Welcome to Gloucester House B&B.

Nestled in the tranquil and relaxing village of Henley on Klip.

Our bedrooms comprise of 3 standard rooms in the house and 1 room opening onto the large outdoor pool.

Gloucester House offers a relaxing, comfortable and tranquil stay.

We are singles, couples and LGBT friendly.

A lovely dinning and living area opens onto the entertaining area, with braai facilities and down to the pool and use of the garden.

HISTORY

On 12 September 1860, Mattys Wynand Pretorius snr (died on the 10 December 1892, and was buried inside the family graveyard on the banks of the river) and his wife Magdalena Gerbrecht bought the farm Slangfontein on the banks of the Klipriver for the purchase price of eight Pounds Sterling.  This farm stretched from beyond the Klipriver to the Meyerton Border. The largest portion of this farm is now known as Henley on Klip.

Advocate Horace Kent played a dominant part in the development and expansion of Henley on Klip. He, together with the Small Farms Company, bought the above mentioned properties, and because it reminded him of his birth place, Henley on Thymes and  he named it the township of Henley on Klip.

The construction of the Kidson weir started in 1904 with the object of impounding 80 acres of water varying in width from 80 feet to 500 feet with a maximum depth of 17 feet

 In 1904 three portable buildings were erected, one of these was to be used as the Henley on Klip Hotel. The second building was converted to the townships owner’s residence and the third became the Manor Hotel, but was originally the Henley Golf Club.

During the South African War, British troops were stationed in the village to guard a nearby railway line to Johannesburg. Block houses were constructed, normally a thousand yards apart and set in concrete and aimed down the line.

In the early years the village became a very popular week-end destination with visitors coming in by train to escape the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg on the ‘Fisherman’s Special’ train to Henley on Klip.

The village celebrated its centenary in 2004 and now houses the prestigious Oprah Winfrey Leadership academy for girls.

USEFUL INFORMATION

After being overlooked as a holiday destination for many years, interest in the area has begun to develop as more and more visitors discover the unmatched beauty of the landscapes surrounding the town and the numerous attractions and activities it has to offer.

Attractions in the area include the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Heidelberg Golf Club, Bass Lake and the Vaal Dam /river Emerald Casino, to name but a few.

  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Bowls
  • Outdoor Swimming
  • Braai
  • Hiking
  • Diving
  • No Smoking Indoors
  •  Malaria Free
  • Regrettably we are not licensed.
  •  Serviced Daily
  •  WiFi
  • Afrikaans
  •  English
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner on request
  •  Secure Parking
  •  Behind Remote Gate
  • Cash on special request
  •  Electronic Bank Transfer
  • No credit card facilities.
  • Payment in full is required for same day bookings.
  • For advanced bookings a 50% deposit is required to secure your room.
  • Minimum booking 1 night stay.
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