On the edge of the Karoo you’ll discover our village and at its centre The Duke of Bedford Inn. This once unsightly ruin has finally been restored to include accommodation for up to 36 guests, a restaurant and bar and a beautiful ballroom. Worn old wooden floors are testament to the history of the building and, wherever possible, much of the original has been retained.
Our story began in 2011, with the start of a revolutionary facelift for our town’s main street and the adjacent aptly named Hope Street.
Tony Cotterell (The Kempston Group) began a sentimental restoration of the derelict hulk of Bedford’s only remaining hotel. Thanks to his efforts and vision for Bedford, what once was an eye-sore on our main road has now become a beacon of optimism and prosperity. The hotel and its partners provide employment and a multi-cultural meeting place, attracting business and tourism.
Book our Winter Room today!
Summer, Winter, Autumn or Spring - to highlight a few; The Duke of Bedford Inn's rooms are ideal for a weekend getaway or short stay.
The Duke of Bedford Inn
38 Donkin Street
Bedford, Eastern Cape
South Africa, 5780
Tel.: +27 (0) 78 511 9689