Annie's Cottage is a lovely place for a couple of nights in Springbok.
Annie's Cottage: Our full report
Annies Cottage is situated in the residential area in the heart of Springbok and is a good base from where you can explore the Namaqua National Park, especially in spring (the end of August/beginning of September) when the beautiful wild flowers bloom.
The owner, Petronella Trumpelmann, has wonderfully restored this old manor house to its former glory. Each of the eleven en suite rooms is individually decorated and furnished, so no two rooms are alike - all are pretty lavish. The rooms all have their own private entrances that lead on to the veranda, into the garden or private patios. All are equipped with antique furniture, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, tea/coffee station, TV's with selected satellite channels, internet connections and a fully stocked mini bar. Hairdryers and bath ropes are added extras.
There is a well furnished lounge and an ornate dining room.
Annie's Cottage has a lovely shaded pool and a comfortable verandah overlooking the gardens with old Jacaranda trees, where you can just relax and have a cool drink.
Although no activities are offered directly by Annie's Cottage most people take themselves off to the Namaqaland wildflower reserves which are close by.
Our View, this small, individual guesthouse offers a friendly atmosphere and a good place to stay for visits to the nearby Namaqua National Park. It is quite quirky but we thought it a fine guesthouse when we last visited in May 2011.
Ideal length of stay: 2 - 3 nights is recommended here in flower season.
Owner: Petronella Trumpelmann
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Springbok offers a few restaurants for lunch and evening meals.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor Dining
Drinks included: Fruit juice, tea and coffee are included with breakfast. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Annie's Cottage.
Generally recommended for children: Annie's Cottage is recommend for children.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: There are no in-room phones but there is cell phone reception. Internet connection is available.
TV & radio: TV's are in each rooms.
Health & safety
Malarial area: No
Medical care: There are doctors and a hospital in Springbok.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers around the property.
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: A full Laundry Service is available at an extra charge.
Money: A central safe at reception is available to store valuables.