81 On Church

81 On Church

Discover, Relax & Unwind in the heart of the karoo

Welcome to a sanctuary of tranquility and charm...

Surrounded by the majestic Swartberg mountains and beautiful farm landscapes, Prince Albert remains the authentic Karoo come Victorian town.  81 On Church was built in 1850 and is located on the main street, centrally located in an iconic modernised Victorian home.

81 On Church guesthouse is an undiscovered gem, a home-away-from-home boasting luxurious comforts and is ideally located within walking distance of several fantastic breakfast spots.

The best kept secret is the oasis of a garden that Johan has lovingly curated.  Select Heritage Suites and the Luxury Cottages look onto this abundantly green and magnificent display of textures and colour.  This provides a tranquil, cool and beautiful space to retreat to with an inviting secluded pool and pavilion.

81 On Church is the perfect breakaway for extended families – the property can accommodate up to 17 people and can be booked exclusively offering you the privacy of the whole property.  81 On Church is just steps away from the hotel, and a few minutes from all the restaurants , coffee shops and amenities that the town provides.


81 On Church boasts 2 luxury Cottages each with a queen-sized bed (can convert into twin beds), an en-suite bathroom as well as private outside shower. The adjoining lounge area, complete with a kitchenette, overlooks the gorgeous gardens outside and a quaint patio provides the perfect secluded space in which to relax and unwind. 

Curb-side Dining

At 81 On Church Guesthouse, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the delightful array of local breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, all conveniently located within walking distance on Church Street.

Start your day with a feast of flavours as you explore the breakfast offerings available within walking distance from your Cottage or Suite.

Whether you crave a hearty South African breakfast, artisanal pastries, or a cozy coffee nook, the morning treasures of Church Street cater to every palate.

Indulge in a memorable lunch or dinner experience with a diverse selection of restaurants offering everything from fine dining to casual fare.

Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the Karoo sky, savouring the unique flavours that make Prince Albert a culinary destination.



Splash Pool, Air Cooling & Solar

The private splash pool offers much relief from the soaring heat, as do the in-room air cooling systems.

A hidden patio complete with Braai (BBQ) and fridge are also available to Cottage guests.

Solar Power services the entire property and aluminates the gardens in the evening making this the perfect time to take a stroll. 

Walking Church Street

Indulge your senses with a leisurely stroll down Church Street, where eclectic boutiques beckon.

From art galleries showcasing local talent to charming curio shops, find the perfect memento to commemorate your Prince Albert experience.



Beautiful, tastefully decorated and in the heart of Prince Albert! You won’t regret using this as a base to explore Prince Albert with. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, we stayed in the pool cottage for one night and it was not enough. Johan is a great host and all amenities and finishes are to the highest standard. They also have solar panels which means load shedding is a thing of the past! 🤩🤩
Best rusks in the Klein Karoo.

@Nadine De Wet (Google Reviews)

Johan is a super host. I had a bad fall while running. He was so compassionate with bandages and care. The house is beautiful. Elegant but still cosy. I would highly recommend staying there. It is my go-to place in Prins Albert. Always a special stay.
Beautiful, lush and tranquil gardens, super comfy beds. The host, Johan, was informative, professional and accommodating, as well as respectful of privacy. Excellent parking facilities with shade cover (easily accommodating 4x4). Highly recommended.
Top notch - I loved the hospitality and the accoommodation. They provided us with a lot of good tips where to go and what to do in this quaint little town. Can highly recommend it. Looking forward to my next trip to Prince Albert and staying at 81 on church.
Schoenenberger B


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