side door opens onto front porchdesk and seating area in front of fireplace
Room 1 at Fairview Historic Homestead (circa 1861)
Room 1 at Fairview Historic Homestead (circa 1861)
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

You may request discounted rates for single occupancy. Because of high ceilings the room is lovely and cool in summer and for winter there is a working fireplace.The bed is extra length king sized; the mattress good quality extra depth and we use cotton percale linen.En suite with bath and shower.Free WIFI.Bar fridge, tea/coffee.Television + DVD player.Secure parking.

The space

In 1996 we had the property listed with the National Monument’s Council and took up the challenge to restore the old farmhouse – always bearing in mind that the challenge in restoring and maintaining any old building remains staying true to the authenticity of the structure. The income from the guest house allows us to keep the property in an immaculate condition.We are particularly proud of the garden which has formal elements in keeping with the Georgian style of the house, but also more informal flowerbeds with perennials, a small orchard and a spectacular rose garden.
* Swimming pool * Golf nearby * 20 km from the airport * 10 minutes from beach * off street parking

Guest access

Guests are welcome to explore our beautiful garden, they have access to the swimming pool and back porch area.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy interacting with our guests. Fairview Homestead is a 5 bedroom guest house in B&B style - that means we, the owners, live on the premises. We are led by our guest regarding interaction - some guests request dinner at the family table; others require a more private experience.

Other things to note

Breakfast is excluded, but you are welcome to book breakfast as an extra as so many of our regular guests do.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people $42 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

The only rules I can think of are : no smoking inside ; no non-paying guests in the bedrooms longer than 10 minutes; no cigarette buds in the garden, no unsupervised children in the swimming pool, clean the kitchen, be nice to the hosts...
That was said 'tongue in cheek' ! We have had paying guests in our house for more than 20 years and I've never had to pin down rules, so I do not think I am going to start now!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have an elderly bull mastiff. Her name is Juno. She has been trained not to interact with the guests, so we prefer if you do not call her over.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
December 2016
This is an absolute gem of a place! The house is beautiful, the garden an oasis and the hospitality second to none! I highly recommend staying here.

Myriam User Profile
November 2015
The guesthouse and garden where beautiful! Just like in the pictures. The room was gorgeous and we loved all the authentic details. It was very clean and the bed was really comfortable. Philda was a lovely host who really made us feel at home! The breakfast was delicious. I you go to George I would definitely recommend you to stay here!

Pip User Profile
February 2015
Great place to stay in the George area. Although we had unfavourable weather the pool and garden looked like they would be beautiful spots to relax on a sunny day. Philda was very welcoming and friendly and the breakfast was great. Our room was large and well equipped with everything we could need. Highly recommend staying here.

Gordon User Profile
February 2015
Philda made us feel so welcome and we loved our few days at Fairview. George is a great spot to base yourselves if you want to explore nearby towns such as Wilderness and Oudtshoorn, and I would highly recommend staying with Philda. It is such a peaceful environment to relax in and nothing is too much trouble from the amazing breakfast to recommendations of where to eat in the evening.

Matteo User Profile
January 2014
PhIlda was an awsome host, their Home is absolutley gorgeous and I wish we could have stayed longer. Her recommendations for dinner and general sight seeing were spot on. Breakfast with home made jams, fresh croissants and poached eggs was just Devine! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!

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George, South AfricaJoined in February 2013
Philda User Profile

We bought Fairview in 1994 -the restoration and upkeep has been an ongoing labour of love. Desmond and I love traveling and hiking – apart from the numerous South African hiking trails, we have walked the Camino to Santiago across Portugal,Spain and France. It does not matter where our annual holidays are – there will always be at least one hike fitted in and one garden on the ‘must see’ list.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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