THE PEACOCK PALACE
In the mood to misbehave?
Immerse your spirit in a bygone era...
Embrace the incredible silence…
See the world with (re)fresh(d) eyes…
Or come and misbehave!
The Peacock Palace is situated in the historic heart of idyllic town of Prince Albert. It was built over a hundred years ago and welcomes you to a special brand of hospitality. Peacock is used metaphorically. Remember your hosts from Madame Zingara? Let them treat you to an experience…
Accommodation is an exclusive Art Deco suite. Art deco is symbolic of optimism, of Decadence, of fun and partying- and who doesn’t need a dash of escapism right now?
Your bedroom has a séparé, behind velvet stage curtains. Here you can do sundowners or breakfasts in the privacy of your room.
Of course, you will have:
- a comfortable double bed,
- 100-percent pure cotton linen,
- 2x Luggage racks,
- a hairdryer,
- tea- and coffee-making station hidden in a fabulous drinks cabinet,
- and Parquet and lacquered floors to finish it all off.
The en-suite bathroom features a magnificent Art Deco ‘Banana’ shower - a homage to the renowned French cabaret artist, the iconic Josephine Baker. She once the highest earning entertainer in Europe, and danced her way to stardom wearing nothing but a Banana skirt! Fluffy cotton towels and an original 30”s washbasin will make you too feel like a pampered movie star.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO?
Your verandah overlooks the splendid ‘Pleasure gardens’. This is an established, lush and shadowy oasis garden. Enjoy the old fruit trees, vegetable patches, herbs, splashes of decorative indigenous desert color and fresh air. The jewel in the garden is a fresh mountain water salt maintained sparkling splash pool. Clothing is optional
For lazy entertainment, spend some time in our cozy gentleman’s library and record room, or let us organize a studio visit to one of Prince Albert’s extraordinary resident artists.
DO NOT FORGET THE FOOD!
- The breakfast is sumptuous and A La Carte. Fruit gathered from the garden, and baked goods from home kitchens. breakfast boerewors from local butcher. You will not go hungry
5 course dinner can be pre-booked at additional cost with your hosts and can be enjoyed in the “Pleasure Gardens” by night. The hosts will share tastes of their lives as artists on the international variety cabaret and cirque stages.
The starter and salad usually originate in our own veggi patches while the soup is also seasonally based and a recipe often learned from fellow travelling artists over the years.
Mains highlight the famous Karoo lamb… A vegetarian and vegan option is also available.
Desert will be a Witblits (distilled in a backroom at the museum) or something from a local cake–queen’s kitchen.
All rounded off with local cheeses and Limoncello…from our own lemons of course.
Please mention preferences and any allergies when booking.
RATES | R900 per room per night, 2 people sharing
SWIMMING POOL ON SITE
NOT PET FRIENDLY
1 Pastorie Street