‘OUT OF AFRICA’ experience in classic style and elegance

De Ark Guesthouse offers the ultimate ”Out of Africa” experience in the historic town of Lydenburg, in the Kruger Lowveld and  only 90 minutes from the Kruger National Park.

This exclusive colonial sanctuary in the center of town boasts a selection of chic and intimate en suite self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation , each stylishly furnished in themed colonial period style.

The legendary hospitality of owner Francis and her  well trained staff is just what you would expect when considering a warm, comfortable bed  an intimate wedding, a conference, a night on the town or a short stay en- route to the Kruger National Park.

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A haven of old-world charm and stylish splendor

This historic building was the first parsonage of the Dutch Reformed Church built by the Voortrekkers 150 years ago. Visitors can enjoy the rich history of the building and relive times of old when royalty and noblemen of the court dined together in front of the crackling fire.

A  cozy English Pub exudes a relaxing atmosphere and has become a popular pre & post dinner gathering place to  meet  and network with locals and visitors.  The spacious, yet intimate Bonaparte Theater is the hosting place for the  annual boutique arts festival and serves as the perfect conference and wedding venue . The 120 person dance floor on makes De Ark Guesthouse a popular venue for year end functions and  memorable weddings.


The Fickle Fox English Pub, Bonaparte Theater and gazebo in the beautiful gardens has been the backdrop of the country’s first boutique Art Festival and many a priceless wedding memory.

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