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Karoo Scense Self-catering Cottage and Garden Suite

experience the peace which is Karoo Scense

see below for Reiki with Brita and our Reiki Retreat and Massage with Brita


Karoo Scense Self-catering Cottage ~ Prince Albert ~ Western Cape ~ South Africa

Karoo Scense

7b de Beer Street

Contact: Brita and Mark Nathan

Tel: 072 744 4037


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We are pet-friendly by arrangement, chat to us if you'd like your pet to accompany you.

Our rates for the Cottage and our Garden Suite are the same: 

R 380 per person per day sharing

R 450 per day single

Children at the cottage under 10 R150 per day / over 10 R200 per day - we have two single mattresses to pop down on the lounge floor at night.


See our Reiki and meditation package below


 Karoo Scense Self-catering Cottage

Relax in open-plan living in our spacious, light-filled cottage. There’s a King-sized bed or two singles and a comfortable lounge area. The kitchenette offers a dining bar and is equipped with table-top electric oven, large fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, pans, crockery and cutlery. You’ll find milk, coffee, tea, sugar and Brita’s delicious home-made date balls to welcome you.

The en-suite bathroom has a shower. All towels and bed linen are supplied.

There’s a wall heater and hot water bottles to warm the Karoo winter nights and a sheltered, private courtyard to catch the sun.  It’s just the place to enjoy morning coffee. Eat your meals inside or out and in summer you can cool off at the outdoor shower and enjoy the shade of the palm-leafed veranda. 

With furniture and furnishings made by Mark and other local crafters, the cottage is ideal for a couple - or a family with two children who’d be happy to sleep on mattresses. 

Prince Albert is known for its peace. Our cottage is situated on a quiet side street with trees and birds and indigenous plants to add to the calm. There’s a yoga studio just across the road, restaurants and a supermarket are within walking distance and there’s lots to do in Prince Albert.

The Karoo Scense Cottage lends itself to longer stays: a writer’s or artist’s retreat perhaps… chat to us about rates for stays of a week or longer.


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Afristay has named Karoo Scense in Prince Albert a Best Value Self-Catering Establishment.



Wonderful experience. Brita is a lovely warm and friendly lady. We would have loved to have stayed longer. She recommended the gallery restaurant for us which was so spot on. Delicious food with friendly staff in a cozy setting. Our room at Brita's was lovely, just what we needed. It felt warm, cozy and safe. We will most defiantly visit again soon.   Kemi (July 2016)


I had an amazing time staying with Brita and Mark! They are very helpful and give me a warm welcome - made me feel like I was at home. The cottage is very clean and lovely (looks more beautiful than the pictures), I really love the bed. Karoo Scense is very comfortable, the location is perfect, easy to find, and has incredible views of sunrise and sunset. Really recommended for anyone who is looking for a perfect place to stay in lovely Prince Albert!     Jan (Nov 2017)


Karoo Scense Garden Suite ~ Prince Albert ~ Western Cape ~ South Africa

Karoo Scense Garden Suite

Our en-suite Garden Suite for two is tastefully decorated and has a comfortable king-size bed or 2 singles; fresh, white linen and a large, homely bathroom with walk-in shower ensure comfort. Towels are provided, please bring your own toiletries.

The kitchenette is equipped with a toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery. There’s a bar fridge with milk, coffee, tea, sugar and delicious home-made date balls.

Situated off the main road, in a peaceful area with beautiful mountain views and sunrises. Enjoy lovely walks, an abundance of trees for shade and the Karoo garden with birds and bees and a spacious braai area. There is secure, off-street parking.

Restaurants and a supermarket are within walking distance and there’s lots to do in Prince Albert.


Karoo Scense Garden Suite ~ Prince Albert ~ Western Cape ~ South Africa   

We enjoyed our stay at Karoo Sense very much. It was within walking distance from the town centre while not being on the busy main route. The place was clean and very comfortable. There are nice outside seating areas protected against the wind with outside braai facilities. 

Fred (Oct 2017)



Britas Ferienwohnung ist sehr hübsch eingerichtet und verfügt über ein perfektes Riesenbett. In dem schönen Kakteengarten gibt es schöne Sitzmöglichkeiten um die heißen Abende in Prince Albert bei einem guten Glas Wein ausklingen zu lassen. Eine kühle Aussendusche sorgt für Erfrischung. Britta ist sehr nett und stellt alles nötige wie frische Milch, Wasser und einen kleinen Snack zur Verfügung.  Anna (Dec 2017)


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Brita offers Reiki in the Healing Cave at Karoo Scense.

Reiki with Brita

The Healing Cave at Karoo Scense


Once a wine cellar, now a tranquil ‘cave’ 

where you can enjoy a healing REIKI treatment…











REIKI is an ancient natural healing art for activating power within us to discover our true essence.

It is not a religion, but a way to enlightenment through which we can


◆ restore and balance vital physical, mental and emotional energy ◆


◆ connect our inner self with our spirit ◆ find peace and contentment ◆


◆ establish new patterns for living to cope with stress ◆


◆ find freedom from harmful addictions ◆


◆ minimise physical & emotional pain and chronic illness ◆


REIKI puts you in touch with your real self, it is a unique individual experience to promote balanced energy, healing, wellness and positivity


My name is Brita and I have been initiated to Reiki Jin Kei-Do stage 1 by Hermon Coleman, EnerSense Reiki Master 


Contact me on 072 744 4037

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Why not turn your visit into a Reiki Retreat?

Karoo Scense Reiki with Brita package


Come for a tranquil escape to Prince Albert,  a little gem in the heart of the Karoo… 

Stay 1 or 2 nights at peaceful Karoo Scense and treat yourself to 


Reiki with Brita 


and some meditating to ground yourself and recharge… 


Our package includes your accommodation

in either the Karoo Scense Cottage or our Garden Suite

1 hour reiki and 1 hour meditation with Brita each day

and lunch: a vegetarian salad in Summer and wholesome soup in Winter.   


You’ll find a tea tray including homemade date balls and spicy tea in your suite. 

We can recommend restaurants for the evening and things to do in and around Prince Albert, including a yoga studio.


Single 1 day ~ R1000

Single 2 days ~ R2000


Couple 1 day ~ R1800

Couple 2 days ~ R3600


Experience the peace which is Karoo Scense

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Massage with Brita


Massage with BritaMassage with Brita


Experience total relaxation in a massage with Brita


Sessions typically last a minimum of an hour, allowing time to work over all the major areas of the body: the back, shoulders, legs, feet, head and neck.  


I use oils designed to help you unwind and enter deep relaxation


Combine a massage and reiki session to restore the inner you



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Brita Dolls, inspired by a dream, made with love in Prince Albert
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Brita Dolls, inspired by a dream, made with love in Prince Albert

contact me on 07274 44037 or

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