With origins dating to the mid 1800’s, this beautifully restored and extended Cape Dutch house is the epitome of Karoo hospitality, elegance and history.
One of eighteen gabled houses in the village, De Bergkant Lodge was built by Carel Lotz, creator of the Prince Albert Gables, as a wedding present for his daughter Petronella when she married Helmuth Luttig in 1858.The house has many fine features: beautiful sash windows, elegant doors and high, wooden ceilings. After Helmuth’s death Petronella married a local farmer, Christoffel Neethling, who employed two Madagascan stonemasons to build the stone wall which surrounds part of the property.
De Bergkant Lodge is furnished with beautiful antiques, lovingly collected over the years. The surrounding gardens are lush and green with many shade-giving trees.
5 Church Street