céað míle fáilte

a hundred thousand welcomes

Step through the gate at 81 Church Street into a little oasis of Celtic charm and hospitality.

Mai welcomes you to a genuine 19th Century homestead furnished in appropriate country style. Centrally located within minutes of Mai’s recommended vantage points for viewing the spectacular Karoo sunsets reflecting off the Groot Swartberg.

Mai offers a choice of four comfortable, spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom-en-suite.  One has a double and single bed, two have a queen-sized and a single bed, and there is a family room with a double bed and bunk beds.

All rooms have evaporative air cooling, DSTV, a fridge-freezer for cold drinks on summer days, and everything you need to make tea or coffee.

The bathrooms-en-suite have showers.

Enjoy a hearty traditional breakfast  served on our private vine-shaded terrace or in the light-filled diningroom.

Relax beside the swimming pool, or in the cosy lounge. Wi-Fi is available.

A short stroll takes you to the art galleries, you can visit the Museum and dairy, enjoy delicious meals at our coffee shops and restaurants, explore the village with the Story Weaver and the night skies with Astro Tours. Sue Dean takes visitors on a fascinating guided walk at the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve on the edge of the town.

Then there is the Swartberg Pass, the vast Karoo and those sunsets …

book online for 5% discount


From R 510 pppn sharing and from R 710 pn single
includes full breakfast
Rates from 1 November 2017
From R550 pppn sharing B&B
From R750 pn single B&B

Additional information

Arrivals between 2.00pm and 7.00pm, unless by prior arrangement
We regret we cannot accommodate children under the age of eight 
No pets



Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Owner – Mai Shallow

Phone: 023 5411 188 or 072 635 0902

Fax: 086 6988 348

International calls: country code +27 and omit the 0

Email:  maisguestlodge@gmail.com


81 Church Street, Prince Albert