenities. We offer fire-places in the rooms, origan pine floors with the smell of wood, Sussex bath with soaps and pampers, toweling gowns, lots of books and chess set. Our rooms are en-suite with bath and separate shower. The suites do have private entrances. The stoep is equipped with Morris chairs for bird watching. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Oude Huize Yard

Address: 17 A Stuart Street | Eastern Free State, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range: $114 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your De Oude Huize Yard reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from De Oude Huize Yard staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Silkbridge, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Although each room has its own entrance, the Wisdom & Folly room is away from the other rooms and dining room so felt more private.”
 of 5 bubbles amandabV4283FL, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The attic/loft studio room with all the books is marvelous - I loved it. Very private too.”
 of 5 bubbles ronelb722, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles stephnea2013, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Nice rooms, we slept with three couples in different rooms. Furniture is nice, quality of beds could be better and because it is a old house sometimes a bit noisy. But anyhow it was a great experience and very nice authentic B&B.”
 of 5 bubbles 210heines, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
5 of 5