Arbour Lodge Guest House Is Up For Sale

One of the most sort out locations in the Garden Route – South Africa

Property | Guest House

George, Western Cape, South Africa

Guest House
6 Bedrooms
House 330 sqm
Land 4000 sqm


Swimming Pool
Sun Deck Area
Guest rooms all have patios overlooking pool
Beautiful gardens down to a stream
Flexible property arrangements
Guest House or Medical/Business premises
Main house separate from Guest rooms
Walking distance to Fancourt Golf Course
Nearby restaurants

Arbour Lodge Guest House

Set in the sought after, Western Cape, in George South Africa

Residential Home including an established Guest House FOR SALE

A rare opportunity to buy a beautiful piece of the Garden Route

Centrally situated in George, Western Cape, South Africa, which is the Heart of the scenic Garden Route, one of South Africa`s most popular tourist areas.

This versatile property of 4000 sqm (1 Acre) is currently running as a well-established Guest Lodge / Self-catering business and spacious home, set in a tranquil garden with pool and enclosed entertainment area. Strategically positioned in a sought-after area. Within walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, and the Cradock and George Mountain peaks.


Possible Medical Centre

Due to the property closeness to the nearby Hospital facilities there has been an interest in the past to be potentially ideal for a “Medical Centre” or “Remedial Centre”.

Presently as a Guest house it includes four self-contained suites, bathroom en-suite, with self-catering facilities, all outside entrances, three of which overlook the large tranquil garden. Two rooms adjacent ideal for conferences and business “entertainment”. The outdoor pool is great relaxing area, or with little cost, it could be heated and used for daily therapy if part a medical centre.

Within walking distance to the George Government Training Hospital, Nursing Quarters, a Speech and Hearing Centre, Care Centre for Alzheimer’s, and a Chiropractor.

About the Area
George South Africa:

Located in a quaint town in the Garden Route called George, set between the well-known areas of “The Wilderness” and “Knysna”, with the Ostrich farms only a short ride away. Then in the opposite direction a couple of minutes’ drive to have access to the most beautiful beaches in the southern cape region.

The beginnings of the town date back to the year 1776, when the Dutch-East Indian Trading Company established here one of its timber supply bases. But the town was officially only founded in 1811 by the British who named the place after the then King, George III.

Initially George grew very slowly, mainly because roads viable for ox wagons were missing in the hardly accessible Outeniqua Mountains. Only with the opening of the Outeniqua Pass in the year 1847, trade with the inland could develop and George began to flourish. There is a main Domestic Airport with links to all the cities across South Africa. Game farms and Golfing on the door step too.

About the property:

This is a substantial double property of 4000 sq. meters (1 acre in size) which could be subdivided if required, with a wooded, well laid out garden, a pond emanating from a natural spring which has its source in George Mountain about 2 to 3 kms away.

The numerous trees and shrubs make it home to a variety of birds. Part of the property is enclosed by a wall and the rest by a high natural hedge. Access is via remote controlled gates and there is a brick built private barbecue (Braai) area near the swimming pool. There is ample space for the construction of 2 or 3 more self-catering cottages if required.

The Main House comprises: 2 bedrooms, 1+1/2 bathrooms, study, large lounge/dining room, kitchen/scullery and an upstairs utility room currently used as a sewing/ironing room.

The Guest Section: There are 4 double rooms, all with private entrances, (no guests use the main house), 3 of which open on to a patio overlooking the garden and swimming pool, and the 4th has its own private garden. All rooms have TV, fans, fridge and bathroom-en-suite and 3 have a fully equipped kitchenette while the 4th has a fridge, tea/coffee facilities and a sink but no cooking facilities.

The property opens many opportunities for its use:

Arbour Lodge is strategically situated in a prime position on a corner stand of the upmarket suburb of Heather lands in George, at the base of the Outeniqua Mountain range and running parallel to the Jan Riebeck Park. It is within easy walking distance of the Southern Cape Botanical Gardens, and Cradock and George Mountain Peaks. Town centre, and sports facilities, a few minutes walking distance to the Ernie Els designed George Golf Course, the rugby stadium, where the Rugby Sevens have been played over the past 4 years, the George Bowling Club, and tennis club. It is also only 10 – 15 minutes’ drive to other golf courses in the George area.

The homestead is situated at the top of a rise on the property, that overlooks the swimming pool and large tranquil garden with an abundance of trees, and shrubs, making it a bird lovers paradise. At the bottom of the property is a natural wetland, laden with water lilies, fed by an underground spring from the mountain, and a small stream on the boundary.

The Main House:

The main house has 3 bedrooms, one of which is upstairs, one and a half bathrooms, a study, large lounge/dining room, with blackwood flooring, kitchen, a scullery.

An inter leading door into a 4th bedroom with kitchenette and bathroom en-suite, ideal as a “granny flat” if required.

There is an outside toilet for domestic workers, an enclosed “shed” wired with lighting, and an open plan garden potting shed. This exterior work shed is 3.6m x 5.4 m totalling 19.4 square metres.

The total area of the main building is 330 square metres.

The Guest Wing:

There are three double suites, with bathroom en-suite, all with private entrances, which run along a staggered veranda giving privacy, overlooking the large garden and swimming pool. Two of three suites have a fully equipped self-catering kitchenette area.

Off the main lounge of the House is an enclosed patio which is used as the guest breakfast room, equipped with gas cooking facilities, toaster/kettle etc. This enables the guest to be separate, with no need to enter the main house at all. Off this enclosed area is a wooden deck, entered from glass sliding doors, for the use of the guests.

The main lounge can be closed off from this guest dining room and patio. There are four carports, and two braai BBQ facilities, for guests. The property is surrounded by a concrete wall with remote controlled gate at the entrance.

Arbour Lodge Background:

Arbour Lodge has been in operation as a Guest House since April 1999, most successfully. A strong client base of regular business persons, golfers, and overseas holiday makers, have been the main market in the Lodge, and we have accommodated visitors/guest from 38 countries. Although we have two websites, one belonging to the Lodge, most of our business is by word of mouth.

Arbour Lodge has certificates of accreditation for Quality Accommodation from the National Accommodation of South Africa, the George Tourism Bureau and Western Cape and Cape Town Tourism Association. The property has business rights, with a Trade Licence, in a residential area and the size of this property has potential for further development and limitless business options. Within walking distance we have a training hospital, Audio clinic, and other medical facilities, so this property is suitable for a wellness centre. Alternatively a corporate business/ or a group of business people/ Engineers/Accountants.

Details Listing:

  • Main House – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Rooms – 4 Double bedrooms with en-suite Bathrooms
  • Three guest rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes
  • Total Bathrooms – 5 and half
  • Swimming Pool
  • Large picturesqe garden
  • Sun deck and covered patio areas for guest rooms
  • Study, Large Lounge area, Dining room, Kitchen, Utility room, Sewing room/2nd Study
  • Car Parking for five or six cars
  • Secure walled property, gated entrance
  • Property is 4000 sqm (1 Acre)
  • Walking distance to many restaurants, shops, Golf and sporting facilities
  • Main Domestic Airport in George
  • Less than 40 minutes to Knysna and Outeniqua Mountains
  • 20 minutes to beaches and the Wilderness
  • Potential to extend and build additional guest suites
  • It is all about Location, Location, Location….

Reach out if you are interested

Arguably one of the most beautiful areas of the Western Cape in Southern Africa.