Gys se Huis

de-keur-gys-se-huis-home-01Situated in the Koue Bokkeveld, high above the Ceres Valley, Gys se Huis is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. The beautiful farmhouse is situated in the heart of a working farm. Luxurious accommodation and fantastic country hospitality will make your stay one to remember!

Gys du Toit was the previous owner and lived here from 1981 until 2014. When he decided to move to Ceres for his retirement, the family decided to convert this beautiful farmhouse into a guesthouse so that other people can also have the pleasure of enjoying this amazing part of the world.

This historic building, situated in the heart of a working farm, surrounded by old oak trees and lush lawns, is both spacious and comfortable. As a beautifully decorated guesthouse, with a modern country feel, it comes fully furnished. Boasting ample sleeping capacity, there are 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10 – 2 king beds, 1 double bed, 4 single beds), 3 bathrooms (all with bath & shower), a spacious living room with fireplace, snooker room with a full size snooker table, library room, special kiddies relaxation area, outdoor braai area and a fully equipped kitchen with an indoor braai. All rooms come fitted with the highest quality linen. Flat screen TV with DSTV’s hotel package, as well as free WIFI available.

During the week, rooms can be booked individually on a room only, bed & breakfast or full board option, while on weekends the house is booked out as a self-catering unit.

Interior

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Peony Marigold (King with En-suite)

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Protea (King room with Shared Bathroom)

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Honeybird (Double room with Shared Bathroom)

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Safari Tracks (Twin room with Shared Bathroom)

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The Hunt (Twin room with Shared Bathroom)

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Gys se Huis is both tranquil and energising. Here you can choose to relax or be active while enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer. For the adventurous there are hiking trails, running tracks and mountain bike routes. But it is not only physical activity that this area of the Western Cape is well known for. With some of the best birdwatching to be found, there are dams, fynbos, mountainous and vlei area which all attracts an array of birds. For those who like to explore there are a number of exceptional road trips, including Katbakkies Pass, Skitterykloof, Cederberge, Middelberg Pass and the Tankwa Karoo.

Finally in our winter months with a log fire raging and a glass of red wine to be had, you can enjoy the occasional snowfall, wet wintry weather in the snug confines of Gys se Huis.

Fruit Activities
Ceres is a well-known destination for its fresh fruit, fruit juices and mineral water.

  • Cecilia’s Farm – The farm shop to the left of the road as you descent Gydo Pass stocks the entire Cecilia’s Farm range of dried fruit. You can even buy fresh fruit when in season. Tel: 023 313 3130
  • Homemade preserves – taste and sample distinctive varieties of chutney, jams and atjars, at Baba’s Jêm – the home of one of our local ladies. Tel:023 312 3545
  • Cherry Picking – from Mid-November to end December bring a basket to the Klondyke Cherry Farm to pick your own sun-ripened cherries. Tel: 023 312 1521
  • Juice Tasting – internationally branded “Ceres Fruit Juices”, proudly produced in Ceres, can be tasted at the Ceres Transport Riders’ Museum. Tel: 023 312 2045
  • Wine Tasting – currently Koelfontein (located to your right as you ascend Gydo Pass), producing excellent Chardonnay and Syrah, is the area’s only cellar door, which is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, or by arrangement.  Tel: 023 313 3130
Restaurants
  • Die Botterskorsie (PA Hamlet) – A farm shop with gifts, decor and a deli section. Breakfast and lunch are served Mondays – Saturdays. Tel: 072 383 0430
  • Hamlet Hotel (PA Hamlet) – The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on Mondays to Saturdays from 08:00- 17:00. Tel: 023 313 3070
  • Capish (Ceres) – Authentic wood-fired pizzas, home-made pasta and loads of country-style personality. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day, except Tuesday. Tel: 083 419 9426
  • Die Pink Lady (Ceres) – Coffee shop open Monday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Tel: 023 312 3070
  • Spur (Ceres) – No introduction needed. Open 7 days a week. Tel: 023-3121222
  • The Village Inn – The popular a la carte restaurant provides traditional and international cuisine. The small intimite Lempica Room seats 20 people and opens into the main restaurant which seats 60. Tel: 023 316 2035
  • Tolhuis (Michell’s Pass) – Open Tuesday – Sundays for traditional food – well known for their roosterkoek. Tel: 023 312 1211
  • Tremor Coffee Bar (Ceres) – it’s all about the coffee!  Open Mon – Fri from 07:30 – 17:00 and Sat from 08:00 – 13:00.  Tel: 060 752 9171

  • All rates are for 2017 and are per night per room and/or unit.
    Gys se Huis (Sole Usage)

    Unit Rate

    Self-Catering – Weekdays (Sunday – Thursday)

    3 000.00

    Self-Catering – Weekends (Friday – Saturday)

    3 500.00

    Rooms (Sunday – Thursday)

    Single Occupancy Per Room 

    Sharing Per Room

    Room Only

    400.00

    600.00

    Bed & Breakfast

    485.00

    770.00

    Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

    635.00

    1 070.00

    Full Board

    710.00

    1 220.00

    Rooms (Friday – Saturday)

    Single Occupancy Per Room 

    Sharing Per Room

    Room Only

    700.00

    800.00

    Bed & Breakfast

    785.00

    970.00

    Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

    935.00

    1 270.00

    Full Board

    1010.00

    1 420.00

    • 50% Deposit required on booking; Final Payment to be completed one week prior to arrival.
    • Cancellations within 7 days of arrival non refundable.
    • No cheques or credit card facilities available.
    • Public holiday long weekends minimum 2 nights stay.
    • We do have a cleaning service on weekends for R150.00 per day. Please arrange this prior to arrival.
    • Babysitters available on request. Please arrange this prior to arrival.
    • We do have wood available at R70/bag on weekends. Please arrange this prior to arrival.
    • Sorry, NO animals allowed on the premises.
    • All visitors to Gys se Huis do so on their own risk and the owners cannot be held responsible for any loss, theft, injury to persons, possessions and vehicles.
    • Arrival time is at 2pm and check out time at 10am. Late check-out is possible. Please make necessary arrangements.

    Rocklands | Koue Bokkeveld | Op-Die-Berg | Western Cape | South Africa | 023 317 0830 | gyssehuis@dekeur.co.za

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