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Experience the Karoo style of Lorelei Guesthouse

Lorelei Guest House is a newly renovated Karoo-style farmhouse in the middle of George. Its title deed goes all the way back to 1835 and the original section of the house dates from not long after this. That makes Lorelei one of the oldest houses in George! There are a few of these houses dotted over Bodorp that were built as “nagmaal huisies” for the farmers to use during nagmaal. Today it is a modern contemporary house that is rooted in the simplicity of yesteryear. It is centrally located and within walking distance of many amenities, shops and schools.

The House

In keeping with the luxury of Karoo-style simplicity, you are sure to feel relaxed and at home in our guest. Set within a charming potager style garden.

The Garden

We aim to bring you fresh organic vegetables and salad when in season. You are welcome to help yourself or ask your host who will gladly assist. Our hens too work hard throughout the year by picking the weeds and grubs from the garden. In return they bless us with the freshest eggs daily - try them!



There are 3x double bedrooms - 2x queen beds and 2x single beds. There are two bathrooms of which one is en-suite. The living area is furnished as a home-from-home. Your fully equipped kitchen is complimented by a delightful veranda with braai and prep area.


Our garden is fully fenced and access is via an electronic gate. Feel free to experience the urban farm garden. When in season there are vegetables and salads and daily fresh eggs from our hens.

Children and Pet friendly

Children and small pets* are safe behind the garden wall.

Free Wifi and DSTV

Log in, turn on and relax. Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you should be disconnected.


Garaged parking and off-street parking behind a secure fence.


Housekeeping is available by prior arrangement.


Close to Schools

Conveniently located for sporting weekends, we are within walking distance to Outeniqua Hoërskool (600m), Outeniqua Primary School (400) and Holy Cross (550m). York High, George-Suid and Glenwood are a little further afield (not walking distance).

Cultural Sites

The NG Kerk Moedergemeente (350m), the George Museum (400m) and the Botanical Gardens (950m) are all within easy reach and a comfortable safe walk from the guest house.

Shopping and dining

Walk to the local coffee shop for a latté or fresh bread and wine from Spar... Van Rensburg Meats and Lancewood are trusted names in local produce. Should you feel like dining out then be sure to visit any of a host of restaurants in the area, including The Fat Fish, La Capanina, The Hassar Grill, Roco Mama's, Café Sarafe... also Spur and Panarotti's to name a few.

Leisure Activities

You are spoilt for choice - from cycling to canoeing to walking to mountain climbing... Bird watching, superb beaches and surfing.


The George Golf Course, Kingswood and Fancourt are world renowned and within a short distance from the guest house.


Start your journey from the Botanical Gardens and set out on one of the many mountain tracks that traverse the Outeniqua Mountains.

Book your stay at Lorelei Guesthouse

Lorelei Guesthouse

40 Stockenstrom Street,
Bodorp, George, 6529

Phone: 072 016 3560



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