We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 49 Upington B&Bs / inns

Bain's House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   80 Schroder Street | Kalahari, Upington 8801, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Bain's House to your Saves list
Bain's House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #6 of 49 Upington B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
nelmarguerite Pretoria, South Africa
  • Reviews (11)
  • Photos (1)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

11 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place with excellent service. The rooms are clean, neat and finely decorated. It provides all the amenities a traveler may need to feel at home. The house even has an interesting history!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Beautiful surroundings and garden, lovely home and comfortable room. Very helpful staff. Delicious breakfast on patio. Eleanor du Plessis an excellent hostess and was very helpful with travelling routes

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at Bain's House after a week in the Kalahari Desert and it was the perfect place to wash off the salt and sand. It's really nicely decorated inside and there's a fantastic water feature in the entrance hall. Our room was really big and the bed was so comfortable - especially after the camp-beds! The bathroom was huge... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was a stop-over en route, booked at the last minute as our first choice was not available. Our room was a spacious one, with a large bathroom. Clearly a lot of care and attention to detail had been given to furnishing the bedroom. The hostess had showed us around before taking us to our room. As we were a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at Bains House in July 2012 and what a great experience it was, despite the cold the room were heated up , extra blankets whch are fluffly and warm and when we returned from the Restaurant there was n warm water bottel in the bed and sherry to enjoy before we got into bed. Breakfast was excellent and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

As we arrived at the airport, I noticed I had forgot to keep their address and fone number. After a kind help of the people in charge of the information booth (at the airport), I finally could call the hostess and she came to pick us up within 10 minutes. As she took us to the guesthouse, she showed us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2005

Small, but very comfortable guesthouse in Upington; with 3 rooms, garden with pool overlooking Orange River; refurbished in 2005. Abel Jacobs, the host and chef, made my 3-night stay absolutely enjoyable! Will come again! Upington, 80 Schroeder Str. For more info and pics visit my homepage: http://www.pangolin.li/travel_sites/RSA_Namibia_Sep05/UTN_Nama_main.html

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Bain's House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Bain's House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bain's House

Address: 80 Schroder Street | Kalahari, Upington 8801, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bain's House 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Bain's House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

1 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (2)
Other (2)


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At AG Bain’s House tranquility meets timeless elegance. The moment you enter the guest house through the big double doors you are greeted by an unexpected sight of an indoor waterfall and fishpond. As the guests book in, fish inquisitively pop up for greetings. Immediately you feel at home. Even more so, if your hostess shows you all the treasures to make you stay comfortable – the cozy lounge with the big fire place where you can sample our local wines, the verandah and the magical garden. The lounge leads onto an exquisite long verandah with a reed ceiling. Sipping you first cup of coffee on the verandah, you have a view over the lush garden with a black swimming pool and the Orange River valley where the fish eagles circle the skies. Only 1km from CBD AG Bain’s House offer you peace of mind with a secure parking area. Our location makes your visit to Upington one of comfort, peace and quiet. Airport transfers, tourist maps, traveler information are available from you hostess. Upington is strategically situated for visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park and Witsand Nature Reserve. Other interests in Upington is the grave of Scotty Smith, our own Robin Hood, the steam train at the Railway station, the avenue of Palm trees on the Island, Kanon Island, an agriculture centre, sunset cruises on the river, and a wine tasting and buying experience at the Orange River Wine Cellars – the second largest in the world. This is also a land of contrasts with various scenic attractions and 4x4 trails for four-wheel drive enthusiast. Come and enjoy the clear starlit night skies which create a magical atmosphere not to be missed. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines