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About Why Not Guest Lodge

On the N12, approximately 10 min (13.6km) from the Bloemhof Dam is WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge. This stunning Historical building offers Chalets and mouth-watering meals.

Our 57 en-suite thatched Chalets consists of 28 Air-conditioned Chalets at WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge (80 Prince Street) and 29 Chalets with fans at WhyNot Rustique (2 Joubert Street). All Standard, Self-catering & Superior Chalets consists of Coffee / Tea facilities and Dstv. There is complimentary WiFi located at selected chalets, WhyNot Restaurant & Pub.

Safe parking is available in front of the chalets or at the parking area, on the premises with electric fencing and security cameras.

The WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge offers warm-loving service to all our guests. From the moment guests’ step through WhyNot’s doors, guests immediately become WhyNot’s Family.

WhyNot’s Restaurant & Pub (Prince Street) offers mouth-watering a la carte menu’s and is fully licensed. We strive to cater to any preference and even provide Take-Away meals (between 07:00 and 21:00) and Buffets.
WhyNot Pub consists of big screen, darts and pool tables.

WhyNot Restaurant & Guest Lodge also offers: conference facilities (6), braai areas and conference hall (2) with air-conditioning. The Lapa with swimming pools, trampoline, sandpit and swings, are the main attraction for the young and the young at heart.

Bloemhof Dam or Sandveld Nature Reserve is a great choice for travelers interested in sightseeing, fishing and game drives.

Wedding Venues: We have a dedicated Honeymoon Suite for special couples.

Family friendly: Children can enjoy the play area which offers a sandpit, trampoline and swings.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Double bed
  • Express check out
  • Fridge
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Chalets Standard Chalets Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 These Chalets are equipped with single beds,three of the Chalets are available with double beds and extra single beds... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Three-quarter beds
    from $53 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self-Catering Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 7
        from $60 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Superior Chalet Superior Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Three superior chalets (NO: 26, 27, 28) with a swimming pool view, en-suite with a bath, king size beds and desks are... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
            from $68 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
                from $76 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Why Not Guest Lodge

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                  Shaun Matthews
                  06 January 2022

                  The establishment was a little run down but clean. Host tried her best to compensate for the lack of electricity and water (municipal issues in town) but no guests could sleep with the incredibly loud music from the bar until 02h00.Won't be back.

                  Lesiba Kgwele
                  13 June 2021

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                  Rosemarie Van Den Heever
                  25 April 2021

                  The booking was made well in advance for 3 adjacent rooms which was confirmed. On arrival other rooms were allocated following a first come first serve system. Our room had a ant problem in the bathroom. No shower door caused large wet areas. matras and linen very comfortable. Location not ideal due to trucks parked outside along a busy road. Restaurant not used to large groups of people resulting in orders taking very long.

                  Christine Loock
                  01 June 2019

                  We had a lovely stay. The restaurant is excellent and good value for money and the chalet was clean and more than comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodation. We will most definitely stay there again.

                  Shimmy Sello
                  24 March 2019

                  The only thing I liked is the location...close to everything including the police station which made me feel safe...The room was dirty, the dust buildup behind the wardrobe was disgusting! The bed is so tired, I bet its been there since the place opened its doors. The furniture is all old and tired. No comfort at all ,

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                  Why Not Guest Lodge is 0.8km from the centre of Bloemhof , the nearest airport 158.5km (Kimberley Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling