Toverberg – In the heart of Colesberg
Entry into the town of Colesberg may not look like much with the run-of-the-mill motel-style accommodations saluting you as you venture inwards but do not be fooled, as the soul of the town lies further within.
The Town is quiet and peaceful but even from its earliest days Colesberg has been a major resting and meeting place, a gateway to the north for explorers. As I walked around I saw beautiful old Karoo architecture in the form of beautiful churches and a Cape Georgian House named Coniston House -which caught my eye with blue shutters and framed by shady trees.
The Toverberg Guest Houses are a selection of beautifully restored Karoo townhouses in the quiet and historic Bell Street. Arriving at the main guest house I learnt and discovered the in and outs of this accommodation. It is very close to various restaurants, shops and supermarkets, close enough to walk even.
The Guest Houses offer two or three bedrooms, some with en-suite bathroom facilities.15 and 15A Bell Street Guest House contains two units, each with two en-suite bedrooms and private lounges with TV and all the other appliances one might need.
5 Bell Street Guest House consists of two units – one with an en suite bathroom and private lounge and the other with two bedrooms sharing a bathroom, a lounge / dining room with TV and equipped kitchen. These units each have a lock up garage and Braai facilities so that you can relax to a traditional South African Braai with chops and wors and anything else your grumbling stomach desires.
Toverberg also offers a Backpackers house for the larger families or students on a budget, there is a communal kitchen, dining room, TV room and a cosy Braai area.
This accommodation in Colesberg is a traveler’s oasis on the main routes to the interior and the coast. I feel that they are perfect for an overnight stay for weary travelers, needing a place to rest their heads in comfort before the long road ahead beckons them at the break of dawn.